Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Pet Blogger’s Challenge 2012
This is our first time in taking part of this challenge hosted by Go Pet Friendly and Will My Dog Hate Me This challenge is to help focus where we want to go in the coming year.
1. When did you begin your blog?
June of 2009
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
To help others understand ferrets and help new or prospective owners understand what having a ferret entailed.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes but it is a lot more in depth that I originally had it.
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
I hadn’t set any kind of goals really with my blog. But I do feel that it has helped some people learn more about ferrets.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
I try to blog on a schedule but sometimes life gets in the way.
If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it?
I am trying to blog Monday thru Friday. By only having two informational posts, two featured ferret posts, and the wordless Wednesday posts I have found that I am able to keep up with my posting schedule.
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
Not at this time.
If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how? I have mixed thoughts on this. While I would like to have an income from my blog I don’t want to fill it up with a bunch of ads either. I want to put the ads where I want on my blog and not where someone else dictates.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
I like doing the research into some of the more unusual aspects of owning a ferret. One of my favorite posts is about heartworms. While it is a horrible parasite it was interesting to find that ferrets can be affected by them. If that post helps just one pet owner then I am happy.
7. What do you like least?
Trying to do the hmtl on blogger. The program I used to use doesn’t work anymore with my new laptop so have to do all my posts by hand.
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?
By gaining more followers and getting the attention of sponsors and other companies looking to get some face time.
I also see Enlightened Ferret being at BlogPaws and Bark World Expo this year.
I would love to do some interviews with people that have dealt with the different aspects of ferrets.
I would also like to see Manny and Marcuz’ facebook page Enlightened Ferret Travels gain in popularity and maybe even attract the notice of a travel related company willing to have ferrets as their spokes pet.
Have a Chittering Good Day,