Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who Inspired You To Start Blogging & Who Won The Blogoversary Giveaway Contest?

Dear Friends,

The response for my One Year Blogoversary Giveway resulted in 35 comments and 16 contestants and I was so thankful for all who got involved! Because all 16 answers to the Giveaway question, "What Inspired You To Start Blogging" were so *well* inspiring I decided to feature them along with your picture and link to your blogs. I hope you will read, visit, and befriend as many of these inspirational bloggers as pawsible! 

Paper Princess said,” Six months before I started my blog, I lost my younger sister in a very unexpected and tragic way. I was devastated by this loss and grieved heavily. I started my blog, Create With Joy, in large measure to help me move on with my life and rediscover my joy and my passion again. It gives me great joy to share my beautiful Maine Coons, who so many people tell me that they regularly stop by specifically to see, as well as my creations, my faith, and other things I cherish.”

Janet said, “I actually started blogging a few years ago after a horrible breakup with my boyfriend (who happens to be the same one I live with now!). I had so many sob stories, and hilarious stories, one of my best friends told me I should blog about it all. So I did.”

Alison said, “Loved the Julie and Julia book and the movie! I have had a lifelong dream to be a writer and that’s why I blog.”

Shannon @ Why Not On A Tuesday said, “I guess I was inspired to blog because I felt like I was not writing enough and wanted to journal my life for others to (hopefully) read.”

Frankie Furter  said,” I was inspired to write a blog... beclaws some of the peeple in my writer groups wanted me to. There were lots of peeples in the groups, butt I (Frankie Furter) was the ONLY DACHSHUND. They didn't discriminate against me or anything!!! I always had my very much own SEAT and they always listened to my stories. Even when I used bad words like Butt Scooter and Cat Butt Fart and stuffs...Yep they inspired me!!!”

Tucker/Daisy/Leo said,” I started reading dog blogs a couple of years back when someone on the quilting board that I read posted a link to the handsome Spencer the Golden Retriever. One blog led to another, and I was reading several. I knew that Tucker, Daisy and Leo's adventures would be fun to read, and had a great title "Two Goldens and a Wannabe", but I had to wait until January 2009 before we got a faster (still not fast) internet connection to be able to start blogging. I am so glad I did, we have made such good friends.”

Tucker said,” But, I would say that My Momma started blogging when I came into the picture because she wanted to track my growth. Well I is done growing now. She was inspired by Savage's Mom in the story of savage.”

Maggie And Mitch said, “Sunshade inspired me to start my own blog. Mitch came along a few months later!”

The Booker Man said, ”me and asa and mama decided to start bloggin' after we found princess the pit bull and murphy dog's bloggies. we had been followin' them for a few months and thought it would be really funsies to have a bloggie of our own!”

Wyatt  said, “We started about one year ago too! Mom broke her foot with an irrigation trencher. She was sitting around being bored and we started blogging!!”

Elizabeth said, “another 'dog blog' called From The Treat Jar inspired to start blogging. I have been blogging for over two years now and it's been great!!!”

Katnip Lounge said, “We started blogging when Felix tore his patella, and we reached out to the Cat Blogosphere for advice...and here we are, almost a year later!”

Khyra and Sometimes Her Mom said, “A Siberian pal told Khyra she always had so much to say she should have a blog -SO, we started a blog fur ME!"

Katie said, “What inspired me to blog is my little beagle jack russel girl. she loves to wear clothes and have me do photo shoots of her and I wanted everyone I knew to have easy access to all of her pictures and it so fun.”

Hound Dog Mom said, “We started blogging after reading Martha and Bailey's blog and then following Mango. And here we are today.”

Trixie/Lily/Sammy Joe said, “Our Mama had a blog before this and she said she was inspired to write one when she read books that had started out as blogs. When our Mama got tired of blogging, WE were inspired to start our own!”

Each of the contestants names were listed in the order above on and then the randomizer scrambled them up and Tucker's name came out on top! Congratulations, Tucker! 

List Randomizer
There were 16 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Tucker
  2. Katie
  3. Janet
  4. Frankie Furter
  5. Hound Dog Mom
  6. The Booker Man
  7. Paper Princess
  8. Wyatt
  9. Tucker/Daisy/Leo
  10. Why Not On A Tuesday
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Katnip Lounge
  13. Trixie/Lily/Sammy Joe
  14. Maggie and Mitch
  15. Alison
  16. Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom


  1. Oh wow - That would be me right? I is the winner! Woo Hoo. Thank you so much!

    woof - Tucker

  2. Interesting reading at why folks start blogging.
    Congrants on your first year of blogging, I raise a glass to many more ;)
    See Yea George xxx

  3. Awww what a fab giveaway and contest!! It was so lovely to read why people started blogging!!

    Good luck to everyone! take care

  4. Way to go Tucker!
    That was fun to learn about everybody's start to blogging!


  5. Yay! I agree with Wyatt! What fun!


  6. Congratulations to Tucker! How neat to hear how everyone got into blogging!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Congrats to Tucker...We loved your post!!


  9. Lovely idea to find out why people and pets began their blogs. Really great to read those interesting stories.

    Love and licks Winnie

  10. O hai. :) I started to blog because I lived with my hooman friends and I wanted to talk about stuff we do. I am still there. It is fun to borrow my hooman's capooter and meet noo friends. Thank u very much. (wags tail) :)

  11. nice getting to know what inspires other bloggers :).

    great blog!

  12. Congratulations to Tucker! Giveaways are fun! :)

  13. Good Job Tucker!!! So proud of you! wooo hooo!

  14. Congratulation big boy
    Benny & Lily

  15. Congrats to Tucker! What a great way to celebrate your blogoversary!

    The Road Dogs

  16. Congrats to Tucker! And thank woo for visiting our bloggie! We're now following woo too!

    Mya Boo Boo

  17. Congratulations to Tucker!! It's very interesting to read what started every one blogging! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  18. Khongrats to WOO


    To Tucker!

    This was a furry khool post!


  19. Congrats to lucky Tucker! I so enjoyed reading everyone's stories and seeing everyone's pets!


  20. Congrats tucker! I love this contest... It was so much fun to learn what inspired everyone!


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