Happy Birthday to us!
Today Pure.Dog.Blog–Canine Review’s new blog–is one month old! We’re celebrating in two different ways. First, join us in saying WOO HOO while we wave some flags around. (Don’t worry, we don’t plan on repeating this behaviour every month.)
Second, we have our first blog contest for you to enter!
To let the suspense build about our contest, [details below], we’ll start with the flag waving. We’re very happy to report that in just one month, Pure.Dog.Blog has gone international!
We were excited to look at the blog stats from the past 30 days and see that readers from around the world are having a look at Pure.Dog.Blog. Most who drop in are from Canada and the U.S.–but in addition to those two main locales, we’ve had visitors from 25 other countries.
Here’s the list, from the most views per country to the least. We have fans in … (drum roll please!) … Canada and the United States of course. But you’re also reading the blog in …
Greece, the United Kingdom and Denmark
Poland, Costa Rica and The Netherlands
Sweden, Australia and Indonesia
Russian Federation, Argentina and South Africa
Philippines, Pakistan and Iceland (seriously!)
Puerto Rico, New Zealand and Mexico
Germany, Ecuador and the Czech Republic
Switzerland, Malaysia, and Thailand
and last but not least, in France.
So here’s a big shout-out to everyone who’s dropped in, wherever you are!
Which brings us to … (another drum roll please! I’m feeling dramatic today) … Pure.Dog.Blog Contest No. 1!
We have a FREE year’s subscription to Canine Review magazine up for grabs. (Did I just hear Canine Review Publisher Merla moaning, saying Please, don’t let the winner be one of those viewers in Argentina or New Zealand!) Seriously, it doesn’t matter where you are–everyone’s eligible and it’s easy to enter. All you have to do is … Leave a comment!
On the left-hand side of every blog entry/post, you’ll see the date, in black, followed by the words LEAVE A COMMENT in blue, teal, whatever you’d like to call that colour. To comment on anything you’ve read–or anything else dog-related–just click on those words. Scroll down to the bottom of the post, and you’ll see “Speak! Tell us what you think!” followed by a grey box where you enter your comments. Click the “Post Comment” button and you’re done!
We know you’re out there reading Pure.Dog.Blog–in 27 countries no less! But you’ve been very quiet … only a few of you have emailed comments. And as I say in the Why Pure.Dog.Blog? section: If there’s one thing dog people love as much as their dogs, it’s talking about them. So don’t make a liar out of me! Share your thoughts with others via LEAVE A COMMENT.
To entice you to break the ice and start commenting, EVERY PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT FOR THE NEXT WEEK WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAW FOR THE FREE CANINE REVIEW SUBSCRIPTION. (Sorry ’bout the all caps–JUST wanted to make sure you read that!)
It can be a comment on an older post, this one, or any that are posted in the next 7 days. And it doesn’t have to be a long message. It can be as simple as a note saying whether you like what you read (or not!). Or, send in your thoughts on the post’s topic.
I know you have something to say. I’ve never met a dog person yet who didn’t have a strong opinion on canine matters. So don’t be shy–join the conversation–and YOU COULD BE A WINNER!