1. When did you begin your blog?
Dawg Business actually just had a one year anniversary recently! I posted my first article on December 14, 2009. It was a review of the FURminator—I know!
I kept trying to come up with something profound enough to be worthy of the first post and it only resulted in me not posting anything. So to take the plunge I resolved to writing the first thing that came to mind. But hey, it is a great product!
There is a lesson in that though. If you want to start something, just start it. Waiting for the right moment, right idea ... might just end up with you not doing anything!
My original purpose is my only purpose - saving the world one dog at the time.
Jasmine has gone through so many health challenges and I do believe that many of these could have been avoided if we knew better. But there were too many things we didn't know then!
I started blogging to share what we learned in hopes that it might help other owners to be better equipped to prevent and to deal with health challenges their dogs might be facing. If my blog could prevent just one dog from suffering, it had fulfilled its purpose.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes, helping owners and dogs is and will remain the purpose of this blog.
I am very happy to see that people are finding the information and support they're looking for.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
I did read couple materials about blogging and learned that solid schedule is important. I did well so far posting regularly. When the spirit does move me I'll write the article but post it within my set schedule.
5. Are you generating income from you blog?
No, I haven't so far. I do hope to put some e-books together in the future and it would be nice if they generated some income. I do not monetize because I want to have full control about what my blog might be promoting. I wouldn't feel comfortable advertising something I cannot stand behind.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
I love it when dogs get helped through my blogging. I love when people share their stories about health challenges they've gone through with their dogs. I believe that real life stories help to get the message across best.
I love how many wonderful people I have met and I love having wonderful veterinarian friends participating with their guest posts.
7. What do you like least?
The pressure I often feel as I feel responsible for every word I put out there.
8. How do you see your blog changing or growing in 2011?
Unless my readers have suggestions about what they would like changed or improved I think the blog works the way it is. I'd love if more owners shared their stories and I'd love if my veterinarian friends continued to guest post with me.
Real life experiences usually come at a great cost. Sharing those experiences is invaluable. That is Jasmine's legacy and it can be your dog's legacy also.