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BlogpawscollageoliveAccording a a blog post I read recently on Community.Paper.LI, there are an estimated 150 MILLION plus blogs in the blogosphere. Some will stay, many will go, and a limited number will be consistent and grow.

Experienced and new bloggers alike face many of the same dilemmas, so for this week's BlogPaws Asks question, we want to know…

1. What is the name/URL of your blog?

2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?

3. How many authors are involved in your blog?

4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?

5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?


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  • http://affurmation.com dawn

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    I decided to start a new blog- NEPA Pets- http://www.nepapets.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? Living and Loving pets in Northeast PA. News, events and information for pet owners.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? One for right now. I would like to add more authors in the future as my new blog grows.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Time. Trying to do what I want to do while working and spending time with my critters.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    All of the above plus to make a difference for pets.

  • http://www.fidoseofreality.com Carol Bryant

    Hi Dawn. I live in NEPA and that is a cool regional idea!

  • http://www.fidoseofreality.com Carol Bryant

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://www.fidoseofreality.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    A canine-centric online magazine-style dog blog where dog lovers of the highest order unite.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    1-3
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    I love every aspect but tech issues are my challenge.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    All of it and to help dogs find homes, inform dog moms and dads of news and info they may not have known, and to be a professional blogger.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/thesarahhosick Thesarahhosick

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://sarahhosick.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    – My primary focus is pets, but that branches into general compassion, animal rights, veganism and dog behaviour/training.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    – Just me!
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    – Organization of time and ideas.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    – I guess a combo. I started out as a freelance writer as a profession and have always loved writing. I started blogging as a way to share more information and educate people in a more personable, interactive way.

  • http://shespeaksbark.com Kaitlin Jenkins

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Shespeaksbark.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    A go-to guide on modern dog ownership. Training, behavior, care, and product reviews.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just one
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Making time each and every week.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I blog because I enjoy it, and want to connect with other dog owners and lovers. If I can pass on a bit of knowledge to anyone along the way that’s even better! :D

  • http://noodlesthepug.blogspot.com noodles

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    MY BLOG IS ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF OUR DOG, NOODLES THE PUG. I ALSO TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    TWO. MOTHER AND 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS. USUALLY THE PHOTO LEADS THE WAY.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    AS A CREATIVE OUTLET. I AM A NEWS AND TECH WRITER WHO IS OUT OF THE FIELD AND LOOKING FOR A WAY WRITE.

  • http://www.ammothedachshund.com Kyley and Ammo the Dachshund

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://www.ammothedachshund.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Through the words of my dog his life and adventures are documented on his blog. From riding in a small airplane to taking naps on the couch.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just one.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Finding the time to write blog posts, edit photos, and be “ahead of the game” with a very busy work schedule and many other endeavors.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    A little bit of all of them, but mostly because I enjoy sharing the life of my dog with everyone.

  • http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com SUGAR: goldenwoofs

    Woof! Woof!
    1) sugarthegoldenretriever.com or goldenwoofs.com
    2) Primary about my Golden Retriever Dog, SUGAR – her life adventures. We also share dog related: treat recipes, book/product reviews and Golden Wisdom.
    3) Just ME … and Sugar
    4) Time visiting and commenting on our blogs.
    5) Just for FUN … Lots of Golden FUN!
    Lots of Golden Thanks n Woofs, Sugar n mom

  • http://www.AllNaturalPetCare.com/blog Melody

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    All Natural Pet Care
    http://allnaturalpetcare.com/blog/
    The Tangled Web
    http://www.petfoodindustry.com
    CanadiansInternet.com Business
    http://canadiansinternet.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    All Natural Pet Care:
    Natural & holistic pet care information, news, recipes, products, industry and animal welfare. All pets are covered, from fish to farm.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    One, plus the occasional guest blogger.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Finding reliable sources of information.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    All of the above :-).
    Thanks for asking!

  • http://www.keepthetailwagging.com/new-features-at-keep-the-tail-wagging/ Kimberly, The Fur Mom

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Keep the Tail Wagging, http://www.keepthetailwagging.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Keep the Tail Wagging is an online magazine for dog lovers that shares tips on dog training, behavior, health, nutrition, safety, and pet products.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just me; I also host guest bloggers.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Helping people understand that guest blogging for KTTW or advertising on KTTW isn’t going to result in 1000s of new customers. I think small businesses have learned that social media is the key, but they don’t understand how to leverage social media. I’m working to help people, but sometimes it’s tough getting them to understand that just because you connect with a blogger doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything else.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I blog to educate dog owners about dog care, connect with dog lovers, brands, and bloggers, to make money, and because it’s fun!

  • http://kimcady.blogspot.com Kim Cady

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog? http://kimcady.blospot.com “The Abbottsford Cats – The Sphere of Remel”
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? My blog is the backstory and character descriptions for my upcoming interspecies fantasy series “The Abbottsford Cats”
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? One
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?I’ve ran my blog in parallel to writing my book. I found it to be a great place to attract people who are interested in fantasy and cats. Also, it is a wonderful way to allow my audience for the book to learn more about the world of the Abbottsford Cats.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I started blogging for enjoyment and still do. Creating worlds about felines is a joy always. The blog is an extension of the upcoming book, so it also is my book platform.

  • http://ian-mydogshebaslifestory.blogspot.com/ Ian Thomson

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Sheba’s Life Story.
    http://ian-mydogshebaslifestory.blogspot.com/
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Sheba’s Life Story of what she gets upto in her day to day life viewed through her eyes.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    One. Just little young me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Coming up with fresh content. And finding time to visit and comment on all the other blogs i follow.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Definately enjoyment. I want it to be like an online diary so when Sheba’s no longer with us i’ve got plenty of memories to look back on.

  • http://www.kittytales1.com Denise Brixey

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Kitty Tales (behind the scenes)~ http://www.kittytales1.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Kitty Tales (behind the scenes) is about life with two ambitious cats.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    One cat-crazy woman and two cats are the authors for this blog.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    The most challenging part of being a blogger is, for me, keeping it short and sweet.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I blog for enjoyment. We also inform readers about a pet placement program, Wee Bar None Ranch.

  • http://www.healingrescuedogs.com Kathy

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog? – Healing Rescue Dogs: http://www.healingrescuedogs.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? – Story driven content about the bond between dogs and people; if we open our hearts & listen to what they say, dogs can change our lives.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? – one
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? – mastering the techie – upkeep; although I’ve gotten really good at outsourcing this part
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these? I started this blog to establish my online brand and all of the above reasons

  • http://averagejane.blogs.com Average Jane

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog? Average Jane – http://averagejane.blogs.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? I write about my daily life, my cats and dog, and anything else I feel like blogging about.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? Just me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Sitting down and getting the posts written. I find that Facebook and Twitter leach away my subject matter and it sometimes feels repetitive to do a blog post about the same things I’ve talked about already.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these? I blog mainly as a journal, although I enjoy interaction with my readers.

  • http://adayinthelifeofagoose.blogspot.com Dominique

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    A Day In The Life Of A Goose / http://adayinthelifeofagoose.blogspot.com/
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Details the life expedition of a lovable, playful, and quirky rescue dog! Photos, tips, news, reviews, and features are included!
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just Freckles and I
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Like almost everyone, finding the time during our day to sit down and write a good post, as apposed to just fluff! Also making sure that I remain informed and up-to-date on events/news/what’s going on so we can share them through Freckles’ eyes!
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    We blog for enjoyment, community, and to inform!

  • http://www.sparklecat.com Sparkle

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog? Sparkle the Designer Cat, http://www.sparklecat.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? It’s the world through a cat’s eyes, a fun place for kitties to commiserate and humans to learn from.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? Me – the other two cats here are slackers.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Keeping my human in line and making sure she puts my blog first above and beyond any of her own selfish projects.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these? I blog to entertain and enlighten others about all things important to cats, from human behavior to cat rescue. If it involves us kitties, I have a point of view about it!

  • http://www.thecreativecat.net Bernadette

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    The Creative Cat
    http://www.thecreativecat.net
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Informative entertaining feature articles, daily photos and sketches of my cats, art, poetry, and my feline-inspired merchandise.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    One, just me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Keeping myself under control when I want to share so much.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    A combination; I want to education and inform, but I also share my daily life with my cats so that I can lead by example as a cat owner, pet owner, and creative person. I thoroughly enjoy it, and because I feature my art and merchandise it does eventually lead to some income.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/myfavpupjasmine MyFavPupJasmine

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    MY FAVORITE PUP JASMINE
    http://myfavoritepup.blogspot.com/
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Jaz is a talented Havanese who LOVES to do tricks! She does commercials, photoshoots, & dog therapy at the hospital.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just Me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Finding the balance between keeping the blog up to date and doing my regular job!
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Combo. The blog is an online journal for me to keep track of all Jasmine’s adventures. But I do receive some income from it. At times, I will use it to educate/inform (about causes I believe in.) and it’s mainly to help all Jaz’s friends keep track of what’s going on in our busy lives! :D

  • http://www.pet-health-care-gazette.com/ Lorie Huston, DVM

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog? My blogs are Pet Health Care Gazette (http://www.pet-health-care-gazette.com/) and Social Media Savvy Pets (http://social-savvy-pets.com/).
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? Pet Health Care Gazette is about keeping your pet healthy. Social Media Savvy Pets helps pet professionals with blogging and social media.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog? Just me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Making my writing interesting and easy/desirable to read.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these? A combination of all three.

  • http://www.fidoseofreality.com Carol Bryant

    Wow, I am discovering a lot of new blogs here. Thanks for the replies so far. I will be visiting.

  • http://puddingparfait.com/ Pudding & Parfait

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Pudding & Parfait, “>http://puddingparfait.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Pudding & Parfait are two Scottish Fold kitties. Cute cat blog featuring their adventures together with daily photos.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just their human.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Trying to maintain daily updates while also getting the word out!
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    A combination of all three. Blogging helps me to watch Parfait grow up with Pudding, share the photos & videos with friends and family that are far away as well as showcase cute kitty-related products!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/heartprintspets HeartprintsPets

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Heartprints Pets http://www.heartprintspets.us
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Animal Rescue, Animal News, Animal Products, Events.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    1
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Finding the time to do what I want to do with my blog, while trying to balance work and volunteering.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    All of them, but I’m not yet at the point of earning an income from my blog.

  • http://www.theDIYdog.com Shannon@theDIYdog

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    The DIY Dog http://www.theDIYdog.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Musings about training for AKC obedience, rescue and anything dog related in Los Angeles, CA.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just myself.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Finding time to write while working and training my dog.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Mostly enjoyment and to educate/inform.

  • http://www.atonkstail.com Lisa Richman (of A Tonk’s Tail)

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Mine is A Tonk’s Tail and it’s at http://www.atonkstail.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    We lean toward cats (obviously) but use our blog to entertain, educate, and advocate for animals.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Mainly one, though we’ve had guest bloggers in the past and are open to them in the future.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Time. As in, I wish I had more of it, both to create content and to interact with readers.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    It began initially as a way to expand my social media skills (I’m employed with a company who provides ways to connect with the important people in your life, and social media is an important way people connect today).
    But I chose to blog about pets – cats specifically – because they are my passion. If I can help inform, educate – and through my blog, help save one animal’s life – its all worth it.

  • http://www.dogsplendor.com Stefanie

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://www.DogSplendor.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Celebrating dogs in all their whimsical splendor.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Mostly 1, with occasional guest contributors.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Not enough hours in the day to read all the other fun stuff out there!
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I blog for enjoyment, but certainly don’t resent income generated from the blog, it’s just not my main goal.

  • http://www.somethingwagging.com Pamela

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    Something Wagging This Way Comes. It’s parked at http://www.somethingwagging.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Something Wagging is my musings on dogs and their people. It’s where thoughtful dog people come to visit.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    1
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Keeping up with all the tasks I could be doing.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    I blog for enjoyment. I love being part of smart conversations about life with dogs. The comments are often the best part of any blog post.

  • http://www.stunningkeisha.com Cathy Keisha

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    It was The World’s Most Stunning Cat but I just had a redesign and we changed it to Stunning Keisha at http://www.stunningkeisha.com/
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    My life and the world around me as I try to keep it real now that I’m a house cat.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just me.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Getting The Woman to let me visit and comment on my furrend’s blogs so they comment on mine.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Enjoyment and free food/toys that sometimes nice people send me to blog about. I do my best. I love getting mail.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/d105628214832830221 Glogirly and Katie

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://glogirly.com/
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    Clever accounts of life from a cat’s point of view and whimsical graphics with a sprinkling of Photoshop pixie dust.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just me, Katie. (the cat)
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Finding enough time to visit our friends blogs and comment.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Mostly enjoyment, but we’ve also started doing some blog design and makeovers for a little kibble.

  • http://www.wagthedoguk.com/blog Trina

    1. Wag The Dog UK http://www.wagthedoguk.com
    2. our source for dog friendly travel, care, and homemade dog food.. We also do wagging reviews of great products for your pooch and stuff for your owner too!
    3. We have one author, however we also welcome guest bloggers to get different views and experiences.
    4. Scheduling social media, writing, PR, updating blog and working on the business plan.
    5. First we blog for the enjoyment, however we also hope that we provide good information on dog travel and the like.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/ronalynwentz Ronalyn Wentz

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://www.esaandzed.blogspot.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    The Adventures of our 2 dogs and their D.I.N.K. parents
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    just me
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Making time to blog.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Enjoyment & educate/inform. I would love to blog for income though!

  • http://wantmorepuppies.com Pup Fan

    1. I Still Want More Puppies: http://wantmorepuppies.com
    2. A blog about pup/pop culture, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Geared towards helping animals while having fun.
    3. Just me.
    4. Making time to blog and keep up with other pet blogs.
    5. Enjoyment/education at the moment, but perhaps someday for income…

  • http://www.bjbangs.net BJ Bangs

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://www.bjbangs.net (Paws for Reflection)
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about? Everything about cats and the people involved in their lives.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    One, and that is me
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger? Getting recognized as a credible cat expert so people respond to inquiries.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    Enjoyment/education at the moment with hopes to add income to this list.

  • http://roxythetravelingdog.com Mary Hone

    1. What is the name/URL of your blog?
    http://roxythetravelingdog.com
    2. In 20 words or less, what is your blog about?
    The fun and adventure of traveling, as told by Roxy and her sister Torrey.
    3. How many authors are involved in your blog?
    Just me. And Roxy.
    4. What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
    Content and time.
    5. Do you blog for enjoyment, income, to educate/inform, and/or a combo of all of these?
    All of the above.