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Annual Pet Blogger Conference Making Nashville Mark

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The world’s most unique social media conference is about to descend on Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day excitement filled, pet-welcoming, celebrity infused event. BlogPaws welcomes 500 of the pet industry’s top influencers and key bloggers from around the country (and world) as they burst on the scene of Sheraton Music City Hotel for a yearly conference of networking, monetization, learning, and partying. Fidose of Reality is taking our annual road trek to this year’s destination, and we’d love to meet you there. As of this writing, there are NO small business or corporate tickets available. There are a limited number of blogger conference passes available here. Here’s the scoop and why anyone on social media should come to BlogPaws:

Why Pet Bloggers: What’s the Big Deal?

Founded in 2009 by three dedicated pet lovers and bloggers, BlogPaws grew out of the need for a focus on excellence in social media and a devotion to helping pets in need. In less than six years, BlogPaws has become the go-to resource for pet bloggers and social media enthusiasts looking to build their online presence to enhance their social networks and support animal shelters and rescues around the world. Brands also consider BlogPaws the go-to resource when looking for social media attention and contacts. Together, it’s a win-win for the pets.

Pets are family and the humanization of our pets has taken a stronghold, from the “makes sense” and dollars perspective.

Pet bloggers are one step ahead of the latest trends and celebrate the human-animal bond by promoting pet health and welfare via social media. You don’t need to be a pet guru or even have a pet to take advantage of the amazing educational sessions, face-to-face networking with brands, and the experience of being with 500 folks who feel the same way.

[Tweet “Retweet if you view pets as members of the family.”]

As they do every year, BlogPaws is bringing the social back to social media from a face-to-face and nose-to-nose perspective. Of note, celebri-pets and well-known online pets that produce millions of social media impressions daily and weekly will be present including:

·         Over 100 dogs

·         11 cats – plus a variety of service cats and adoptables

·         2 celebrity mini pet pigs

·         3 ferrets

·         1 hamster

·         1 possible capybara

·         1 diapered duck

·         2 rats

·         3 ducklings – Huey, Dewey, Louie!!!

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Come to my session!

The Business of Blogging

In 2014, BlogPaws worked with 35 brands—doubling their 2013 number. With over 1,100 sponsored blog posts and over 780 bloggers on-boarded for campaigns, overall 2014 growth was 175 percent over 2013 for sponsored posts.  Over $160,000 was paid out to participating bloggers in the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network.

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), an estimated $60.59 billion will be spent on pets in the U.S. in 2015 which is up from 2014, when $58.04 billion was spent on pets. That’s no chump change. Pets are defined as everything from dogs to cats but also ferrets, rabbits, fish, birds, hamsters, reptiles, and capybara.

This year, in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and pawprint of all guests, BlogPaws, Only Natural Pet, and the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) have partnered to launch a zero-waste initiative at the conference.

Sitting Up and Taking Notice

Steve Dale, certified cat behavioral consultant and writer of the most well read syndicated pet column in America, will present the Winn Feline Media Appreciation Award at the BlogPaws Annual Conference during opening ceremonies on May 28th.

The Cat Writers Association (CWA) will also feature two workshop panels.

While at the BlogPaws Conference on Lake Las Vegas in 2014, the host hotel asked for me and my dog to be in a video, and here’s the end result – this was a lot of fun:

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Me meeting Steve Dale and the Dog Writer’s Dinner

Event Details

The BlogPaws 2015 Conference takes place May 28-30, 2015, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in downtown Nashville. The conference is capped at 500 attendees for a more intimate, personal experience, culminating with a Red Carpet event to celebrate the pet industry’s only pet blogging awards judged by a distinguished panel of professionals, not by popular vote.

Join Dexter and me in Nashville and make it a fab learning experience in beautiful Nashville.  We leave this weekend and will be sharing images on the blog and social media all week long and at the conference. This will mark our 7th BlogPaws Conference.

Click here for tickets to BlogPaws.


Would you like to come to the conference? Bark at me below in the comment box.


  1. Tamara says

    This is amazing. Sometimes I dream about writing my blog in my dog’s voice or talking more about pets. I do think people really love to read about animals and really love to read about food, if my stats are any indication.
    Would be so awesome to be with other pet bloggers!

  2. Lorane says

    I heard about this conference through a few Blogs. It like the initiative and think its a great idea. Welcome Nashville! it must be really exciting

  3. Emmy Scammahorn says

    This is a wonderful post, Carol! It captures the excitement and the meaning of BlogPaws, which extends far beyond its three days. When she isn’t riding the GPS unit of the Bently-mobile, the one hamster Winnie is catching up on her sleep so she can meet and greet everyone in Music City.

  4. Carolyn says

    I wish I would have gone to this, it sounds very fun and informative! I love the zero carbon footprint too, that’s so wonderful! Maybe next year. 🙂

  5. Lisa Nolan says

    What a joy and what a special event! (I need to get out more, LOL!) I loved seeing all the happy faces! Great job!

  6. Kiwi says

    The BlogPaws!!! How super cute is this that pet bloggers have their own conference that is so cool I never knew!! WOW I see the market in it just like Mommy Bloggers so makes sense!

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