Each year our friend Amy at GoPetFriendly.com invites Pet Bloggers to unite and share. What a great way to connect with some fabulous bloggers with great info. See the links at the bottom and be sure to read a few.
YeeHaw, let’s get started!
When did you start your blog and, for anyone who is just seeing it for the first time, please provide a description of your site. Would you say your blog focuses more on sharing stories with your readers, or providing a resource for your audience?
Tails from the Road started in the summer of 2014 to educate & help those traveling with dogs when camping and RVing. The blog provides a mix of some stories, but more resources for having the best experience when RVing with your dogs. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, I tend to throw out tips and tricks to help people train particular behaviors.
What was your proudest blogging moment of 2016?
Just recently, I had a blog post morphed into a magazine article in the Escapee Magazine. 60,000 copies have been mailed to Escapee members; this is an RV club that I love! I just received my copy today, so here’s a sneak peek.
Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why?
I loved sharing the information on Secret Places to Walk Your Dog. It’s my mission to get my dogs out for a good walk each day, so as a full-time traveler, I need to get creative to find these places. I like to share my methods for what makes me and my pups happy each day.
Year after year, one goal that we all seem to share is that we want to reach more people. What one tool did you use or action did you take this year that had the most impact on increasing traffic to your blog?
Setting up a Facebook Group. Most of all, this has been so fun connecting with people, hearing their hopes and dreams and their great ideas for traveling with their dogs. While it’s a lot to manage on a daily basis, I love the interaction with people. Take your Dog Along FB group.
Which of your blog posts got the most traffic this year? Have you noticed any themes across your most popular posts?
Most recently my post on my upcoming Quartzsite Dog Rally has been the most viewed. Probably because I have promoted this on other FB groups and within my own social media accounts. Most people are seeking information on how to get started RVing with their pets and gaining the knowledge and confidence is what they are striving for.
What blog do you find most inspirational and how has it influenced your blog?
I get so much inspiration from Amy and her boys Ty & Buster of Go Pet Friendly because they are full-time RVers too and they have been on the road for many years more than I. So I look up to these guys as the trend setters. The trip they are taking this year is just so amazing and I’m so excited for them. Also, Amy is just so giving and sharing with her information like setting up this blog hop. So Thanks Amy Burkert!
What is one thing your readers don’t know about you or your pets that would surprise them?
I treat and feed my dogs from a very holistic approach. I don’t talk about this in my blog because I am not an expert on the subject. I do feel I have enough knowledge for my dogs as I study the topic of holistic health and raw & whole food feeding. I’m very passionate about this topic and hope to incorporate some of this information when I feel comfortable enough sharing.
What is something you’ve learned this year that could help other bloggers?
I have an accountability partner and it’s been so helpful for my planning and getting things done. I also recently read The Miracle Morning and have incorporated a new morning ritual into my day that I believe will be life-changing. There’s just so much to do as a solopreneur so I am setting a timer for each task and staying focused. Also, I just listened to Michael Hyatt’s book Platform, while it’s a bit dated (2011); I think there are many good nuggets for bloggers in this book.
What would you like to accomplish on your blog in 2017?
I would like to be consistent with my blog posts and be informative to my readers. My goal is to be myself when writing but also provide helpful training and traveling tips to readers.
Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on?
I’m still working on monetizing my site and adding affiliate partnerships to my dog adventure travel club, Take Your Dog Along. I feel a bit overwhelmed by it all and am interested in trying 1 or 2 things that might benefit me and my readers.
As always I’m thrilled you were here!