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Highs and Lows.

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Emily in Blog Love | Nostalgia

Every blogger has highs and lows. High readership/low readership days. High moments/low moments. In three years, we have had our share of highs and lows. Wanna hear about ’em? Here it goes…

No noms? That’s low!

Not surprisingly, the post with the highest number of views in one day (1,300!) was this one about Kimba – the sick, malnourished pittie that was being overlooked constantly at the local shelter due to her appearance.

The response from you guys to that post was amazeballs! In 24 hours, you raised over $1,000 for Kimba’s care and she was able to be pulled by Unleashed Pet Rescue. She was taken in by an amazing foster family and is learning about what it’s liked to be loved by humans. I still get a big smile on my face when I think about how awesome you guys are for saving her! Writing about how you guys rallied to pay for her medical care and her progress in foster care were definitely high moments in our blog history!

I was really surprised to see that the post with the highest views of all time (3,200!) was this Pinterest Challenge wreath. It was nice to see that while the heart of this blog is the dog stuff, there are quite a few of you who like reading about my forays into the arts & crafts…

Though I hesitate before sharing some stories, I felt it was important to share some of our lowest moments, like when Turk attacked Gingerwhen I was attacked by a sheltie, and when my mom’s dog, Napoleon, died suddenly.  With each situation you guys were awesome – leaving encouraging comments and helping me to get through it. Have I mentioned you guys are awesome?

And finally, the highest number of referrals to our blog have come from three of our favorite blogs, Love and a Six-Foot Leash (1,002) ,Two Pitties in the City (735), and Young House Love (537). Aleks from L&ASFL and A from Two Pitties were two of the most supportive bloggers when we were getting our start – linking to our blog and hocking the Tiennot Knits Sweaters like they were going out of style – so I wasn’t surprised to see they were our two biggest referrers over the years. But Young House Love? While I like to think that $herDog and I would be BFFs if we were to ever meet in real life, I haven’t had much interaction with her besides the random comment on our blog and a brief twitter interaction. Not sure how they have referred so many people our way (maybe one of the Pinterest challenges?), but I’m definitely psyched about it!

So that’s it, our highs and lows over the past three years. Whew. I’m exhausted! Check back Friday for the results of our reader survey (Have you taken it yet? You should!) and for a fun giveaway!

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10 Responses

  • So proud of you! From the moment I started reading your blog you have inspired me.

  • Thanks for sharing! It is impressive to see the affect you have had and the lives you have changed. Perhaps sometime you could do a post that shares suggestions for increasing readership for those of us that are just beginning the blogging adventure :)

    • avatar Emily says:

      If you guys would like to hear about that, I can definitely write something to that end! Thanks for stopping by – I love having new blogs to read!

  • avatar cafall says:

    I will have to check our stats – it’s nice to know the bloggers are there when it counts!


  • Your blog is quite an inspiration for me, it was one of the first ones I started following.

  • I just started reading this blog in early 2012, so it was cool to see some of your earlier posts.

  • avatar rachel says:

    I love your blog! I like it that you told some tough, but honest stories. Everyone does, at some point, have things like these happen to them. Kimba looks so sweet!

  • avatar Emily says:

    I have to tell you, I love when people have the honesty to share the lows. Not that I love hearing those things, but not all in dog ownership and fostering is all 100% positive, (just like kids, hello!) and I myself always hesitate to share the lows. Just like I couldn’t blog when Kylie was returned for attacking cats! At home we jokingly called her Cat Killer and moved on knowing it just hadn’t been the right fit, but it wasn’t until she was in a home I felt was right did I feel okay admitting we’d had two “failures” with her.

    • avatar Emily says:

      We almost didn’t share when our first foster, Ginger Rogers, was returned twice. After hemming and hawing, we finally decided to share it and I am so glad we did. The support has been awesome! I’m glad you finally shared about Kylie’s cat issues – our Polly isn’t a huge fan of cats either!