Loco Ja 1271 Built at: NZR Hillside workshops, Dunedin

We are doing something new today as part of our Middle Earth Monday. Thanks to pal Nerissa, award winning pet blogger, we have been invited to take part in a ‘blog tour’ which we have never done before, it’s called My Writing Process #mywritingprocesstour.  So that you get your Middle Earth Monday fix we are incorporating images of the Ja1271 locomotive we travelled on last year to Mount Bruce.

We are requested to respond to three simple questions and link back to our colleague Nissy’s post here, We also have to nominate three more blogs we value as writers to continue the tour, and tell you about these blogs.

The questions are :-

  1. What am I working on?
  2. Why do I write what I do?
  3. How does my writing process work?
Drivers Cab of the 1271.Built and entered service in New Zealand 1956

What am I working on?

At the moment, blog posts for the coming weeks, we have our Blog Paws blog hop on Wednesdays, and our Middle Earth Monday each week, which can take some research. We are also drafting some cool Craft for Cats posts and helping mum set up her online shop.

Why do I write what I do?

Because we have something to say from Down Under in New Zealand as Pet Bloggers. We are proud to shine a weekly spotlight on New Zealand, to encourage our friends to learn about our home. We also try to help spread the word on issues that matter, spotlight fund raising and rescues, and offer our Tech Help posts for those who are unfamiliar with software or technology – nothing specialised, we aim for the kind of advice you will understand right away.

How does my writing process work?

We write a lot of stuff in long hand (joined up writing for paws) to get ideas out in the open and see if they ‘work’. This stuff is then typed and changed and changed, over and again until it looks good online. We also try to catch most typos before a post goes up 😉 Ideas pop into our heads, or are suggested by our regular trips to the Blog Paws community where there are challenges to rise to and discussions to make us think. The process has a lot of input from the inspiring bloggers we count as our colleagues.

Wheel arrangement: 4-8-2 Driving wheel diameter: 54 inches

We would like to invite three blogs to participate in the tour, if they can do so, and ask each of them to unveil three more bloggers if they are able to. (If not – no pressure OK?)

  1. Herman and Kim at Wonderpurr – Herman and his Mum are gifted writers and have a huge sense of fun.
  2. Cheshire loves Karma – the home of a fine fur family and their adventurous kittens. Intelligent, concise and some wonderful images.
  3. Stunning writer and stylish blogger Stunning Keisha – we read her with great pleasure.

We hope you enjoyed our post today, as part of your blog tour around the world.

Harvey Button
Tour Guide for Middle Earth Monday

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  1. Deztinee High

    July 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Pawsum. So glad tu hav learned mowe ’bout yous. 🙂

    Luv ya’

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  2. The Swiss Cats

    July 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing your writing process ! We love to read the different answers, it’s very interesting and inspiring ! Purrs
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  3. meowmeowmans

    July 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing about your writing process with us, Harvey! It has been really neat reading all of the varied answers. 🙂
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  4. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    July 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Oh Harvey, I had no idea you had all learned to hold a pen in your paws to write long paw first! Now THAT is pretty awesome! Great post buddy
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  5. The Island Cats

    July 29, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for sharing your writing process. It’s interesting reading all the different responses.
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  6. da tabbies o trout towne

    July 29, 2014 at 7:49 am

    harvey…a grate post two day…N we tried ritin onze with NOE spell chex… N guess what !!!


  7. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    July 29, 2014 at 6:20 am

    That was such fun! And we can’t wait to see what the stunning miss CK has to say!
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  8. Brian Frum

    July 29, 2014 at 5:00 am

    That was fun and y’all are very talented and you’ve got the passion!
    Brian Frum recently posted…Mancat Monday: The Writing Process Tour plus Some Happy NewsMy Profile


  9. Kitties Blue

    July 29, 2014 at 2:55 am

    We don’t know those first two blogs and are going to check them out. We’ve been enjoying these “tours” on several of the blogs we follow. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
    Kitties Blue recently posted…AN ABUNDANCE OF AWARDSMy Profile


  10. Nerissa's Life

    July 29, 2014 at 12:50 am

    EXCELLENT tour! Love it!

    Now ’bout these crafts… Are these gonna be crafts for peeps to make for cats or are we cats gonna be makin’ the crafts? Inquirin’ minds wanna know.

    Nissy #Niss4Senate
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