April 27, 2015

Recruit A Pal... Time

Hey Everyone!
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.

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



Julie said...

I finks this is a great idea Bossman Sarge butts, as you point out, its hard fur peeps to fit this in wiv their busy lives. I haf asked Mum to talk to some peeps and see what they say
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Daily Pip said...

Oh this is going to be fun. I'm going to put on my thinking cap and see who I can lure back to town.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I couldn't manage without scheduling!!! ..then again I do a lot of writing and there three bloggies and an artshop page to organise.... so the schedule feature is a definite 'selling point' when folk talk about time. Good pick up Sarge. As is the frequency. I post daily because that's my work (Aatmaavrajanam blog) but the Meno and Take blogs are by choice - some of the best blogs are those who wait till they have something to share and that is just fine too!!! yup. Good pointers from the Commish!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

easyweimaraner said...

I so agree... I never thought that blogging and especially blogville becomes such an impawtant part of my life... and it's worth every minute I spend there ...that's for sure :o)
easy rider

Unknown said...

I cannot wait to see who friends can bring back to Blogville! I would even give one of them a new blog header, like I did for Murphy & Stanley or the POTP blog.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

SARGE.... you make some EXCELLENT points about the Posting thingy... Esp. where there are some LITTLE Peeps around... They could take Pawt in the Blogging... the Writing and the Picture Taking and the Reading.. What a grrrreat way to Sharpen the Reading and Writing Skills... Not like HOMEWORK at ALL... AND we are SURE that the young'uns would LOVE to see their pictures and words... on the Blog. And Read what the comments say!!! Excellent Idea.

My Mind's Eye said...


My GBGV Life said...

I may be able to find a recruit. I will see what I can sniff out.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a fun event. Maybe Frankie can find his wives
Lily & Edward

Unknown said...

Hi there, Sarge!!!

This looks interesting!! What an exciting event it seems set out to be.

We'd love it if you could check us out at our blog sometime!! :-))

stellaroselong said...

Well this is a great idea...we are going to see if Jim has any friends we can recruit...stella rose

Unknown said...

Yes, Sarge...I meant what I said about the header for a new/returning pal. Of course, you can use Murphy & Stanley's and POTP as examples. I may not make them as good as say Miss Marg, but I'd still be happy to provide one if that person would like me to.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Great tips Sarge!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

Marg said...

These are such great suggestions. We are going to look for some people who are busy and come back and read all these great suggestions. This is all such a good idea to find and get more bloggers going. Take care.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What great ideas, Sarge!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

Sweet William The Scot said...

Well I can think of three ~ lets see there was Roo Doins gone. There is Finn and Charlie who posted once last year. Then there is Little Joe Joe gone. Sadly two definitely won't come back and the other probably not either. And what about Mollie and Alfie. Blogville has lost some very bright and capable and talented and enlightening bloggers. Nelson Mandela said A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
I think in his life he stood for the right and just maybe we need that formidablecombination.
Bringing back those well I could give you a lot of Sheep to the Flock quotes but maybe they should have been noticed when they were drifting.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh an Marty the Manx cat. He closed zippy do da. Yep the numbers are going down down down.

Murphy said...

Bravo! Bravo! And if they get involved maybe one day they will be mayor!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Those are some amazing tips Sarge.

Ruby said...

Oh Boss, those are some pawsome suggestions!!! Any suggestions on those peeps who just procrastinate til the last minute, cause they thinks THEIR lives are more important than OUR bloggies??? That is what I'm dealin' with...sigh. Wells, I'm gonna study your tips and puts Ma on a strict schedules!
Ruby ♥