***I started blogging in 1995 for the Portland Press Herald and that morphed into Maine Today. There is no longer a pet section and everything over there pretty much disappeared into cyber space. 7 years went poof! But to be honest, it was a bit freeing to move on and not have the time commitment hanging over my head.
The thing I am most proud of on the Gooddogz Blog is I figured out I could upload photos and blog from my phone. Yes, I am a simple soul.
While I plan to keep a presence here, I have vowed to spend less time blogging and more time WRITING A BOOK! Actually, I am working on two ideas and excited about both of them. Both are dog centered and pretty damn funny and educational. As the book gels, I will be posting some snippets on this blog.
This may not be what the blogging community wants to hear, but the lesson I have learned in the last few years of bloggng is that it is easier, and quicker to share my thoughts on the Gooddogz Training Facebook page and write a book that will live long and prosper so to speak, than spend hours and hours on a blog. When I wrote for the Portland Press Herald, they were owned by a huge corporation and my biz addy would then come up high, if not always first on web searches. That was a huge incentive to blog. Blogging to me has become another time suck that I am getting away from in 2014. I will still post photos here and occasional great articles but I am focusing on other things in the coming year.
On the subject of review and give aways, I have a pile of books to review here that I still have not have had time to read. There will be a book review with all the books I have coming in the near future. I LOVE writing dog product reviews and would do that as a full time job if there was such a thing.
So there you have it. In a nutshell. Blogging less, Facebooking more and writing 2 books. I plan to have a bigger presence on the Gooddogz YouTube Channel this year and I will be linking to videos on this blog. Of course that is also while being a single Mom, and a small biz owner and spending lots of time with my two dogs who don't train themselves.
Cheers to a productive 2014.