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It’s that time of the year where the community of Pet Bloggers get together.
It’s also a time where I feel like I’m giving myself an “annual review” of what I did based on what my goals were versus what I actually did.
My prior year entries are:
If you’re new to pet blogging, you can read up on our annual Pet Bloggers Challenge on my friend Colby’s blog: Puppy In Training. It’s been a great experience to go through every year to not only share my blogging journey but to meet others as well.
So without further ado here are my answers:
My first post was June 11, 2016. I write about Boston Terriers. I started to include dog nutrition articles the last few years and realized, that I could split up my content. So last year I decided to re-focus on Boston Terriers and move all my food articles to Daily Dog Food Recipes
I had one post go viral (for me) it was shared by a holistic group on Facebook over 1,000 times which resulted in a massive spike of traffic (almost 33,000 hits for that one article that month).
That also was when I had the light bulb moment to split out my nutrition articles from this website.
Motivation. I wanted to write about food more than I wanted to write about Boston Terriers. But I still wrote 33 articles last year so I’m happy with that.
I learned that if you’re truly passionate about the topic, writing flows very easily.
I need to learn how to juggle two websites in 2022. I have bigger business goals on Daily Dog Food Recipes than I do on this one.
I’m also waiting for my third puppy and fingers crossed, it will happen this year. I think I’ve waited 3 years now but last I heard the parents had a “date” and there is an ultrasound that should deliver good news. This third puppy will be a show prospect which means I’m entering a whole different world in the dog community.
I’m also doubting my sanity.
But I just say it’s all going to be fine……
That puppy who still doesn’t have a name will help me write new content structured around breed preservation and what it takes to raise a show puppy.
I’d like a new design for this website. It’s old and slow. I also encountered the Site Ground mishap where articles fell of the cliff due to lack of indexing.
Last I checked it’s resolved and I do see traffic picking up again.
SEO continues to be a skill I want to fine-tune. I’m part of the Income School community and I’ve re-enrolled back into it.
Can you give me some feedback on design and speed for those of you who I noticed upgraded your websites? I would be most appreciative.
I’m scared if I touch anything it will all come undone.
Thank you again, Colby and fellow pet bloggers for participating in our annual Pet Blogger’s Journey.
I look forward to a wonderful 2022 for all of us.