Our International Worldwide Pet Blogging column features Austin at Catachresis. We are celebrating our 600th post today as well as our BlogPaws Ambassadorship, so let’s welcome Austin to the blog…….
Where in the world are you?
The Staff and I live on an island off the tip of north-west Wales which is a country within the UK. The island is called Anglesey or Ynys Môn in Welsh.
It is very beautiful, but we get quite a lot of rain. I myself am Welsh born and bred, but The Staff is an immigrant from the suburbs of London in England! We communicate using Google translate which has an adequate Meow to Welsh to English dictionary.
What is your favourite part of running your blog?
One of the best things is “meeting” so many other kitties from all over the world. Though most blogging kitties seem to be in the US and we know and love so many of them, it is always exciting when we come across a blogging kitty elsewhere and we always try to comment on their posts.
My most favourite thing about my blog is thinking of funny stuff to post. We are humour based, so rarely post about serious issues. There are plenty of other more worthy bloggers who do that very well and we try to highlight them by sharing on social media.
What kind of readership have you discovered enjoys your blog?
When I look at the stats page I am amazed at the variety of countries that make up blog visitors! Who knew that after the USA and the UK, Russia would provide most visitors? *note to self: double-check spam folders*
The people who come by and leave nice comments have become real good mates over the eight years we’ve been blogging. They are mostly pet bloggers but I do know friends and family of The Staff read and usually just snigger a bit and go away quietly, wondering?! 🙂
What are the joys and challenges of International Worldwide Pet Blogging?
There is a certain kudos to being outside the US as there are less of us, so we might get more notice. Challenges? When there are real-time events, the time difference can be a big challenge! Also giveaways tend to be US and Canada based.
Will you suggest three of your favourite posts for our readers to discover more about you.
After eight years there is a lot to choose from, but here are three I’ve chosen that are fairly typical and hopefully quite funny 🙂
Austin and his staff are so cool. Please check out their posts as part of our International Worldwide Pet Blogging feature!
See you next time!