I have given my mom my complete permission to post on my blog today for this challenge. With that being said I have snoopervised her the entire time to make sure that she did it correctly! ~Higgins
Thank you Higgins! I also want to say that this is the first year that we are participating in the Pet Blogger Challenege. This blog has brought much joy to me over the past few months. I hope that you will visit and enjoy the crazy antics of a Chihuahua named Higgins. Also posting on this blog weekly (and sometimes more) is cousin Ginger the Boston Terrier. Thanks for visiting! ~Patrice, Higgins Mom
1. When did you begin your blog?
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
I started this blog for my dog because I think he is the best thing since buttered grits. I thought it would be a great platform to discuss all things Higgins and anything that pertained to animals and the betterment of them. My sister-in-law also allows her dog Ginger to blog for this blog as well.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Pretty much the same!
If not, what’s different?
Nothing different really, the only thing different that I would like to incorporate is maybe some fun giveaways in the future!!
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
I feel that we have met our goals. In the beginning it was a slow start, but November and December brought about lots of new friends and a desire to jump back into blogging each day!
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
In the beginning I tried to do so on a schedule, as of late, it has been when the spirit moves, which seems to be a lot! There is always something to blog about around this joint!! BOL!
Ginger Bell, Higgins cousin that lives in Florida does blog each Tuesdays for the segment that we call Tuesday Tidbits.
If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it?
To begin with it was blog Monday through Friday, on a certain topics each day. That seemed to limit the creativity and spontaneity that we love around here. More than likely, the reason it did not work for long and the reason for the blogging slump.
If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?
Not right now. There seems to be an endless amount to blog about. If things keep up on this current road, I do not think we will have much to worry about in the blogging department.
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
We do run sponsor ads from BlogPaws. We started those around November so we have not received any income yet. I am sure it will not make us rich by no means, but will allow a few dog treats here or there!
If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?
We are always open to do more than! I am a stay at home mom/housewife always looking to generate some income! With Higgins as my faithful sidekick, I am sure he could help with that, and we are willing to any opportunity!
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
I love the creativity of blogging. This is my platform to talk to the world and to share ideas or thoughts or whatever may pop into my head! Pet blogging has been the most fun because I can talk through my most favorite four legged companion! I love seeing the world through Higgins eyes and blogging from his perspective. Higgins makes it so easy with his fun loving outlook on life. He is always up to something and makes life so much fun!!
7. What do you like least?
Before moving over the pet blogging world, what I liked the least was negative feedback I would receive from my personal blog. I have always be free and open on my thoughts and feelings. Since blogging, as we know, is open for the world to read what you put on the web. I would receive negative feedback, mainly from family. I felt that I was not able to be as open and honest with my feeling like I wanted to. My personal blog is still up and running, but I am having a hard time blogging on it right now. I miss it, but for now, Higgins blog is where I feel comfortable at for the blogging time being. I also need to give a huge shout out to pet bloggers, they are an awesome group of bloggers!
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?
I hope to see it to continue to grow in readership as well as follow more blogs. I want to see this blog have a purpose. I am at loss of how I want it to have more purpose maybe because I do not know that purpose is. Right now I feel it has a more entertainment feel and readers come to it each day to see what in the world Higgins is up to!! What if there could be more where it not only entertains, but is helpful as well? Not sure, but if this blog is meant to be more than what it is, that will come when the timing is right! Right now, we are enjoying our new friends and blogging about Higgins world, according to him!