We're honored to have been invited to participate in a fascinating series that's recently hit the blogosphere. The Writing Process Blog Tour is a way for bloggers to give friends and readers a glimpse into their behind-the-scenes creative process and current projects.
So how does this whole thing work? It's easy as 1-2-3
1. Introduce you to the blogger who invited us to participate.
2. Answer 3 easy (well, sort of easy) questions.
3. Tag a couple of our favorite bloggers whom we'd love to have participate too.
Meet Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries & Meows
We're especially thrilled to have been invited by Melissa, of Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries & Meows. Her charming and informative blog showcases her two greatest loves - books and cats. We first met Melissa when she came to us for a blog makeover. At the time she was focusing on book reviews, but we could tell her love for all things feline was just dying to make it to the pages of her blog. And that it did.
We think you'll love Melissa and and Truffles the sweet tortie, just as much as we do.
Okay, are you ready???
WAFFLES: I'M working on finding my next chicken drummie.
KATIE: Waffles, no one cares about your chicken drumstick. They want to know what you, me and Glogirly are working on. You know, for our BLOG???
WAFFLES: Oh yeah. Well I'm working on posing for pictures with cool stuff we're going to give away. Even though I'm orange, Glogirly says I'm a regular Vanna White.
KATIE: My focus continues to be time management and supervision.
But what's GLOGIRLY working on?
1. Cool products & giveaways.
She's partnering with a number of great brands and artisans to bring you some cool, new stuff we hope you LOVE!
2. Looking for the next BIG (funny) thing.
We've all been loving our Saturday feature called TV Trips where we create parodies of classic TV shows. We're still working our way though a list of favorite shows, but it's not going to last forever!
3. Say CHEESE!
Photos, photos, photos. Glogirly takes a LOT of photos... almost everyday. Some for fun and some for brands. Waffles is the primary product model. Katie steps in for the beauty shots.
4. Furry Designs
Lately Glogirly's been working with a number of DOG bloggers (gasp!) on design projects like logos, headers, media kits & book covers. She's an equal opportunity designer.
5. Bet you didn't know...
For a few months now Glogirly has been doing custom photography for brands and even a cool new writing project for Sleepypod's Pet Travel Experts. We even have Sleepypod's REAL crash test dogs staying with us here in the Townhouse!
6. Helping our shelter friends.
She's always on the lookout for contests and projects that will provide us an opportunity to help shelter cats. In particular, the shelter cats of Minnesota's Feline Rescue. Over the past few months we've been extremely fortunate to have won some contests that have made for some very nice food and cash donations. We're waiting on results of a couple right now - The Petties and the mike's® HARDER can contest.
A Little Hiss-tory
Our blog started out as a hobby way back when waffles was just a tasty breakfast food. Glogirly thought blogging would be a fun way to learn about social media and practice her design and photography skills. The only problem was that she didn't know what to write for that very first blog post. Gloman told her she should have ME introduce the blog. And I've been the *voice* ever since.
One word. SMILE.
That's what it's all about for us. Both Glogirly and I share the same sense of humor. Sarcastic and dry...not that sophomoric *Waffles* kind of humor. Nothing brings us more joy than making people grin from ear to ear. And what better way to spread joy than through the love of cats.
Glogirly says our blog has helped her to walk in our paw steps and peek inside our hearts and minds. Both Waffles and I have a very special bond with her and she believes our blog has helped strengthen that bond.
a.k.a. What's the Method to our Madness?
Glogirly is VERY visual. Nearly all of the inspiration for our blog posts begin with photos. Whether we're writing about a brand and hosting a giveaway, creating a TV show parody or just having fun... for us, it all starts with pictures.
As Glogirly goes through the most recent images she's taken, she'll look at the best ones and imagine what me or Waffles might be thinking or saying to each other.
Most of our blog posts are written the night before they publish. So in addition to photos, a lot of inspiration comes from what's happened during the day. An abandoned chicken drumstick on the kitchen counter, a standoff at the Sleepypod... sometimes we even get ideas from comments friends leave us on Facebook!
Once she has a rough idea for a story line, she'll upload the photos to a new blog post draft and start writing the dialogue between me and Waffles.
Sometimes it takes a few minutes, sometimes a few hours. Sometimes she'll have to go back to the original photos to find just the right one for a funny line. And sometimes there's a photo that's so hilarious on it's own she creates the dialogue around it.
There's lots of reading out loud, back and forth editing, smiling and even giggling. Oh, and singing too. When she rewrites the lyrics to a TV Theme song, she's got to sing it over and over and OVER.
Did you see The Beverly Hillkitties???
Join the Pets Can Play Product Review Group!
This is BIG. One of our FAVORITE companies has an amazing opportunity for our readers and other bloggers!
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Join the Pets Can Play Product Review Group HERE
*The Pets Can Play Product Review Group Is Only Open to USA Residents Only. Our Sincere Apologies.