The Official Relaunch of My Blog

All three of us in one picture. It doesn't happen very often. We're examining a new nip toy from Colorado Catnip.

I’ve been working on my new blog for about a week. It’s starting to look like a blog and not like a mess, but I still have a long way to go. I would love your feedback on how things look and how I can improve my blog.

I’d also like to make some changes to my content. The first change is I’d like to start a new feature – guest bloggers. I would love to have a guest blog once a week, but that will take time to build up to. For now I’ll count myself lucky to start out with a guest blogger once a month. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to do a guest blog.

Not sure what other changes I’d like to make. I guess a good blog is always evolving. It will be interesting to see what the next year brings.

Speaking of years, my 2nd and EK’s 1st birthday are coming up in a couple of weeks. So in honor of our birthdays, and to help launch my new blog, I want to do a giveaway. But this one will be different. I want all my pals to be able to enter no matter where they live or what kind of animal they are. So, the winner will receive a $20 USD gift certificate to their favorite pet store. The store must have the ability to allow me to buy the gift certificate online and send it by email. That’s just part one of my giveaway.

Now for part two. In honor of BlogPaws having been this weekend, and the commitment I made last year at BlogPaws to help Be the Change for Pets, I will also donate $20 USD to the animal charity of the winner’s  choice. How’s that for a prize? Something for you and something for your favorite animal charity!

To enter, leave a comment. One entry per pal please! Leave your comment by Saturday 5PM MT (mountain time). Then I’ll throw all the names in a virtual hat and pull one out. I’ll post the winner next Sunday.

That’s it for this week. Good luck in the drawing!

46 thoughts on “The Official Relaunch of My Blog”

  1. Blog looks good and those are awesome prizes! Good idea on having a guest blogger; thinking about doing that (but I’ve never blogged before so I might get cold feet!). Good luck with your blog! *hugs*

  2. Your blog looks great. We are thinking about making the jump to WordPress, so we may be looking to you for advice in the future.

    I hope you have great birthdays!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

  3. I loved your new blog from the moment I read your entry for our dear @Scully_Cat! Concatulations on getting it set up – these things are always a work in progress so I can’t wait to see all the great things you’ll do in the future! The prize is a pawsome combo-my local shelter had tornado damage in June so I’m keeping my paws crossed I’ll win! ((HUGS))

  4. Pumpkin – your bloggy looks GREAT. I is so impressed. You did an amazing job on it. Very clean looking too. Now what a great give-away you have going here girl. That’s a pretty nice give-away you have going too – who wouldn’t like a gift certificate for a new toy, and also for their favorite charity to get another $20. You rock Pumpkin.

  5. Pumpkin your blog looks great, I am so jealous that you have a blog. Looking forward to reading it in time to come

  6. Hai Pumpkin! Mai mama been visitin since yoo moved. We bof fink it lookz gweat! Mai mama haz one or two pikshurs uv all free uv us, but nawt a lot uv dem! Dey r hard to get heer too! 🙂

  7. The blog looks good! But all I need to see is your bootiful face to be happy, so you really don’t need all the words. *rumblesmoochie*

  8. Looks good! Wish I had the patience to do a blog. With four kitties in residence there would be no shortage of material. 😉

  9. Dear Pumpkin, what a great bloggy! it looks beeooootiful. Pixel & I think your ReLaunch is a terrific idea. We loved your bloggy before, and we’re so impressed with all the work you’ve done on this one. It’s purrrfect!
    Love,
    Jinny & Pixel

  10. Thanks everyone for all the nice things you’ve said. Please consider becoming a guest blogger. There’s so many of you out there that have interesting things to say and know about things I’ve never heard of. I’d really like to have you post in my blog.

  11. I likes ur new bloggy. We just need to get ur background to stay put when we scroll through da posts (it just odd seein da sky under da earth iz all MOL).

    I hopes u haz happy birfadays too!!!

    *HUGS*

  12. Hai Pumpkin! Just stopped by to check owt da new bloggy-it looks pawsome already! I really like da picture of yew with dat teddy olympics medal! Mama has a bloggy on blogger, but her say her not has time to do one for me, hrmph. (Her say barely manages to do entries for hers MOL) Anywayyyy. Happy early birfday from me and Capn Peanut, we hope yew gets a walk in yer stroller, and lots of toona and nip and toys and . . . whatever you wants most! *pawhugs*

  13. I’m happy that you’re reviving your blog! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzz! RAY & CHASE — @DaneRay

  14. It’s looking great, Pumpkin! I hope you’ve had fun learning WP. Please enter me on behalf of Sanjee since she doesn’t have power yet. I’m having fun in NJ and NY with @CathyKeisha. Typist says they’re supposed to work on the power on our street today. With luck Sanjee will be able to tweet tomorrow! *crosses wings* Thanks for the cool contest. I can’t wait to see more of your blog too. Yay!

  15. Her Supreeme Largeness, Big Bad Baby Twinkle sez “Blog iz great but yoo spelled Mewsings wrong. Thankyew and um.. wat kind of treets do yoo gib to a …Tirtle…Tirtle Pownnssiz??”

  16. Your new blog looks great Pumpkin! Momma has been thinking about a possible redesign of mine since she can makes wordpress templates easy now with all the customization she would like. The best thing me and momma like is your text for everything, its like the perfect size, not too small and not too big. The only thing she is not quite sure about is if she could get it to look more like the shop site. We hear that it should look like it. If you needs any extra guest bloggers I is here my furriend.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrs

    1. I wish I knew how to make templates. Pretty much everything except my pictures is either built into the template I chose or is from a widget or add-in. I didn’t specify sizes on much of anything. It took over 2 hours to figure how to change Leave a Reply to You Meowed? MOL. I still got lots and lots to learn.

  17. Wow, U a bloggin blogger! It looks purrfect< I's like to try bloggin but it looks like a lot of work and I just don't do "work"…I *whack* anyting workable..except solutions whatever dey are. Good luck..can't wait to read more. Umm what is it u all lookin at in piccie? A squished turtle? A pancake? A flying saucer? Was it nommie? Just wondering.

      1. Oooh..”we’d” be honored…”we’ve” never done anything like that but Bucky is full of useless information and rarely at a loss of words so I’m sure he’ll come up with something! Thanks. Just let me know details etc.

  18. Is a great bloggy, Pumpkin … can’t think of anything to improve it, unless you want to add some pics of things like frisbees, soccer balls, bonses, chook poo and my Pop’s truck, which happen to be some of my very favourite things *laughing* but otherwise I just love your bloggy. And good on you for sticking it to Google ! Aaaarrrroooooooooooooo !!

  19. Its a very nice blog, clean and your cute pics at the top. Ya, blogs are always growing n changin to what is new in your life and getting rid of outdated stuff. Like mine needs to do. MOL

  20. We are game – but we’d prefer to donate the whole thing. Mr. Cat might kill TSB if she brings home any more toys MOL

  21. HiYa Pumpkin! I love the relaunch of your blog! 🙂
    I’m slowly learning WP myself, under A Spottyed View. lol
    Please add me to your giveaway contest as we like the idea of the donation!

  22. The bloggie is looking terrific. Have lots and lots of fun on the birthdays. Happy Purrsday to you both. Love ya.

  23. Hi Pumpkin! We love the look of your new blog! The header pictures are gorgeous and the Colorado scenery is so pretty!! Thank you for the opportunity to donate money for an animal charity of our choice!!! Have a nice Caturday…

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