Monday, September 9, 2013

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody:You know our name, now you can FIND us!!

Hi all! Mom and I took the day off yesterday to work on some impawtant things, so we are a little behind in our blog posts, but we WILL catch up!

Today we have some impawtant news!

Mom and I first started Cat Chat in 2009 after our local newspaper, The Oakland Press, offered to sponsor our link. We will be furever grateful for the oppawtunity, because without them, we wouldn't have met and become furiends with,  ALL OF YOU!!

Notice I said, "Cat Chat?" Well, when we picked that name in 2009 it wasn't taken, (or so we thought), but then we noticed that Martha Stewart was using Cat Chat on her website and that was NOT a "good thing." Mom and I added "With Caren and Cody" to Cat Chat, and that has been our name for quite some time.

The problem that kept nagging at us was our blog link. It was goofy! Since our blog is listed on the Oakland Press website our address was http://opcatchat.blogspot.com Who in the world could find us with "op" as the beginning of our blog address? For the past 3 years we thought we couldn't change that, but we recently found out that we COULD! So now.....we are proud to announce:


No worries if you still use the old address, you will continue to be re-directed to the NEW address which is www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

We are still a part of the Oakland Press blog roll (when we began, there were about 20 or so blogs, there are now approximately 100), and we are proud to be there! But now, we OWN our link! We are also proud that with our FOURTH BLOG-O-VERSARY rapidly approaching, (at the end of October), we HAVE THE HIGHEST PAGE VIEWS on the Oakland Press website (among blogs that are written by  NON-EMPLOYEES of the newspaper!!) Last month for the first time we passed 22,000 page views just for one month! For you "big boys" out there, that's chump change, to us, that's a BIG DEAL! Considering we started off with just 2 readers for the LONGEST time, we are beaming with pride!

Along with our blog-o-versary sneaking up on us, our 1000th post should happen before the end of the year, (depending on whether or not Mom slacks off which in turn, makes ME slack off).

We have some fun things that are on the horizon, and it is our fondest hope that you will come along with us! Each and every one of you that makes time for us in your busy schedule means the world to Mom and I!!

If there are things that you would like to see more of (or less of), feel free to let us know in the comments....this is YOUR blog too!

Much Love,
Cody and Caren











90 comments:

  1. That's so cool! Congrats on your new site name!

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    1. thanks so much guys!!! I am sooo happy!

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    2. Congrats! We love your blog! Huh? Since 2009? Wow! I've only been blogging since July Sunday day 14.year 2013! Lol

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  2. Updated Feedly! Woo hoo! Concatulations on owning your domain.

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  3. Cool beans!! Mommy, you have to update our feed, right now! And we don't mean kibbles...

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  4. Hooray!! Concatulations, furriends! xo <3

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    1. Thanks so much!!!!! It's been a loooong time coming! xoxoxo

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  5. Concatulations on getting your own domain name! And a big paws up on being the most successful non-employee blog on the OP blogroll! That is a great accomplishment!

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    1. thanks so much Sparkle!! Just realized something though...I think ALL of my accrued stats are GONE lol......they were with the old link......in Blogger they are there (because the op link is still registered in blogger as well)....so now everything starts over with the new link. Uh oh! :)
      Thanks so much!

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  6. Concatulations! But for us the furry best thing about this post was FINALLY learning why your URL begins with "op" ha ha meow!

    We see your response to Sparkle there--oh noes! Hope you don't lose all your stats!

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    1. HAAAAAAAAAAA!! I know! That is what the entire problem was! MOL MOL!
      Well, the stats are there in blogger because the old link is still there. It will continue to refer people here (they are both blogger links)....they are visually there in MY info but obviously if I put the new link in to get ranking and all it isn't accurate because it is a NEW link. But the accrued stats are there. It will all work out!

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  7. What exciting news...concatulations! I, too, always wondered what the op stood for LOL

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  8. That is very exciting guys - congrats! I have always wondered about the "op" but it makes sense now that you explain it. And as for your suggestions, more Cody is always a good thing but I like what you're doing just fine :)

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    1. Ann thanks so much! The "op" really threw folks off! I agree about MORE CODY! You are right and I will do that! Thank you!

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  9. Concats on the new domain name, it is awesome.
    Sorry about the stats however.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I will be ok. Both links are in blogger, the old link refers to the new. Not gonna worry about it!

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  10. How exciting and concatulations. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks much Molly! You have a terrific Tuesday too!

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  11. That's a vewy long name for me to get my whickers around! I'll practice!
    Charlie

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    1. Charlie I agree but blame it on Martha Stewart lol. No worries, the old link will be redirecting here (supposedly forever) so it doesn't matter :)

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  12. ConCatulations!!! I always wondered what opchat was? mol So I tried to update on bloglovin, but it said I was already following you, so do I just leave as is? Wouldn't want you to drop off my list !! xoxo

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    1. Austin thanks! I think if you just leave me as is you will be fine because the old link links to the new one. They are both on blogger. You should be fine! Thanks so much! xoxo Oh and YES about the "opcatchat" :)

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  13. Well concatulations you guys! Way cool news.....we'll get used to the new, improved address I'm sure but glad in the meantime we can take our time retraining our increasingly aged brains 'round here to the new one. FAB!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    1. thanks so much sammy! Don't worry about the new address, just keep doing what you are doing and you will be here. The two links are linked together. ((((hugs)))) Cody

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  14. Concats on the new URL. We've updated you in both our feedly account and the head peep's, too!

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  15. YAY! Congratulations, Caren and Cody! Mommy has wondered about the OP bit of your previous link name. Haha. She would type out Cat Chat and nothing. Then Caren. Nothing. Cody? Nothing. So she has to go though the names on the Blogger Dashboard and find the link to start with OP. MOL.

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    1. Thanks so much! Yep!! I knew it was a pain in the neck!! I am tied to the newspapers' reader and for the longest time I thought it couldn't be changed but they told me I could. Even if you use the old link you will be here so no worries but now it makes sense! If you type in cat chat with caren and cody you will be here!

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  16. That's great news. Nothing is better than being who you are!

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  17. Woohoo great news Caren and Cody!Congratulations!xx Speedy and Rachel

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  18. Congratulations! We'll have to update our Feedly too. :-)

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    1. thanks so much! If you don't, no worries, the old link will direct you here!

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  19. Congratulations, we are so relived we will always be able to find you.

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    1. Awww thanks so much! I think it is MUCH easier for everyone too! It is finally searchable!!!

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  20. Pawsome news Caren an Cody! We will always be able to find you (-:

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  21. i LOVE YOUR PURRRRRRRRRRFECT NEWS!

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  22. Do we need to do anything to our blog reading list? Yay for your new link!!! Take care
    x

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    1. I don't believe so. From what I was told the old link (which still exists) will continue to re-direct to the new link for forever! xoxoxo

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  23. Concats my furriends! These are all good news!
    We love your new domain name (we've always wondered about the op in the former URL ;-)
    Purrs

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  24. That is terrific that you have your own domain name now. Good job. Take care.

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  25. Congratulations Caren and Cody! I hope one day it will be the right time for me to make a similar change!

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel! I waited and waited and then found out that I could so I am thrilled! You will too!

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  26. Congrats you two - blogging queen that you are! ;)

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    1. nooooooooooo that would be YOU!!!!! But THANK YOU!! xoxoxo

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  27. Isn't it amazing how our blogs grow over time? I am nowhere near your pageviews a month, but I have come a long way since we started. Congrats on all of the amazing work you're doing. We love you bunches!!

    Purrs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

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    1. thank you soooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so right and now I get to start all over again because of the new link lol!!! Congrats on all that YOU do too!!!!!!!!!! We love you all "bunches" as well! xoxoxo

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  28. That is great news!! Congratulations on all those page views that is terrific! Big hugs for all you do to make life better for lots of fur babies. Hugs and nose kisses

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    1. Thanks so much but they are prob attached to the old link now! lol!! Awww thanks for your kind words but I don't do nearly the things that the others do! ((((hugs)))) and kisses back!

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  29. concats!!!! (and mom says she may have to email you about the technical thing - she owns our .com but can't figure out how to make it work with blogger....have we mentioned she is a techno-dork)

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    1. don't feel bad!!! My Mom is the same. She had to have someone at the paper do it because there was a glitch that comes up that you have to work around. My mom is a "techno-dork" too :)
      Love, Cody

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  30. We always DID wonder about that "op" part of your url! :) Concats on your new, easier-to-find domain name. :)

    Big hugs!

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    1. lol! Everyone did! I think everyone thought it meant "odd person" lol and they would be right! Thanks so much! (((((hugs)))) back!

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  31. Congrats. So exciting. I am so glad I found your blog.
    Sue B

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    1. Awww Sue that is beyond kind! Thank you!!! We are glad that you did too!! xoxo

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  32. Congrats, we love it! But you know we would always find you!

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  33. Yeah! Having your name for your web-site is a great feeling. Plus all those other milestones coming up must be really exiting; though, Cody's photo looks as if none of it concerns him in the least. Concats all all this great "stuff." Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. yep it is! I had gotten Dakota his own link and poor Cody....didn't have one. He doesn't look excited but trust me, he is! Thanks so much! xoxo

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  34. Congrats on the new page name!! I so agree with you about changing it! It will make it much easier for people to find you guys! I want to change my page name too! I'm so tired of theonlinecanine.blogspot link that I have :)

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  35. Bringing up the rear, as usual. Moving up in the world with your own dot com address. I am impressed! I updated your address for myself.
    Have a good week.

    Greg and his cats

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  36. Concats on dropping the "op" and now having your very own name.

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  37. Concats on the domain name domination!! How cool is that!! And you won your opening game too!!! Whoo hoo!

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  38. congrats on the domain change. Love the new url.. you got some mighty fine stats! woo hop

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  39. Wowwzers! Mes takes 4 days off totally unplugged and mes comes back to this WONDERFUL news! Mes is just so furry excited that yous has your furry own blog name!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  40. Concats on all your wonderful changes! And 22M page views is a big thing - we won't say how long it takes us to get to that number.

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  41. i often wondered what the OP was for :)

    congrats on the new domain!

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  42. Congrats on the new domain and looking forward to the upcoming 1000th post! Lee and Phod

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  43. Conga-Rats and it was fun reading all about your beginnings and the name stuff, too!

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  44. Hi Caren & Cody,
    I've been meaning to suggest changing the link but I figured you knew and would get around to it. Blogging can take up time from other important tasks.

    I just did a check. Catchat.com IS AVAILABLE ***BUT*** given the name is short sweet and powerful, it's up for auction. The current bid is $5,000. Why not go for it?! Just kidding.

    Good luck and congrats on name change.

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    1. sorry forgot to sign my name~~ Christine Michaels

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  45. Oh Congrats to you, that is just fantastic! Look forward to all your exciting changes and surprises in the future.

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  46. That's great news. Congrats on the domain name!

    Purrs xx

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  47. Congratulations, Cody! I always wondered why you had that address...but I always managed to find you anyway. This makes it easier though!
    Congrats also on how far you've come....almost 1000 posts, wow. Keep up the good work!
    Jan, Wag 'N Woof Pets

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  48. Huge congrats! The new URL has wonderful clean energy for more success around the corner.

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  49. BIG ConCAT´s !
    Really cool that you own your link !
    XOXO

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  50. Oh my Cod!!! We take a few days off and look what happens! SO cool. : )
    Congrats Caren and Cody...on your new domain and your great success. 22K views is not chump change at all! We're sure never hit that kind of number!!
    Can't wait to see what's in store for #1000!
    xxoo

    Glogirly's probably STILL going to type "op" into her browser! haha!

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