I’d like to thank all of you who have sent congratulations and concatulations on our receiving the Reality Blog Award. When I decided to write a blog about our kitties, I had no idea how many cat blogs were in existence. Nor did I know anything about links, tags, blog rolls or awards.
In the past couple of months, I have been trying to visit as many kitty blogs as possible and subscribe. I haven’t found any that I don’t like. Because, unlike dog owners, who are usually partial to one or two breeds, we cat lovers most often love all cats! I am enjoying meeting and getting to know so many kitties and especially seeing their photos. My furry kids are a little jealous of this, but they have agreed to my pursuit as long as they can write some of the blogs as well as keep me company while I write.
I have found informative, clever, sensitive, funny, sad, cute, heart-warming and every type of cat blog imaginable. I am certain I’m not telling you anything you don’t know already. I want to thank all of you who have such extensive Blog Rolls as that’s where I am finding most of these kitty blogs.* But even with so many cat-centric blogs out in cyberspace, it does seem like another one is welcomed and eventually gains some followers. Because as I stated, if you love one cat, you usually love all cats.
I started my blog because I had been unsuccessfully trying to write about my kitties for several years. I had a number of false starts and found the task daunting. I thought the blog approach would give me the opportunity to do what I wanted but in smaller increments and without the stress. I was right on both accounts.
But no matter how much personal satisfaction I get from this, the positive feedback from those of you who have subscribed to or read my blog is a huge motivating factor, and I am so grateful for your feedback and support.
* I am still trying to determine how to create a Blog Roll in the latest version of WordPress. According to my “WordPress for Dummies,” it appears as if this process was much easier than it is now. If any of you WordPress users can impart some relevant advice, I would lap it up like a bowl of milk and send you many cyber head-butts and purrs.
Happy blogging to all. I look forward to reading as many of your future posts as possible.
We think cat bloggers are pretty special, too! We follow over 300 blogs so the blogroll isn’t really workable for us – plus we’re on blogger. But we use Bloglovin.com to keep abreast of all new posts. We’re still at the mercy of Mommy *wiggles paw* (no opposable thumbs…YET). And sometimes we’re a bit sporadic in our replies if Mommy’s “Work” interferes (we know, LAME-O, right?). But we love visiting our feline friends on the internetz!!
I use bloglovin as well! It’s super useful!
Hi there Janet, you have a very stylish blog. Love it. I follow a good couple of hundred blogs (not all about cats lol) and it is quite hard to get round them all! However I do try as I find every one has something different to offer. And so many bloggers have become buddies 🙂 I use google reader if someone has the widget installed on their blog. Or I will follow by email. I do have a blog roll but am planning to take it out as it changes all the time and is difficult to keep up. Also as Caren says, there is the possibility that someone could get upset if they don’t see their blog on it! x
We follow quite a lot of blogs but Mommy doesn’t know how to use the Google Reader…she did try but it only let her read and not comment (unless she’s doing it wrong) so she uses the Dashboard. Doesn’t matter what she does as long as we get to read our furriends blogs and leave comments! 🙂
There really are so many blogs and so little time! Our peeps follow over 200 blogs, though we only comment on a fraction of them. It does feel really good to get comments, so we try to make time to do that.
We are glad to see more WordPress cat blogs. For a while, it felt like all of the cat blogs were on Blogger, but we’re pretty attached to WordPress now and didn’t want to switch. We figured out how to do a blogroll a while back but then decided against posting one because Google reader seemed more manageable… especially when so many other outside programs for tablets and phones will display your Reader account on the go. Anyhow, if you still need help, give us a holler and we can try to help you out. We may be infamous for the time we switched themes and it totally broke comments on our site for almost a week, but we can usually sort out technical puzzles.
We have hundreds of blogs (cats mostly) we follow. We love our Reader as it gives us the easiest way to keep up to date with everyone. Plus a few months back someone blogroll got infected (these bad ppl that do this sort of thing need to be swatted with sharp claws) and it caused multiple blogs to have problems. Nice to meet you! Putting you in our reader!
When we first started blogging we also once had a blogroll which didn’t take up too much room in the sidebar and was easy to keep up with every day. We removed it 2 or 3 years ago as we found there were so many blogs and it is easier to follow with google reader. We read as many as we can each day but it is impossible to comment on all of them.
Pam and Sammy above as well as Brian and the Katnip Lounge are all dear friends of ours. When we started we also used a blog roll. Not any longer. We also follow over 200 blogs and it is impossible to list all that we follow. We also disbanded the blogroll because inevitably someone’s feelings get hurt if they don’t see their name on the list.
Soooo…we subscribe to all of ours via email and our frequent comments let them know that we are reading 🙂
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Thanks for your input on the blog roll thing. You all have me now leaning away from it. I am and continue to subscribe to ones I like. At this point I do not know how many that is. I do know I write a lot of comments, but I know how much I love getting them and I actually enjoy giving them just as much. Thanks for following my blog and continuing to make comments. I will be doing the same for you.
We follow about 200 blogs…there’s never enough time to comment on them all but we agree, they sure are fun to read! Us Cat Folk are pretty “special”, hee hee!
Gosh I wish I could help you with the Blog Roll but I decided not to do one because I’d need about ten pages to put all the links!!! I love all of the blogs Sammy and I visit and would want to include every single one – the list would be simply endless. I agree that it’s a wonderful community we all share – everybody is helpful, caring, creative, and there’s always something really FUN going on. I’m happy to have met you……I found that “helping Sam with his blog” gave me a bit of a kick in the pants relative to my writing too.
Pam (and Sam)
I agree, there are so many blogs, so little time! Your blog is very classy! I never did figure out the blogroll thing on WP, but I follow over 600 and it wo uld be a long list MOL!
I cannot imagine following that many. It is absolutely dizzying. You must be at the computer 24/7. Because of some health issues, I can’t sit for more than an hour or two at a time, which is why I don’t post everyday. We really enjoy your blog and your faithfulness to commenting. We will continue to do the same. Purrs and hugs.