Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Welcome (Again)

If you're new to this blog, you probably heard about it through Dogster, the online magazine that I write articles for. I've written several articles for them over the past couple of years, and some of you have agreed with my points and some of you haven't. I write from my experience, my research, and from interviewing those with professional insight. I write about what inspires me, what upsets me, and about things I think we need to change.

For every rule I stand for, I firmly believe that there is and always will be at least one exception to that rule. Our world comes in shades of grey (more than 50, ahem), rather than stark black and white. In my articles, I'm limited on my word content, and I try to write in a way that both captures the attention of my audience, as well as delivers my point in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. Am I always successful? No. Are there always nitpickers? Most definitely.

I used to take some of the commentary personal, because I put my heart into my articles; however, I quickly learned that a) you cannot please everyone and b) the world would be boring if no one disagreed.

Unfortunately, with my article writing on top of my full-time job, second full-time job as a first time mom, and all of my other duties, I've come up lacking on keeping this blog updated, as well as the corresponding Facebook page.

I truly appreciate each of you readers and fans, and I do try to respond in a timely manner to messages and comments; however, I cannot live in the electronic world 24/7. My hat is off to those that run FB pages, blogs, and websites that are constantly updated and engaging with their audience. It's a tough job, and I simply do not have the resources to handle it.

I will continue to write on here as I can, as well as on my parenting blog, but you'll be more likely to find new content from me more frequently on Dogster and Catster online magazines. I'm also always open to interviewing and writing about people you nominate as a Dogster hero, heartwarming rescue stories, and other topics relevant to dogs (or cats!).  You can reach me at ohmypibbles@outlook.com :)

Carry on!