Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Be a Pet Blogger in the Know! The BlogPaws Community and the BlogPaws Conferences are the places to go!

Hi all! As many of you know, I am proud to say that I am one of the BlogPaws Ambassadors for this years' BlogPaws Conference! When I say that, it seems so surreal!


As I mentioned the other day, when I began this blog in 2009, I didn't have a clue about how to blog. I was frantic. One day I googled pets and stumbled into the BlogPaws website and my prayers were answered!

From BlogPaws:
"BlogPaws is a Social Media Company focused on teaching pet enthusiasts, pet bloggers and all pet parents how to use social media effectively and responsibly. Our dedicated team of professionals works year round to connect our bloggers and micro-bloggers to the brands they buy every day. Following our first amazing conference in 2010, we launched an online community site for pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, tweeters. It has since grown to over 3000 registered (approved) members, and continues to attract pet people from all over the world."
Back:L to R: Tom Collins, Robbi Hess, Yvonne DiVita
Felissa Elfenbein, and Chloe DiVita
 Front:L to R
Carol Bryant, Kristin Dewey


" We continue to focus our attention on providing education, being a trusted resource to pet parents everywhere, and sharing the reality of life with pets. In that reality is the expectation that the brands we buy every day are a big part of our lives, and connecting to the people who are part of those brands, to facilitate conversation and connection, has become a growing part of the BlogPaws purpose.


In 2012, we became a proud member of the Pet360 family of sites, dedicated to Pet Parenting. Simplified."

There is so much more that I need to learn, and I hope to never stop learning! Being a member of the BlogPaws Community ensures that I will have a plethora of information, just a mouse-click away. You will find posts like these:

Pet Blogging 101: 5 Steps To Get You Started And Keep You Going

Pet Blogging For Fun And Profit

Seven Tips To Running A Legal Giveaway or Blog Contest

Six Tips to Increase Blog Traffic

Eight Great Social Media Tips for Pet Bloggers

Pet Blogging ‘Rules’ For Success

Professional Blogging for Dummies

Top 10 Tips: How to Get a Sponsor

How To Improve Your Pet Blog


The cool part? It's just a paw print away, available to me and YOU,  24/7, 365 days a year!

Not sure how to navigate the Community?
 Check out the video below!


YOU CAN FIND THE OTHER PARTS OF THIS VIDEO SERIES ON THE BLOGPAWS YOUTUBE CHANNEL!


OH YES!! THE CONFERENCE!!!

The "social" part of the BlogPaws Conference is a blast but there is a TON of learning that goes on as well! Feast your eyes and ears on these videos from some of last years' BlogPaws Conference educational sessions!

BLOGPAWS 2013 WRITE AND PRINT YOUR OWN BOOK

BLOGPAWS 2013 BUILDING FACEBOOK FANS

BLOWPAWS 2013 MAKE YOUR BLOG PICTURE PERFECT

BLOGPAWS 2013 ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COPY RIGHT

And...for a sneak peak of some of the educational sessions that will take place this year, this is a MUST READ by Carol Bryant, BURNING BLOGPAWS QUESTIONS ANSWERED

I cannot tell you what a thrill it is for me to be one of the Ambassadors for BlogPaws 2014 and I can't WAIT to see everyone there!

HAVEN'T REGISTERED YET? BE SURE TO DO SO FAST! YOU CAN REGISTER RIGHT HERE! SAVE 10% ON YOUR REGISTRATION BY USING CODE BlogPaws2014-Caren-10

Are you a Conference Newbie or a Veteran BlogPaws Conference attendee? Join the BlogPaws 2014 Conference Newbies Group! 

The Community Twitter #BlogPawty is being rescheduled due to a family emergency with the BlogPaws Executive Team. Please bear with us as the Executive Team deals with a family emergency. Will provide a date when available.










62 comments:

  1. I think it would be like a dream come true to get to go to this! I'm still not saying I am not going, but I would need to work on some stuff to make it happen.

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    1. then start working NOW my friend, because you NEED to be there. Seriously....I'd hate to see you miss out on this. And...it's closer to where you live than where many of us live! Start workin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. You guys are very lucky to go :) , the community of Blogpaw is great

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    1. Yes I am lucky and yes about the Community! Did you know we have someone coming all the way from Australia?????

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  3. Wish we had something similar over here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Do you know there is a blogger flying allllllllll the way in from Australia, yep! There is!

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  4. The head peep is registered, and is looking forward to it. She's starting to get questions about if there are preconference things she should be aware of when booking flights and needs to start looking into details.... Very exciting!

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    1. Hi my furiend!! Please tell your "head peep" that ALL of those questions will be answered in the Conference Newbies Group which I linked to above :) If your "head peep" hasn't joined the Conference Newbies Group, she needs to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My suggestion, come in WEDNESDAY or Early Thursday :)

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  5. We are all signed up...just waiting for the badge to come out for our sidebar :) Can't wait! I promised I would even have a bath before we go...that is saying a lot from me!

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    1. Emma, I sure hope that was YOU that said that about your bath and NOT your Mom!!! MOL! MOL! MOL!!

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  6. You are lucky to be involved the way your are! I look up to your blog, you are one of the very first ones I started visiting through blog paws, and you have always been one of my regulars on !y page, which trust me I truly appreciate!!!!!
    Blog paws has been a big help to me as well, I am gunna check out those links and get some Kore info! Thanks so much for this post!
    ((Husky hugz))

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    1. Thanks Jenna, yes I am but I have worked hard too :) Thank you soooooooo much for your incredibly kind words, they mean so much and you sooooooooo make me smile!! I am so happy that you are going to check the links out, you will find them to be super helpful!! xoxo

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  7. It would be a wonderful experience to meet fellow bloggers!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  8. Concatulations for being an Ambassador ! Mum's dream is to take part once in her life to a BlogPaws Conference. Once... Purrs

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    1. Thank you sooo much my furiends!!! We sure hope that your Mum can make it sometime!! My Mom would LOVE to meet her! Love, Cody

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  9. I've been a community member for a while now and I'm learning something new about pet blogging every day. Really helpful and friendly site. Just wish I had more time to participate!

    As I live in England I can't make the conference, but it sounds amazing. Wish we had something similar over here.

    Congrats on being an ambassador!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Marie the site is incredible and BlogPaws isn't just about the conference so PLEASE, PLEASE be sure to visit the Community ALL YEAR! There are ALWAYS new discussions popping up, there is a Writer's Group, there is a "Blog Talk" group where so many tips/experiences are shared. There is something for everyone!! You don't have to just be at the Conference to benefit. But.....maybe think about this, we do have a blogger coming in from Australia!! So you never know! xoxo

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  10. They are sure lucky to have someone like you!

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    1. Brian you are so sweet! The other Ambassadors are Angie Bailey and Lisa Taron, they are pretty darned good too!! xoxo

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  11. As much as Mommy would love to go, a 3 day flight just to get to the US puts her off....Have fun everyone!

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    1. THREE DAYS?????????!! OMG I WOULD DIE!!!!

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  12. Great blog post... WE love that you listed out all those articles to help others... Wonderful

    Have a super day.

    hugs, Knuckles and Bugsy

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    1. Lou and Knuckles and Bugsy, thanks sooooooooo much!! You have a super day too! xoxo

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  13. We hope you have fun, if you're going that is.

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    1. Yep I'm going!! Have you joined the online Community? If not, you should!! I think you would like it!

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    2. Uhhhhhh.............. No, I haven't lol.

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    3. you should....I think it would be beneficial. I continue to learn so much there like the legal requirements for when we do product reviews, etc......also, you will meet soooo many super helpful and nice pet bloggers there. If I can help at all, just let me know.

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    4. Thanks, but I'm too busy at the time. Maybe some other time?


      Ragdoll Mommy~

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    5. only mentioned it because you mentioned on your blog there were things you thought you could use help with and that's the place to find it. Won't be mentioning it again.

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    6. I mean, I'd like to join but I'm just too busy:-(

      Sorry.

      RM~

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  14. We are part of the online community, and we are going to try to attend the conference again this year! :)

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    1. Wooooo hooooooooo! Can't wait to see you again!

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  15. I don't know where I would be without the help of the BlogPaws community they've been a great help when I started blogging and still are, I never stop learning.

    Now that your Ambassador you will have to arrange a conference in the UK lol.

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    1. Ian I like how you think!! What fun that would be!!! I know you have been a huge fan of BlogPaws, you are like me, without them, I would probably not still be blogging. I wouldn't have known what to do!

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  16. Caren and Cody-- Thanks for all this information, especially all the links you took the time to include. We definitely will check this out.

    P.S. Re: the toothbrush. She'd better not even try to eat any of my food.

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    1. Hi My Furiend!! You are MOST WELCOME!! That was so kind of you to write that, THANK YOU!!!! I need to check them out again myself! MOL!!
      MOL about the toothbrush and food too! xoxo

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  17. Caren, you're an awesome ambassador! Shared and can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Layla THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You mean we will FINALLY meet in person????????? It's about DAMNED TIME!! lol!!! You MUST join the Conference Newbies Group!!! I think this is your first BlogPaws Conference right? Or did you attend another that I wasn't at?

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  18. We are totally psyched about BlogPaws. The mom has her ticket & needs to look into air fare.

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    1. Tell Mom to do it soon! That's Mother's Day weekend and flights are filling up FAST!

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  19. Congratulations on being an Ambassador Caren! You will be fantastic as you have such enthusiasm. Thanks for all the links here, I will go read the info.

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    1. Clooney that was soooo sweet!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to go back and read much of that again myself!!

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  20. Thanks for this great post with so much excellent information and resources. Mom says she can't wait to check lots of it out, and is excited that she will be attending the conference this year for the first time. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Hi Guys!! You are most welcome!!!! My Mom is soooooooo excited that she is going to get to meet your Mom in pawson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is gonna be soooooooo much fun!!!!! YAY!!!! Tell your Mom if she has any questions at all that my Mom is more than happy to help!

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  21. I am SUPER excited for this year's conference!!!
    Thanks for putting all these great links in one place!
    : )

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    1. I am excited too and you are most welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Penny and I are very aware of the excellent work BlogPaws truly is. You are one pawfect ambassador, according to Penny.

    We shall duly share this um pawsting and congrats.

    Penny's alleged human,

    Gary :)

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  23. This would be a fabulous event to attend and our mama would love to go but she is arranging to attend at least one, possibly two, conferences later this year. Both will improve her skills for the TNR program. One of them is in Las Vegas, too bad it's not near the same time.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

    PS, the fishy is made by Yeowww and mama got it at Amazon.com

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  24. Gosh I sure wish I had the time and the energy to do wht you do! Rock on Caren and you are a great ambassador!

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    1. are you kidding me??????????????? You do WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than I do!! But I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!

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  25. Great post Caren and I am really looking forward to the BlogPaws Conf. this year....I am busting my tail to get organized with all my social media, etc. now that I have a new blog schedule down. I really admire how you get so much done and are so organized...with TWO blogs to manage! Can't wait to take my blog to the next level! xoxo

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    1. thank you but STOP!!! BOTH of my blogs wish that they were at YOUR LEVEL!!!!!! You are waaaay past me my friend! xoxoxoxo

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  26. I wish there was a uk version of this,xxRachel

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  27. It seems that you've reached the expert level with blogging now :) You have 2 totally pawesome blogs! I will definitely be checking out those videos. Who knows? Maybe some miracle will happen and I'll make it to the conference too. I'll be there in spirit if I can't be there in body.

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  28. @playfulkitty thank you but I am FAR from being an expert that is for sure. I thank you for your kind words but your blog is fabulous! I am FAR from being an expert! There is so much that I learn every day from every one else and many, many bloggers that I aspire to be more like. To me, one of the keys is interaction with other bloggers, that's where is mostly at. I try to share others, etc. I would check out the articles too.....they are superb.......you certainly should go to the conference if there is any way at all that you can make it! Thanks so much again.

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  29. PAWsome Caren. You are a great to be an Ambassador for BP. We are looking forward to our Spring road trip to BP conference. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Thank you sooooooooooo much my dear furiend!!!!! CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU AND SUGAR (AND RON!!) AGAIN!! you get to meet Lenny this time :)

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  30. I love BlogPaws - from the great team to all the wonderful conferences! That is where I first met you and I will never forget that experience of being with so many people that I had admired from afar! Sadly, due to finances, I don't think I can make it this year. You are a great ambassador and I hope you have a blast!

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    1. Ohhh Deb I feel awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am hoping that something changes and you can come, trust me, I totally understand about finances though and I am so sorry :( Hoping maybe you will end up being there after all. Meeting YOU at my first BlogPaws was (and always will be) one of my BEST memories EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even if it was an abbreviated conference, (due to Hurricane Irene), I had a COMPLETE and total BLAST with you!!! You helped ease my nerves with your calm demeanor xoxo

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  31. A BIG ConCATulation for being Ambassadors for BlogPaws 2014 !
    That is really COOL !!

    XOXO

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    1. Awww THANK YOU!!!!!!! I am thrilled! xoxo

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