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Happy Blogaversary to Me!

So I checked my account and saw that today marks 6 years since I published my first blog post at Rumpydog. Yay me! Back then there were three dogs and 6 cats sharing blogging credits with me. Today there are 5 cats blogging. No dogs are still here. Recently Helen at Hell on Wheels/ Life … Continue reading

Welcome New Bloggers!

I seem to have attracted several new followers lately. Welcome! Some of them are spammers or businesses wanting me to buy something. But many are actual bloggers hoping to connect. For those of you bloggers who are new to the scene, allow me to share with you a bit of wisdom I’ve learned over my years of blogging. … Continue reading

I have 5000 Online Friends. How Can I Buy More?

This morning I checked Twitter and saw I had a new follower. Curious as to who this new follower was, I checked his profile. “Buy 500 new followers for $29.” A friend I follow on Instagram was begging for help in getting her to 1000 followers. These days, it’s all about the numbers. Even at … Continue reading

And I Made My Goal! Woo Hoo!

My goal was one blog post per day for the month of November, and I made it! Big Happy Dance!!!!! The rationale behind my goal was to get my blog back on track by setting aside time each day for thinking and writing about what interests me in a way that will also interest you. I’ve … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo With a Twist of Lemon

Have you noticed anything different about me? Uh, no, I did NOT change my hairstyle. I’ve been writing every day! YAY! In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I decided I would, in true American style, steal the event and reshape it to meet my deepest desires. And that desire is to get my blog back … Continue reading

Want Some Free Publicity From Me? This is What it Takes.

I’ve told you before that I get a lot of emails from people wanting me to promote their product for free. Some do more than just send a mass email; they send an email just to me, then in a day or two send a follow-up email just to be sure I got their first … Continue reading

It’s My Blogaversary!

I just checked my blog and saw in the notifications that today is my 4th anniversary as a blogger. Well, how about that? I should be having a huge celebration! An amazing giveaway! There should be cookies with big 4s painted on them with peanut butter! So what am I doing? Hiding from the vacuum … Continue reading

True Confession: Victim of Crime

So someone stole my lawn mower. It was the middle of the day. I was off work. I left home for a grocery run. When I got back, my mower was gone. I was pissed! I mean, it was just an inexpensive push mower, but still, it was MY mower and I needed it to … Continue reading

Choosing My Battles and Moving On

March 11th is Humane Lobby Day in Tallahassee, Florida. It’s an opportunity for ordinary folks like me to talk to my elected officials about my stance on legislation impacting animals. I’m not going to attend. I know! I know! If I wasn’t going to go, why did I make such a big stink about how I was … Continue reading

It’s the Pre-Holiday Email Bombardment- Coming to an Account Near You!

You should see my inbox lately!  I have all sorts of emails from people I never heard of before telling me about their product, how it’s so great, and will you please add it to your holiday gift recommendations this year? That’s how I know they don’t read my blog, because if they did, they’d … Continue reading

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