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Old January 3rd, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Any members want to write for the Pets.ca blog?

Hi members!

Just curious about something, although members can have their own personal blogs through our forum Pets.ca, Pets.ca also has its own blog (the blue link in the main navbar that says pet blog)

Are there any members that would like to become featured writers and write small blog posts (anywhere from about 200 words to 800 words) for the main Pets.ca blog?

Here's the skinny!
- Interested people need to have good writing skills. We're not looking for the next Hemmigway or anything but interested people should be able to write proper paragraphs and have a decent (perfection not expected) command of spelling and grammar.
- We'd like people to write on a specific topic (ie cat food, dog food, dog or cat grooming, cat or dog behaviour, personal familiarity with a well known dog or cat disease etc.)
- The frequency of the posts can be discussed but we'd like it to be regular. (perhaps once a week?)
- In exchange for these posts we can offer a byline and links to your own pet business or pet charity. We'll likely promote interested people in other ways as well when possible.
- We are aware that members may not be 'official experts' in an area that they may consider writing. We have no problem with that at all and might use a standard disclaimer telling people exactly that. Basically we are interested in people sharing the knowledge they have gained in layman's terms, not professional vetspeak.
- Interested members 'should' have more than 50 posts.

Is this interesting to anyone? If so feel free to PM me or ask additional questions in this thread.

Please feel free to pass this on to any members that you think might be interested.

many thanks in advance,

Marko
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:45 AM
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hmmm - nobody is interested? We'll be looking outside the forum next but we wanted to give any interested members first crack.

We'll wait another few days...and please feel free to Pm me with any additional questions.

thx - m
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Possible additional topics could be senior dogs, senior cats, puppies or kittens.
(Just putting it out there)
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Old January 5th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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I would really love to but I can't seem to find the time to keep up with my own blog
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Old January 5th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Maybe it's a good way to do a twofer
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I would think sugarcatmom, growler, Love4himies, and luckypenny and Frenchy would be good choices to do blogs. They all have a wealth of knowledge in their particular areas of expertise. LP and Frenchy could write about fostering. The other ladies could do food and meds.
Are you using these blogs for people who go to the main page of Pets and don't come to the forum? Because if not it seems like it would be a whole bunch of repeated information? Personally I forget there is other parts of Pets besides the forum.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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Posting for pets

I would love to do it. I know I am new. However I have been involved in rescue along side my breeding for 40yrs.
I have shown My policy and contracts have always been tough. never a pet gone from me unless spayed or neutered.
Prospective owners have always had to come and spend time with each dog for weeks before I let them go.

I have good backround in health and care with damadged dogs. Those who have been pulled out of apalling situations
Can help you retrain even those you may be unsure of. Just a little info for you.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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I think this would be a great opportunity to ask Bill Bruce, City Director of Animal and Bylaw Service, Calgary to write a piece for us.
I for one would be very interested in his philosophies, ideals, and future endevours to protect animals in Alberta.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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I'll be Pming people in this thread this weekend. Many thx!

Bmax - that's a great idea! We're looking more to give people "a column" but I certainly don't mind featuring an individual post when the content is great.

That said, I don't know this man or his philosophy or have any idea if he would even want to write a piece. If you or any other member want to take the lead on this, I can surely follow up. Calgary does have a great reputation that many other provinces can learn from.

many thx - Marko
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is this offer still available?
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Offer is still open indeed - feel free to Pm me about it.

Thx - marko
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