Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dog Cartoon Of The Week: More Of A Media Watchdog


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Cartoonist Mark Anderson lives in the Chicago area with his wife, their children, two cats, a dog and several dust bunnies. You might have seen his cartoons in a number of publications including Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Forbes, Barrons, Woman's World, Harvard Business Review, Saturday Evening Post, American Legion Magazine, Funny Times.


  1. Good day to you my friend. I needed to give you a quick note to express my thanks. I've been studying your blog for a month or so and have picked up quite a lot of good info as well as enjoyed the way in which you've setup your blog. I am attempting to setup my own blog but I feel it is too general. I want to focus more on specific topics. Being all things to all folks isn't all that it’s cracked up to be. Many thanks.

    1. Hi, nice to meet you and glad you're enjoying my blog! I think that one important thing about blogging is to have something to say. Blogging about something you know and you're passionate about. Bring something new to the table, be it a different point of view, writing in simple language about complex issues ...

      The difficulty about trying to address broad audience is that no one person is usually able to cover so many topics. What then happens is that the content becomes unoriginal and dull. I've seen that happen to people who were trying to start print magazines, for example.

      Now, there are some dog and pet blogs out there with a wide range of topics, but those also have a number of different writers. Such a blog can bring in more traffic, but personally, for my own purpose I find such variety annoying, as I then need to sift through the posts to find those that are of interest of me, which often ends up quite a low percentage of the overall content.

      So there are certainly different ways of doing things, but on any account it is a good idea to write about what you know/or want to learn and are passionate about. Then, if you do want a wide variety, bring other writers to the team.

      One thing I'd like to see on blogs that do cover a broad range of topics would be a separation of subjects (there are some websites that do that); e.g. having health, training, news etc. clearly separated so one doesn't have to go through a bunch of stuff they don't want to read.

      Anyway, that would be my five cents.