Friday, December 13, 2013

Barking from the Bayou

   It’s official and I could not be more excited…my blog has gone to the dogs! That’s not something most people would brag or be excited about but in this case it is a very positive move. For several months, I have wandered rather aimlessly through the blogosphere. I touched on a variety of subjects and learned how to build the site, install gadgets, widget, and whatchamacallits. It has been a learning experience. I knew the day would come when I would have that “aha” moment and find my niche. Luckily, for me that day came last week. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I discovered a group of fabulous pet bloggers. It is the BlogPaws Community. They have been so friendly and helpful to me. I have already made friends and look forward to networking with many others.
   I visited their website, read the mission statement, and looked at the groups, blogs, and activities. Needless to say, I joined on the spot! “Aha!” My aimless wandering was over! It was the same feeling I experienced when the idea for The Returns hit. Sometimes you just know when it’s right.
   After discussing the change of direction to a permanent Pet/dog blog with my husband, we spent a couple of days deciding on a new name. I’ll still be using the www.mkclinton because it is my domain name. I wanted something catchy and original. That turned out to be easier said than done. We came up with some brilliant ideas. Unfortunately, someone else had thought of them too. Finally, he came up with Barking from the Bayou last night. I loved it immediately and nobody else was using it. WooHoo!! Winner! We went out today and he took some photos for my header. Once we got home, he went to work on designing and even added The Returns boating in the bayou! I’m a very lucky wife. I changed my entire template. I hope you like the new look and concept.
   Thank you for your continued support. Please tell your dog loving friends to join me. I will have adoptable pets, pet product reviews, inspiring stories, and ways you can help.


  1. From the dog-blogging community. let me say welcome to the pack! -- Kelley

  2. I just saw your tweet in the BlogPaws thread and had to click over! I love the name! We just moved to the bayou (well, "just" moved 6 months ago, but I'm still adjusting to life way down south). Welcome to dog blogging! :)

  3. That's awesome. Once you find your place you just "know it". If humans would follow their own feelings more they would all be much happier. Looking forward to seeing your blog posts!

  4. Hi there. Thank you for stopping by my blog today...I so appreciate it! And welcome to the BlogPaws Community!! There are so many fabulous people and pets in the Community! Oh...and I love, Love, LOVE the name Barking from the Bayou.
    Your new friend (and follower)

  5. Love the new format! Too cute!

    1. Thanks! I'm very happy to have found my place in the blogging world! It's very exciting.

  6. Woohoo! Love the new name! And your new template looks very nice too. Sorry I hadn't gotten back to your last message... been having computer problems today and yesterday... hopefully resolved now!

  7. Congrats on your "aha" moment!!!!! I'm very excited to continue reading your blog and I love your title as well by the way (barking from the bayou)
    ((Husky hugz))
    "Love is being owned by a husky"

  8. I love the name of your blog, too! I spotted it over on Owned by a Husky and just HAD to visit!