Monday, January 10, 2011
Pet Blogger Challenge
1. When did you begin your blog?
I was asked to blog for MaineToday.com in 04 by the editor who was a student in one of my classes. This last year I branched out to Raising Maine.com and to my own blog on blogger.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
We moved to Maine from Massachusetts in the fall of 2001 with 3 kids. My youngest was only 2 weeks old. In Mass I had an established business, but it took me quite a while to get my name and dog training business known in Maine. As a rule people in Maine don't embrace outsiders coming in --especially from Massachusetts, where we are all known collectively as Massholes. Blogging I hoped, would be a back door, way for people to learn about me and my positive training philosophies.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Pretty much but over the years I have really learned to love sharing stories and photos and I do it for my soul now as well as the frying pan.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
Free spirit here!
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
I blogged for years and years for free, but became a featured blogger on Maine Today about 2 years ago. I am paid a small fee. It is unlikely I will host ads on the blogger site, but I would never say never.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
Blogging has rescued me from "Mommie brain." Blogging has been a great source of connections. The Internet is powerful tool.
7. What do you like least?
Fruit cakes and trolls and Animal rights extremists and spam.
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?
I have been toying with the idea of give aways for quite some time, and plan to host a few contests this year with way cool prizes. More photos!
Thanks to Amy at http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/ for the concept. Click the badge FMI