In a few short years, pet blogging has grown leaps and bounds with an astounding array of blogs. There are personal pet diaries, educational blogs on health and behavior, humorous showcases from cartoons to costumes, pet pop culture, style, causes, advice columnists and everything in between.
To honor the best of the best, Dogtime.com sponsors the Pettie awards. These awards are considered the Oscars of the pet blogosphere and a fierce lobbying for votes is not unlike the awards season in Hollywood. Bloggers ask their readers, fans and family to nominate them. Votes are tallied and the nominees then go through a second round of asking, cajoling, pleading for votes. There are eight categories that you, dear reader can choose to vote for, from best overall pet blog to best cause-related blog.
The winners all receive a $1000 donation to the animal shelter of their choice.
I’m thrilled that six nominees are on my blogroll and several are friends. Two I’ve interviewed (more coming). Click on the Reviews & Interviews category in the sidebar to view. That’s where it gets a bit sticky. I want them all to win but they can’t. What I will mention are are all my front runners. They are all excellent nominees for their category. In alphabetical order they include:Catsparella, Conscious Cat, Covered In Cat Hair, I Have Cat, Mr. Puddy, Sparkle Cat and Zee and Zoey. I have not included any dog blogs. I love dogs but ultimately my loyalty is to cats, because we all know, they rock and rule.
I love cats. I love the cat community and I will working my tail off all year to make Cat Wisdom 101 excellent enough to be nominated next year.
Pet blog award season is fierce. Voting is on until July 29th and you can vote up to twice per day. The link below will take you the site and includes links to every nominated blog. Voting is easy peasy. The winners will be announced on August 26 at an awards banquet at the BlogPaws conference in Tyson’s Corner Virginia. You know I’m rooting for cat bloggers to dominate, but may the best bloggers win!