As promised — the Pet Blogger Challenge! If you’re here and you’ve already written a post answering the questions that Amy of GoPetFriendly.com and I posted last week, simply add the url to the Linky tool, below. If you haven’t written it yet but are inspired to do so, get cracking. You have until 11:59 PM Mountain Time tomorrow (1/11) to add your link.
1. When did you begin your blog?
My first post was on April 12, 2009.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
I wanted to build an audience for my first book about dogs, Am I Boring My Dog, published September 2009.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes and no. The blog took on a life of its own, but I still hope it’ll be a vehicle to make people aware of past and future books.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
I’ve committed myself to blogging three times a week because, from everything I read (mostly on ProBlogger), that’s the minimum required to maintain reader interest and because it seems manageable to me. I have been aiming for posts on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the optimum days for traffic according to those same reliable sources, “aiming” being the operative word. Sometimes I post an extra, a funny picture or silly topic, on Sunday. Just to mix things up.
As for the techniques I use to stick to the schedule, they’re the ones that motivate me for pretty much everything: Guilt and self-flagellation. You probably think I’m kidding. Read More