HOW THE HECK DID THAT HAPPEN?
When I first learned that This One Wild Life was a finalist in the esteemed DogTime Media 2012 Pet Blog Awards, I was between my grandmother’s memorial in New York and off to Colorado for my father-in-law’s 90th birthday.
Preparing photo books, slideshows, travel preparations and pet care, we also had unexpected house guests - for a month -after we blew up Amy and Rod Burkert’s GoPetFriendly mobile home and office with a faulty electrical outlet.
In the midst of these things and many more, I hadn’t updated the blog since mid-March. I had to ask. How did This One Wild Life get nominated for best use of social media?
THANKS TO YOU!
To those who extended this kindness to me, I am honored and humbled. You make me miss and want to come back to this valuable space. Plans are in the works already and I have you to thank for my new motivation.
WHY I DECLINE THE AWARD
This One Wild Life typically integrates my interests in global change for all animals at Be the Change for Animals and our new local dog rescue at Dog House Adoptions. These individual projects – not This One Wild Life – have been competing for my time as of late.
Had the nomination been for a specific person using social media, not in relation to a particular blog, I might feel differently thanks to my combined efforts at BTC and DHA. That is not the case.
(Nor is our rescue eligible for DogTime donations. While a registered New York State non-profit, the IRS is backlogged by at least 6 months in approving 501(c)3 status nationwide.) OUR 501(c)3 STATUS WAS JUST APPROVED!
SO, MY VOTE GOES TO…
Hard working folks like Stephanie from Catsparella have been working day in and out to share informative and entertaining content through every social media channel possible. My vote goes to her and others in every other category who share her work ethic.
VOTE FOR WORTHIER FINALISTS TO BENEFIT RESCUE!
Vote through July 31st, 2012 at http://petties.dogtime.com. Winners will be announced in an online ceremony broadcast on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3pm PST. Each winning blogger will be awarded with a $1,000 donation to the non-profit animal shelter or rescue of their choice!
SHELTER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Starting July 23, 2012 DogTime’s Petties will open nominations for the DogTime Media Shelter Volunteer of the Year award. This award is to honor one of the many unsung heroes whose dedication to the animal community has helped save countless homeless dogs and cats. The winner will be chosen by DogTime Media and will be announced at the Petties Award Ceremony in September. The winner receives a Petties trophy and a $10,000 donation from DogTime Media to the non-profit 501c3 rescue/shelter of their choice. This one, too, is so worth your vote.