Monday Mentions: Pet Bloggers Insights, Free Getty Pix & Pet Grief Tips

infographic_blogpaws_January2014“My name is Amy, and I’m a Pet Blogger.”

InfluencerBadgeWhew, glad we got THAT out of the way. *s* You’ll notice by the badge that I’m a BlogPaws Pet Blogger Influencer Group Member. That means I participate in weekly surveys that help inform pet marketers and brands exactly what I, as a blogger, might have to offer and what I expect in return for sharing their information, causes, products here on Bling, Bitches & Blood. That infographic, above, is the result of the first survey–pretty kewl, eh?

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I’m pretty selective, and that I cover both dogs and cats (and writing). I don’t recommend schtuff unless I really believe in a product, use it myself, and/or believe readers would benefit by learning more about it. For instance, The Honest Kitchen offers folks a free sample bundle here of their most popular pet foods, and Karma-Kitten is smitten with the food (Magical-Dawg lusts after licking the bowl clean, too!). And if you shop online, you can find just about anything pet-related for your fur kids from Pet360 with free shipping.

Now, that doesn’t mean I believe you automatically buy/use/recommend everything that’s mentioned here–I love y’all cuz my Sweet Peeps care so much about their pets, y’all want good solid info to make up your own minds, right?

You’d think all that would go without saying. But you’d be surprised at the amount of inappropriate “pitches” pet bloggers receive. Ahem.

Anyway, how do your pet-spending habits line up with what the bloggers say? Do you shop mostly online, or locally? Would you borrow money to fund a pet’s health care needs? Are some of those human products also in your pet’s care kit? (I’m guessing we’re pretty similar).

Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the fun pet-centric video below, too! For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.

WRITER-ICITY SCHTUFF

DIY Ebooks for Writers Webinar This Friday March 15! use the code GO INDIE for $10 off registration

Writers & Other Animals Blog a great new addition to the blog-osphere

Facebook Did Something & Marketers Will Screw It Up thanks from my friend Lisa Hall-Wilson for sharing

Rights Concern for Contest from Writer Beware

Do Identical Twins Have the Same DNA? well yes…and no, very kewl info for your plot twist from the always intriguing Dr. Doug Lyle

Getty Images Going Free?  oh my…and down the road at some unspecified time will those images suddenly go away, or generate ads, or collect your traffic info for nefarious reasons, or or or…

PET-CENTRIC SCHTUFF

What’s New in Feline Medicine? great blog post (and videos) you don’t want to miss!

Pet Loss Survey from Washington State University gathering info on how your remaining pets reacted, please contribute

How to Help Pets Through Grief an excellent article by Marilyn Krieger (works for both cats and dogs)

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? I’m a new Brand Ambassador for The Honest Kitchen and you can get FREE samples here, check it out! (Karma loves this!). 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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Monday Mentions: Pet Bloggers Insights, Free Getty Pix & Pet Grief Tips — 6 Comments

  1. I’m a bit behind on my blog reading again it seems.

    Anyway, took the grief survey, figured maybe the study could lead to something that helps somebody down the road. Definitely made me think back pretty hard though… which of course has got me crying again.

    Meanwhile Anubis has started slipping into more and more of her old special spots – including the arm of the couch (which is a VERY recent change).

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