By entering, she (and one of us cats) have the chance to win one of three Purrific prizes and the Grand Prize of an all expense paid trip to the 2016 BlogPaws Conference, being held near Phoenix Arizona at the fabulous Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.
When Teri gets excited about something, you can hardly shut her up. We know that's not reflected in the recent lack of blogging activity on our part, we truly are excited about blogging and the friends we have made along the way! And the BlogPaws Conferences are a huge part of that family of friends we now have!
BlogPaws Conference Memories
Teri started blogging way back in 2008, not long after our CatDad crossed the bridge. She did it to keep in touch with her family, but because she was writing about us (because we are family, too), along the way she started making online friends with other pet bloggers and that made her happy and sometimes she forgot to be sad ...
Who's Going to BlogPaws?
Well, she heard back from a cat lady from Washington DC that she was thinking about it and maybe they could share the ride and expenses. And here it is, 6 years later and they are the best of friends now and do a lot of pet related fun stuff together!
There's the learning part of it, too. Not counting the 24/7/365 online BlogPaws Community and the educational tools, videos, expert advice that one can get from that for free, all year round (unlike some other pet blogging conferences and communities--you know the one we're talking about), the BlogPaws conference brings to it experts who are there to help teach you how to be the best blogger you can be!
Teri tells us cats that Team BlogPaws is a small group of passionate pet people who do amazing things and their site, their reach and their influence is growing every day. They all are truly an inspiration to her, and that they put on such a fantastic conference keeps us coming back every year!
Last year, when she was a BlogPaws Conference Ambassador, she learned firsthand how hard each and every team member works to put on a great conference and benefit homeless pets in the cities they hold the conference in!
And every year they add something new--like the one-on-one sessions and the Pawject Runway fund raiser and joining up with The Cat Writers Association, who holds their conference and awards banquet at this years BlogPaws Conference!
What would it mean to Teri to win this contest?
It would mean she could attend the conference this year and not have to worry about the green papers part of going. Money is tight since our CatDad passed away, and then there is us cats she has to care for, and the car needs new tires, and the recent snowstorms caused Teri to miss many days of work, unpaid days. So entering this contest has her crossing her 4 paws, too...just like us!
And if in writing this blog post has any of you thinking 'I should go this year' ...
Yes, YOU SHOULD! And we hope to see you there! And if missed that very first BlogPaws Conference in 2010, here's our video slideshow of what the experience was like for us!