Thanks to Amy Burkert of GoPetFriendly.com & Edie Jarolim of Will My Dog Hate Me for giving me the opportunity for a bit of New Year’s reflection. Without further ado-

fearful dogs blog1. When d id you begin your blog?

I wrote the first blog post in December of 2008. OMG. 2008.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

I think that the title of the post says it all: How To Be Friends With A Fearful Dog

3. Is your current purpose the same?

Yes. My purpose remains to be to provide people with information about the most effective and humane ways to interact and work with fearful, shy and/or anxious dogs.

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?

I’m a ‘as the spirit moves me’ blogger. The spirit however seems to move me once or twice a week. I know media ‘experts’ will say to blog on a schedule but it just doesn’t happen for me. And if I do write a post I’m so excited about it I can’t wait and schedule it for a later date. I have to post it.

5. Are you generating income from your blog?

I do not have any paid advertising on the blog.

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?

The pet bloggers’ community is a fabulous one and I have been thrilled to meet so many wonderful writers and animal advocates by being part of it.

I am ALWAYS thinking about how to help fearful dogs. I live in a rural area and spend most of my day with dogs, with few people around to share my thoughts and ideas with. And even if there are people around most of them are sick of hearing me talk about little else besides working with fearful dogs. I suspect even my dog training friends feel this way as well. Blogging gives me the opportunity to explore the ideas I have during my daily walks or training with dogs. It has sanctioned all of my ‘talking to myself’ behavior.

7. What do you like least?

Finding typos & grammatacal grammatical errors.

8. How do you see your blog changing or growing in 2011?

I am planning on moving the blog off of WordPress to its very own domain. Anyone with experience doing that, please let me know!