Thursday, March 13, 2014
Confessions of a Pet Blogging Shopaholic
My favorite place to shop has always been a bookstore (obviously), but lately I'm finding that browsing a pet shop makes me just as happy. Don't you find it fun to browse the aisles of pet stores and think about how happy your pet would be if you brought home that new toy or treat?
Right at this moment the Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is taking place in Orlando. Hundreds of new pet products are making their debut including a line of products for cats by Petmate and My Cat From Hell host Jackson Galaxy! I can hardly wait to start shopping!
Even more exciting is that now I have a voice in the ever-growing pet industry. In January I became a BlogPaws Pet Blogger Influencer. Each week I receive a survey in my inbox where I get to answer questions about my habits and opinions which is gathered together with the other members of the group in order to inform pet brands what professional pet bloggers are looking for.
The first survey's results focused on what we spend our money on and was just compiled into an infographic. My answers pretty much followed the majority...I would be willing to borrow money or go without something for pet, I monetize my blog, I did plenty of Christmas shopping for Truffles and my fellow bloggers do influence my purchases. As a matter of fact, my most recent purchase for Truffles just this week was an Imperial Cat scratcher because I have admired them on various blogs over the past several months.
I think everybody's biggest pet-related expense is vet bills, but I'm curious as to what your latest splurge for your pet has been?