As I pondered what today’s post would be about, my e-mail dinged with incoming mail. It was the Blogpaws Influencers Group infographic for March. I am proud to be a part of this group. We show the world what type of force the pet bloggers are in educating, promoting products, and helping the causes that are dear to our hearts.
Each week, I complete a short survey and send it in where it is meshed with the other bloggers that are a part of the Influencers Group. At the end of the month, the results are compiled into a spiffy infographic that shows how everyone responded to their survey. The March questions related to Bloggers & Brands.
Do I buy products after working with a brand? YES! I have been very fortunate to be able to work with some fabulous brands. I am now a big fan of John Paul Pet Products, Louisiana Alligator treats, Damien’s Best Dog Toys, Barkworthies, Indigo FreshDental Bones, Sticks, and Sauce, Purely Personalized Pet, Petbrosia, and Little EatzCookies. Bentley and Pierre never recommend products that they don’t believe in and use themselves. Obviously, I am not alone in this because 75 out of 100 other pet bloggers do the same.
Am I the main pet purchaser in my home? I say that I am but in reality, my husband and I usually shop together, so we make the decisions together. That seems the norm with 97% of the bloggers make the pet product buying decisions.
How much on average do I spend each month on pet care, supplies, and food? This varies but I’ll admit to spending a bit over $100 monthly on the boys. If we have to visit the vet, or get Pierre groomed, that price will be higher. Again, I am in the 55% of blogging parents.
Is working with brands a part of my blogging strategy? That is an unequivocal yes! Being able to work with brands is a great way to grow Barking from the Bayou. I enjoy sharing new products along with well-known brands with you, my readers. It gives me a great opportunity to meet brand representatives and promote them. As you can see, 85% of all pet bloggers hope to work with brands.
Do you donate to any shelter/rescue/shelter causes? I help by posting information each week concerning my local PetSavers no-kill shelter. It would be great to be able to donate tons of cash to great causes, but that is not in my financial budget at this time. My plan is to donate time helping this great shelter as soon as I finish my current book.
Where do I shop for my pet products? I like to support my locally independent petPetco and Petsmart, it is important to me that I give some of my pet monies to a local store. Pet Zone is a friendly shop with a great variety of products.
How do I use my Pet Blogger voice? My goal is to introduce great pet products to you, give helpful tips, recipes, or warnings, and help find homes for shelter pets. I want all of you to leave here with a smile, a chuckle, and a bit of knowledge.
What type of retailers would I like to work with? I would be thrilled to work with a combination of businesses. Just like the other 82% of bloggers, it would be terrific to collaborate with local, national, and online retailers. I also enjoy bringing small family-owned pet businesses to you.
I hope that you learned a little more about Barking from the Bayou’s hopes, dreams, and plans. If there is a subject or product that you would like us to discuss, please don’t hesitate to suggest it in the comments.
Today is another terrific Pet Parade blog hop brought to you by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Jan’s Funny Farm, Love is being owned by a Husky and me. You’ll enjoy all these blogs and we would love to have you join the Pet Parade. It is a great way to grow your Social Media. We urge all participants to follow you and your photo is pinned to various Pinterest boards. Don’t be shy; join the Parade!