Time Out ~ A Post From My Human’s Perspective

short dog story about the beginnings of a dg blog featuring stories from the dogs point of view

Hello all,

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,

Carpe Diem,

Andrea

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Emilia
    February 1, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Learning to blog is like drinking from a fire hose isn’t it? Overwhelming. But one step at a time. And focusing on the majors for the platform where your people hang out. Definitely keep on keeping on!

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      jackandandrea
      February 2, 2020 at 1:38 am

      Thanks for reading the post, Emilia. You are right – blogging is absorbing a lot of information fast

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    Elizabeth
    February 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Can’t believe Jack gave you the keyboard that was generous! Congrats on your beautiful blog! It’s amazing to look back and see how far you have gotten this year! 👏👏

    • Reply
      jackandandrea
      February 2, 2020 at 1:38 am

      You too Liz. So much learning lol

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    Colby
    February 4, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Congratulations on launching your blog! Yep, there’s a ton of stuff to learn when blogging. I’ve been at it for over 13 years and I feel like I’m still just scratching the surface. It seems like there’s always something new. In fact I haven’t even looked into TicToc. I think TicToc would be a great platform to explore and I’m sure you can find a niche with short fictional dog stories. All the best to you in 2020!

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      jackandandrea
      February 12, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you. Congrats on 13 years of blogging.

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