Pet Blogger Challenge 2013

Today I is doing da Pet Blogger Challenge at  Go Pet Friendly. I fought it was anofur good beginning ob da year fing to be doing. Today does be da 10th alreadys here in Noo Zealand, but I guess most ofur paws & der hoomans won’t be doing dis one until tomorrow in der part ob da werld.

Dis challenge be fur getting to know abowt ofur pet bloggers & talking abowt owr blogs. So I finks dat be qwite intresting & I might meet sume noo pals too.

Der are special qwestions what we all has to answer, so dis is my answers.

If this is your first time participating in the Challenge we are looking forward to getting to know more about you and how you got started. Here are your questions:
1. When did you begin your blog?

Well, I did start my blog on May 14 2011, so not dat long ago.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

I did start my blog afta my Angel sister Neve went to da Rainbow Bridge. I needed sumefing to do and to make sume noo pals.

My Angel Neve what was my troo sisfur frm da day we was borned from owr dogmom.

My Angel Neve what was my troo sisfur frm da day we was borned from owr dogmom.

3. Is your current purpose the same?

Not so much

If not, what’s different?

I doesn’t so much need sumefing to do now, because I is so busy wif my Twitters & Facebarks dat I hasn’t got so much spare time. Plus I haf a nooo sisfur so I has sumebuddy to play wif now.  But I still likes to get to know noo pals. I writes more fur entertainments now & fur remembering fings what I does wif my hoomans & my sisfur & owr friends.

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?

I sure has met lots ob nooo pals & I did join Dogs wif Blogs on FaceBark. So I guess dat was meeting my goal

4. How often do you post?

I posts whenefur I can get my secretary to take dicktashions. Which last year was only eight times. I is hoping her will do a fery lot better dis year.

5. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? If you don’t publish on a schedule, why? 

Well, da secretary haf a most irregular job, as well as unpredictable volunteer activities, so pretty much nuffing happens to a schedule at owr house, not efen nomstime. So my bloggie writing does be totally no different. I did try to haf sume schedules, but it nefur did werk owt. Maybe I needs to do sume Clicker training wif da secretary to improve her behaviours or sumefing??

How do you think your decision affects your audience? How do you know when a topic is “post-worthy?”

I not really fought abowt how dat affecks my audience. Dem doggies what find my blog amoosing seems to come & read it anyhow. A lot ob dem gets email notices or have me on der readers & stuffs like dat. I fink da way I does it is better because if I did haf a schedule and nefer did stick to it dey might get innoyed. Dis way, whenefur I does write sumefing, it does just be a nice surprise fur dem.

Fings what is worf writing abowt is any fings I wants to remember abowt or dat was funny or intresting fur me & da secretary. I likes to put sume Noo Zealand picktures on my bloggie  if I can include dem bekcasue my ofurseas pals does fink my Noo Zealand is luvly.  I likes writing abowt my own life bekcause dat be uooonique. I cud do da reviews and da behaviour hints and da best places to stay wif doggies and all dat stuffs I guess. However, I finks ofur doggies covers dat pretty well, so I just writes about me. I does be da only Ruger Blue what is owt der. Dat I knows ob anyways.

A Noo Zealand pickture fur my pals.

A Noo Zealand pickture fur my pals.

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.

I doesn’t stay on top ob it. But I has high hopes fur da secretary dis year dat der will at least be sume improvements. Meybe her might haf a bit less activities to be involved wif & der be none ob da ofur issues what haf needed her attenshions like da last couple of years.

I did try da google reader fingie fur keeping up wif ofur blogs fur a few weeks. I did not fink much ob it because I likes to read da acktual blog, plus I doesn’t fink reading blogs does be supposed to feel like a competishion to keep da counter at zero.  Now I has qwite a long blog roll which I goes fro once in a while and da secretary keeps sume partickular ob my pals on a Pinterest board fur me & we checks dem ones more regular like maybe once or twice a week. Sume ob my good pals puts on Facebark or Twitter when dey has done a nooo post so we knows to check dem owt dat way too. Dat is what werks fur me.

7. How do you measure the success of a post and of your blog in general (comments, shares, traffic)? Do you look strictly at the numbers, or do you have a way of assessing the quality of those interactions?

I partly writes my bloggy fur my own entertainments and to remember da fings what I did wif my hoomans, so I not too much wurried abowt number fings. Dem pals what finds my bloggie intresting or entertaining comes & reads it whenefur I writes sumefing. If der only a handful what appreciates my style, I be ok wif dat. I does look at da littl’ graphs and fings dat WordPress provides  because it does be kind ob fun when suddenly dey goes way up fur one day. On da whole tho, I doesn’t be dat much influenced by dem. I writes what I enjoys, not to get da numbers.

8. If you could ask the pet blogging community for help with one issue you’re having with your blog, what would it be?

I fink I needs a training programme fur my secretary so dat she gifs my blog more time. Does Clicker training sownd like a good idea or shud I take her to obedience skhool?? What does da best kind ob treats be to get a better pawformance from a secretary?? I wud consider all da recommendations I can gets abowt dis issue, but recommendations abowt treats dat is also good fur doggies shud dey ‘acksidentally’ get dropped or be left sume place is best. I did once nom almost a whole block ob chocolate and dat was not a experience I wishes to repeat.
Or ofurwise, if any pals haf found a way to make der be more hours in da day or days in da week, dat wud be most helpful to learn abowt too.

9. What goals do you have for your blog in 2013?

I haf a grate hope dat I will get more den eight posts written. If I gets an average ob two a munf dat wud be good. But dat main fing is dat I hafs fun writing and dat my pals maybe gets a few laffs from what I writes. I hopes dey enjoys looking at my picktures ob handsume me & my Izzy and learning abowt Noo Zealand too.

And finally - my handsume self snoozing

And finally – my handsume self snoozing

Please visit the other Pet Blogger Challenge blogs at GoPet  to meet some pawsume new furiends. Scroll down for da Blog Hop.


12 Responses to “Pet Blogger Challenge 2013”

  1. This is only the 2nd blog of yours that I’ve ever read & I’m hooked. I love your attitude and your way of life. I feel so lucky to call you my pal. I can’t wait til your secretary lets you post the next one! My recommendation for a nice training treat for her is Ritz Bits. Yummy little crackers. Get the ones stuffed with Peanut Butter or Cheese. You know, just in case one happens to slip onto the floor!

    I never knew Neve was your troo sister from the same DogMom. I’m so sorry. She was quite the beauty. I can see that runs in the family! I’m sure my Angel Jessie & your Angel Neve are running together watching over us.

    Love the pictures too.
    Love, Sammy

  2. Ruger, if you can figure out a way to get more work out of your secretary, please share it with me. Lately mine has been spending less and less time on my blog. She says it’s more fun to be out having adventures than blogging about them, but I think we should do both and that maybe she needs to reevaluate her priorities and spend less time at “work” and more time assisting me.

    your pal,

  3. Ruger pal you know I lufs you and yur sekretary and reads efurryting you write…Yur pikshures of New Zealand are great and yur adventures are fun…We keeps up wif you on twitter so we knowze wot yur up to but more posts wud be gud too…My scribe is inspired by wine…you cud try a glass of wine to get her started, but make sure it’s only one or yur bloggie mite end up being really strange BOL!

  4. What a fine interview!
    Benny & Lily

  5. Love this post Ruger! I got the same problems with my staff as you have with your secretary. Let me know if you find the answer.

    We love your bloggie even though we are not dogs xxx

  6. Hey Ruger gwate ansas – vedy well sed. We no finx yoo needs stwict skedool pal – but we finx yoo shood clika twayn da uman – juz fur fun!

  7. Those is lots of kwestshuns, Ruger. You gibbed some good answers. I dunno wot it be all about worrying about how many times we do posties and scheduling and how many hits and yadda, yadda, yadda… How’s abouts just doing it fur funs like we do? To us, blogging be like leaving pee mail – you do it when ya wanna and ya don’t do it when you don’t wanna.

  8. Wonderful picture of Neve. New Zealand is lovely 🙂

  9. Hi there, Ruger! Thanks so much for joining the Challenge – I’m very glad to meet you. My suggestions for treats for your human are cheese sticks, cheese cake, cheese curls, or cheese in a can. Humans really love cheese and it’s also very delicious for doggies (should you accidentally drop any). I hope that you have some luck with your secretary because I’d like to see more of your posts. Cheers and happy new year!

  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I love when blog hops introduce me to new people. And what an attractive pup! Good luck with trying to post more, I know that is my biggest problem as well. Cheers!

  11. I think any positive reinforcement training would work well with your secretary.

    Best of luck with your goals in 2013!


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