Wow, I'm so excited about Recruit A Pal! This is my biggest event for the year and I'm so glad to have so many furiends interested already.
Here are the basic details:
Recruit A Pal will run the entire month of May through midnight 5-31-15.
Bring a new pal to Blogville or bring back one who hasn’t posted for 1 year.
New/Return pals must post on 6-1-15 to introduce themselves.
New/Return pals must follow at least: their Recruiter, Sarge, & BCCalendar.
Recruiters must notify me (lfurman1987ATyahooDOTcom) by 6-1-15.
Email must include the names and blog addresses of the Recruiter and Pal.
All species are welcome.
I will provide 1 prize for Recruiters. Item from Clara’s Collars.
Frankie & Ernie will provide 1 prize for New/Return pals.
Madi will provide 1 prize for New/Return pals. One handmade scarf.
Murphy & Stanley will provide prizes for Recruiters. Four recipe books.
Oreo will provide 1 prize for a Recruiter and 1 for a New/Return pal.
A community wide dance will be held on 6-2-15 for everyone in Blogville.
OKAY: I PAWMISED YOU MORE POINTERS AND TIPS FOR RECRUITING!
Today I'm barking about the big issue of TIME.
I bet any of you who have mentioned Blogville to someone has heard that they "don't have time for blogging". We certainly can respect that! Lots of us have busy lives. Our peeps work, volunteer, have families, and have other hobbies and there are only so many hours in the day. We all totally get that.
However, I think most peeps would be surprised that blogging can take as much or as little time as they'd like. Try explaining that there are no rules about how much to post or how much commenting and reading to do in Blogville. We can post once a week if that's all we have the time or inclination to do. You certainly get better response to your own posts if you read and comment for others, but it isn't required at all. A blogger could simply do a Wordless Wednesday post each week and be a perfectly happy Blogville citizen. BOL That would really take very little time.
Another great tip is to post ahead. Whenever a busy furiend has a some time available, use the Schedule feature and do a whole bunch of posts in one sitting. That's a really efficient way to get your posts set up quickly and then you just sit back throughout the month and let them pop up as scheduled. For a busy furiend, that's a super way to post without having to work at it every week!
For someone who has mini two-leggers in their lives, we all know they are busy! Try suggesting this as something they can do with the kiddies. Kids love pets and this would be a nice way to spend some time being creative together. Sort of like art class or recess. What a great way to occupy the kiddies and stay involved with them and have some creative fun too.
I hope this helps when you are talking with a furiend and they mention being worried about not having the time. We all know that can be a big issue.
In case you missed it, yesterday I posted about explaining Blogville to someone.
Tomorrow I will be posting about setting up someone's blog for them.
Wednesday will be about using past posts as examples of life in Blogville.
Thursday I will post about the big Welcome Dance on 6-2-15.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish