Bunny's Blog began as an extension of my activities on Twitter in 2009. At that time I belonged to a group called the Anipals. This group gathered on a monthly basis to raise money for animal charities all over the world by hosting 24 hour Twitter parties.
As I became more involved with this group, I became aware of something called blogging. A new group called BlogPaws was forming, so I joined to learn more about blogging and how it could help.
I attended the first BlogPaws conference in 2010 and jumped into blogging with both feet. My professional experience was fundraising for various nonprofit organizations, so focusing my blog on animal-related causes just made sense to me.
I blogged like a fiend for the first few years, but by July 2014 I hit the wall. I took a three month hiatus and then came back in October 2014. What I learned during my time off was, as much as I loved blogging, I needed to establish some firm boundaries for myself.
I set up some new guidelines for myself regarding subject matter, frequency of posts, etc. Using these guidelines has helped greatly, and I feel like I've gotten my groove back. I generally post on a weekly basis, although I can take time off without feeling guilty. I'm free to focus on the causes I love, and I don't feel the need to chase every blogging opportunity that comes along.
This past year has been quietly productive. I continue to blog on a regular basis focusing on animal-related causes. 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 for the past seven years, and I look forward to another great year in 2017.
So without further ado, the top 10 posts for 2016 are:
- ASPCA assists in largest-ever farm animal cruelty case in Northeast
- ASPCA places remaining animals in Mass. animal cruelty case across 13 states
- ASPCA places nearly 230 animals from Westport, Mass. animal cruelty case
- Lil Bub's Big Fund distributes over $200,000 to organizations nationwide
- American Humane announces new Humane Conservation program
- Courageous canine wins top title at 2016 American Hero Dog Awards
- Maddie's Fund offers grants to participate in National Shelter Animals Count
- ASPCA assists in seizure of nearly 600 animals from unlicensed animal rescue
- ASPCA documentary "Second Chance Dogs" now available on Netflix
- New national resource helps active duty military, veterans, families & military animals
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!