Sunday, December 27, 2015

Top 10 posts of 2015

It’s the last week of the year, and like many bloggers, I like to take a look at what has happened with my blog over the past year. This is especially significant because December 31 marks my sixth blogiversary!

Bunny’s Blog has definitely evolved over the past six years. The blog was originally written in the voice of my rabbit, Bunny Jean Cook. It started out with BJC highlighting various friends and anipals that she followed on Twitter, as well as the fundraising events that she participated in.

But BJC crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2011, so I started writing in my own voice, and the blog became a reflection of my interest in animal-related causes.

The frequency of posts has also changed over the years. Originally I posted every other day, but in 2012, I decided to kick it up a notch and started posting nearly every day. This was great for my stats, but not so great for me – and I hit the wall in late 2013. I backed off on my posting schedule and continued to post every other day until July 2014, when I decided to take an indefinite break.

I took a three month break from blogging, which gave me a chance to reevaluate whether I wanted to continue. In October 2014, Bunny’s Blog returned from hiatus with a newfound focus. What I had learned during my time off was, as much I loved blogging, I needed to establish some very firm boundaries for myself. This included the subject matter, how frequently I posted, and whether I accepted guest posts, ads, etc.

Using these guidelines throughout 2015 has helped me greatly. I generally post once a week now – although I can take a break without feeling guilty. I’m free to focus on the animal-related causes that I love, and I don’t feel the need to accept every blogging opportunity that comes my way. I have a small, core group of readers, and I appreciate everyone who shares my posts. I am thankful for everyone who has followed Bunny’s Blog over the past six years, and I look forward to another great year in 2016.

So without further ado, the Top 10 posts for 2015 are:

1) Animal responders train for next big storm on 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina 
2) ASPCA grants $200,000 to equine groups to assist retired racehorses 
3) Rescue in North Carolina saves more than 150 animals 
4) Blog the Change: Learn canine body language
5) Senate passes act to return retired military war dogs to U.S. soil 
6) Nearly 12,000 greyhounds injured in failing dog tracks in the U.S. 
7) PSA highlights truth about majority of “pit bull” dog owners 
8) ASPCA assists in removal of nearly 100 dogs from Arkansas dog rescue 
9) Federal bill to end animal testing of cosmetics introduced to House 
10) Smallest dog wins biggest prize at American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards 

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!


  1. its been a busy year,Happy blogaversary for the upcoming day,xx Rachel and Speedy

  2. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on being such an instrumental vehicle for positive change in the world of animals. We're so glad you returned to blogging!

    Happy New Year, too!
    Kim and CindyLu

  3. Great post, Vicki -- and a good reminder of writerly/blogging burn-out. Glad you're back.

  4. I like your idea of highlighting your top 10 favorite posts! Happy New Year from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!