The short answer is – like my Blogger profile says – because I can’t resist the urge to tell people about them. With heavy emphasis on the Cardigans, Jon Farleigh and Dewi.
But you want more, right? Honestly, I waited 15 years to get my first Corgi, Jon Farleigh, and by the time Dewi joined the family (three months later), I needed an outlet in which to voice my stark-raving infatuation with them. That’s when I got the nerve to start writing at the MyCorgi.com community.
Yes, partly. I’m still stark-raving mad about the Corgis, but as I’ve expanded my reach in the pet blogging community as a whole – meeting so many great bloggers (and writers) along the way – and gained confidence in my own writing, the blog has become a catalyst for the writing career I didn’t know I had in me. Really. If you had told me a year ago that I’d be writing this guest post for The Daily Corgi, I’d have laughed you out of the room.
Speaking of laughing, who knew that Jon Farleigh and Dewi would be responsible for drawing out my inner clown? I never intended to write a “humor” blog, but now that I kinda do, it’s made writing the blog (knowing that every now and then I make people smile) one of the funnest things I’ve ever had to work at! (By the way, I know funnest isn’t a word, but the ring of it makes me happy. :))
3. So the blog is a lot of work?
Yes, it can be – if I want people to keep reading it. The biggest thing is the time investment. Because I’m still learning and, sadly, a bit of a perfectionist, I spend on average two hours a day getting my posts ready to publish (if there are lots of photo edits or home videos involved, it takes longer). Then there’s all the visiting I do to some other really awesome blogs (including this one!) Much of my inspiration for my posts comes from other blogs I read; sometimes all it takes is a word to get my wacky brain going.
Well, if you asked me what keeps me blogging every weekday, I’d say:
Hmm, sometimes I wake up in the morning without a clue for a blog post, and that can add an element of pressure. Though interestingly – the longer I’ve blogged, the easier it is for me to find something to say. I think that’s probably a result of me gaining more confidence in my natural voice (aka my inner child).
It’s also hard when good blog friends go away.
Hold on; let me ask Jon Farleigh and Dewi. Oh gosh, I try not to plan that far in advance! If I’m still interesting enough to get a guest gig on The Daily Corgi, then I’ll be happy.