Pet Blogger Challenge - RasZoBai
Ahhh! Just found out about this. Looks like I've got two new posts for one day.

1. When did you begin your blog? I began my blog only a few months ago. The site was done and completed by Shine Branding in December.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog? My original purpose was to have an outlet to talk about my two cats and dog.

3. Is your current purpose the same? I would say it has changed a little bit. I have been having an amazing time getting to know the dog community. It's wild to think that there are so many other dog owners out there who love to blog! I think it's important to share tips and stories. I think mostly now I want to show people that you CAN live with pets in a condo. I also want people to know how important it is to properly socialize your pets (something that I will be covering as much as possible).

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals? Well, I've only been doing this for a short while so I haven't achieved any goals just yet. But there's still time!

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? whole life is scheduled down to the last second, so I have to blog on a schedule. I've been told by a friend to blog more often so she has something to read in the morning.

If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it? I try and get it done first thing in the morning.

If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)? I don't do this for that reason. It's just a little hobby that I do purely for me. If people read it, then that's great!

5. Are you generating income from your blog? Bahahaha no, and I like it that way.

If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how? Nope. I already have two other hobbies that I am fortunate enough to gain an income from. One aspect of this blog is that I can operate it at my own pace and on my own schedule.

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)? I love being able to talk about my pets. I talk to people about them as if they are my children (for me, they ARE like my children). As a pet owner, you put a LOT of effort into taking care of a pet. Especially a dog. So naturally you want to talk about this figure in your life that you're dedicating a lot of time to. It's nice having an outlet where other people who have the same appreciation for pets are there to communicate with and share stories.

7. What do you like least? I would have to say that I don't enjoy how little people know about pet bloggers. I have to admit, I had no idea that there was an entire community out there. I wish there was more coverage!

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012? Hopefully my pets will live in a house- I would love nothing more. You have no idea how excited I am to watch my cats experience stairs for the first time!

1/10/2012 07:25:57

Omygosh, you'll have to have a camera out for the first stair experience!

1/10/2012 09:03:51

We found one of our dogs as a stray when he was abandoned in Philadelphia. At the time, the row home we lived in had 5 stories and it quickly became apparent that poor Buster had never seen stairs before. Oh, if we'd had a video camera back then! The poor boy ... I still giggle thinking about it. =)

Thanks for participating in the challenge.

1/10/2012 11:19:39

Hi! Another Ottawa Pet blogger! I love the look of your blog and your pets are so cute!

1/11/2012 01:35:13

Very nice to meet you. I absolutely love the design of your blog - so cool!

You know, it's so true - until I started my own blog one day, I had absolutely no idea that there was an entire community of pet bloggers out there.

1/11/2012 01:52:52

Thank you so much! Another dog blogger actually created the site for me- Shine Branding (or better known as Barley & Ali).

I'm having an amazing time meeting all these dog bloggers. Nice to meet you :)

Hailey's Lady
1/11/2012 07:37:23

If only some of the people I know with kids would be as nice and blog their stories, hehehehehe!

When my cats first did the stairs, it was so funny! I hope you get to experience that too!

Dog Lover
1/12/2012 07:49:15

What a great blog. Keep up the good work. Your pets are so funny!

1/13/2012 09:43:05

Thanks for joining the Pet Blogger's Challenge -- and thanks for pursuing the goal of showing people that we pet bloggers are a cool bunch!

1/14/2012 08:16:26

re: #7 You should be glad pet bloggers are not well known. Have you seen the abuse mommy bloggers get?

re: #8 I work for a nonprofit housing agency and my boss laughs when I tell him how many people buy a house for their dog. It's my biggest reason. I try to slip dogs into my other blog (Hands on Home Buyer) as often as possible. :)

Glad you're having fun blogging so far. I think we're a pretty cool bunch.

1/19/2012 10:57:14

I currently live in a condo with my 3 dogs (Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Australian Shepherd mix). It can be a bit cozy, but we make due. One of my goals for 2012 is to move into a house with a nice yard for my dogs to run around and play. The kind of house I end up buying does largely depend on whether or not it works for my dogs.

1/19/2012 14:39:38

Welcome to blogging and nice to meet you on the pet blogger challenge. Your design is smashing, and I wish you all the best in your blogging in 2012.


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