I started this blog in November 2010, a few months after starting my first blog, Irresistible Icing. I wanted a place where I could share all the pics of Chuy I wanted with out getting the “she’s that crazy dog lady” look. I had no idea the amazing community of fellow pet parents that I would eventually meet through blogging. When I started Irresistible Pets I was ALL over the place with topics on my blog. I didn’t feel like I had a set niche within the pet blogging world. Then over time things developed from a catch all pet blog into a coupon/money saving blog and today it’s found its place as a DIY pet project site with occasional stories about Chuy and how to live an irresistible life with your pet.
I literally stumbled across an amazing site when I started blogging called BlogPaws. I laugh when I say “stumbled” because now, as a pet blogger I cannot even imagine blogging without them! BlogPaws has connected me to so many other pet friends, pet friendly brands, and so much more. That’s why I am so honored to have been chosen as their December Pet Blogger of the Month!
To celebrate, I wanted to share why BlogPaws is irresistible for pet bloggers!
1. Connect with Other Pet Parents
Since joining the BlogPaws community, I’ve been able to connect with other pet parents and create relationships friendships with people that share my same obsession with pets! I have a group of people online that I can ask not only bloggy questions but questions I have about Chuy.
2. Connect with Pet Friendly Brands
I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with “irresistible” pet friendly brands this year such as Nudges, Rachael Ray Nutrish, Hill’s Science Diet, PetBox, and many more because of the relationship I have with BlogPaws through their Pet Blogger Network. It gives me the opportunity to provide you with great product reviews and giveaways that you can enjoy with your pets!
3. The Annual BlogPaws Conference
I have limited time to travel during the year with my full-time job in addition to running three different blogs! I want to continue learning and know that it’s important to invest in my blog. The only conference I attend is BlogPaws. It combines my love of social media/blogging with pets! What other conference can you bring your pet along, meet new people, see old friends, and learn more about your job?!
4. Pet Blogger Recognition
BlogPaws knows how awesome us pet bloggers are and the difference we make to the pet community. They recognize us by doing things like the blogger of the month program.
5. Turn Your Passion into a Business
My ultimate dream and goal is to turn my blogging and passion for pets into a business that I can be proud of. I want to spend my days doing work that matters and that makes my heart and soul happy. Working with pets and helping other pet parents is what I’m passionate about. BlogPaws helped me to find that focus with my blog that I talked about in the beginning of this post. I’ve been able to learn so much about blogging, branding, social media, and then apply that to my business. I’m still growing and learning each and every day. I just love that there’s a community behind me to help me with my goals and we can cheer each other on along the way!
Thank you BlogPaws for picking me as the December Pet Blogger of the Month! I cannot wait until Vegas 2014!
Love + Paws,
Aimee + Chuy