I have recently been informed of some exciting news: I have been nominated as a finalist for the BlogPaws 2015 Nose-to-Nose Award for Best Pet Microblogger for my Instagram @MyPitBullFriend !
Yay! I’m so happy and truly humbled that I have not only been nominated to begin with but I am a finalist. This is amazing considering that there were over 1000 entries and I am 1 of 4 finalists in my category.
The Best Pet Microblog is Judged on:
“The overall look and feel, audience engagement, and the blogger’s participation in the conversation. Is the page effective in its design and its use of the platform? We are looking for active engagement, sharing, consistency in purpose, original blogger content, creativity and visual appeal, where appropriate.”
Last year’s winner was Deaf Dogs Rock https://twitter.com/deafdogsrock Christina Lee”
Take at look at Finalists in all 12 categories:
Best Cat Blog Finalists:
Best Cause Blog Finalists:
Best Pet Blog Design Finalists:
Best Dog Blog Finalists:
Best Pet Humor Blog Finalists:
Best Pet Microblog Finalists:
Best New Pet Blog Finalists:
Best “Unconventional”/”Other” Pet Blog Finalists:
Best Pet Blog Photo Finalists:
Best Written Pet Blog Post Finalists:
Best Pet Blog Video Finalists:
Best Use of Social Media by a 501(c)3 Finalists:
The winners of all 12 categories will be announced on Saturday evening, May 30th in Nashville Tennessee. You can register on BlogPaws and gain information about the conference if you wish to attend.
I started my Instagram @MyPitBullFriend when there weren’t as many Instagram accounts dedicated to Pit Bulls. I was going through a difficult time and found an outlet in creating a stronger bond with my dog Bentley. I started really getting into dog training and thought it would be a fun idea to upload some pictures of Bentley to my Instagram. I immediately started to see that there were people that actually could relate with me so I continued and it just grew from there.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Bentley and my daughter Camille featured on my Instagram page.
My followers are a community of Pit Bull supporters and have shown so much love and support and I am truly grateful for this. There has been an immense influx of dog Instagrams and many of them are Pit Bull owners who understand the struggles associated with negative stereotyping. Having this community that supports each other has been a truly wonderful experience. It is encouraging to not only have an audience that likes what you do but that is engaged in this amazing way that is all thanks to social media.
I wish the best of luck to all the finalists in each category and even if I don’t take the winning title, it feels great to know that what I do is being recognized and seen in a positive light. Thank you!