Friday, 20 April 2012
TODAY'S GUEST BLOGGER IS..............
Hi, my name is Jenny, and I'm the creator of Rumpydog.com, a blog written by a dog for those who love animals. Through the voices of Rumpy, DeDe, and June Buggie, I share information about a variety of topics of interest to pet owners and animal lovers.
I want to share with you some information that may help you reach out to those of us that love animals.
First of all, why bother? Well, because there's so darn many of us! In the United States, 62% of households have at least one pet. In the UK, 43% of households have at least one animal companion.
During the recent economic downturn, one industry did not suffer. What industry was that? The pet industry of course. People continued to buy pet food, pet toys, and other pet products.
So there's a lot of folks you could be reaching just by having pet ownership in common. That's actually how I found Jill's blog. She had used a picture of her cat as her profile pic on Facebook. I saw it, thought her cat was quite pretty, and took a look at her profile. I don't know that I would have done the same if she had a picture of one of her crafts posted.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not telling you to go animal crazy. And I certainly don't want you to pretend to love animals if you don't. There's one thing that animal lovers can spot a mile away, and that's a phony. But if you do have a beloved furry, feathery or scaly family member, let people know. Post a picture on your blog or write a blog post. If you're a crafter, set up a picture in your booth. If you don't have pets yourself but do love animals, then do some fund raising for pet charities. Or carry at least one product that has a cute furry little face on it somewhere.
It will endear you to us. And believe me when I tell you that we're every bit as loyal as the animals we so love.
Thanks everyone, and I hope you come check out my blog at Rumpy Dog