Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Cats and Catts!

It’s been over a year since Cats and Catts has been online.  Wow!  The blog has been rewarding in so many ways.  It started as a way to celebrate the kitties and to document my growing orchid obsession.  My two key inspirations were my brother, who was blogging before it was called that.  He repeated the wisdom “if you’re going to have a blog, you need to blog your passion.”  I was also influenced by two twin girls who made clay cat figurines in Civil War attire.  My brother the blogger sent me the article and we both enjoyed their explanation for their hobby, which was something like, “Well, we like cats, and we like learning about the Civil War, so it [making clay figurines of cats dressed like Civil War combatants] seemed like the natural thing to do.”  Indeed.

I like cats.  I like orchids.  Ergo, Cats and Catts.    

It’s safe to say that I’m still figuring things out in the brave new world of cat/orchid blogging.  I started with the “cat plus orchid” formula, but it’s grown in some unexpected directions.  We’ve had five video features, thirteen Frog Fridays, and over 100 pictures of cats and/or orchids.  Hardware difficulties have slowed down our video production, but we have a lot of new content waiting in the wings.

Every new follower (we have three now!), every comment, and every guest kitty post has made Cats and Catts a joy to produce.  Thanks!


gaby said...

And it has been a joy to read, especially knowing that there is someone out there who shares some of my passions and can communicate the joys and frustrations in such an amusing way. Here's to many more posts!

Mark said...

Happy Birthday Cats and Catts!

Mary Ann said...

A very happy birthday to you! And many more to come.

LKPCA said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I was so tickled to read that you had the same motivations I did for doing yours.