Happy Blogiversary Day to My GBGV Life! On this day in 2011, Emma published her very first blog post. She was just five years old at the time, but destined for dog blog stardom! When she started the blog it was pretty slow going, but by the time she passed away, she had almost ten thousand views a month! Emma left her empire to me to run. It’s been a big project, but I’m doing my best.
The first blog post was published on November 8, 2011, by Emma. I heard it was rather tough going with only a handful of people reading her posts the first year or so. Still, it was Emma’s passion, and with her determination, she finally succeeded in becoming a fairly well known dog blog. So many things changed for the better because of the blog. The biggest change is our food and treats. Milk-Bones and other doggy junk foods have been banned from our house, and even our meals have gotten very healthy with Dr. Harveys.
In some ways the blog has made a circle of a journey. The beginning was all about Emma and what she was up to. Once she hooked up with BlogPaws, she started working with all sorts of companies doing product reviews. After BlogPaws fell apart in mid-2018, things started to change. Now we don’t do much with reviews or companies, but we are back focusing on what we are up to. Our focus is a healthy lifestyle, and our sports. The only reason we do dog sports is because we learned about it through other bloggers. Hopefully others can find new things through us so we are returning the favor.
Bailie is not a lot of help when it comes to blogging. She is always doing her thing, and marching to her own drummer. We love her to death, but doing what she is supposed to do is not really her thing. If you would like some facts about our blog, Bailie did manage to dig up a few. The top five visiting countries are USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and France. We have 50,165 post comments. The most popular post of all time is 5 Reasons To Give Your Dog Marrow Bones. My GBGV Life has had three faces over the years. Emma started the blog as a free website, then changed to self hosted and had a web person design the site for her. Last spring we did a makeover because we wanted a fresh look with larger photos.
Olivia, like Bailie and me, is growing up in the blogging world, so she fits right in. It is rather sad that so many of our blogging friends have either quit blogging now, cut way back, or have passed away. The pet blogging community is a wonderful online place, but it is also changing a lot. We do miss the way it was a couple years ago.
Cheers to our Blogiversary Day, and another fun year of adventures…who knows where it will all end up! It’s hard to believe this is now year nine, especially since I am only three! Thank you to all of you for being our friends, and for coming by to visit us and our blog. We hope you all are having a good time, smiling, laughing, and maybe learning something now and then. GBGV hugs!