I am a huge animal lover if you haven’t figured that one out yet, and I am one of the two people who run the adoption and animal advocacy site I Love Rescue Animals site. I blogged a little here mentioning that I was attending the BlogPaws conference a few weeks ago, and it was a blast. You can read about our adventures over at the ILRA blog – it was a fantastic network and we made some great friends.
But it didn’t end there! This week I will be working with the PawPawty team (founded by the awesome Lynn, mother to Frugal Dougal) to give animal and pet bloggers a chance to win a custom web design! On April 21st, starting at 7, a BlogPawty will be going down over at twitter and during that time, we will be raising money for Pets Without Parents. Along with raising money, there will be a ton of giveaways to those in attendance.
My giveaway is going to be week long instead of one night, to give more bloggers a chance to get in on the action. If you’re interested in winning a custom-made design for your pet blog, I suggest you go read the rules and give it a try! Entering is easy and you’ll be supporting shelter dogs and animals in need. The winner will be announced next Sunday. But don’t let that stop you from joining in on the festivities that is the BlogPawty – April 21st at 7PM Eastern time. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #BlogPawty. I’ll see you there!
Happy Birthday to Us!
Okay it was yesterday, but whatever. On April 14th, I Love Rescue Animals turned one year old! One whole year we have been helping puppies and kitties and people find each other on our website. How exciting is that?
Check out the ILRA Blog for posts about what you can do to help. All this week we will be posting about the fun adventures we had at the first annual BlogPaws Conference. Be sure to say Happy Birthday and don’t be a stranger. The next two weeks are going to be filled with awesome surprises and fun games!
When you read this, I’ll be on a plane. Or in the airport in Columbus. Or totally partying it up with a ton of fellow animals lovers. Why? ‘Cause I’m going to BlogPaws!
Both Ash and I thought fate was completely against us going, but as it turns out, never give up hope. Yvonne, Tom, and Caroline, founders of BlogPaws, have bent over backwards to get us, the founders of I Love Rescue Animals, to the conference and get a hotel room, and with their help, our airfare is now being sponsored by Pedigree, who chose several bloggers to attend the party of the century, including us! How awesome is that?
In return for Yvonne, Tom, and Caroline’s help, Ash and I will blogging from the floor of the conference, giving you all a running commentary of all the sessions and events, at the BlogPaws’ blog. I’m more than excited and I cannot wait to start connecting with follow animal lovers.
Will you be there?
The last couple of weeks I have been working my butt off to try and finish the new design for our rescue site, I Love Rescue Animals, but between my day job, freelancing, and other endless activities that keep me away from the computer, it has been slow going. Last night, I got pretty far. Have a peak:
Not done yet, but it’s getting closer. Will we finish in time for the BlogPaws Conference this weekend? I have no idea. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed. Let me know what you think!
We here at Snailbird (look at me sounding all professional) believe in the Earth and the good that it does for us. In return, we feel that we should give back in every possible way. Recently, Ash and I took part in Earth Hour, a yearly event to call for action on the hot topic of climate change. Of course, we do the best we can in our daily rituals as well. We recycle, we compost, the majority of our food is organic, our cleaning supplies are non-toxic or homemade, and lately we’ve been sharing one car (though that one is kind of forced at the moment). While we aren’t as extreme as some, I feel we do more for the world than most. So why not make my blog go green as well?
Make it Green!
The Make it Green! (German) project is a small but growing initiative in Germany that is attempting to get the blogging world involved in helping the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. How will this help?
“We are planting trees in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation in Plumas National Forest in Northern California for our project to neutralize the carbon footprint of blogs. Thousands of wildfires have burned in many national forests over the past ten years and 88.000 acres of Plumas’ were destroyed by two fires in 2007. For replanting this area we need help from bloggers all over the world! For every participating blog, we plant a tree. One blog – one tree.”
How awesome is that? I’m more than willing to do my very small part in this project. Are you? Visit the How You Can Join page (English) to find out more. Blog for a better world!