BlogPaws 2013: What I Learned About Sharing

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.

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Me and mom FOD, just before the awards ceremony

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.

 

Love, Crepes.

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An Honor Flag, crafted by mom FOD, at BlogPaws, honoring our family.

 

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18 thoughts on “BlogPaws 2013: What I Learned About Sharing

  1. It was good to meet your mom. We agree that it is about sharing and making sure the positive is out there first and foremost….. mom brought home some stuff – for us and for the kitts and for the shelter. :)

  2. Con-cat-ulations on your nomination, and we’re sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet you at BlogPaws! Now that we know what your human looks like we hope to be able to introduce ourselves next year.

  3. crepes…we had ….well…we dunno math…but we had thiz manee paws XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX crossed for ewe ta win de best cause blog award…….next yeer we will get de naybor cats ta cross theirz two for ya…glad yur mom hada grate time N getted ta chillax with sum soooooper kewl peepulz…..N hi mizzuz crepes, nice ta see ewe in purrson….kinda….sorta…… :)

  4. Hiya Crepes! My human was very happy to meet your Mom in the “Facebook” presentation room!
    She also really appreciated meeting all the other bloggers and sharing info! I purrsonally think the most important was bringing back Greenies but, hey, I think we can compromise on this ;-)
    My human will send you 2 pics of your human tonight too!
    Have a great week!
    Purrs

  5. Was nice to read about your mom under About Crepes. I have found many wonderful blogs through the bloggers sharing. And I have learned about many new things and places through these awesome blogs too. Glad your mom enjoyed BlogPaws. Can’t wait to hear more.
    Sue B

  6. You was robbed. We think you should have won that award. Glad your FOD found the conference useful. Mom hopes she can attend one in the future. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  7. Flat Katie, Flat Waffles and I LOVED meeting your mom!!! We all had a blast at the conference. This was only our second one (first for Flat Waffles) and there’s just SO much to learn! We couldn’t agree more…sharing is one of the most important things we can do.
    Big purrs to you and your FOD!!!
    xoxo
    Glogirly

    • It worked! Thank you so much. It was great meeting you, too! Or so I’m told. Maybe next time my mom FOD will bring me along with her. – Crepes.

  8. Hi ya, Crepes! The mom said she really enjoyed meeting your mom FOD at BlogPaws! You’re so right about the fact if we all work together, we can do so much for the animals. :)

    • Yeah, my mom said you were really nice and it was great meeting you, too! Hopefully, we can put it into practice and start finding homes for kitties! (and dogs…) – Crepes.

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