Pet Blogger Challenge 2018
For the past 8 years, my friend Amy at Go Pet Friendly has hosted the Pet Blogger Challenge. She creates new questions for us to answer, and it’s a fun way to see what everyone is up to with their blog. If you’re new here, you may not know that this blog started out as Roxy the Traveling Dog, and that I rebranded 3 years ago to create what I have now.
So without further ado, here is this years questions and my answers.
For those who may be visiting your blog for the first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic?
I’m fast approaching 7 years of blogging, hardly seems possible, and this is my 7th Pet Blogger Challenge. My main topic is whatever strikes me. I talk about our travels, where we are, and what we are doing. The dogs, Roxy and Torrey, are always in there, and I focus a lot on my photography.
Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why? (Please include a link.)
My favorite post has to be “Sharing the Wild Horses with my nieces.” It’s my favorite because of the memory it was for me, and them. They still talk about it, and a lasting memory was definitely created.
In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?
I like creating posts that people enjoy. Did the photos brighten their day, or did they maybe learn something new? Positive comments, and a general appreciation for the content is a measure of success for me.
In what ways has your blog changed during 2017?
It hasn’t really changed this year.
What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?
I think my biggest challenge was to keep writing the blog. There have been times in the past year, that I think I could have easily just quit. See the answer below, for more on that.
When things get hard, what keeps you blogging?
I love sharing, and I love that my readers appreciate what I share, but in the end the blog is for me. It’s an online diary of where we have been, and what we’ve done. If I stopped blogging, I would lose that diary. And I really don’t want to do that.
Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year?
I started a new weekly feature, From Clicking to Creating. I want to bring people together who are interested in photography through this. I am participating in two 52 week photo challenges again this year, and the idea of the weekly feature is to go behind the making of the photo. My readers can see how I interpreted the weekly prompts, and why. In turn, they can share what they did, and we can all learn a little something new.
In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is there one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year?
I understand that WordPress is going to be changing dramatically. I want to be able to master that, instead of being afraid of the change. I tend to like things to be familiar, and comfortable.
Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here, and we’ll answer you in the comments!
What do you guys like to see on the blog? As I said in the answer to the first question, I tend to be all over the map on content and not really focused on any one thing. Is there a particular subject you would like to see more of, or maybe have a question I can try and answer? Do you like that you never know what’s coming in the next blog post, or should I be more focused and predictable?
Check out all the bloggers, and their answers to this years Pet Blogger Challenge.