Are you considering starting a blog of your own? Or are you already an established blogger, with a solid understanding of how much work blogging takes?
No matter how far along you are in your blogging journey, being a pet parent has prepared you for success. You have important character traits and skills already in place to make you a better blogger.
Your pet depends on you and your care. It’s up to you to ensure your furry friend gets food, water, and love each day. No matter how you’re feeling, you get up and take care of your pet loyally. As a pet parent, you’ve already proven your ability to be consistent, even when it’s hard.
Consistency is crucial in the blogging world, as it keeps people coming back to see what you’ve posted. Your readers can count on you to stick with the blogging schedule you create. Whether you’re posting twice a month or once a day, your commitment to consistency will make sure you publish a post when it’s time.
Without inspiration, blog posts lack direction and heart. They’re just a bunch of words strung together.
Inspired posts are another story. They flow. They’re easier for you to write and are much more enjoyable to read.
Pets are a reliable source of inspiration. From their hilarious antics to their boundless love, there’s always something to write about when you’re around animals.
As a pet parent, you also have another benefit in the inspiration department. You spend time outdoors with your animals. Whether you’re walking your dog or collecting eggs from your favorite hens, you know the importance of disconnecting and breathing in the fresh air.
This time outside, away from the distractions of the online world, is a major source of inspiration.
Online trolls are very real. They take pleasure in posting things online they’d never have the courage to say face to face. All the negativity can really get a person down.
But, no matter what is going on online, your pets are ready to comfort you. The love of an animal can help improve your outlook on the hard days. You’ve got a built-in support network that loves you no matter what.
Can you think of any other reasons pet owners make better bloggers? Please share your ideas in the comments below.
Lisa Tanner is a freelance writer and virtual assistant. She’s also a homeschooling mama to eight children, and a homesteader who loves spending time with all the animals on the family farm. You can find her blogging over at lisatannerwriting.com.