1. When did you begin your blog?
Formally began in 2005, however prior to 2005 was posting in different name .com from 2003.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
To educate the public the reasons to Buckle UP the whole family pets included, for the drivers safety, passenger safety, pet and our first responders plus other drivers on the road.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yes 100% education!
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
Yes in 2008 we exceeded over 100 million in circulations and impressions. We exceed 97,000 pages views per month with our .com and we have m
ore then 100,000 people that have requested our FREE pet safety kit with ID card and decal. Education is the first step to safety.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? Try to sometimes I get a bit tied up with other things. Weekly or daily is my preference. If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it? Help with guest bloggers. As if you stall out you will get less traffic.
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
NO, however I personally as Pet Safety Lady do guest speak, educate groups/events and make special paid appearances, plus have filmed four PSA's and one TV commercial.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
Education safes lives if you understand that a 60 pound pet (LAB) at only 35mph can cause a projectile of over 2,700 pounds then I have done my job. This test result was completed with Volvo Cars of No America and proved that even a small child/pet can be injured if not secured in a moving vehicle.
7. What do you like least?
There is nothing I don't like about it. My job is to safe lives with education
and work with pets in doing so --- I am happy and very content with my J-O-B.
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?
We are in a re-design and re-launch of all our .coms to be contained under one umbrella and some fantastic partners coming on board. Plus we are hiring Pet Bloggers as guest writers and what more can you ask for 2011 we are HIRING woohooo!
Betty Smook from nose to tail she is the TOP Dog Paw Blogger with Bark Buckle UP (with a little help from Christina "Pet Safety Lady"). Betty the Editor for Bark Buckle UP®
Paw Blogger group work with the founder Christina Selter “Pet Safety Lady” and first responders nationwide teaching pet safety. Betty has appeared on TV morning shows throughout California with Pet Safety Lady showing how easy it is to just Buckle UP every time. Pet Safety Lady has buckled UP more then 10,000 pets. Education is the first step to show that pet safety is connected to human safety, which helps to save lives. Christina has been featured in more then 1200 TV, radio, segments including print and online takes it over tens of thousands, Bark Buckle UP received more then 100 MILLION in circulations and impressions the first year, she has directed and produced several pet safety PSA’s and created Be Smart Ride Safe-take the pledge Buckle UP the whole family.