Nominations Open for BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards!

 

Magic-KarmaI’m late posting this–have been busy with the new book, new appearances and SQUEEE! new cat. As a member of the BlogPaws Pet Influencer Group, I’m pleased to announce the 3rd Annual BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Social Media Pet Blogging Awards.

Last year, I was honored to be one of the judges of this contest, and helped select the best-of-the-best in pet-astic blogging! This year the BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD BLOG is eligible to be nominated, since the torch has been passed on to other great judges.

WHAT ARE “NOSE-TO-NOSE” AWARDS?

BlogPaws is all about educating bloggers to improve their craft. The Nose-to-Nose awards recognizes the best examples of outstanding blogs in the field of pet-blogging (cats, dogs, horses, ferrets, hamsters, birds, bunnies…iguanas…I know I’m missing some!), and this year there are 12 categories that will receive one-of-a-kind trophy awards (and bragging rights *s*).

These awards are particularly meaningful because YOU–the readers of the blogs, colleagues, other bloggers and pet lovers–YOU get to nominate your favorites! No comments necessary, no votes or campaigning required, even the silent “lurkers” have the ability to get a paw in and nominate your pick of the blogging literati.

The judging is conducted by a panel of experts who evaluate candidates based on creativity, expertise and performance. Last year, the competition was ferocious and very difficult to judge because there were so many terrific nominees…so I’m glad that I don’t have that decision this year!

WHAT YOU CAN DO?

Nominate! Then nominate again…and again and again. Woot! You can nominate as many of your favorite blogs as you want, in any of these 12 categories. DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 12th!

Of course, I’d love it if some of y’all chose to nominate BLING, BITCHES AND BLOOD for one or more of the categories, but don’t stop there, nominate whole clowders and gaggles, and packs of blogs in these categories:

  1. Best Cat Blog
  2. Best Dog Blog
  3. Best Blog Post
  4. Best Humor Blog
  5. Best Pet Blog Photo
  6. Best Pet Blog Video
  7. Best New Pet Blog
  8. Best Design
  9. Best Other Pet Blog
  10. Best Pet MicroBlogger
  11. Best Cause Blog
  12. Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MAIN NOMINATION PAGE, WITH MORE DETAILS

HOW TO NOMINATE BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD

If you decide to honor THIS blog with a nomination (blush) thank you very much! They’ll ask for these details in the short-and-sweet nomination form:

Contact Name for Blog Owner: Amy Shojai
Contact Email for Blog Owner: amy@shojai.com
Blog’s Homepage Link: https://amyshojai.com
My Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/amyshojai.cabc
Amy’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyshojai

This blog can be nominated for many of the categories, you pick–but some probably won’t be a good fit (I don’t write about iguanas too often…). All you need for BEST CAT BLOG and BEST DOG BLOG are the details listed above.

DETAILS: A couple categories request you to provide links to a specific favorite blog post or photo or video. If you recall one just use the “search” function on the sidebar to see if you can find it. I was curious (this is the first time my blog is eligible) so I took a furry walk through past posts to see what some of the most popular ones have been, and they may be your favs, too.

BEST BLOG POST (click here for form!)

KARMA COMES HOME: https://amyshojai.com/2014/02/07/karma-comes-home/

WHY TABBY WEARS AN “M”–A CHRISTMAS CAT STORY: https://amyshojai.com/2013/12/25/why-tabby-wears-an-m-a-christmas-cat-story/

MAGIC MARKERS & SEREN SPOTS: TREASURE SENIOR PETS: https://amyshojai.com/2013/11/13/magic-markers-seren-spots-treasure-senior-pets/

HELP! MY PET HATES MY DATE: https://amyshojai.com/2012/12/07/help-my-pet-hates-my-date/

BEST HUMOR BLOG (click here for form!)

PETS NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: https://amyshojai.com/2014/01/01/pets-new-years-resolutions/

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PET WRITER: https://amyshojai.com/2013/12/04/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-pet-writer/

BEST BLOG PHOTO (click here for form)

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TITLE: KARMA STRIKES A POSE

https://amyshojai.com/2014/02/07/karma-comes-home/

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: MAGIC AND THE CHICKEN

https://amyshojai.com/2013/11/13/magic-markers-seren-spots-treasure-senior-pets/

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: SEREN SUNBATHING

https://amyshojai.com/2013/11/29/thanksgiving-the-pet-writer-way/

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: SEREN & STAINED GLASS

https://amyshojai.com/2013/04/24/pet-grass-treats/

 

 

 

TITLE: PUPPY KILLS SANTA

https://amyshojai.com/2013/10/07/monday-mentions-writer-icity-pet-astic-links-chew-on-this/

 

 

 

 

TITLE: SEREN GROOMING:

https://amyshojai.com/2014/01/10/why-cats-groom-so-much/

 

 

BEST PET BLOG VIDEO (click here for form)

ASK AMY: WHY DOGS ROLL IN NASTY STUFF: https://amyshojai.com/2014/01/29/why-do-dogs-roll-in-nasty-schtuff/

ASK AMY: HOW TO TEACH CLAW ETIQUETTE: https://amyshojai.com/2013/12/06/ask-amy-how-do-i-teach-cat-claw-etiquette/

ASK AMY: WHY DOES MY DOG HUG AND LEAN? https://amyshojai.com/2013/12/11/ask-amy-why-does-my-dog-hug-lean/

HELP! MY PET HATES MY DATE! https://amyshojai.com/2012/12/07/help-my-pet-hates-my-date/

RAINBOW PETS: https://amyshojai.com/plays/strays/

Thank you to ALL my special Sweet Peeps, Sweet Tweets and colleagues who do so much for the pets we love, whether through writing about them, reading and sharing good info, rescuing and simply loving cats and dogs (and other critters). Youse guyz are the best!

Now…go nominate some great blogs!

I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered–post in the comments. Do you have a new kitten and need answers? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, check out weekly FREE PUPPY CARE newsletter, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter. Stay up to date with the latest book give aways and appearances related to my  THRILLERS WITH BITE!


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