April 26, 2015

Recruit A Pal...How to Explain It

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I'm wagging like crazy because I'm already getting some good response about my May event Recruit A Pal!    Here are the basics as mentioned in yesterday's post:

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 thought I'd try to help you explain exactly what Blogville is and what we do.
Have you ever tried to tell someone about Blogville and find both of you befuddled?  BWAR HAR HAR     It can be a little hard to describe without sounding silly or time consuming or complicated.

Basically, here's how I see us.    We are like Pen Pals through our pets.     We use Blogger or Wordpress instead of paper, envelopes and stamps.   We show the world through our pets' eyes.

Some of what we do is totally virtual, made up, and fantastical.    We drive cars, wear ball gowns, have jobs, talk.   We play in bands, throw parties, cater food and drinks.  We write stories and poems and tell jokes.   We have an enormous amount of pure entertainment in Blogville.

Some of what we do is very, very real.   We raise funds for rescues, those in need, emergencies for our furiends.   We give and get advice about products and pet problems and questions.   We support each other in times of need.  We raise awareness about pet issues.   We do a great amount of tangible good here in Blogville.

For the most part the peeps are anonymous.  Usually the pets are the bloggers and the stars of the show.   But, we also sometimes meet in person.   We share so much through Blogville that many of us begin to feel like furiends and family.   You can stay totally hidden behind your blog or you can connect with others however you are comfortable.    We also have peeps who are a big part of Blogville.    We welcome all peeps and all species of animals.   We have dogs, cats, birds, pigs, rabbits, donkeys.   We have had fish, guinea pigs, horses, turtles and hermit crabs (POL).   Our citizens come from all over the planet.   Really, all over.    We get a diverse way of seeing the world.   

Maybe this will help some of you try to describe Blogville to others. 

Tomorrow I will post about the time issues that can come up when recruiting.
Tuesday will be a post about helping a new furiend set up their blog.
Wednesday will about using our posts to show examples of life in Blogville.
Thursday will be a post about the Welcome Dance that will be held on 6-2-15.

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
... yup. Plenty to report on upcoming Working Wednesdays then!!! &*> Great effort - you hit the nib right on the dot ... pen-pal-ing for the etherage! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

easyweimaraner said...

yes... WE are the stars of the show :o) and I bet all pet's with a blog
will run to Blogville now :o)
And there is a place where no one is alone.... :o)
easy rider

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We get a lot of eyerolls when we try to explain Blogville to some dumb peeps. We are going to see if any of our neighbors would be interested in joining us here.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BaaaaaWaaaah.... we want you to just TRY to explain Blogville.. I (your mom's brother Frankie) Remember TRYING to Explain it to your mom and you...
This will be GOOOOOOOD...
Try and explain... the Love and the Sharing and the FUN and the Giving and the Support and... the PAWTIES...
YEP, It will be a LONG Post fur SURE. We don't think there ARE enough words to explain Blogville.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THIS was really Well Said... butt we still think that Blogville is WAY hard to Explain... and to BELIEVE... BUTT it is WONDERFUL...

WE feel Sorry fur those who have Not yet Found the Peace and Happiness of our little COMMUNITY... We are More than that even... we are FAMILY!!

Ruby said...

Those are some FABulous tips Sarge!!!
Yes, tryin' to explain Blogville is kinda hard to peeps..I thinks use furiends gets it though..the peeps ~ they're a little slow! BOL
Ruby ♥
pees: did you see my postie today? I just had to put in a pic of my new fav tenny ball! The postie is gonna be this week!

Poodle At Play said...

Recruit a Pal sound like such a good idea! Sadly, I dont think Mom or I really know anyone who would be interested in a move into Blogville.

Backcountry Brodie said...

Nice job explaining Blogville, Sarge! I just ofurheard mom and gramma hasing a discussion about what a barbaric world this still do be but Blogville be a happy place where we is all pals and all gets along always. You knows, like the rest of the world should be. I has always wonnered what happened to those Road Dogs. I might has to go recrooting to find them when I gets back home to Noo Joisey.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

You describe it so well Sarge. Many of the people I know think having a dog blog is silly. They will never get it and that is ok (we don't need people who think dog blogs are silly in our lives really do we!). I love blogville and sometimes I dod feel a little overwhelmed that I didn't have time to visit everyone etc. and then I remember that Blogville is easier than the real world. My pals understand and know I am thinking of them even if I am not popping by.

Blogville rocks!

Murphy said...

This is a wonderful description. You should have it on a tab!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

M. K. Clinton said...

This is great information and I love the recruitment idea. We will be reporting on this on our May BFTB newcast. Thanks Sarge!

Millie and Walter said...

We think your description of Blogville is perfect. We're not sure that we know anyone to recruit but we will keep our eyes peeled for someone.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a great explanation Sarge!! We still have our thinking caps on!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Sarge. Great explanation. We think of Blogville as our happy place (even though sometimes there are sad events in Blogville), the happiness is because of the love and support shown to everyone. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory