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To begin 2017 we encouraged our readers to set goals. Today we want to look back, and reflect, on a succesful 2016 at Dash Kitten. We hope you will join us to celebrate a year that has meant a lot to us. A year that has seen us reach further and aim higher than ever before, thanks to you our readers.  

What’s going on in the USA with DashKitten from Marjorie Dawson on Vimeo.

Our Successful 2016 Begins – BlogPaws®

Our high-profile appointment as the first International Ambassador to Blogpaws put us firmly in the spotlight, and we were able to use the opportunity to encourage sponsors to look worldwide for their campaign bloggers with our International Pet Blog Focus.

We flew half way around the world to BlogPaws 2016 and finally met some of our valued friends and colleagues ‘for real’ including long time AdventurCat collaborator Mom L from Savannah’s PawTracks with her totally inspiring posts on TNR and her fight for MommaKat, Paula Gregg from Sweet Purrfections, Sue from The Island Cats, and Lola’s mom Dawn White.  Dawn donated the profits from sales of ‘Lola: Diary of a Rescue Cat to a local AZ cat charity and had broken $50+ midway through BlogPaws.

AND …….. we got to meet our heroine Summer from the Sparklecat blog FOR REAL! Our first Somali cat! Summer gets carried around in a cute pouch that let’s her peep out to say hi, or retreat if she feels uncomfortable. She was a real star in Kate Benjamin’s Lounge too.

Totally Gorgeous Summer the Somali at SparkleCat

We cheered on friend and Nose to Nose nominee Erin the Cat Princess and reflected that there is no greater praise for an upcoming blogger than to achieve a nomination of this calibre. Well done Erin.

  • We learned a lot at BlogPaws, across a wide rage of blogging topics, and were inspired to continue the video work we began in 2016. Our upcoming ebook on Making Movies will be published at the end of January!
Successful 2016 Murry from Place for Cats NYC
Meet adoptable Murry who is available with his sisfur as a bonded pair. This image links to their PetFinder profile.

A Successful 2016 with Place for Cats

Mum was asked late in 2016 to be a blog content provider for the Place for Cats (PfC)  blog and has begun to generate content for this recently. This is an honour for Mum who admires the amazing, hard-working Director of PfC, Mia Lancaster. We aim to get the adoptable cats and some informative content on the blog, as well as a mailing list. Currently the cats available via this fine foster network are on PetFinder and we have some true stars! 

Our Successful 2016 Video Adventures

When Mum got her GoPro3 she was determined to learn about videos so we began to create videos, reading a lot of online information and developing our skills. You can see our skill building work on Vimeo, and we recently launched our very own YouTube channel!

  • Thanks to the BlogPaws Social Learning Centre we also ventured successfully into the world of Facebook Live videos. For anyone wishing to build their skills across a range of social media platforms, there is no better place to learn. The SLC is user-friendly, low stress and encourages achievement at all levels. 

Our Successful 2016 Product Reviews

As well as taking our first steps in the world of Twitter Influencers with Wellness, we made connection that resulted in our first, and very well received, sponsored product reviews, thanks to BlogPaws.  

Our Surefeed Review made a big impression, and we received a personal thank you from the company. The feeder is still in use today by our reviewer Dusty (who won’t give it back!), and we met representatives of the company at the 2016 Pet Expo here in Wellington who loved our review!

Our PetCube review, thanks to Rachel Yuens at PetCube.com was very well received and, even today with more wi-fi interactive pet cams on the market, the stylish quality of the PetCube wins out for us. Their PetCube ‘Bites‘ model is an upcoming development we know dogs, in particular, will love!

For our home audience, our Jimbo’s interview introduced a world audience to New Zealand’s premiere raw manufacturer whose quality won them a premium customer satisfaction award, beating big hitters like Whiskas and Royal Canin.

 

Successful 2016 SureFeed Sealed Pet Feeder

We look forward to a successful 2017. Like you we have our goals, and we have nearly finished our 2017 Business Plan (WooooHoooo). Thank you for joining our celebration of the good things that happened last year. There were some tough times but we came though – thanks to our readers!

See you on the blog!

Silver Kitten
Successful 2016 Reporter

Dash Kitten Silver Kitten the Business Cat

 

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30 Comments

  1. Sweet Purrfections

    January 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Mom Paula was so happy to meet your mom at BlogPaws. We’re very impressed with all you’ve done this year.

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  2. Beth

    January 27, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    It sounds like 2016 was a great year for you. You certainly made the most of your visit to the US! I really enjoyed your BlogPaws video, this year will be my first conference.

    Reply

  3. Sonja

    January 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I have a friend with TWO huge Russian Siberian cats…. I like that food dish – wondering if that would be a good gift. Congrats on a great year.

    Reply

  4. Carol Bryant

    January 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I loved hanging with you and wish we got to see each other more often. I cannot wait for your return visit. Congrats on a stellar 2016 and here’s to a fab 2017!

    Reply

  5. Tenacious Little Terrier

    January 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    It was lovely meeting you briefly at Blogpaws! Are you going again this year?

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    • Dash Kitten

      January 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Sadly not until 2018. THEN we hope to finally meet the fabulous Mr. N!!!!

      Reply

  6. The Daily Pip

    January 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I’m glad you had such an amazing 2016 and hope 2017 will be just as good. My 2016 was pretty spectacular, too! I have some goals for 2017, too, so we will see what happens.

    Reply

  7. Rebecca at MattieDog

    January 26, 2017 at 11:37 am

    2016 rocked for you and that is so awesome – you are wonderful in all that you do! I loved your year in review, the sharing of the videos and links helped me relive some great moments. Plus, I totally dig the sealed food bowl – that is cool!

    Reply

  8. Carleen

    January 26, 2017 at 11:27 am

    2016 was quite a year for you! Here’s to a great 2017!!!

    Reply

  9. Tonya Wilhelm

    January 26, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Wow. That really was a great year! I can’t wait to attend BlogPaws this year. 🙂

    Reply

    • Dash Kitten

      January 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      You will have a wonderful time Tonya!

      Reply

  10. Sadie

    January 26, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Looks like 2016 was a great year for you! It’s important to celebrate our successes. I hope you have a great 2017 also.

    Reply

  11. Karen

    January 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations! Hoping there are many more firsts in store for you in 2017!

    Reply

  12. Ruth Epstein

    January 26, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations and may 2017 be a pawsome year for you

    Reply

  13. Talent Hounds

    January 26, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Congrats on being named International Ambassador to BlogPaws! You had a great 2016, hope your 2017 is just as good.

    Reply

  14. Talent Hounds

    January 26, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Congrats on being named International Ambassador to BlogPaws! You had a great 2016, hope this year is just as good.

    Reply

  15. kelly

    January 26, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Such an exciting and incredible year you had in 2016! How exciting it was for you to be named International Ambassador to BlogPaws!

    Reply

  16. meowmeowmans

    January 23, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Wow! Your 2016 was a resounding success! Congratulations, and here’s hoping your 2017 is awesome, too!

    Reply

  17. The Swiss Cats

    January 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Concatulations on your pawsome and successful 2016 ! May 2017 be even better ! Purrs

    Reply

  18. Angel, Kirby and Max

    January 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    You has a busy and successful year!

    Reply

  19. Nellie (who use to be the cat from hell)

    January 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Most excellent year!!! How furry exciting!
    Wes hopes that 2017 exceeds your expectations!
    Many Kisses
    Nellie

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  20. Clooney

    January 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, that sure is a fantastic year, Congratulations on all you have done, how wonderful! That is a beautiful video of the Grand Canyon, must have been awe-filled to be there in person. Wishing you a 2017 filled with abundant blessings!

    Reply

  21. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    January 22, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Pawsome review Silver. A smashing year for the Dash Kitten Team

    Reply

  22. mommakatandherbearcat

    January 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations on an incredible 2016! There are few people I admire more than you, Marjorie … your wit and intelligence … and your fight for the lives of cats across the globe. Not to mention being a great friend and support when other people are struggling. Thank you for being you and inspiring me.

    Reply

  23. Summer

    January 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    You guys really did have an awesome 2016! Paws up!

    Reply

  24. Brian Frum

    January 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    That was a great year indeed and you are in for even better things, I feel it in my furs!

    Reply

  25. Lola The Rescued Cat

    January 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Mommy had such a great time meeting you! She had a blast at BlogPaws and is so glad to call you her friend.

    Reply

  26. Rochelle

    January 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats on a great year! I LOVE your BlogPaws video! Will you be at Myrtle Beach? I can’t wait for it! It’s been great getting to know you online through BlogPaws!

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    • Dash Kitten

      January 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Sadly no Rochelle, BP 2016 took a lot of my earnings and some savings, We aim to be there in 2018.

      Reply

  27. The Island Cats

    January 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats on all your achievements!

    Reply

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