Pet blogger challenge 2015 — 56 Comments

  1. Good morning Mary! I love what you said about your blog being about who you REALLY ARE. I seem to be thinking about that more and more….not that my own blog is NOT really me….it is. But I’ve been asked to show more of my home, to show who I am. But my home really is not that interesting, and I don’t want to bore anyone! I don’t have a special situation like you, where you can take such soothing photos! I don’t think the majority of bloggers want to see my little house in Minneapolis!!!!!!

    I so love what you do…keep it up, I love the dogs and the wild frontier of the desert, thanks to YOU.


    • Anita, from what photos I have seen of your home it is it beautiful, and hardly boring. Plus, what about the area you live in? Surely there are beautiful and interesting things there? We tend to get jaded about what we see every single day, but to those who have never been there, it’s all new and fresh.
      Like the desert from me to you. You now see this area in a whole new way.
      Mary Hone recently posted…ABFriday and Top 10 photosMy Profile

    • Honestly, I have only reviewed one product that I did not like. I wrote the company and told them I couldn’t write a positive review. They told me to go ahead and write what I honestly thought. They wanted to hear good and bad. So I did.

  2. Well We really enjoy your Blog but love you more in person. Here in our home in Utah its the same day here and welcome to paridise. Mike and I think we have “sometimers” If you don’t know what it is its sometimes we remember and sometimes we don’t. Myself I’m wonder woman. I wonder where everything went or wonder where it is. I exercised all week , watched what I ate and gained a pound,.. WTFWT?

  3. I have to admit that what we love the most about your blog is Roxy (and Torrey), but that’s probably because its how we got to know you. I think your new focus is great and a perfect fit for you. And we never get tired of looking at your amazing photos (not just of the dogs) and art. Love Dolly
    Dolly the Doxie recently posted…The 2015 Pet Blogger ChallengeMy Profile

  4. Great answers! I love the new direction you took with your blog, and I think it shows you are being true to yourself and that’s a great thing. I agree that product reviews can be fun, and people like to read some of that but mostly they want to read about our lives and enjoy the photos illustrating the stories.
    Jan K recently posted…Pet Blogger Challenge 2015My Profile

  5. What a fun concept for a blog – art, dogs and travel. Three of my favorite things! Like the other commenters, I love what you said about being true to yourself and your voice. I look forward to following and reading your posts!

    • Pamela, you are too kind. I am pretty relaxed, but I haven’t always been. It’s nice to be in a better place. Can my mantra be, “be wise like Pamela?”

  6. I love seeing all your adventures; and you photography is so beautiful. It’s always such a nice intimate feeling I get when I come here, you’re really letting us in and giving us non adventurous types a fresh outlook on the world. I admire your vision, and I’ve decided that this year will be the year I purchase a camera for myself (I borrow my boyfriends currently). Love your beautiful blog and looking forward to more adventures in 2015.
    Jen Gabbard recently posted…Pet Blogger Challenge 2015My Profile

    • Thank you! That was a wonderful compliment. I do try to give my readers the feeling of joining our travels. And YES…a new camera. Of course in my opinion, great photos help so much with a blog. It’s such a visual thing.

  7. How did I not know about your book??? OMG! How cool are you? What a great idea Mary. Your photography is beautiful enough for a book to be sure. I musty check it out.

    Regarding your answers, I love that you rebranded and revamped your blog. Every time I look at your header I feel so light and free. It makes me smile. It makes me dream. I wish I had visited more often to be honest. I think your blog feels very much a love and a work of art and not a forced venture. It has such an easy and inspiring feel.

    Wishing you another awesome year Mary.
    melf recently posted…Favorite Video Friday – And now for your moment of cuteMy Profile

    • Oh Mel, you are too nice to me. I’m glad you like it here, and if it makes you feel that way, then my job is done here. (Kidding) The book was easy really. I had the idea from the start it was all going to be a book. So when I finished the 100 day project, I sent it all to Blurb.
      Mary Hone recently posted…ABFriday and Top 10 photosMy Profile

  8. I couldn’t agree more about your advice. Be true to yourself and quit worrying about the numbers. I love your blog – thanks for all you do to make it such a fun place to visit.
    KB recently posted…Black and White SundayMy Profile

  9. I love the ride, I just wish it was in person, so we could drink. :-)

    Great answers and so true. If you aren’t writing from your heart, it’s easy to lose focus and I really feel like people can tell.

    Your revamp was great, I’m so proud of you, you decided to do something and you didn’t hem and haw, you just went ahead and did it. That takes balls my friend. :-)
    Jodi recently posted…You Make Me Laugh – January 11, 2015My Profile

  10. I love that you took the leap and rebranded your blog. It’s so tough to make changes in an established blog and so easy to fall into a rut. But you stepped out to show a little more of yourself and your life – that takes guts. Wishing you the best in 2015!

  11. Thanks for taking the Challenge, Mary! Thanks to you, I’ve got my mantra for the year: “Chill like Mary … wise like Pamela.” Time to get out the Bodhi beads!

    As you know, I absolutely adore your new design, and I love that you’re moving your blog in the direction of your heart. It takes a lot of courage to venture out of our comfort zone, and I applaud you for courage. Not that I’d expect anything less from you. Have a fantastic year, and I’ll see you soon!
    Amy recently posted…Lessons Learned From The 2015 Pet Blogger ChallengeMy Profile

  12. I didn’t even recognize your blog until I saw Roxy and Torrey in the header. It goes to show you how little I’ve been around the blogosphere this past year. I’ve come across a few bloggers traveling in their RV’s this year. That’s great! It’s always nice to hear about new great pet -friendly areas.

    Great job with the re-brand/redesign. Everything looks great.

    All the best in 2015!
    Colby recently posted…Pet Blogger Challenge 2015My Profile

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