DogDaz Zoo: 4 Years of Blogging

28 Nov

collage 2015 namesNovember 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.

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.

Nov 2012

Early Zoo: Miss Constance Kitty, Stella, Noel, The Muffin Man, Nine, Louise, Sofie – 2012

July 2015

New Zoo: Lulu, Sofie, Noel, Nine, Stella, and Mini Cooper – 2015


Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


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19 responses to “DogDaz Zoo: 4 Years of Blogging

  1. Dakota/Caren/Cody

    November 28, 2015 at 00:57

    Happy Happy 4th Blogoversary!!!!! We soooooooooo know how hard it is!!!!! Well done, YOU!!! We have been blogging a little over six years and it isn’t easy for sure! Just an FYI: I “commit” to three days a week on both of my blogs………(it is usually more like 4-5 days a week)…but no way do I want to do seven and only do seven when it happens by accident! DakotasDen

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    • dogdaz

      November 28, 2015 at 02:00

      Thanks for the support. 3 seems manageable.


  2. Nachthawk

    November 28, 2015 at 01:57

    what a fantastic achievement… we are glad to follow your blog and enjoy those little stories. to the next 4 years 👍🐾

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    • dogdaz

      November 28, 2015 at 02:01

      Thanks Hawk. Let’s try for another year of fun.

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      • Nachthawk

        November 28, 2015 at 02:07

        yeah we motor on and make the best of it… 😊 have a great weekend…

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  3. speedyrabbit

    November 28, 2015 at 02:12

    Happy Blogaversary!keep on blogging,xx Speedy

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    • dogdaz

      November 28, 2015 at 07:53

      Thanks, Speedy. You are one of my hero bloggers.

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  4. paws2smile

    November 28, 2015 at 04:30

    Happy four year blogaversary! 🙂 What wonderful statistics! I have to say, yours is one of my favorites.

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  5. fredrieka

    November 28, 2015 at 06:20

    happy four years of blogging at is pawsome

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    • dogdaz

      November 28, 2015 at 07:54

      Thank you thank you thank you

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  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 28, 2015 at 06:41

    Happy Blogiversary! It’s been a wonderful 4 years! I’m pretty sure I’ve been following for most of that time. It feels like I’ve gotten at least 10 years of smiles here. 🙂

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    • dogdaz

      November 28, 2015 at 07:54

      Thanks, Cupcake. And we have gotten many fashion ideas from you.


  7. FACE Foundation

    November 28, 2015 at 10:18

    Happy Blogiversary!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. maggie0019

    November 29, 2015 at 10:02

    Wonderful! Love your blog, keep up the good work! Woof!

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    • dogdaz

      November 29, 2015 at 10:28

      Oh thank you Maggie. It is so good to know that people enjoy the Zoo.


  9. bumpyroadtobubba

    November 30, 2015 at 00:22

    Happy blogiversary! It’s hard to keep writing every day and finding new content. I have really pulled back on it at the moment. I think you’ve got to really feel it to stick at it every day – right now I seem to be painting as my creative outlet! I love reading our friend’s blogs though and am so happy we found your blog all those years ago 🙂 x

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    • dogdaz

      November 30, 2015 at 04:51

      And I you. Watching you and the baby and your dogs grow has been wonderful. There weren’t blogs that I was aware of 22 years ago when I became a Mom by choice, so I kept written journals. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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