Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Changes Are A Comin'

That title sounds so much more ominous than what it actually represents. But, since I do like to OCCASIONALLY be overly dramatic, I find it fitting.;0) I had thought about making a combination post where I talked about changes that I plan to make for the blog combined with what my goals are for the dogs in the upcoming year, but I thought that might get a little lengthy. So I'm splitting it up. Today will be about the blog and either tomorrow or Friday will be about goals (just depends on which day yields me more time).

I'm not planning on doing anything terribly drastic, just some little things that I would like to add in and kind of get a general feed back on what people thought. The first change that I'll make has to do with my Blogger Tuesday. Instead of picking a blog to highlight each week, I'm going to take it down to once a month.

I'm also toying with the idea of doing a weekly training challenge. I really enjoyed doing the trick challenges on the Smooth Sailin' blog at the beginning of this year. They got me trying new and different things with the dogs, and we all enjoyed it! It also helped to spice up our training time, something that I've felt has been a little lacking lately. The challenges would be fairly simple. It's something that I would be fitting in with all three of my guys, so nothing too complex that would turn me into a stress monster. I've started compiling a list already and I think it could be fun. I'd post videos of how our training of the "trick" went and if there were others who were regularly joining in, I'd like to include links to their blogs on my post so that other people could check them out and see how other handlers and various other dogs accomplished and went about the training.

Movie Monday is definitely staying! I'm having fun with that. And the weekly training videos would be separate from the Movie Monday videos. Videos galore!! What I would like to do is add a little something to it. I follow a few non-dog bloggers who do some video blogging and I LOVE their vlogs!! I thought that it might be fun once a month to do a video blog post. I have a few ideas about what I could start off talking about, but questions or ideas would always be welcome! It's fun to "get to know" someone who's blog you follow without being a stalker.;0) I have a fun idea for January that I'm hoping will work out!

And finally, as always, I have such a fun time taking daily pictures of my dogs throughout the month of December, that I wanted to try and find a way to keep myself going with it minus the "pressure" of joining a group. So I'm going to issue myself weekly photo challenges and I'll post the results here. I'd like to play with lighting a little more and some of the settings on my little point and shoot and I think this is just the ticket to keep me snapping away!

So those are the changes that are forth coming to the blog in 2012!! I hope you like the ideas and will like the actuality once I get going with it! If you have any thoughts or questions, just leave me a note in the comments section!:)


Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

What great ideas! I love the weekly trick idea!

M.T. said...

Ooooh many interesting changes ahead! Look forward to finding out more about your new fun idea for January :)

Ximena said...

I would SO be on board with the weekly trick thing. :) I love, love, love trick-training and so does Elli.

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

They sound like some good changes :) We love video's, and would have a go with the trick training!

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Lexi and Jasper the Danes