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How to start a pet blog
Episode 11926th May 2022 • Publicity for Pet Businesses • Rachel Spencer
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Are you thinking of starting a pet blog or a blog for your pet business?

Having a blog gives you a creative outlet to share whatever you like, whether it’s showing off your pet or putting something you feel passionate in the spotlight.

It’s a platform you control, where you’re not at the mercy of ever changing social platform trends and algorthityms.

Particularly with the changes happening on social media right now where you might feel like you don't know if you're coming or going!

You can publish what you want, when you want and it’s your own little part of the internet where you can express yourself.

It might be that you want to start a pet blog, or a blog for your pet business, and in this this episode will show you how.

Key topics and timings in this episode:

0.40 - My background starting out as a blogger and featuring in the Vuelio Top 10 Pet blogs for five years running.

3.20 - Why I started a blog in 2017.

8.20 - How having a blog inspired me to write a book Publicity for Pet Businesses which led to a Facebook community, a course, a podcast, and a membership.

9.50 - What it’s like to lose your pet when you write a blog about them.

10.50 - Getting started, choosing a name, deciding what your blog will be about, choosing a domain name, hosting, building a website, creating your key pages on your website.

11.50 - Consider using a professional for all the above, particularly branding and logo.

12.20 - Choosing your social media account names and platforms and setting up your email platform.

14.10 - Deciding on topics for your blog.

16.26 - How often will you share content?

18.55 - Monetising your blog.

22.00 - Recommendations for people to help you if you’re starting a blog.

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22.32 - Having a blog for your pet service business, ideas for content and how to use your content to help your clients.

26.39 - Having a blog for your product business, ideas for content and how to use your content to help your clients.

32.04 - Seven awesome things about having a blog.

34.24 - Book recommendations for blogging. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Vuelio Top 10 UK Pet Blogs: https://www.vuelio.com/uk/social-media-index/pet-blogs-uk-top-10/

How Vuelio decides on their rankings: https://www.vuelio.com/uk/blog/how-does-vuelio-decide-its-top-10-blog-ranking/

Alison from House of Henry graphic design:

Rosie at Wuf Design (who does this website):

Roz and Sophy at Beech Web Services who look after my pet blog: https://www.beechwebservices.co.uk/



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