Just when I felt like never blogging again, WordPress sent their fun, annual stats to us. We enjoyed a stellar year with highlights like meeting and interviewing celebrity cats Grumpy Cat and Lil BUB. It was a thrill being awarded the CWA Muse Medallion for black and and white photography and being a Pettie Award finalist for Best Cat Blog. Hitting the front page of Reddit one day gave us a taste of what sites like Grumpy Cat get every day, *sigh*. It was an honor to become a contributor to Petfinder.com, Catster.com and be published in The Huffington Post.
Accolades are lovely but my true joy comes from my work with cats and connecting with cat lovers on and offline. The past few months were very stressful with ongoing family illness and I was in serious danger of burnout when the proverbial last straw happened. When my muse and dear cat Gris Gris died suddenly a week ago, I wanted to crawl under a rock and never blog again. I still don’t but here I am. What’s next? I honestly don’t know but I will likely cut back in order to work on a long over due book project. I’m behind in returning comments and will do my best to return any in the future. I’d like nothing better than to visit my fifty favorite pet blogs every day but I can’t. BUT if you have any news you think I should hear about, please post it at our Cat Wisdom 101 Facebook page or tag us @catwisdom101 on Twitter.
Today, I’m happy to share these fun stats with you dear reader. It’s because of you, Cat Wisdom 101 continues to grow and spread our message: To enlighten and entertain cat lovers everywhere. Last year we reached cat lovers in 173 countries. This year it was 182! ONE QUESTION: What would you like to see more of OR less?