Activities For Bloggers With Dogs

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Introduction

Bloggers of the dog-loving world, we come to you today with some activities that keep you on the computer (or your tablet) and even pull you away from your glowing screen. We’re here to give you some tips on how to do what you love and hang out with your puppy love at the same time. Share this with all of your blogging friends who have sweet doggie companions in their lives. And all of you, please share with us any photos of you and your doggo in action! Upload your pics below.

Dog Blog with a Unique Niche

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Any Day
Free
Normal
2 hrs
Items needed
Internet Access
Niche-related props, settings
Camera
Activity description
Humans love their essential canine counterparts. If you’re a blogger, why not spend some free time creating a wonderful dog blog based on your snuggly companion and their adventures? (That is, if you’re not doing this already…) Many of us absolutely live for dog articles. We want to know about food, treats, toys, activities, games, trips, and all things dog-related. Some dogs try to break world records; others dress up in order to raise awareness for certain diseases or noble initiatives. Find your dog’s niche, and write about it. And remember: pics or it didn’t happen. We’re a visual society. A picture says a thousand words (which is about how long your individual blogs should be).
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Photoshoot
When you’ve discovered your pooch’s niche, then it’s time to take some photos. You can’t have a successful blog without photos. We need to see your baby in action. We need dogs among flowers, books, balloons, crayons, cats, cars, bikes, boats, camels, fire hydrants, and more. Don’t let the Internet down.
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Write interesting, meaningful content
Once you have the photos, the writing will more than likely flow. You’ll see that pixelated personality and the writing won’t be able to stop. Think about what you’d love knowing as a dog fan. Will your blog be food-related with recipes? Will it be sports related, with furry-friendly games? Will it be a mix of things?
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Interact with other dog bloggers
You know they’re out there because you’re probably reading their blogs already. Talk to them, and share ideas. It’s so easy to do when you have access to dog owners all over the world. You might even become “pawpals” with a few dogs here and there. Build your canine crazy community!
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Write a Children's Book

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Any Day
Free
Hard
2 hrs
Items needed
Pen and paper or electronic device
Publisher or printer
Activity description
Sure, we know Clifford the Big Red Dog. And yes, we even know Matt Roloff’s (TLC’s Little People Big World star) book Little Lucy Big Race. There are lots of dog-centered children’s books out there, but the truth is, they never get old. There’s something magical and timeless about the perspective of a dog. Why not try your blogger’s hands at writing a small book? This book could teach children a valuable lesson while also highlighting your cute pooch. It doesn’t matter if it’s never officially published, although you should certainly shoot for that if you desire it. You could publish it yourself, even if you print it from your home computer. Share it with family members and friends.
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Brainstorm
First, think about your cute, unique, and memorable doggo. List all the things that make them the best dog in the entire world. Do they have a dark past? Are they battling a disease or setback daily? Are their personality traits simply misunderstood by others? Remember: a good story has conflict.
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Write and review
Begin drafting, and when you’ve got a solid draft, allow some friends to read it. Allow some children to read it. After all, they are your intended audience. Listen to feedback, and dive into editing. Write concretely and specifically. If you try to be too universal, it’ll sound vague and detached. Write your pup’s true, real, gritty, and redemptive story.
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Publish and share
Even if you can’t get a publisher, never fear. You can self-publish, and that might even look like you printing the book from your own home printer and sharing it for free. The gift is the story itself. So, try your hand at “the big leagues,” but if they don’t bite, share the love in whatever way you can. You could even present your story at the local library and bring your furry pal along as a real, live, breathing, drooling visual aid!
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Volunteer and Write About It

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Any Day
Free
Hard
2 hrs
Items needed
Writing medium
Volunteer work
Activity description
You eat, sleep, and breathe writing. Blog writing, in particular. Some days it’s difficult. You’re lost in research or can’t figure out how to make the topic interesting. However, most days, you’re thankful for the gigs, and you can’t imagine doing anything else. Imagine this, though. What if you slipped into the role of reporter for a day? What if you volunteered at a local shelter, pet store, farm, or even offered to dogsit a neighbors’ pets for the weekend? Unique experiences lead to unique, mind-blowing writing. So maybe it’s time for you to jump in and find that new amazing topic that awaits you. Live, learn, and blog!
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Find the pawfect opportunity
Grow curious. That’s seriously the first step. Think about places around town that focus on animals. Maybe a lot of people have no idea what goes on behind those doors, but you can bring that message to the masses. Call in, schedule a visit, and be honest about what you’re doing. Most people will appreciate the free publicity.
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Volunteer and soak it all in
Offer your services and truly experience the setting. Interact with people and animals. Get the inside scoop, and look for the good in what’s being done. On the other hand, if you see something terrible, report it; initiate change. You love dogs, and you want the best for them. Lend a helping hand, and try to make things better.
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Return, write, and make it fun
Use your blogging power to create an interesting piece that highlights the service or mission that’s being extended for the animal world. A lot of negative material seems to float around these days, so blog about something uplifting and moving. Maybe your blog can even make it into the local paper or online news outlet.
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More Fun Ideas...

Team Up for a Special Dog Blog

Reach out to some other dog bloggers and see if they’re interested in collaborating on a project of your design or a joint-dreamed topic. All of the bloggers could share the article you create, and everyone would get more followers and perhaps raise awareness about something important.

Read Books with Your Dog

You’re a blogger, and reading always helps you grow into a better writer. Your dog may absolutely love this. Hearing the sound of your voice soothes them so much. You could even replace the main character’s name with theirs so that they're attentive throughout the reading time. Pop-up books could also keep them entertained.

Conclusion

Bloggers, we’re thankful you exist. And we’re also stoked that you love dogs like we do. Hopefully, this activity guide will inspire you to keep on blogging but to also occasionally bring your doggo and canine-obsessed spirit into play. You can do it! Happy blogging and happy, wagging tails to you and yours!