This is pretty much the best Tuesday ever. I woke up to an email from Purina with the subject line reading “Pack your bags – Purina Better With Pets Summit in NYC.” Is this really happening?! I already have high blood pressure…give me a break! Okay, don’t. I’m going to New York!
If you’re like me, you love taking your dog(s) out and about. As I’m always looking forward to the scorching Arizona summers to be over, I look forward to the season of pet events. The fall and winter season is a great time for pet events here because the weather is absolutely perfect. I’ve compiled a list of pet friendly events that are taking place in Arizona from October-December. Mark your calendars!
Last night Matt and I decided we’d try something different for our Friday evening out. What better choice is there than to go to a dog event?! I can’t think of any either…so we made our way to Downtown Mesa, AZ for an event called Dog Daze. I had never heard of the event and I don’t spend any time in or near Downtown Mesa, so I thought it’d be fun!
I’ve been blogging since December 2013. Just over a year later, I can say that I am blessed enough to be a full time pet blogger and I’m headed to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville, TN in hopes of furthering my career!
Something tells me I’ve been abnormally successful as a blogger in a short amount of time. I will tell you though, I’ve worked extremely hard to get to where I am at. I’ve invested some money, but mostly time and late nights to be able to work full time from home doing what I love.
Last year, the BlogPaws conference was in Las Vegas, NV. That’s only a 4 hour drive from my house but I had only been blogging for about 5 months and I wasn’t ready. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. A year later, I’m so ecstatic to be traveling across the country, from Arizona to Tennessee, with my close friend Kama and our dogs to experience this life changing conference.
So what IS BlogPaws?
- A conference for anyone looking to learn and grow in the pet or web industry.
- Learn about how to make money with your business or blog.
- Meet and greet with fellow pet bloggers and their pets!
- Connect with brands.
- Learn how to market through social media.
In Nashville, I am looking forward to attending the workshops because I really want to learn how to further my career with blogging. Most importantly though, I’m excited to meet all of the faces behind the blogs I read. I’ve made many online friends through blogging and I cannot wait to hug them all and thank them for their continued support during my blogging journey! They have all helped and inspired me along the way!
BlogPaws 2015 takes place in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on May 28-30th. Are you attending this year?!