Before I get too carried away responding to comment questions, let me just say that the high here in Tulsa today will be 79 degrees. In June. So don’t be surprised if, upon finishing this post, I dart outside with the chickens and ducks.
So for the Everyday Q&A, Jodi of Heart Like a Dog asks:
I don’t want a sponsor, I want a job like yours! How do you go about getting paid to blog for a company?
One word: Nepotism.
I kid, I kid. But it helps to know people. And to be half way decent at what you do. I’m sure I’ve told this story a million times, but I was a college roommate of one of Jones’ owners. Last summer she was at Blog Paws and sent me an email asking if I’d like to blog for her. Obviously, you don’t just come up with someone’s name because you knew them 25 years ago. I’ve always loved networking, sitting for hours and talking, connecting. Blogging was a natural extension of my personality. Laura remembered all the hours I spent in the cafeteria (I’m sure it just LOOKED like I was avoiding schoolwork) talking to strangers. I had friends all over campus.
So. There’s that. That’s the only story I have. Know someone. It’s all about who you know. Go through your FaceCrack friends with a fine tooth comb. Scan your LinkedIn connections. Keep blogging, consistently, doing it well. Keep your nose clean. Always wear clean underwear. Honestly, I wish I had a more satisfying response. Sorry.
As soon as I heard you mention water I thought of bath and got scared, shouldn’t I think of playing in the ocean and having fun? 🙂
Snoopy! Of course you should! Unfortunately, all the water some dogs ever see is a bath. People! Take your dogs out to the lake this summer! Or the beach, or the river, or the pond at the park. Even if your dog is just chasing the local park ducks, they’ll thank you.
And I can’t imagine there is a dog around that would snub your offer of sausage snacks. Do you often have packs of them following you down the street?
She later said, via email, that she envisions me as a Pied Piper of dogs in Tulsa. OMD! I’m still BOLing about that! But no, packs of dogs following me around would mean that I leave the house and walk outside. I do visit other people’s homes, and there are individual dogs that follow my every move when I visit. Most of my outside time is spent in my back yard. Sorry.
Wednesday’s Breed of the Week, the Tibetan Terrier, saw a nice response. I think I love Wednesdays most of all. Not just learning about new breeds a little more in-depth, but the breed owners who respond so beautifully. For instance, several people weighed in about PRA, an inherited eye disease, and what breeding can do to continue or eradicate the disease. Thank you! If your breed is prone to PRA, you’ll want to read the comments.
The shining gem in the comments was Beth’s, Gizmo’s mom, question:
Have you met my friend Zena of The Princess Tails?
Until Beth asked, I had not. What fun! Thank you, Beth! I’m adding Zena to my blogroll!
And now it’s time to go play. First, to put O’Rabbit away, so the dogs don’t eat him.
Until I write again …