I read this quote this morning:
“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?” ~~ Robert Brault
That’s kind of how I feel right now. My volunteer work & this blog are the dogs and I’m just letting them take me wherever they want to go. I’m venturing into new territory that will help me reach my goals and that’s a good thing.
So why am I not pulling back on the leash? Because this is a journey I need to take. The more involved I get with volunteering at HSWC and the more I blog, the more I learn about animal rescue, blogging, non-profit organizations, dog/cat-related issues, people’s interests with respect to dogs & cats, etc. The list just goes on and on. Learning is a good thing, especially when it comes to learning new things that will help the animals at HSWC.
Here’s my plan. I want to transform my blog into a website that focuses on animal rescue & pet resources; hence, the new name — RescuePetResources.com. The site will still feature my blog, “XOXO & Cold Wet Noses,” but it will also include dog/cat-related articles & links or contact information for related businesses. I want the site to be exactly what the name implies — a resource site, a place where visitors can find a variety of dog/cat-related information without having to spend hours searching the Internet.
Along the way, I hope to earn a bit of money from my website by including relevant ads on my site. If I really want to shoot for the moon, then I hope that my blog will eventually result in the kind of six-figure income that Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett, co-authors of ProBlogger: Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, enjoy; however, I think I will be a bit more realistic & hope that it will bring enough income to realize a profit which I can then give to HSWC.
Wish me luck!