Friday, March 6, 2015

Why BlogPaws?


    Why should I join BlogPaws?  What can they do for me?  Let’s face it; everyone wants to know what’s in it for them.  How am I going to benefit from this offer?  There is nothing wrong with that, in this time of over scheduled lives, you don’t have time for one more club or organization.  Unless…unless, that organization can help you become a better blogger and bring the dream of making money from blogging out of your dreams and into your reality.  That, my friends, is what BlogPaws can do for you.

   Now, I am not trying to sell you a magic potion.  There isn’t one that I know
BlogPaws 2014 loved a capybara!
of, but there are tricks to the blogging and social media trade that you will need to know.  The BlogPaws community is made up of bloggers, authors, mircobloggers, pet rescuers, veterinarians, and social media experts.  If you have a question, somebody there will know the answer or will help you find it.  The BlogPaws community works that way.  Everyone helps one another become their best.  I haven’t experienced any jealousy or competition, which is so refreshing.  Nobody thinks that you are weird because you have an unusual attachment to your dog, cat, turtle, rat, or ferret.  You and your choice of best friend are accepted, celebrated, and embraced.
   Blogging is hard work.  I know many people laugh at that thought, but it is a job.  Many days, you do a job for love and no money.  I blog 7 days a week/ 365 days a year.  It is what I love to do and I would continue doing it even if I won the lottery or if I never made another dime.  *If the powers that Be want to test me on the lottery thing that’d be great!  Not so much on the no money part.  The point is that you CAN make good money being a blogger.  It takes time and effort, but it is so sweet when it pays off for you.  BlogPaws can help make that happen.
Here are some of the facts and figures from BlogPaws 2014:
BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network worked with over 35 brands in 2014 including LG, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Milk-Bone, Weruva, Tractor Supply, FURminator, and more!  With over 1,100 sponsored blog posts, we paid out over $160,000 to participating bloggers.  In 2015, we’re going even bigger with more payouts and more programs.
   When you become a member of the BlogPaws community, you have a chance to apply for these paying campaigns and they are expecting to have even more opportunities in 2015!
   Three Tuesdays out of the month, we all meet on Twitter and have a #BlogPawsChat.  It is a fast-paced two-hour gab-fest where the topics can run the gamut from weather to dental care for pets.  Most weeks there are sensational prizes and you always win with new friends and followers.  You can keep up with all of the exciting things happening at BlogPaws by signing up for their newsletter. 
    How much would you be willing to spend to gain access to these experts, professional advice, and the opportunity to grow your blog?  Don’t even bother with the calculator, because everything that I have told you about is free…that’s right FREE, as in no money down, no easy payments, no anything.  I’m not sure if it is the fact that BlogPaws people love animals that makes them really nice or if they are just really nice people that happen to be huge pet lovers.  Either way, they are the most awesome group of people that I know.  Join me along with 4,500+ other pet lovers and bloggers that call BlogPaws our community.  We will welcome you with open paws.   

 **We are having some fun with Bentley and some of the pets that are attending this year’s BlogPaws Conference in Nashville.  You can see who is “Conference Cruising” by following us on Facebook.  Let us know if your BlogPaws bound pet wants to go cruising.  Our first rider was Harley from the Groovy Goldendoodles.  Guess who is on board today!
Today is the Pet Parade Blog Hop!  We have grown from just a few blogs parading with us to a Mardi Gras sized parade each week!  Join the fun with Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil’s BlogJan’s Funny FarmLove is being owned by a Husky, and me to celebrate.  Grab our badge and hop along!

We are joining BlogPaws for a helpful conference hop. Click on the links below for more great information.


  1. There's nothing professional about my Mum's blogging, she's just amazed that anyone would actually want to read her ramblings! But, like I keep telling her, its all about ME not her, simple really!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. We are very glad that you DO blog all the time as we love coming over here and checking out what you have to say!! Great post!

  3. We found your blog a few weeks ago via Blog Paws and we're really happy! We have also discovered many amazing blogs through their website, therefore we are grateful for this community :)

    Congrats for all your work. We love your blog :D


  4. Blogging should be fun we think.Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly
    PS please let us know about share it Sunday

  5. Oh I remember the Capybara from last year, please look out what fabulous furfriends they have this year :o) It's great to be a little bit "there" too through your blog :o)
    easy rider

  6. LOL! Bentley and Harley cruisin' chicks! You are having fun and we learned how important BlogPaws is the first year of blogging when we didn't go to BlogPaws and realized reading all the posts from people that did go that we had really missed out. We won't miss out again!

  7. Ohhhhhh Blogpaws how I SO want to go there!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. we have members of blogpaws for a long time but never joined in the sponsorship part - it is a lot of hard work and not something we want to do

  9. Dad belongs to Blogpaws and really wants to up our game so to speak. Time is the big blockage but maybe this year we can claw some aside to help him get more involved

  10. We love stopping by your blog to see what your up to, Bentley! Don't forget to fill up the tank! BOL!

  11. We thought Blogging was supposed to be FUN.... butt it IS a sort of a Responsibility to our Furends... we want to always be here to support them and stuffs... and to give them some FUN also...

  12. Great reasons to be a member, I am. One day I would like to make it to BlogPaws.

  13. We would love to go sometime!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Superb post and I agree with ALL that you said about BlogPaws! Looking forward to seeing you at BlogPaws! last thing....nope, not going to blog 7 days a week for me! Some weeks I do 6 days...after blogging almost six years, the thought of blogging 7 days a week makes me feel as if I will need a straight jacket (((hugs))))

  15. Kilo would love a ride in that, Road Trip!

  16. We are so thankful to be a part of the BlogPaws community. It's everything you said, and we love it!

  17. It was after joining BlogPaws that my blog really started to take off. Before that I had no idea what I was really doing! The opportunities I have gotten through them have been wonderful....and the conference is really going to top that off!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  18. We love being part of BlogPaws. This year we were selected for the first time to participatei in some campaigns and though it is hard work, it's a lotta fun too!

  19. BlogPaws has changed my life, too, and this is one fantastic post - you have me "revved" up and Dex wants a ride!

  20. It still blows my mind that all of this ongoing professional development from BlogPaws is free...I have learned so much by forming relationships and reading! I CANNOT wait until the conference!