This post is written for the 2020 Pet Blogger Challenge.
I am Jack’s human. It’s not often that Jack relinquishes the keyboard so I am going to enjoy my moment in the sun.
In August of 2019, I launched Pawsitively Jack, a dog blog containing mostly light-hearted short stories told from Jack’s, a 5-year-old PomPoo, point of view. One of my biggest accomplishments last year was learning to type with a little white dog snuggled on my lap with his head resting on my wrist covering some of the keys. Of all the 2019 blogs How Passionately Fierce Life Could Be was my favorite because I love wordplay and it was fun to weave sentences around each other to create a visual using words that matched the story’s photo.
It was a definite challenge to learn so many applications seemingly at once, WordPress, Canva, Pinterest, and Instagram. I am not sure how I tackled it precisely, except embracing the motto, ‘keep on keeping on’ and having my niece, also a new blogger, as an accountability partner. My blog is still in its infancy and most of my traffic comes from Pinterest, basically because at this point that is all I know. I have not explored the world of sponsored posts/reviews.
My goal in 2020 is to create a product using Jack’s voice and adventures. I am thinking maybe writing an animation script featuring Jack and his fur friends and humans. Currently, I am enrolled in a Transmedia course through Coursera which will teach the skills I need.
Lately, I have noticed upbeat short videos are popular. I plan to create an account with TicToc and shoot short videos.
I am not really sure how fictional short dog stories fit into the world of dog blogs, which are generally written about the more serious aspects of pet ownership. A response from the pet blogging community would help a great deal.
As Jack so often writes,