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Maneki-neko

I almost look like a maneki-neko in this picture, don’t you think ?

Anyway, I brought happiness to someone during our 8th blogoversary : Lola and Lexy won the fantastic surprise package that we offered for this occasion !

Lola and Lexy also have a blog, Lola The Rescued Cat ; Lola even wrote a book with the help of her human Dawn White. They are passionate about rescue and animal welfare, and will be very happy with your visit.

We cannot show you what they will get because it’s a surprise, but we hope that they will satisfy your curiosity when they receive their package.

8 years blogging

Eight years ago, on 23 April 2012, our Angel Loupi decided to share his wisdom with the world : Swiss Cat Blog, the first name of our blog, was born. Zorro joined him a little later, and together they made lots of friends in the blogosphere thanks to the Google Translate button that was present from the beginning on the blog. In 2013, they also decided to translate their articles into English.

Zorro and Angel Loupi have benefited from the advice of more experienced bloggers from the Cat Blogosphere and Blogpaws communities (now All Pet Voices) to develop this blog that has definitely become The Swiss Cats.

Switzerland is a multilingual country, and the need to mew in the three official languages, in addition to English, was established in 2014.

Soon after, Ange Loupi gained his wings, but quickly sent the little Pixie to join the editorial team of The Swiss Cats.

We mainly share our daily lives, but we also write from time to time feature articles on behaviour, feeding, health, safety and care.

We also financially support a shelter through commentathons.

However, none of this would be possible without you, dear readers : your visits and comments feed our blog and make it live.

To thank you, one of you will have the chance to receive a surprise package from us. Try your luck until April 29th !

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for reading us regularly, and thank you for being our friends !

Why you should read Pet Blogging for Love and Money

We met Carol online a few years ago when she was one of the leaders of the Blogpaws blogger community : we benefited from her dynamism, her experience and advice with thousands of others.

Carol Bryant is a celebrity in the pet industry. Her expertise in social media, public relations, digital marketing and professional blogging is recognized far and wide. She’s also president of the Dog Writers Association of America. Carol and her cocker Dexter blog at Fidose of Realty ; Fidose of Realty’s fundraising arm, Wigglebutt Warriors, raises funds for homeless dogs through various events.

Maggie Marton is also an expert in social media and digital marketing for pets. She blogs at Oh My Dog Blog, and is notably the author of The Zero-Waste Pet.

Carol and Maggie decided to share their knowledge and experience in order to benefit the highest number of people : Pet Blogging for Love and Money was born.

Pet Blogging for Love and Money with Zorro

Over the pages, you will discover how to start a blog, how to structure it, how to grow it, and for those who want it, how to turn it into a business. This book will also be very useful for shelters to optimize their online communication, to help them give their protégés the best chance of finding a forever home.

Chapter after chapter, Carol and Maggie guide you through all stages of creating and developing a blog. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find a summary list of the most important points, and a case study that illustrates the material presented. This book is easy to read, and we have discovered plenty of tips that we can still implement to improve our blog. It’s available in paperback or Kindle format on Amazon.

Why should you read Pet Blogging for Love and Money ?

Here are 5 preconceived misconceptions that could cross your mind and make us advise you to read this book :

I don’t have a blog yet

This is the best time to read this book ! You will be accompanied in your first steps as a blogger and will be able to avoid the mistakes that most beginners make.

I have a blog, but I don’t have a pet

No problem ! The tips you will find in this book are valid for any kind of blog.

I blog for fun, I’m not a pro

This is no reason to have a mediocre blog : we don’t monetize our blog, but we do care about having a blog that people enjoy visiting and in which it’s easy to navigate.

You can’t make a living with a blog

Wrong ! But it doesn’t happen alone : it takes a strategy and time. Monetizing your blog is a real job (believe us, we tried a few years ago, but we gave up because we didn’t have enough time to devote to it).

I am already an experienced blogger

Analyze your practices ! Do the words “lifelong learning” ring a bell ?

Pet Blogging for Love and Money is the perfect gift to put under every blogger’s Christmas tree !

Pet Blogging for Love and Money with Pixie

WARNING : no one has asked us for an article about this book, and we are not paid to do so. We wrote it because we think it’s really worth it.