Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 Pet Blogger Challenge

It's that time of year again!  The Annual Pet Blogger Challenge is here - I hope you enjoy reading about our blog! 

Hurry up!  Da Momma is blogging!
 For those who may be visiting your blog for the first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic?
We've been blogging for close to ten years! We've tried to keep the blog humorous and fun and focus on the stories of our three pups.

What was your proudest blogging moment of 2017?
I'll admit, we didn't do much blogging in 2017.  We had a grand total of 18 posts!  New duties at work kept me busy - and after spending all day on the computer, I wasn't motivated to come home and spend more time.  Things are quieting down and I'm ready to get back into it!    ...and I'm going to have to talk to our graphics department about a new banner....
Dis sounds serious.
Additionally, I have found Facebook an amazing venue for quick posts and short stories.  Make sure to follow the links on the right and like Princess Harlow Speaks page.

In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?
I love the feedback from our fans.  If I get comments where folks tell us how happy our posts make them or how they laughed reading our stories, I consider that a success.
Happy readers make da Harlow happy!
 What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?
Taking breaks is okay.  I have found our fans are still there, waiting to read our stories.  Sometimes you have to focus on life first and the blog second, and that is totally okay.
Resting....  beep....
 When things get hard, what keeps you blogging?
I'll admit, I've got a bit of an overactive imagination.  The blog is a venue to tell some of the stories that are constantly swirling around my head - especially in regards to the trio of pups that share our home.

Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year?
I want to post more, but I have decided to not try to stick to a schedule this year and just post as the stories come to me.

In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year?
Over the years I have been encouraged by our readers to write stories (books) regarding our pups, using photos and doodles I do through out the year.  This year I'd like to explore that option and see where it takes us.  Reader feedback is going to be so important to us this year!

What would our readers like to see?
Any suggestions on what you would like to see on our blog?  Let us know and we will try to include it in the blog!
More Harlow, right?
 Thank you all for sticking with us through the years!  We love our readers and the comments you make!  We hope everyone has a wonderful 2018.

...from the good folks at How Sam Sees It - Monty, Harlow, Ramble, Aaron and Christine


  1. I don't think it would be good to suggest anything specific we want to see - we just enjoy your creativity and humor and style!

  2. Love your stories, love your pictures... keep doing what you're doing. It puts a smile on all of our faces!

  3. Glad to hear you're finding time to blog more. We miss hearing from you.

    I am not active on Instagram (no smart phone). But it seems like the kind of place where you could quickly post pics and little visual stories that people would love.

  4. Definitely more Harlow....we love dog stories. AND we have no smart phone, and hate Facebook so don't use it.

  5. Oh, yeah! More Harlow! ...And more Monty! And more Ramble!
    Great answers - I like how you measure success!!

  6. hello harlow monty and ramble its dennis the vizsla dog hay this is gud nooz i am lukking forward to seeing mor of yoo all this yeer!!! happy twenny ate teen to yoo!!! ok bye

  7. I always enjoy your humor and look forward to more posts from the gang!

  8. We've missed you and we look forward to more posts from the three of you! We love your blog!

  9. Yep, I remember your blog from way back when! It's great to see you and I hope you find more time to post in 2018. I do understand the ups and downs of blogging and agree that it is OK to take breaks!

  10. Happy 10 year blogiversary! There are a few of us on here who've hit the double digits in blogging! I'm not sure if I've visited your blog in the past, but I do love photos and doodles. I'll have to check out your Facebook and Instagram accounts. All the best to you in 2018!

  11. Definitely more pictures and stories about the pups, but in blog form please. My human doesn't use Facebook, so we don't follow your antics there.

    Inca xx

  12. I didn't do a lot in 2017 either, and I found, like you, it was okay. Me, I just love reading stories about other dog owners with their crazy pups. It makes me feel like I'm not alone. ;-)

  13. Our favourite part of this post is the funny and cute photos! We love them! Keep up the brilliant photos!

    We did not do much blogging this year either, too many squirrels to chase I suppose.


  14. Thanks so much for joining the Challenge! It's true that life sometimes takes over, but you have such dedicated followers, they'll always be here waiting when you have time to post.

    I think your strategy for 2018 is perfect - no blogging schedule, no pressure, just posting when you have a story. I find that when I take the pressure to post off myself, I'm more creative and end up writing more. I hope you find the same is true for you!

  15. I learned that too, last year - that it's okay to go at your own pace and take a break if you need one. Good luck for the new year! <3

  16. I love the easy way you look at blogging and do not beat yourself up. Your 2018 plan to not have a schedule is something I plan to adopt as well.

  17. Happy 10 year blogiversary! Such a wonderful ten years it has been for you. We can't wait for many more years to come. Thanks for the share. Have a great weekend.
    World of Animals

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