It’s our 6th monthlyversary, yeah I kinda made that one up. Roxy is having a blogging break today, so it’s my turn again. This Friday the 22nd of July, will mark exactly 6 months since I started this blog. 7 months ago I had never even read a blog, never mind the thought of writing one. I had been (trying) to market Al and I, through 2 websites, a facebook page and a twitter account. I have zero background in any of this, but someone had to do it. Last January I came across something on the web about an internet marketing conference that was going to be held in Salt Lake City. The Alt Summit. It certainly sounded like something I need, so I signed up. Before this, we had thought about doing a blog based on Roxy and the travels she gets to take with us. A friend of mine is a big believer in the power of blogging, and was trying to get me to do something. So, with all that in mind I went to Alt Summit. Little did I know it was a conference for design blogs, but I learned a TON there.
Right after that, I started the blog, got Roxy a facebook page and a twitter account. What a ride this has been. This post is number 109. As of Saturday afternoon, when I am writing this, I have had 5519 page views. I have ran 7 giveaways, with more to come. Roxy has 111 friends on facebook, and 685 twitter followers. I don’t know if these are good numbers for only being around for 6 months, but I think they are. I have met some wonderful bloggy people. The short and not at all everyone list is in my sidebar. The blogging community accepted Roxy, and now Torrey too, with open arms. What has surprised, and delighted me, is people from all over the world visit Roxy’s blog. One of the funnest things for me, has been bringing art to people in a fun and different way. I started out with the shop dog report every Friday, and soon after started Artsy Fartsy Tuesday. I hope people are enjoying these weekly features, as much as I like writing them. I am striving to be a blog with fun stuff, that’s not necessarily all about dogs. But lets face it, dogs are the stars anyway. So, to celebrate the 6 month mark, I want to change Roxy’s picture that is here, facebook, twitter, and her avatar. This picture is a couple years old, so it’s time for an update. I honestly love both the pictures and need help deciding. So we are going to have a vote. Leave a comment below if you like picture #1 or #2. I will post the new picture on Friday to celebrate the monthlyversary. And thanks for being our bloggy friends!!