These last few days have been a whirlwind of activity for the Center. Not only was Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon an absolute blast, check out our Facebook for everyone’s pics and videos, we also attended the second BlogPaws conference in Denver, Colorado. This conference is a movement of pet enthusiast and animal welfare bloggers, coming together to make a difference in the world and the animals they share it with.
Admittedly, this type of conference was a first for us. Here’s why…
There are thousands of articles and blogs about Social Media, touting the impact that it can create for non-profit organizations like us. However, if you’ve ever waded into the world that is Social Media, it can feel huge, overwhelming, and confusing.
What’s a “platform?” What’s the difference between a “fan” and a “follower?” Why does SEO sound like a job title? Oh my gosh, I just said I “twitted” and not “tweeted!” Someone please tell me why these little pound signs are all over place!
We get it. We’ve been there.
If you’re trying out Social Media right now and feel that way, guess what, you’re not alone! It can be a rascally and confusing concept to understand.
However, it is also an amazing way to share our animals’ stories with the world in a way that is global, fast, and free. Every story that is spread, shared, or linked, helps an animal find their forever home and every penny saved is one that goes directly back into saving the lives of more orphaned animals looking for their forever homes, too.
It is also an amazing way to create meaningful relationships and connect with those who care about and respect animals. That is what we found at BlogPaws West: individuals, bloggers, artists, and organizations, that all love to talk about their experiences with animals and making this world a better place for them.
There is so much to say about BlogPaws, that it is impossible for us to put it into one post. Not even a week’s worth of posts. What we will say, today, is that we enjoyed every moment of connecting with each of you. We are inspired by your ideas, excited about your new ventures, and feel supported with your commitment to helping orphaned animals.
For more information about BlogPaws and Be The Change For Pets, please follow these links: