I am taking part in this years ‘Third Annual Pet Blogger Challenge’. This challenge is made by Go Pet Friendly Blog click here to view their blog and click here to go straight to the post where you can take part too! The Pet Blogger Challenge is a list of questions you have to answer about your pet blog. So lets go!
1. When did you begin your blog?
I began my blog on the 7th January 2013 so I’m a newbie!
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
It was to follow my journey from finding out the mum was pregnant to actually getting the puppy and then following its life with me. So almost like a diary. I also wanted to do hauls of things I had bought for him and reviews on products. Quite varied really!
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes because this blog was only started a few days ago and this will be my third post so I haven’t had much time to change my purpose!
4. How often do you post?
Well at the moment I have been posting almost everyday but that may be because its my first week of having this blog or because I am experiencing a lot of doggy things in my life! Anyway my goal was to post at LEAST once a week preferably 2 or 3 times and at the moment I am achieving just that!
5. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
A bit of both really. Certainly when I get my puppy it will be both for sure! I will have a schedule of when I have to post certain things and then maybe something funny will happen or I will splash out to buy toys and I will just post! So both.
6. How much time do you spend writing your blog per week? How much time visiting other blogs? Share your tips for staying on top of it all.
Like I said before this is my first week but at the moment I would say I am spending 4 – 5 hours writing on this blog? I have spent at least 2 hours reading other blogs because I find them very useful and inspirational. Tips for staying on top of it all? Well I would just say schedule your posts. I have read a lot of these challenges and they all seem to say scheduling is the best way too keep organised.
7. How would you measure the success of a post and of your blog in general (comments, shares, traffic)?
At the moment I would say traffic. The only people that know about my blog are my twitter followers and as I have only just started twitter and I can only post a few times as doggy things don’t really happen without a dog! So there’s only about 11 people who actually know about this blog! But the more traffic I get the more I know it is going OK at the moment!
8. If you could ask the pet blogging community for help with one issue you’re having with your blog, what would it be?
To help me get more readers! I can comment on posts and tweet to my 11 or so followers but I can’t get as many readers as I’d like.
9. What goals do you have for your blog in 2013?
To raise my views and to improve posts and the layout of my blog.
The Blog Hop of this challenge allows you to see every blog who has posted it click the link to view.