Your love of your cat, dog, ferret or fish comes through in almost everything you say Pets and Accessory Blog. Your car has bumper stickers that visibly proclaim your love and your pet has a wardrobe and toys and accessories that make your own closet bare by comparison.
It’s obvious you love your pet and have a passion for him or her, so why not spread the word and write about that passion.
Here are some tips to get you started on a potential career in writing about pets:
1. Who is your audience? What will you focus on? Will your blog be about Fluffy or Fido’s adorable antics? If so, who will be your audience? Are you writing/blogging about them for your own edification? To hone your writing skills? To get invited on Letterman for his Stupid Pet Tricks segment? All are good reasons. If you want to grow your blog and turn it into a potential paying writing career, you might want to focus on topics related to your pets’ specific breed, what you did to train him and how long it took to pick up the new skill.
2. What will be your frequency of blog posts? To gain a following and a readership, your audience will want to see fresh content. More than weekly — at least three times – is ideal. If people click to your site a few times and don’t see anything new, chances are they will lose interest and find another blog to follow.
3. How will you let people know about your blog? Do you have your own personal Facebook or Twitter page, blog or website? Have you considered setting up a Fanpage for your pet’s blog? It’s a great way to find followers and promote your posts.
4. Will you write on timely topics? Pet rescues because of hurricanes or tsunamis, pet food recalls, heroic acts performed by dogs (perhaps by the same breed as your own dog) — these are great topics to blog about Animal Blogger. If you do this, make certain you link outside your blog to other people who are talking about the same subject. Blogging about current events can help make your blog more searchable.
5. Do you understand grammar and style? You might be a great idea person but a not so great writer. If this is the case, ask a friend to proofread your posts before they go live. In the past, bloggers were given a pass on bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. This is no longer true. Individuals who follow blogs are as interested in reading something that’s well written as they are in reading something that’s interesting. If nothing else, run your post through spell check but a second set of eyes can be your best friend when it comes to your posting.
One of the first rules of writing is to “write what you know” and choose a topic that you are passionate about. If pets are your passion, go and fill a niche in the pet writing market!