How to Pay it Forward to a Pet Blogger


Do you have a favorite pet blogger or microblogger (someone on Twitter, Facebook, etc.)?

If you watched the Oscar awards or are familiar with them, BlogPaws pet blogger social media conference and online pet blogger community has announced their 2nd Annual Nose-to-Nose Social Media Pet Blogging Awards. What the heck are these awards and why do they matter? Imagine being a prolific blogger and sharing your heart, soul, passion, information, and love of pets with the world at large. Then imagine the gold standard for pet bloggers comes along and has a process for recognizing those bloggers with awards and helping a dog in need. Would you like to pay it forward and nominate a blogger?

blogpawsThe “Nose-to-Nose” Awards is the only awards program in which pet bloggers and microbloggers are judged on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12 categories by a panel of distinguished professionals. The BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Awards are not a popularity contest! No LIKES, tweets, emailing share, or anything of the like. You simply nominate a blog or microblog (with 12 categories total) with a simple click and telling BlogPaws who!

 Hurry, as the nominations close at 3:00 PM EST on Friday, March 8th. Don’t wait to nominate. Bloggers may nominate themselves or other pet bloggers or microbloggers in the following categories:

Best Blog Design: judged on overall design elements of the blog homepage/landing page.
Best Blog Writing: judged on overall writing skill – is the message clear to the reader? Is the writing well-done? Is the blog post free of errors?
Best Humor Blog: judged on overall sense of humor – does it make us laugh?
Best Bark Blog: judged on the content as it applies to dogs and dog parents.
Best Meow Blog: judged on the content as it applies to cats and cat parents.
Best Wiggle Blog: judged on focus of blog toward non-traditional pets (i.e. ferrets, guinea pigs, chickens, etc.)
Best New Blog: less than one year old, with good content and engagement.
Best Cause Blog: judged on message, purpose and results as demonstrated on the blog.
Best Video on a Blog: judged independently (one video per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
Best Photo on a Blog: judged independently (one photo per blog); is it well done, focused, creative and purposeful?
Best Facebook Design: judged on overall design of Facebook header and use of special Facebook page features.
Best Twitter Design: judged on overall design elements for Twitter profile background.

Finalists will be announced on or about March 15th and the winners will be awarded during a live red carpet awards ceremony on Saturday, May 18th at the BlogPaws 2013 conference in Tysons Corner, VA. It gets better: We are helping a dog in need, too!

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Finalists of each Nose-to-Nose award will receive a badge to display on their blog and 1 free conference pass to BlogPaws 2013. Winners will receive a one of a kind personalized trophy at BlogPaws 2013. They will also be included in a collective donation of an embroidered Police Vest to an Arlington Police Department K-9, Hugo, along with a donation of oxygen masks for dogs, cats and small animals to local Fire Department(s). These donations will be presented live following the awards ceremony. Arlington Police Officer Tom Binckley and his K-9, Hugo, will both be present to accept their vest, as will at least one representative from a local Fire Department to accept the masks. The value of these collective donations is $2,000. To enter, click here.

Click here to nominate a blog and please read the BlogPaws Official Rules and Regulations



  1. I have been nominating folks for sure and I blogged about the Nose-to-Nose awards on BOTH blogs! I think it was on Dakota’s blog last Sunday and Cat Chat last Saturday 🙂
    I don’t stand a chance in hell of being a finalist but I am for sure nominating others!

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