It’s My Blogoversary!

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Blogoversary and Comment-a-thon for A-Pal Humane SocietyHello everyone and thanks for stopping by. I am one excited kitty today. I can hardly believe it, but I have been blogging for one whole year. That’s a long time in the life of a cat! When I first started blogging, I never really gave it a thought as to why I was doing it and it has been a bit of a walk down memory lane figuring it all out. But, before I get started (I might get long-winded) please help yourselves to some refreshments.

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Last year, mom was recovering from surgery and going through chemotherapy. She was writing for her two other blogs, Horse Buzz A-Z and Savvy Pet Care, as well as the rescue’s blog. She had joined BlogPaws in June of 2013 for the Savvy Pet Care website and was participating in the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. I think when she started following some of those blogs, she decided we needed to do something fun. And we thought I could do a lot of good for the rescue as their Advo-CAT.

Blogging Kitty Morning Routine - Blogoversary and Comment-a-thon for A-Pal Humane SocietyMom started my Facebook page on August 18, 2014. She was working on setting up the blog at the same time and I published my first post on August 24th. I joined the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop that week and I got my very first comment on the blog — from a woofie! My very first commenter was Miley’s Daily Scoop. On that same post, Miss Emily, from Kitty Cat Chronicles, was the first to reach out and offer the new cat on the block help if I needed it. We knew right then that the people involved in this community were going to be super!

About the time I started my blog, mom was pretty tired from the chemo and she knew we were going to have to move. She didn’t know what the future of Horse Buzz A-Z and Savvy Pet Care would be so she stopped writing those blogs and we concentrated on having fun on mine. She started a Pinterest account the end of August and said that was it. No more social media for Christy Paws. Then came Twitter in October, just before we moved.

Wordless Wednesday Welcome - Celebrating one year of bloggingIn September, circumstances made it possible for mom to retire and for us to begin our move to northern California, next door to her best friend, Kelly. Mom had always planned to retire here but had no idea it would be so soon. Mom wanted to get most of our stuff moved in October, in case the weather turned bad, but she had to go back down to southern California until mid-November to finish her chemo. Aunt Kelly took care of us for those three weeks until mom was finally able to bring the last load of stuff up and RELAX.

Highlights of My First Year of Blogging

September

January

  • I got a Google+ page and a YouTube account. So much for no more social media!

April

  • I participated in the Blogging A-Z Challenge. It was a lot of work posting every day but I did enjoy it. I missed a few days but we finished and I met a few new bloggers.
  • I shared my raw food diet and how mom makes it. Raw feeding is one of the serious missions of my blog.Christy Paws cartoon logo - Blogoversary and Comment-a-thon for A-Pal Humane Society
  • I got Cartoon Me from Nellie‘s mom and designed my very first business cards. Had to have them for BlogPaws!

May

Coco the Couture Cat at BlogPaws Conference

Coco

Miss Emily with Sophie from Kitty Cat Chronicles and Plush CK from Stunning Keisha

Miss Emily with Sophie and Plush CK

Summer from Sparkle Cat Featuring Summer

Summer

June

July

August

Whew! My head is spinning just thinking about all I’ve done. But the best part of this year is you — all the new friends I’ve made. I set out to lighten things up for mom and have fun. I hope I’ve accomplished that, at least a little bit, and you’ve had fun with me.

As I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to celebrate the year by doing a comment-a-thon for A-Pal Humane Society. Mom will donate $.50 (up to $100) for every comment left on this post by Sunday. Next Monday, she will announce the amount of the donation.

Thank you so much to all of you for being here and being a part of my celebration, today and every day!

Love you all.

Christy Paws


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53 Responses to It’s My Blogoversary!

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  2. Happy Blogoversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. Flynn says:

    Wow, you have had a busy year! Happy Blogoversary to you.

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  5. Happy Blogoverary – o busy making dinosaurs we nearly missed this. OK Now to go read the post.

  6. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Oh My Cat this is so wonderful! Happy Blogoversary Christy Paws

  7. Concats Concats!!! You have had such a wonderful year!!!!!! Hope that you have an even more spectacular second year!
    Luvs
    Marty and the Gang

  8. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys…we haz knot had inter netz all week, itz been like a lite switch…on…off…on…off…..happee bee lated blog annie fur sarry two ewe…we iz buzzed happee we finded yur blog & bee came friendz….heerz two another 100…looks like everee one hada mega awesum time & de chow….looked dee lish ……way kewl yur mom iz havin a comment a thon two ….heerz two a stargazer sheatfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  9. Happy Blogoversawry! I think it is great that you are using this celebration to help other animals!

  10. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! You managed to accomplish so much in only a year! I’m sure many more accomplishments are still to come 🙂

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  12. Hi Christy, really nice to meet you!
    You have had quite a first year and we hope you have lots more fun in the coming years.
    We agree that the Cat Blogosphere is filled with the nicest people.
    Happy 1st Blogoversary!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  13. Raven says:

    Happy Blogaversery. You’ve been very busy and successful in your first year.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on your one year blogiversary! That’s awesome! You had quite the year and I look forward to keep up with you in your second year of blogging. 🙂

  15. meowmeowmans says:

    Hi Christy! What a year you’ve had. We love your blog (and you), and are so thankful for your friendship. Here’s top many, many more blogoversaries yet to come! Hugs!

  16. Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations and have a wonderful new year. ♥

  17. Ann Staub says:

    Happy Blogiversary to you! It sounds like you’ve had quite a busy year, not just with blogging. Congrats on all of your accomplishments and good luck to you in the year ahead!

  18. Cathy Armato says:

    Happy Blogaversary!! You’ve had quite a year. This post and your donation are a beautiful way to mark the end of your blog’s first year! Wishing you many more years of happy blogging!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  19. Happy Blogoversary ! We wish you many many more ! It’s amazing how much you’ve already done ! Purrs

  20. Annabelle says:

    Wow our heads are spinning with all the activities you’ve done and accomplished this year Christie. That is absolutely amazing. A very happy one year blogoversary to you! AND many many more.

  21. Gattina says:

    Happy Blogaversery ! Lots of things were going on since you started ! My cats started already in 2007 ! Time flies by !

  22. speedyrabbit says:

    Happy Blogoversary Christy,hope to see many more sweetie,xx Speedy

  23. Cathy Keisha says:

    Happy blogoversary! What a worldwind year for you. I didn’t know anything about the CB until I was blogging for a couple of years and Blogpaws wasn’t even invented. Likewise we didn’t have Pinterest or IG, which I still don’t have. Thanks for including Plush CK.

  24. Connie says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

  25. Sammy says:

    HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY Christy!!!!! I’m so happy for you and here’s to many more “versaries” celebrating your lovely blog.

    Love and Hugs,
    Sammy

  26. You’ve had quite the busy year! We’re glad we’ve had the chance to meet you through the Blogosphere and look forward to many more years of you blogging!

  27. Hello! This is the first time we have visited. It’s very nice to meet you. We are a large, mixed family of four kitties, one woofie and two horsies that live in France. We see you have had quite the year and would like to wish you a Very Happy Blogoversary!

    Everyone at The Poupounette

  28. Summer says:

    Wow, you have done amazingly well for your first year blogging! Congratulations, and I look forward to many more years of blogging and fun from you!

  29. Penelope says:

    Wowwzers! What a busy year yous and your Mommy has had! And wes sure glad yous started blogging!
    Now mes shall sings yous the song!!!
    Mee!!
    Meeee!!!!
    Meeeeee!!!!!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary Dear Christie, Ocean, Echo and Mommy!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Kisses
    Nellie

  30. Noodle says:

    Wrote! You sure accomplished a lot. Can’t wait to see what the coming year brings. Happy blogaversary! *ear licks* Noodle
    PS that’s a lot of tasty food!

  31. Brian Frum says:

    Happy Blogoversary! What a busy first year. Y’all are rockin’ the Blogosphere!,,

  32. Concatulations on your first Blogoversary. Mom & I have just recently started following your blog and enjoy reading about you and all your family. Looking forward to learning more your adventures.
    Scout Charles

  33. Deerest Christy an lady ava: iss Monday an wee are late an mee iss sorry!! LadyMum was out yesterday at thee Feral Kat group get together…
    Can you pleeze cunt our vote???? Pleeze????
    Wee fink you an yur Mumma are tHE BESTEST!
    Sendin mee LadyMum that card cheered her up so much!You make a BIG difference!!! Both of youss’.
    Conkatss on yur ferst Bloggie-versary~
    ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry an ((hugs)) LadyMum xxxxxxxxx

    • Christy Paws says:

      You have plenty of time to count! You are not late. I just posted today and we will count all comments for the whole week. Thanks for visiting and we are so glad you liked the card.

      • Good Greef LadyMum read that wrong! Mew mew mew..
        So wee are on time!! Woo Hoo!!!
        Wee will share yur link on our FB page…wee want lotss off reederss to come visit you Christy <3
        ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxx

  34. Happy blogoversary Christy!

  35. Congratulations on your first blogoversary, Chriisty! Here’s to many more years of blogging and furiendship.

  36. Many concatulations your exciting first year…we are so proud to count you among our kitty blogger friends!

  37. Zoolatry says:

    OhMyCat ~ What a year you’ve had! We’ve been blogging 7 yrs and haven’t done as much as you have in just 1 year! Congrats and keep up the good work … Happy, happy to all!

  38. You have arrived or I should say flat you and Dezi….wow. We are all headed to Wal Mart.

    Shoko

  39. Kitties Blue says:

    Christy Paws, what a great year you have had. You really have accomplished so much. You should be quite proud of yourself. We wish you a most meowvolous first blogoversary and know that you will be around for a very long time, doing good for others as well as entertaining us. Love and hugs to your mom from ours. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
    p.s. We tweeted about the comment-a-thon.

  40. Whew!! I can barely catch my breath from all of the excitement of your past year!!! HUGE CONCATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have accomplished sooooooooooo much and we are thrilled to be along for the ride!
    HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

  41. Happy Blogoversary! You’ve had a busy year!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  42. Purrsea says:

    Meowee Christy Paws…happy 1st blogoversary! You’ve done so much to be proud of fur shore. Me, I totally missed mine which was last month…ooops! And I still haven’t even gotten to 100 posts yet. Looking forward to more fun times ahead and purray the fires go away real soon! =^,,^=

  43. Happy Blogoversary Christie. I can’t imagine blogville without you now. I love your posts and look forward to them. Hope you don’t mind but I downed several delish drinks you offered.

    Have a super deluxe day Christie and mom.

    Shoko

  44. Marg says:

    We sure do wish you a very Happy Blogoversary. Our Mom had to have all that Chemo too so she knows what a hard time your Mom has had. Good for her to doing all this blogging stuff. We sure are glad you started and enjoy your blog a lot. It is great that you are doing a commentathon. We love doing all we can for the rescues. You all have one great day.

  45. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    happee annie fursarry guys! a verree happee one, heerz two another 100…we hope ewe spend de day doin sum way kewl fun fun fun stuff, hope mom getz ya sum perch ta sell a brate~~~~ we look for werd ta manee mor posts! hope this message findz itz way two ewe coz de inter webs two day iz knot werkin N uz mor off than on~~~~~ XXXXXXXX

  46. ConCatulations on your first Blogoversary! It’s so great to read your journey through the year. It looks like you are busier than you’d thought you’d be!!! We love your blog 🙂 xxxx

  47. Ellen Pilch says:

    Congratulations on your first year and here’s to many more! I am glad you started blogging 🙂

  48. Congratulations on your blogoversary. It has certainly been a busy year for you! Hope your mom is doing well – the rest of you too.

  49. Congrats on your one year blogoversary – what an action packed year you’ve had. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging!

  50. Happy Blogoversary!!! What a busy year. 🙂

  51. Happy Blogoversawry Christy. we luv yous bloggy and awe so happy to have met you and become furiends. We look furward to lots more years of fun and adventures togevver. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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