As you all know, CatInTheFridge.com was represented at BlogPaws 2013 this year, mostly by my mom FOD, although I did make a rather flat appearance once or twice. For those of you who don’t know, BlogPaws is a conference where bloggers in the pet industry get together to discuss what they do and how to do it better. This was our first BlogPaws, and I have to say that it was quite a learning experience. I did not win the top prize for Best Cause Blog. That honor went to the dogs over at Fire Safety Rocks. Congrats, fellas! However, what I did pick up at the conference was far more valuable to me, and I want to talk briefly about the things that I gleaned from the event.
The very most important thing that stood out, at least amongst the shelters and bloggers related to pet adoption, was sharing. Sharing our information, our audiences, our knowledge. We need to work together to become the biggest force we can be to help the most animals that we can. Therefore, going forth, I plan to implement that principle by introducing you to some of the amazing friends I made, sharing even more stories of adoption, and connecting us to causes that I believe are doing good.
I also want to continue my mission of education tinted with humor, because I think people need to come together on the topic of adoption in good spirits, proactively, rather than sadly looking the other way because it’s too hard to face. This may mean more stump jokes, so be prepared.
And I’ve come to the conclusion that my mom FOD should be just a little bit more present. Therefore, I’ve included her bio in my “About Crepes” page so that you, my dear readers, can put faith in my editor and our content. I’ve also given her permission to write the odd article in my stead, because, well, my schedule is getting rather filled up and I’m going to need a little bit of her help.
So, stay tuned in the coming weeks for some really touching stories, funny stories, and profiles on places that I think are making a huge impact on the adoption front. I can’t wait to introduce you to the people that I’ve met and admire. I’ll also be hosting my very first giveaway soon! And, I’m also proud to announce that I’m able to make a few more donations to shelters, thanks to the generosity of the sponsors at BlogPaws (and the trunk space in our Honda), and I’ll tell you more about those as soon I pack them up and get them settled.
Thank you, as always, for being my readers. Without you, well, I’d be talking to myself, but with you, I know that we can spread awareness, help some little creatures that need it, and occasionally have a good laugh together. Let me know what you think about some of the points I’ve brought up here. Start a discussion, be open. Let’s chat.