Saturday, August 23, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

This week I was invited by my friend Lauren - blogger at Zoephee
to take part in the 'Writing Process Blog Tour'.

The rules are pretty simple:
If you're tagged, all you have to do is link back to your tagger and say a little about them, answer the three questions, and invite three other people to join and talk a little about why you enjoy their blogs. Invitees are encouraged to get their posts out within a week or two of their Inviter's post.

I met Lauren through work, she was hired as a dog groomer at the vet clinic I work at. We have a lot in common in that we love dogs, we love talking about them, and we love training them. Her blog Zoephee is primarily about her dogs and training them using positive reinforcement. She has some very informative posts and is worth checking out.

The Questions:

1. What Am I Working On?
Honestly, not a whole heck of a lot. I am very new to blogging and don't expect to hit epic internet fame. If we're talking about what I am working on currently as far as content, I think I will be hitting a touchy subject in my next post which will not be ready until September. It's something I have wanted to write about for a while but didn't want to be all doom and gloom. Given the time of year, I think it's high time I speak up.

2. Why do I write what I do?
In the beginning I wanted to tell the world about my experience becoming a new Pit Bull owner. People do not take owning a powerful breed seriously. I myself had no idea what I was up against. Of course as time passed by blog focused mostly on Seppel's recovery from FHO surgery.
However, now that he has been recovered from his surgery I'd say the focus on my blog has mostly been him and his IPO/Schutzhund training. I like sharing our story. I think it's important for people to see how we started, what we have been through, and where we are going. I think it's good breed PR and if it changes someone's mind about the breed, or helps someone out looking for medical info on surgery then we've done our job.

3. How does my writing process work?
I don't really have a process. If a good subject to write about comes to me - then I'll write about it. Sometimes I will cruise other blogs looking for inspiration and I participate a lot in the blog hops because sometimes I just don't have any ideas.

Here are the blogs I am nominating:

So Fly
A fellow Oregonian who does Flyball with her two dogs Koira and Pallo. She takes some neat pictures and does a lot with her two dogs. I enjoy seeing what adventures they are up to next and I love reading about the sport of flyball.

Exercise Finished
I started following this blog after I read this entry. I like the writing style and the way of thinking. She recently got an Aussie pup but also has a Mal and does obedience and agility among other things.

The REAL apbt
I don't even remember how I found this blog but this gal is very much in support of the traditional apbt. She does occasionally post old articles from fights, and posts various keep routines from famous dogmen. The blog isn't exactly for the faint of heart, but I feel the information is valid because it IS the history of the breed. She also quotes several famous people within the breed. I think anyone interested in learning about the traditional apbt could learn quite a bit from the entries in this blog.


  1. Thank you for your kind words and also agreeing to do this!! :D I totally agree with you about people not taking owning a powerful breed seriously. I've met so many ignorant people! I think it's awesome what you've done with Seppel. :)

    I haven't heard of those blogs before, I will have to check them out!

    1. Thanks for tagging me in something like this. I don't do a ton of blog related things so it was awesome to have something to participate in. :D