I thought I would resurrect my very first blog which was written on January 18, 2010, because I only had a handful of interested readers at the time and now that I have attracted nearly 80 followers, I thought you would like know why I started writing about my life as a professional pet sitter.
It was not easy to write my first blog entry because I am an avid reader, an English major, and a perfectionist but I somehow managed to hit the "Publish Post" button and I waited eagerly for someone to make a comment.
The comments didn't arrive until I posted In Praise of Funky Lawn Ornaments and was awarded with 3 comments; one from me, my fiance', and a very supportive pet sitting client, Christen. By February, I had one follower, Christen, and I cannot tell you how thrilled to have an audience who are actively reading my stories, participating in my contests, and most importantly, leaving comments!
And now, let me introduce my first blog entry entitled Julie and Julia!
I was inspired to start a blog many months ago after watching "Julie and Julia" at the theater; in fact, I turned to my fiance and fellow pet sitting partner, Amos, and announced that I was going to start a pet sitting blog that would eventually make me as well-known as Julia Child and Julie Powell. I think it's a longshot to become rich and famous from blogging, but if I could attract an audience of readers who love pets as much as I do, then I will consider myself lucky.
Ever since I walked away from 16 years of teaching in the summer of 2006 in order to focus on my business, Teacher's Pet Sitting Service,I've been quite entertained by both the pets and their owners and I feel I have enough wonderful stories to last a lifetime so I will write them down, one day at a time, and I hope you will enjoy them all.
Thanks for reading,