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Our Bichon Frise Owner 1 Month Blogiversary

One Month in and Loving it!

If I build it, will anyone come??

The past month has been an exciting journey. I’d never had a blog before. I’d never put my writing or my thoughts out in the public eye, and I’d never built a website. Pretty much on a whim one afternoon, I registered a domain, bought space on a server, loaded up my WordPress software, and took the plunge. As I wrote my first few posts, I had no idea when or if anyone would show up and read them. The first few days I had a grand total of zero visitors. Hmm….I decided perhaps there wasn’t much of an audience for a  Bichon Frise blog. I kept on writing. I just figured I would read it myself!…Why not?  I talk to myself from time to time, so writing to myself  isn’t much of a leap…

The Cake!
akaporn / Birthday Photos / CC BY

Real live people are reading my blog!!

After a couple more days of writing and getting the word out that  I had arrived on the scene, a couple of visitors started to trickle in. I was caught off guard by the excitement and sense of accomplishment I felt. It really is fun and rewarding to write about a topic near and dear to my heart, and share it with people around the world who share my enthusiasm for the Bichon Frise and other dogs. Fist pumping and happy dances over a couple of readers?… um … let’s just say I was excited and leave it at that.

Look out World, I’ve got the Blogging Bug!

By now, my thoughts were about blogging as I fell asleep and first thing upon waking up. My brain went into overdrive.

  • I signed Bichon Frise Owner up for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon, Blogster, Delicious and LinkedIn.
  • Next I learned there were other pet bloggers out there, LOTS of them. I signed up at Blog Paws, Dog Tipper, Dog Time and others.
  • Then I took a deep breath, and jumped headfirst into the vast (slightly intimidating) world  known as SEO. I submitted Bichon Frise Owner into Google, Yahoo! and Bing.  Found us a spot in Technorati, Alexa and DMOZ. Whew! There was more to this blogging thing than I could have ever imagined. But you know what, it was interesting and easy enough to figure out. Within a couple of weeks,  instead of two or three visitors a day, I started seeing around 50, and then over 100. Yipee! This is fun!
  • Currenly I’m on a mission to learn all of the finer points of blogger etiquette, blog hopping, guest posting, twitter parties, creative commons licensing and more. Every single blogger I’ve interacted with over the last month has been super kind, helpful and patient. I am impressed with the community spirit and friendly vibe that seems to be the norm in blogger circles.
  • A special thank you to Lisa Taron aka The Pet Blog Lady. She was one of the first pet bloggers to visit my blog. Lisa welcomed me into the blogging world with open arms, and even tweeted about my blog to her 20,000+ followers on Twitter. Lisa is super sweet, a great writer, and she is mega hilarious. If you are not reading her blogs, you should be.  Pet Blog Lady and her brand new 5 Months til 50. This woman will make you laugh.

Thank You to each and every one of my 1,733 visitors

Bichon Frise love has no boundaries. We saw friends from 31 countries around the world. I am so grateful and humbled by your support and kindness. I love reading your comments and messages. I’ve learned and laughed (mostly at myself) over the past few weeks. Thank you for coming along for the ride and cheering me on. I’m out of the starting blocks and in this race for the long run. Keep on reading, and I’ll keep on writing. Best wishes from me, and two paws up from Pierre, the source of my inspiration, the Bichon Frise that started it all.

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    I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  2. kirbysdawgblog

    Make that your 1,724th visitor! You are too cute not to be in a blog, congrats on your anniversary and loooooving it!

    1. Carrie Ann

      Thank you for the sweet comment. I love your blog. Lots of fun. By the way, Kirby is an adorable cutie pie!

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