Blogging has become an international phenomenon. Thousands of websites are providing free or cheap hosting for blog owners to write about whatever they want to write about, including, but not limited to: Dogs.
Dog blogs can be dedicated to anything. Some dedicate their blogs to new tricks or competition standings. These can serve as ways to either show others how their dog has improved its abilities or as a way to keep track of the competitions the dog has participated in, so that they can be referred to at a later date.
Others write about any quirks or mannerisms the dog displayed that were unusual or cute. While others write about the places they went together, like a dog park or a public beach, as well as the activities the dog and the dog’s owner participated in together.
Dog blogging has become so popular that some sites, offer blogging services only to people who are blogging about their dogs. They have designed a dog blog community, where proud owners can use to post pictures of their dog or tell stories of their dog’s behaviors.
Blogging about one’s dog is not limited to explaining dog behaviors – some owners actually put themselves in the first person, as though the dog itself is writing each blog post. This eccentric yet fun method of blogging allows the owners to bring their dogs to life not just for themselves, but for other dog lovers interested in seeing what other dogs are doing.
It also provides a lasting memento for their dog memories. Before blogging became popular, dog owners would create journals and cut and paste pictures of their dogs – a process that was generally expensive and, if the dog itself was particularly destructive one day, could easily be lost or damaged.
Blogging on the internet allows dog owners to take their stories with them as well. Instead of lugging a large photo album to family reunions, the dog owner can log into their site and show their relatives how their dog is doing, how its grown, what its learned, and anything else they might be interested in.
Finally, dog blogs allow for the sharing of information with other dog owners that may be important for the safety of their dog. Dogster has their own blog that notifies dog owners if there have been any dog food product recalls recently that may be important. Not everyone watches the news, and the ability to notify dog owners of a recall can be invaluable.
While the popularity of blogs may vary over time, dog blogging will never lose its momentum. That is because unlike social blogs, which are written to share an opinion of society or to persuade someone to believe a certain opinion, dog blogs are done because of the love of the dog’s owner, and the pride the owner takes in their dogs life and accomplishments. As long as there are still proud owners, there will always be proud dog bloggers.