I started this blog on April 7, with my post Why a Doberman? I think I'll be revisiting that question in the coming year, not because I've changed my mind, but rather because I think I might be able to articulate it further, or better.
Now, 8 months later, I've crossed the 200 post mark. I've got a bunch of followers on Twitter, fewer on Google itself, or that Blogger tells me, anyway. I've come to terms with the face that Blogger's stats are a bit suspect, but that's what I have StatCounter for, right? But, my Blogger stats are from the beginning, and I can at least tell you that I've had 17,472 pageviews. Not visitors (hoo boy, I'm not that popular!), but still. That's a big number!
So, what should my goals be for the coming year?
I've considered starting a Facebook page, but it won't be Elka's Facebook "in her words" or anything (Besides Facebook seeming to have an aversion to fun in that manner), and I'm unclear what I would put there that I don't already put here or on Twitter. Things to consider.
I may or may not try to develop a blog schedule but really, it's seemed to work out pretty well that I post when I feel like it!
The tennis ball schtick, while lots of fun, has kind of fallen by the wayside. Who knew that there were a limited range of brands in the doggie tennis ball world? I'm not sure what my next running theme will be. Suggestions are of course welcome!
I've considered doing videos, once I figure out my technology, so we'll see how that goes. Elka in motion will be a fun thing to share with you! So many of our pictures are my understanding Doberman, paused for just a moment to represent what I wanted, or sitting where I've directed, wondering what it is I'm playing at. She is patient with me, and I want my patience with her to remain and grow.
I'm so glad that I truly discovered clicker training this year, and I want to stick with it in order to work towards more Trick Dog titles. We're very close to Intermediate! Part of my problem is I don't stick to one thing before moving on to the next. So, we'll work on that too.
All right, so looking forward to 2012, and learning more tricks, reading more books, and discussing things Doberman and dog with you all! Comments and questions are always welcome!