I’m closing out the year by acknowledging some new blogs to watch that started in 2012. It’s not easy to build momentum and maintain consistency, especially when you feel like you’re screaming into a void and there’s so much to take care of off-screen, so what’s the point? Fortunately, it’s a lot easier to stumble upon new content now than back when I started blogging in 1999 (not this one). I remain optimistic that there are still uncharted territories to be discovered in dogblogland.
In no particular order, these are some blogs that got my attention in 2012:
- Dogs Make Everything Better, the winningest title for this design and news-oriented blog.
- My Imperfect Dog: A Work in Progress, featuring the most charismatic newcomer, Silas.
- Do You Believe in Dog?, a “digital penpal” exchange between two canine researchers. Though they’re ostensibly writing to each other, every post is accessible, educational and chock-full of awesome links.
- Companion Animal Psychology Blog, curating well-referenced and succinct presentations of new studies in about dogs, cats, and other pets; the emphasis is on companionship.
- Tinkerwolf: Raw Fed Ted and hundreds of new friends. If Ted the Chihuahua has his way, his friends will soon number in the thousands, as the blog’s 1000 raw-fed dogs project has now expanded to include cats and ferrets as well.
So apparently the Shiba kids like tumblr and Basenji people prefer Facebook? These Shiba and Basenji people still believe in the blog:
- The Curly-tailed Brigade, featuring a Basenji boy and Shar-pei girl. Tails of a kind stick together!
- Kyota the Shiba is a rescue and his adoptive family likes to put funny things on his head sometimes.
- 3 Shiba Super Heroes, the spokesdivas for NW Shibas 4 Life on a mission to educate!
- Cute dog, what is it? With no shortage of Shibas coming into rescue, this blog for the Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue (MSIR) should have tales galore.
- Gardens for Goldens. This blog dedicated to the memorial garden of Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue started just towards the end of 2011, but I didn’t find out about it until this year. Lots of gentle souls photographed amongst elegant flora.
- National Shiba Rescue. Okay, this isn’t a blog, but the revamped website looks good and is so functional, I thought it deserved to be mentioned.
So much I meant to blog about before month’s end, but I’ll just have to get to it next year…