Many of you will remember an event that Amy Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com and I co-hosted: The Pet Blogger Challenge. It’s hard to believe, but a year has passed, and we’re in the season for retrospectives again.
It all started when Amy posted a declaration of freedom from writing tyranny called Bullied by the Blog. I responded with my own not-so-originally-titled-but-heartfelt cry of sympathy and empathy, Also Bullied by My Blog.
We decided to put the little buggers in their place by examining our blogging practices and goals. We compiled a list of questions that we committed to answering and then invited the entire pet blogging community to participate.
We are gluttons for punishment It was a huge success so we decided to do it again.
A more leisurely pace
This year, we’re going to give you more time to think about your answers. Next Tuesday, December 20, we’ll be posting two sets of questions: One for bloggers who have never taken the challenge before and another for those who took it last year. All those who participate will take part in our Blog Hop on January 10, 2012.
It’s a great opportunity to vent and to kvell — look it up! — to gauge your progress, to vow to do better, to thank your readers, your mother….however you want to approach the questions. You’ll be comforted to see how many other bloggers are struggling with the same issues — and inspired by those who have resolved their obstacles in creative ways.
Will You Commit?
What do you say? Are you in? Grab the code on the sidebar here or on GoPetFriendly.com and post the badge if so; it’ll be incentive. If you decide not to participate at the last minute, Amy and I won’t send the blog police after you.
My guilt-free zone will be suspended for that period, however.
If you want to see what Amy has to say on the topic, check out her Pet Blogger Challenge, Round Two.
All should be
perfectly reasonably clear, but please feel free to ask either of us questions along the way.