Today is our third blog anniversary! And while this is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, this day really belongs to you, our wonderful readers. We wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing!
These past twelve months have been very exciting for The Conscious Cat. We went from updating three times a week to updating every day. We launched our popular weekly Mews and Nips and Conscious Cat Sunday features. We won the 2011 Pettie for Best Pet Blog. We won a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association. Our post The Joys of Adopting an Older Cat won the 2011 Hartz Chewable Vitamins Award. We are nominated for Best Website about Cats in the About.com Readers’ Choice awards. We’ve gained a huge number of new readers, and we’re growing more and more every day.
One of the things I love most about blogging is the community it creates. I love connecting with our readers, and with other bloggers. I treasure the friendships that have resulted from these connections. The most amazing example of how a blog can connect people is a post I wrote in August of 2009 titled Tortitude – The Unique Personality of Tortoiseshell Cats. The post has generated more than 9000 comments, and has turned into the online home of a community of tortie lovers.
I can’t wait to see what our fourth year brings. I know it will be exciting, and we’re happy to have all of you along for the ride.
To celebrate, we have a wonderful surprise for you. Allegra and Ruby almost leaked our secret last week. They’re so excited to finally be able to tell you about it!
Ruby: Look guys! Look what we have for you!
Allegra: Aren’t these just the most amazing toys ever?
Ruby: And we’re on the toy, Allegra! See! That’s us!
Allegra: I know, Ruby.
Ruby: I love having toys with our picture on them! Wee! Where did these toys come from? It’s magic!
Allegra: Mom’s friend Kate at Moderncat Studio designed and made them especially for us.
Ruby: I love Kate! She’s my new favorite person!
Allegra: We need to tell them the best part of the surprise, Ruby.
Ruby: What? I’m busy playing with my new …. Oh, right!
Allegra: We’re going to give some of these toys away to ten lucky readers and their kitties!
Ruby: Ten! Wow! That’s a lot of toys! How do they get them?
Allegra: Why don’t we let Mom tell them?
We’re giving away ten of these Conscious Cat Limited Edition Moderncat toys to ten lucky readers and their kitties. Five readers will win a large ModKicker, and another five will win a ModShaker. Leave a comment and tell us how you first found The Conscious Cat. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave the link in a separate comment. This giveaway ends Thursday, March 8.
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