Monday, January 1, 2018

Pawsitive Outlook for 2018

Happy New Year to all of our friends! 
Truffle and Brulee bringing in 2018

2017 has been a year of challenges for Mom Paula and us. Mom Paula had to retire earlier than she planned and had three surgeries on her eyes. Both Brulee and Truffle were sick this year, but they are doing fine now. We have a lot of decisions to make this year involving our future and we're not quite sure what the result will be.



Truffle and Brulee share their pawsitive outlook for 2018

In the meantime, we want to share some of our pawsitive outlooks (no resolutions for us) for 2018.

  • Partnerships with brands. We're excited to announce that we have our first sponsor for 2018 and will share more about this in the next few days. We're in talks with one or two more brands for sponsorships.
  • Redesign of our blog. We will continue to try and post everyday, even if it's just a photo and a few comments. We are going to change our header and simplify things a little bit. We're working with our graphic artist for a new look now. We hope to share it in the next few weeks.
  • Share some research-based articles. Our blog will always be about our daily lives with us sharing photos and stories on a daily basis. We hope to share sponsored posts on a bi-monthly basis and will work on sharing more detailed "article-type" posts about cat health, nutrition,and behavior this year. 
  • Renew our engagement with our cat blogging friends. This summer Mom Paula will celebrate 10 years of blogging with Sweet Praline and us. Those first few years, we were able to visit everyone within an hour and leave detailed comments. So much has happened the last couple of years that we've gotten behind on visiting our friends. Our goal is to reach out and truly engage with our cat (and dog) blogging friends more frequently.
  • Professional development. This is not a word we use too much, but since Mom Paula was part of the education environment for 40+ years, we thought we'd use it because Mom Paula want to continue learning. She has plans to take some classes (either online or face-to-face) about photography, Photo Shop, graphic design, and other items that will help us improve our blog.
  • Outreach for our cat blogging friends. We plan to continue doing things for our cat blogging friends such as Secret Paws, the Blogging Cat Weekly Planner, and other activities that will encourage and promote our community.

33 comments:

  1. Y'all are always rockin' the blogging world! Happy New Year from all of us at Brian's Home!

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  2. Kudos to you on all you have accomplished and all you will be accomplishing in 2018!! Pssst: make sure those partnerships are with green papers (wink) catchatwithcarenandcody

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  3. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

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  4. May 2018 bring you health and happiness, toys and treats, laps and scritchies!

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  5. Happy New Year! Here's wishing you a 2018 filled with love, joy and peace!

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  6. Happy New Year... and I think 2018 is going to be a great one for ALL you girls!

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  7. Happy New Year! Those look like great pawsitive outlooks!

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  8. Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see the new look - always loved seeing blog makeovers :)

    So glad the cats are both back to good health! Hoping this year, all of you stay happy and healthy with not a single health problem whatsoever!

    Dropping by to let you know that I've awarded your blog the Supawstars Spotlight Award! The award & a description of why I think your blog 100% deserves the spotlight is here: https://kittyclysm.com/supawstars-award-dec-2017/

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  9. You have pawsome projects, and we wish you the best for them ! Happy Mew Year ! Purrs

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  10. Happy New Year! Looks like some kitty knows exactly what to do :)

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  11. Welcome to 2018. You all seem to have much planned for the year. I hope it all works out.

    Shoko and Kali

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  12. Sounds like a lot of good things to happen in 2018. Best of luck and Happy New Year!

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  13. These are wonderful outlooks! Mom Paula has been busy and has done great things with your blog!

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  14. We love your pawsitive notes and our human lackey..err purrsonal assistant agrees. She too is going to try to be more in touch with her fellow bloggers because the blogging community is pawsome.
    Happy 2018, wishing you and your humans health, happiness and joy in 2018
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    The Tribe of Five (Tucker, Jasmine,Lily,Oliver & Alberto)

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  15. Happy 2018! I hope your outlooks are successful and everyone is healthy!

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  16. We so enjoy reading your blog and look forward to what you'll be sharing in 2018. Wishing you much success with the blog and most importantly wishing you and the girls a healthy 2018!

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  17. What great plans you have for 2018! Congratulations on your upcoming brand sponsorship, I can't wait to see who it's with. Best of log in all your 2018 plans & adventures!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  18. Eye surgery is no bueno, but I hope that you are well on the mend. It sounds like 2018 will be much better for you all and I love the goals for the year. Can't wait to see all your hard work.

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  19. Happy 2018. You had a big year. Great outlook for the coming year! I love the names too. I'm particularly fond of Truffle ;)

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  20. Happy New Year! I'm glad that everyone is feeling better. It sounds like 2018 is going to be an exciting year for Sweet Purrfections!

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  21. Ah, you fell in the resolutions trap, did you? I try not to go there :-) Though the plan is to continue the blog and to finally find some time to promote my book.

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  22. Happy 2018 to all of you! I'm really looking forward to hearing who your brand sponsor is, congratulations! Also, I love that you don't consider them resolutions but PAWsitive outlooks! Looking forward to seeing all the great things 2018 brings to you all!

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  23. Reconnecting with other bloggers and renewing old friendships is a wonderful resolution. We really look forward to your researched articles as well! I hope someday to reach the point where I can share my blogging experiences and what I’ve learned with other “newbies.” Happy New Year!

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  24. Happy new year and all the best for future endeavors! My goal this year is to get some branded collaborations for our travels with Babu as well.

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  25. You are one amazing blogger. We could not blog every day even if we tried so kudos to you.

    We need to get ourselves a sponsor for 2018 - what a great idea!!

    Well done Paula, Truffle and Brulee, we are proud to stand beside you as cat blogging collegues.

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  26. Happy New Year! So glad you all made it through your "pauses" that gave you time to renew your vision for your future. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. We look forward to your news.

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  27. Looks like you are dealing with changes positively and proactively. I loved your list of 2018 goals and plans.

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  28. It sounds like you guys have a wonderful year ahead! We look forward to where the year takes you. Congrats on your sponsorships too!

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