While 2013 was not the best year ever (we members of the Cat Blogosphere lost so many good pals that I don’t dare list them for fear of forgetting a couple), it did have its interesting moments. Here are the times I will remember from this past year, when I look back.
The freaky thing that invaded our catio and upset me and Binga!
My attempt to get 20,000 fans on my Facebook page was a big FAIL. Humans did not understand that it wasn’t just a random attempt at fame — I was trying to expand my reach so that when I wanted to promote something like a kitty in need, that it would find more eyeballs. The response was negative, so I abandoned it. Right now, my page is just a little under 7,000 fans.
I was part of the AmazeCats Next Top Cat competition! I made my way up a couple of brackets before losing, and it was an awesome experience! I knew I wasn’t going to make the cut, so I used the last bracket as an excuse to throw a surprise party, giveaway and a commenthon! I always try to throw at least one awesome party every year and this one was it. The commenthon resulted in a $50 donation to Tabby’s Place!
My Cat World Domination Day (also my birthday) party was pretty awesome too! The catering was fun and casual, and I gave away a cool Kitty-a-Go-Go! This was my second Cat World Domination Day event, and just to let you know, it is an annual feline holiday now!
Binga got her own punk rock song! This is my human’s personal favorite post of the year. Her year was actually pretty nice — she started writing for Catster, and she now has her own blog on CatChannel.com! She has been apprenticing under me for over a decade, and I thought she finally knew enough about kitties to write under her own byline.
I helped my human win a free trip to BarkWorld, and found out it was a pretty cat-friendly conference! So cat-friendly, in fact, that they are joining forces with the Cat Writers Association and holding their two conferences together! There will be lots of fun and cat swag in November, 2014!
Speaking of the Cat Writers Conference, look at the goodie bag we got this year! And I gave most of it away. I hope next year’s giveaway is at least as awesome!
My 2014 Wall Calendar is my best ever! Every year I think I won’t be able to outdo myself, and so far I have! And it is still for sale — you should get one!
I had so many giveaways, and commenthons and donation pledges that it would take too long to mention each one! I will be continuing all that in 2014. Hey, you know what? I may not have had any really big accomplishments, but it was still a pretty good year! Onward to new adventures!
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