Monday, July 28, 2014

Writing a Wrong


A couple of weeks ago, Ann from Pawsitively Pets invited me to join a virtual blog tour where bloggers share their writing processes and techniques. In a weak moment, we agreed and were supposed to have fulfilled our side of the bargain a few weeks ago.

I like Ann’s blog cos she has these cool rats for pets. OK, she also has a woofie—a pit bull woofie, Shiner, who I don’t want any trouble with if you know what I mean. I still got my street smarts and know who and who not to do battle with. I also like that she was a vet tech and provides some inneresting info although sometimes it can be a bit deep for me. Usually, I understand those posts better than TW. Yep, I like Ann but I kinda wish that she’d let me win one of her giveaways.

Here are the three questions she wants me to answer truthfully—in fact, I had to put my paw on a stack of Fancy Feast cans and do some swearing.

1. What am I working on?

Biting TW, at the moment.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Well, actually, I’m going to have an exciting giveaway which will hopefully coincide with my 5th Blogoversary in September. I’ve also received some cat food as prizes that I’m going to try to review so that the companies will consider letting me work on their campaigns in the future. A cat’s gotta eat and free food goes down so much easier. Of course, I’m always posing for photos like the lead to this post so that you can ooh and aah over my stunningness, which seems to grow stronger every day.

2. Why do I write what I do?

Yep, that’s moi. Best Twitter Pet.

Why not? TW lost her job a couple of decades ago. One day we were reading a story in a local free paper about Sockington. We looked at each other and said “we can do that!” We built up a following on Twitter and then started the blog. Let me sing you this song to the tune of So You Wanna Be a Rocknroll Star about why I do what I do and how I got where I am.

So you wanna be an Internet star well listen now to what I meow
Get a Twitter account and take some time and learn how to tweet
In month or two you can start a blog, invite all your Twitter friends
It’s gonna be alright.

Then it’s time to get a Facebook fan page
And hope that The Woman doesn’t let you down.
Sell your soul to the Google man
Cos they gonna force a Google+ account down on you.
In a week or two you should also be on YouTube
with videos to make the humans swoon.

If you done this right you gonna win
all kind of riches and fame for playing the game
You’ve commented on hundreds of blogs
But don’t forget who you are
you’re an Internet star!

I work TW a million times harder than any boss to get my blog done.

3. How does my writing process work?


For this, I’d like to share a cartoon that was in the paper yesterday. Due to copyright rules, I can only give you the url. I’m going to give you a moment to go over and look at Pearls Before Swine, which totally describes TW’s writing process. Hope you found that funnier than I did.

When I finally get her to focus, she does the writing first cos she likes writing. Sometimes I’ll have several ideas what I’d like to write about for the week; other times we have no idea. We don’t write or plan our posts in advance. The one time TW wrote down an idea for a post, she had no idea the next morning what she was thinking. We do have some drafts which may or may not ever get finished. We use stuff that happens during the day or has happened recently as our topics. The blog after all is about a stunning cat’s observations of day to day life with her humans. It’s not unusual for us to finish a post about an hour before it’s due to go live. The only exceptions are paid campaigns which we start working on the moment we get the info and have figured out a way to take it so that it’s in my voice.

The art is the last part. Many times the posts are based on a photo shoot that I’ve recently posed for. Other times we use file photos.

I’m supposed to invite three other bloggers to join in. I’m gonna nominate two and hope they would like to take part. In a perfect world, I’d nominate Janet Blue and The Cat On My Head blog. Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo always make me smile.

I’d also nominate Jenna from Love is Being Owned By a Husky cos huskies are dogs I also don’t wanna mess with. I’m not sure if they’ve already been part of the virtual blog tour or not cos TW is senile. I’m sure Mika, Lexus and Koda would be very gentle with me and I hope I would be polite also if we ever met.

I hope I haven’t bored you too much. Let’s see, it’s now 10:10 and this post will be up in two hours. Good job, TW! Pffftttt!

32 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Now see, this was super interesting. We love your blog, CK.

All that kind of stuff never happens around here because the Human seems to think that whatever I have to say better be able to be said in three or four sentences, or even better one or two. She says nobody wants to hear *me* blather on. As if!

Patty Woodland said...

Pearls Before Swine is my favorite comic strip.

I will admit to a similar writing process. Goat butts are amazing motivators.

Katnip Lounge said...

It's comforting to know that our (feeble) Mommy is just like TW!

And we agree, your stunningness grows exponentially.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Ha! You should see my human's writing process... in fact, a fascimile is right here: http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/103012/the-creative-process.gif

You have NO idea how many nights I've seen her go through this.

Loved your answers!

Mr Puddy said...

Pawsome Job CK to get your human done lots of lots work ! Big kudos to you :)

Molly The Wally said...

Free food goes down easier LOL. Nice to read all about your writing with TW. Great answers. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Asia said...

Hahaaa! Love it :D

Anonymous said...

Mom and I did this hop a few weeks ago and thought it was kinda fun confessing about how we do what we do. You just did it more STUNNINGLY than we did....totally.

Hugs, Sammy

Bev Green said...

Well a stunning confession of a writing process CK :) ad so glad mum got it done too..seems us peeps are a tad haphazard at best hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That cartoon is great! I love reading about the writing process of my favorite bloggers :)

Mariodacat said...

Great post CK. We love Ann too. Keep trying on her give-aways and eventually you will win something.

Brian said...

That was fantastic CK, you are a talented one!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Great post CK we learned a lot about how your TW helps translate your message!

Tamago said...

Those are great answers. I love your song :-)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy doesn't plan any of our posts in advance. She takes photos THEN decide what to post. WE have lots to say but Mommy says that would probably bore everyone so it's better to let the photos do most of the talking. ;)

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh CK! Of course my huskies would be gentle with you! We have 3 kitties at my house as well as my huskies! They all get along fabulously!
Unfortunately, I did my blog tour a few weeks ago, so I do apologize for not being able to continue the chain on your end. Good luck though, and I love that you nominated us! Made me smile :))
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Ann Staub said...

MOL! CK, I hope that you can win one of my giveaways and soon! You could probably take on Shiner. Kitty Kitty Meow Meow always sliced up her snout with her claws. Shiner had nothing on her. I think it's pretty interesting how you went about starting your blog. Good idea to build yourself up on social media first. It seems like most peeps just try to jump right in with the blog first, but then they probably have no one to share it with.

Ann Staub said...

Oh! And I LOVE that comic strip! I do that too, plus it's a rat ;)

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., you are the second kitty today to ask us to do this writing process tour. Mom says her answer for #3 is going to be pretty much exactly like yours. Can she copy it? MOL! Thanks for posting our blogoversary award. This is only the second blog we have seen it on. Mom says that she will accept your invitation/challenge and try to get to it in the next week. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck...we troo lee enjoyed yur post N ya dinna use de B werd...knot once

BURD ~~~~~~~ N it bee 4:44 if we hurrree N post thiz...hasta meen sum thin !! ♥♥♥♥♥

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We love this answer? It's interesting to hear everyone else's writing process.

meowmeowmans said...

We really enjoyed hearing about your process for posting on your blog, CK. TW sure is lucky to be able to work for a stunning cat like you!

Anonymous said...

MOL!! sounds like me! We do not plan; we just 'do' whatever is happening at the time and make it fit

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi sweet girl, Hope you had a good Monday. I had a great bomit! Don't miss tomorrow's post--I gots PICTURES!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hey--it's like a bomit FESTIVAL today--you, me, Katie Isabella and Mario that I've read about so far! We should all get together and plan this more often!

The Swiss Cats said...

We love to read your answers, and Mum recognizes herself in the comic strip ! It's really interesting to discover other bloggers' writing process ! Purrs

Jobi Harris said...

You have talent, CK! Love your answers, your posts, and thanks for the cartoon, too. I do a lot of the same things, usually starting at 3 or 4 am. I have all the right motives, but somehow that one day turns into next week. Go figure.

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's so easy to procrastinate, but you do manage to get your posts up and they're always good.

Katie and Glogirly said...

You sure know how to crack the whip, CK!!!
We've been enjoying your blog and your friendship for years : ) and it's always fun to read the inside scoop on how your stunning process works.
XOXO

Prudence said...

CK, I need to take a few lessons from you! This mom of mine has been falling down on her job lately. I might just have to trade her in for another transcriber, BOL!

Clooney said...

That's a great post, CK! We got a real kick out of the cartoon and can certainly relate to it here!

Austin Towers said...

Went over to see pearls before swine, started laughing and forgot to come back for several days!!! The staff's writing technique is pretty much the same, except not, if you know what I mean!!! xx