November 28 marks 4 years of blogging for DogDaz Zoo. I have done a post almost every day during that time and many days I have posted twice. Since November 2011, I have published over 2,633 posts, received more than 23,459 comments, with 94,113 views and 1,831 people followers. Those numbers blow my mind. DogDaz started because of my love for my dogs and cats and my interest in connecting to a global community of animal lovers. It was a way to share my deep enjoyment of animals, my love of technology, and my desire to converse with others of a like mind. The journey has been rewarding and wonderful.
Sqaush E Bear, in his last year with us 2010 (by K8).
There are so many times I have thought about not blogging anymore. Those of you that post your own stuff know how hard it is to keep a constant schedule – coming up with new material, making sure you meet your deadlines. All that can wear on you after 1,400 or so days. But I love to blog. The once or twice I have taken more than a few days break, I have missed it tremendously. That is why I always find a way, day after day, to share fun photos, stories, and stuff.
Life at the zoo has gotten pretty busy. The daylight is shorter and the workday is longer. There seems to be less and less time to be creative (bummer). I think I am going to alter my publishing schedule a little to give myself a break. Maybe, I will do 4 days out of 7 or something like that? I love the interaction with my readers and don’t want to lose that. Many of you, your animals, your families, feel like old friends. I have watched you grow and you have watched us. We share your high moments, and sadly, sometimes, your low moments. Thank you for 4 great blog years. I look forward to lightening my blogging load to get more time to read your stuff.
Cleaning up after hurricane Sandy 2012
Happy Blog-iversary from DogDaz Zoo to all of you – Lorian and Louise (aka Lulu Belle), Sofie Bear, Noel (the Christmas Cat), Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper.
Early Zoo: Miss Constance Kitty, Stella, Noel, The Muffin Man, Nine, Louise, Sofie – 2012
New Zoo: Lulu, Sofie, Noel, Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper – 2015
Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3