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What, vegan?

M has been reading a lot of food blogs recently. I know this because when she is looking at this luminous device she calls a computer I doze beside her. So I can read what is on the screen. First I found it interesting to see she is reading these blogs – one never knows what inspiration she gets from them, especially about things I find yummy too. Like recipes for grilled squid or slow cooked beef.

But, first to my surprise and than to my horror (because she explained it to me): there were no pics of animals on these blogs. Instead there were pics of veggies, loads of them, of fruit and seeds. They turned out to be blogs about a special kind of food: vegan food. My canine readers who are ignorant about this will ask me what vegan food is. My more world wise canine readers will roll over now, moaning. Vegan means: no animal products. No meat, no fish, no cheese, no butter, no yoghurt. Not even one tiny little shrimp. Not even honey! (Oh, all right, I don’t care about that).

After I had recovered from the shock, M started explaining to me that she is interested in food, on the whole. Which means she likes learning about food, vegan food as well. She won’t turn into a vegan herself, she assured me, but sometimes maybe she will eat food in this style. But I do not have to worry, because she will feed me meat still. Even when she is having a wonderfully tasty pizza, she won’t give me any of that.

What?

I love pizza! Vegans have pizza too, it turns out! And little white rolls.  Mmmmm. Maybe it is not so bad as I thought. Maybe I will join M and eat vegan too. A little, of course. The other day I would like to have squid. Or slow cooked beef.

My pizza 2

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How to become a blogger

A dog I met on the beach asked me how she can be a successful blogger, just like me. She was not the first dog to ask me, so I decided to write a post on how to become a blogger.

It is not very difficult, you know. Anyone can do it! There are a few elements for a successful blog. First the technical stuff. That is easy: just start a blog at WordPress, like this one. Or with another company that offers this service. Add some nice pictures to it, I am sure you already have loads of them. If not, ask your human. Humans tend to take pictures of everything they love, which means: you.

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What is most important for a successful blog is the content. That is why readers will come to your blog, because you have something to tell them! It can be anything. Your musings on interesting topics like foxes, funny stories about your friends and – my favorite – stories about your adventures.  It is good to have adventures often, so you can share them with your readers! Of course you are already searching for fun experiences, because they give you joy. Now you have another reason to do so, because you can blog about them. What a splendid reason to go searching for fun things!

The next thing of course is the writing. Do not get too nervous about that. Hey, you are a dog, nobody will expect your writing to be flawless. I’ve discovered that the blogging community is a huge, friendly pack of likeminded creatures, who love to read and write and share their adventures. Your dog readers won’t mind some mistakes, if they’ll even notice, and your human readers will think it astonishing that you can write anyway. They do not suspect dogs can write,  humans can be so narrow minded…. Your readers will like your blog regardless of some mistakes now and then, so no worries about that. Just start writing and see how far you’ll get.

You will need access to one of these luminous devices humans call computers. If your human supports your blogging ambitions you can use his/hers. If she/he is not: wait until you are home alone. Being a narrow minded human they will never think you use their computer – when they find out is has been used they will probably blame the kids or their partner. You just need to put on your ‘it-wasn’t-me-face’ in case they look at you. I am sure you are very good at that face, every dog is.

I will tell all this to the dog who asked me on the beach. She is a labrador, so she will probably want to start a food blog. That should be fun to read! It won’t have many items on how to prepare fancy dishes, I guess, because labs tend to wolf down anything that is even remotely edible. But you never know. She might surprise us. Happy blogging to her!