Memories Of BlogPaws 2011 and Here Comes BlogPaws 2012! “Wordy” Wednesday

This was Mom’s view when she first took her seat on her way to her first BlogPaws Conference last year.


The Pilots knew they had better STEP ON IT…AND FAST!!


Are you going to BlogPaws 2012 in Salt Lake City?

If so, how are you getting there?

If you are hesitating, want a 20% discount on your registration? Just enter BlogPaws2012-POPs-Caren at checkout

If you are a “newbie” attending the BlogPaws conference for the first time. Be sure to join the Newbie Meet & Greet group in the BlogPaws Community. There will be “newbies” , second-timers (like my Mom) and “old-timers” that have attended BlogPaws multiple times! (Day and time of Newbie Meet & Greet to be determined)


Announcing the BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose”
Social Media Pet Blogging Awards 2012!

This is the only awards program where pet bloggers (and pet people who “microblog” on Twitter and Facebook) are being judged by a panel of distinguished professionals on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12 categories. Best of all, The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards are not a popularity contest!

 Nominations are open April 23, 2012 – now! – and close May 6th at 11:59pm MT. Bloggers may nominate themselves or another pet blogger or microblogger in the following categories:

  1. Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
  2. Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader?
  3. Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
  4. Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents. (I know one Sheltie who would LOVE to be nominated…BOL!!)
  5. Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents. (maybe Cody could get a nomination for
  6.  Cat Chat?)
  7. Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc).
  8. Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
  9. Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
  10. Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  11. Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
  12. Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
  13. Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background. 

Finalists will be announced on or about May 15th and the winners will be awarded during an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at BlogPaws 2012. It will be an event you won’t want to miss! You are not required to be present to win, but we do encourage it. For anyone who can’t make it, the ceremony will be live streamed for free for all to watch.

Click here to enter and please read the BlogPaws Official Rules and Regulations.

Good luck! 

 There will be so much going on at BlogPaws 2012 and Mom is hoping to meet each and every one of you there!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota


The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

20 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Sounds like BlogPaws 2012 will be a date to remember! Love the picture!

    • Oh yesssssss Bassetmomma it will be!! Mom flew to Virginia last year on a SMALL plane (way too small for her liking!) she was sitting BEHIND the cockpit and that was the view before they closed the door. It was one BUMPY flight too!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Know you’re gonna have a barking good time!

    • with a few “meows” thrown in for good measure!! BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Mom wishes she could go, but alas that isn’t possible. Have a super good time.

    • Awwww Mario…my Mom MUST meet your Mom in person one day. It is sad because there are sooooooo many blogging assistants that help us all that want to go but can’t. You will be greatly missed by my Mom!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. What an interesting and exciting event! It is so cool that you can meet up with so many blogger friends too.

    I’m so jealous : )))

    Priscilla xxx

    • Hi Priscilla!! My Mom sooooooo wishes you were going!!!! 😦

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. have a great time, I hope to be there with my blogging Friend next year!!!

    • Hi Kari! My Mom said thank you!! Awww she wishes you could go this year 😦

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

      • Im dying to go so Kari from Dog is god in reverse and I have decided we are going together and we will stay together – we have become close gal pals so it will be perfect, im so jealous you are going!!!

  6. So Dakota,

    Are you going to Blogpaws buddy? I hope so 🙂 I’m telling my Mum she’s gotta take me….. and I think she’s gonna….. she’s very excited about going and really looking forward to meeting your Mum and everyone else 🙂

    The Nose-to-Nose awards look great, I love all the categories – don’t worry buddy, I’m gonna nominate you and maybe even Cody – just kidding of course I’ll nominate Cody too – I’m working really hard on my Cat relationships right now – Mum says I have too! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy!

      No…I can’t go to BlogPaws (too far, we live in Michigan) but MOM is definitely going and she can’t wait to meet your Mum! She is sooooooo excited!!!!!!

      Mum is gonna nominate you too because we LOVE your blog!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. It’s weird that we “live” in Utah and I don’t think I can go. We will be in Wyoming I think. I hope you have great time, Utah is a great state and Salt Lake is nice.

    • Awww Mary my mom said she sure wishes that you could go. Maybe something will change and you will be there? She sure hopes so! she would love to meet you!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. How exciting! And what a great idea for “virtual friends” to meet in person!

    • Hi Sara! It is SUPER exciting and Mom said she LOVED meeting all of our friends in person!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. @Kari, LOVE that the two “Kari’s” have become friends! Is it totally out of the question for you both for this year?

  10. […] the way, if you haven’t seen it, my buddy Dakota is offering 20% off tickets for the 2012 Blogpaws conference – woohoo!! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

    • Thank you Snoopy!!!!!!!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: