by: Carol Bryant, BlogPaws' PR Manager
Twas the night
And all through
Not a creature
was stirring but me,
As I blogged and
clicked my mouse;
were placed in the blog post with care;
In hopes that
the traffic soon would be there;
were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of
analytics danced in their heads;
And Rover in his
dog bed and Fluffy in a warm lap,
Were trying to
sleep while the keyboard keys went tap tap;
When out on
Twitter there arose such a clatter,
I spun around in
my office chair to see what was the matter;
Away from my
Windows Vista I flew like a flash,
running a virus check and clearing my cache;
shining brightly on the hood of my car,
Gave me pause to
think that Santa wouldn’t be far;
But what to my
weary eyes should appear,
something to remind me it’s been quite a year;
The night sky lit
up and the stars rearranged,
representing a pet affected by BlogPaws Be the Change;
and succinctly a galaxy encompassed the night,
Revealing to me
that St. Nick had bigger plans in sight.
“Now Yvonne, now
Chloe, now Tom, and Kristin!
Hey Carol and
Robbi and Caren… are you listenin’?
I know you work
hard to make BlogPaws the best,
So for the next
48 hours you must give your fingers a rest!”
Like fur to a
Furminator and nip to a cat
It’s time to put
on your jammies and take off your blogger hat;
So off to their
computer the BlogPaws crew did fly,
wondered if that was Santa that really dropped by.
their monitors in tandem did blink,
They dashed to
their iPhones, and dialed in sync;
“Could it be
really happening, did Santa remember us?
Does he truly reward bloggers with messages and such?”
Tom wondered, Yvonne paced, and Kristin began to Tweet,
Robbi Googled, and Caren ran out to the street;
went down and there came such a noise,
Was it Santa
delivering presents like new computers and such toys?
Heading back to
their monitors, there it was, clear as day,
Santa had a blogging
message he had sent without delay;
“You are the one
and only, the original, the best,
You started in
2009 and four conferences later, you never rest;
Reflect on your
givings, to both animals and peeps,
Now stop for 48
hours, it’s time to get some sleep.”
Their eyes how
they twinkled, this sentiment how merry,
to rest and not feel so weary;
Yvonne replied, “Do you realize my friend,
This blogging we
do is a passion, and it simply cannot end.”
“BlogPaws is a
family and our community sticks around,
We’re on the
cusp of a new year, super things are abound;
We know you’re
on Facebook, so this is something to discuss,
How can we get
Santa to follow BlogPaws on Twitter and like us on Google Plus?”
With a wink in
his eye, Santa laughed at what Yvonne said,
But he knew she
was right with a BlogPaws idea in her head.
He spoke not a
word amidst all of this hype,
So cracking his knuckles,
Santa began to type:
“I’ll be at the conference in May of ‘13
Rudolph will guide me to the hottest
Now back to the North Pole my pack and I
To get started on planning our strategy for
Very nice! Merry Christmas to everyone at BlogPaws!
Kudos and Condogulations on this writing experiment. It has provided us all with lots of merriment. You speak the truth and write from your heart…now let’s see how many others will choose to take part.
Thank you, and listen to Santa and take a short break!! You earned it.
AdoptedMom & ChazzTheDog
Lovely sentiment, beautifully written. Lots of good things to look forward to in 2013. I for one, am better because of Blog Paws – it is such a welcoming, talented group of caring, stellar folks. Feel like we have carved out a compassionate, talented place on the net. Happy Holidays, everyone!
How fun! Wonderful job, Carol. See you all – everyone and more – in Tysons Corner in May!
That’s awesome, and if anybody deserves a break, you guys do. You’ve earned it.
THIS WAS PURE GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADORE IT! AND YOU!!! and of course BLOGPAWS!!!
Yvonne’s right … it’s work, but not work, pure fun most of the time, like all family stuff! And we can’t do any of it without our team and the whole BlogPaws Community.
We’re definitely looking forward to an amazing 2013, shared with all our (like the sign says) “Two- and Four-Legged” family!
Awesome!! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Amazing Carol! I love it! Hope you all do take a really well-deserved break and we’ll catch up post-holiday….
Ha Ha! That’s pawsome, Carol! Merry Christmas Eve to all and to all a good night!
Marvelous! A very Merry Christmas to Carol and al the Blogpaws crew!
Nicely done Carol…Happy Christmas to all at Blogpaws from Gizmo & Beth
Ha! Great job, Carol =)