You Want A Pet Blog? Why You Should Attend BlogPaws 2016

Posted on May 9 2016 - 7:33pm by Susan Bewley

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Over the years, I have had a few of your ask me about blogging. Some of you have wanted to know everything from how to get started, to how to make it online working from home. As some of my blogging friends and family know, it didn’t happen overnight and there are many weeks where I put in countless hours.  Part of what makes blogging so difficult and bringing it to the next level is making the right connections and staying up to date with all the latest laws, protocols, and of course, updates when it comes to software we use regularly. As many of you know too, my love for my blog really didn’t happen until Reya became part of our family in 2013. My black and white beautiful malamute was the love of our life and she loved showing off for the camera. While we did fairly well at first, we really didn’t step up our game until 2014 when I was introduced to an amazing group of pet bloggers – BlogPaws.

Networking is super important not just for writers, but pets as well! Reya meeting her first piggies - Priscilla and Poppleton!

Networking is super important not just for writers, but pets as well! Reya meeting her first piggies – Priscilla and Poppleton!

For those who haven’t heard about BlogPaws, they are an amazing network of pet bloggers. I could write an entire post about BlogPaws but we will have to save that for another day. No, this is more of a story of how a girl, her dog, and her blog were taken to the next level last year when attended her very first BlogPaws Conference last year in Nashville. This three day conference for pet bloggers is jam packed with:

  • Education Sessions
  • Networking with Like Minded Influences
  • Exhibt Hall
  • Brand Events
  • Networking with Brands
  • Non-Profit Events to Help Animals
  • Pets, pets, and more pets
  • And more!
Reya posing with all the loot..I mean, goody items, we got at the 3 day conference!

Reya posing with all the loot..I mean, goody items, we got at the 3 day conference!

This unique social media and pet conference is perfect for pet bloggers of all experience levels. When Reya and I were on the floor with my husband, we were meeting bloggers who had just started their blogs, as well as others who were internet famous, no question. We were somewhere in the middle but honestly, as a shy girl with anxiety, I had no clue where to begin. For the first time, I felt right at home in the crowd and was surrounded by one of my major lifelong passions – animals.

Honestly, BlogPaws changed my blogging life by giving me lifelong friends, contacts, and proving to me that I had what it took to go the extra mile. While I was there, Reya and I mingled with pet brands and Reya and I both ogled at some of our favorite brands (okay, she may have spent a bit too much time at the Greenie’s, Honest Kitchen, and Jones Natural Chews booths). With what I learned at this 3 day conference, I was able to consistently increase my monthly income, and learned in a comfortable environment what I needed to help my blog and help others while we sat down for meals.

Reya showing off while Mom watched a video at the Eukenuba booth!

If you are someone who loves pets and have considered blogging (or already own a blog), this is one conference I wouldn’t miss for anything. This year, I am planning a long (over 26 hours) car trip with Ivi to Phoenix, Arizona so that we can attend this year’s BlogPaws. Even crazier, this one is going to be even bigger than last year, since it will also include the Cat Writer’s Association Annual Conference – giving you two conferences for the price of one!

Also, we have a special treat for our readers and blogger friend who want to attend BlogPaws Phoenix! With our code you can get an additional 10% off the conference! All you have to do is use this discount code – BP16-BUDGETEARTH.

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So, what are you waiting for? Learn more about how you take part in an amazing, pet friendly conference (where pets are allowed) here!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lavonnia AllisonBurres May 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I love your photos. Especially the one with the pigs. Your fur baby is very beautiful!

  2. Amanda May 10, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Great post Susan! Looking forward to seeing you this year!

    • Susan Bewley May 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Can’t wait to see you too! I will be there with Ivi so just look for the red and white malamute 😀

  3. KATE SARSFIELD May 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    What a great idea and sounds like terrific fun as well!

  4. Sue Mullaney May 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I’m hoping to start my own animal blog someday; I wish I could go, but can’t really afford it. It sounds like a really great conference, I hope you have a terrific time there!

  5. J. Husin June 6, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Looks and sounds interesting. The animals on the pictures look really cute! Will check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cassidy Hennigan November 7, 2016 at 8:55 am - Reply

    We’ll soon add a section for the average blogger salary, for, as we can see, there are plenty venues to explore here.

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