Wagging Wednesday – BlogPaws


Blogpaws is something I would love to be able to attend this year and it even is happening in the city that never sleeps Las Vegas! I already have a vacation booked for that time so I am unable to go, I can’t wait until next years date and place is announced so I can start planning if I can attend! Check out m y exclusive interview with Carol Bryant!

*Who is filling out this Interview?
Carol Bryant (http://www.fidoseofreality.com)_

*What is BlogPaws?
BlogPaws is a Social Media Company focused on teaching pet enthusiasts, pet bloggers and all pet parents how to use social media effectively and responsibly. Our dedicated team of professionals works year round to connect our bloggers and micro-bloggers to the brands they buy every day. Following our first amazing conference in 2010, we launched an online community site for pet bloggers, pet enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and brands eager to tap into a vibrant, vocal community of serious writers, bloggers, tweeters. It has since grown to over 3,100 registered (approved) members, and continues to attract pet people from all over the world.

Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws grew out of the need for a focus on excellence is social media, and a devotion to helping pets in need. In less than 5 years, we have become the go-to resource for pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts looking to build their online presence to enhance their social networks and support animal shelters and rescues around the world.  We continue to focus our attention on providing education, being a trusted resource to pet parents everywhere, and sharing the reality of life with pets. In that reality is the expectation that the brands we buy every day are a big part of our lives, and connecting to the people who are part of those brands, to facilitate conversation and connection, has become a growing part of the BlogPaws purpose.

In 2012, we became a proud member of the Pet360 family of sites, dedicated to Pet Parenting. Simplified.

*What is your position with Blogpaws?
PR and Marketing Manager

*When, Why and How was BlogPaws created?
See above

*Where was the 2013 BlogPaws Conference?
Tysons Corner, Virginia.

*Tell me about the BlogPaws 2014 Conference?
BlogPaws 2014 will take place at the Westin Hotel, Lake Las Vegas, NV – May 8-10th, 2014. This is located in Henderson on beautiful Lake Las Vegas, just 30 minutes from the Vegas strip.

*What will be happening there?
This is the best video but you can expect educational sessions, networking, face to face with brands, red carpet pet blogging awards, pet friendly things to do, prizes, swag, escalating a career or finding one.  http://youtu.be/Dxs88nGLs7o
*Do you have to have a blog to go?
No: If you like microblogging (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc), we welcome you as well. We welcome pet parents who like to blog and/or microblog. If you want to learn more about helping pets in need—from rescue to saving lives of pets — we welcome you.
*What do you get inspiration from?
Personally, from pets who need a voice, pet parents who want information on living a longer, happier, healthier life with their pets, and fellow bloggers who feel the exact same way.

*What are some of your favorite pet blogs to read?
Too many to count, but so many of the pet bloggers who are in the BlogPaws Community, which is a 24/7/365 community that is no charge to join: http://community.blogpaws.com

*Would BlogPaws ever go out of the USA? Say to Canada?
Anything is possible.

*What does BlogPaws hope to achieve in 2014?

Well there is BlogPaws the Conference and BlogPaws everything else.

BlogPaws Vision & Mission is to empower pet parenting bloggers & social media advocates to amplify their voices, expand their influence, and generate economic opportunity, while supporting fellow members’ efforts to give back to the pets we love so much.

  1. BlogPaws is about you. Our vision & mission is about you. We are the most valued and trusted pet community online, sharing new technology, enabling strong personal relationships, and promoting members’ ideas through videos, pictures and writings.
  2. We amplify our members’ voices, across all social media channels. Every year, we introduce new educational opportunities in the latest technology, writing, business and advocacy, taught by outstanding educators focused on supporting our members in their personal endeavors.
  3. We take the worry out of making money online! Being a part of the BlogPaws community and network will maximize your income by giving you a chance to participate in paid programs and marketing campaigns where we do the heavy lifting – all you have to do is what you do best: share and participate in being online for pets.

From the beginning, the vision has been on pet people and their wishes to have a safe, trusted place to gather. The mission has been to create a resource for pet people in social media that helps them make a success of their work online. Every year, from 2010 on, we reexamine our vision & mission in an effort to stay true to ourselves, to our community of pet parents, and to the many brands we work with all year long. Included in this review is our work with shelters and rescues, our conference, and our pet blogger network.
*What does the BlogPaws Website offer?
Come on over and check us out – we have so many layers of things for pet bloggers, pet microbloggers, and pet parents. In fact, the website was recently relaunched, so we have many more offerings. http://www.blogpaws.com
*Anything new for BlogPaws in 2014?
Absolutely – stay tuned and the most important thing right now is the conference and all of our fantastic blogger programs to help brands and bloggers connect and monetize.

*Anything else you would like to add?
Yes, BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets is about each of us doing our part to help animals across the globe and to support others in their efforts. It’s about working as a team, overcoming challenges and celebrating triumphs together. It’s about love, commitment and dedication to making a real change for animals in need because even the smallest contributions become a movement when added together. We invite our community, the brands we buy and animal lovers everywhere to join us, each and every day, to “Be the Change” we all want to see.

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bethechangeforpets
*Fill In Your Social Media Contact Info:
Website: http://www.blogpaws.com
Email: carol at blogpaws dot com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlogPaws and https://www.facebook.com/bethechangeforpets
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blogpaws

Others:
http://www.pinterest.com/blogpaws/
https://www.youtube.com/blogpaws
http://instagram.com/BlogPaws#

Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Yes

Do I have permission to use the photos you have provided to me? Yes

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