2015 passed by so quickly. There were so many exciting things that happened to us last year. Our big move to Southern California was exciting especially for Sugar. She enjoyed two long road trips from Chicago to Southern California. Sugar is loving the life of a SoCal dog, sunshine plus dog-friendly beaches. Our big move kept me very busy but so grateful for all the amazing opportunities that came my way.
5 Golden Woofs Highlights in 2015
1) Salmon Carrot Bone dog treat recipe featured in Dog Fancy magazine
2) Frosty Yogurt Berries Bone Parfait dog treat recipe featured in Family Circle magazine and website.
3) You Tube video: Sugar The Golden Retriever Eats a Banana featured in MSN.com website. This feature created a spike ‘views’ on our you tube videos.
4) FitFoodie San Diego Ambassador – I love good food and being healthy too. Sugar has been my pawsome running buddy. I was so honored to be selected as an ambassador.
5) Re-opening Golden Woofs Shop on Black Friday was a success. Sugar’s Note Cards were hit and sold out in 2 weeks.
Our Tasty Treat Recipe page continues to be the most visited page. Read our previous post to view 15 Most Popular Dog Treat Recipes in 2015.
Pinterest is the least social media I use but many ‘pin’ our photos. For 2015, Search Engine (Google) and Pinterest are our top 2 referrer sites.
In 2015, I continued to be actively engaged in social media specifically Twitter. I love the instant response and gratification that someone is actually reading my tweets. It’s also interesting to know that some of our Twitter followers take the time and read our previous tweets. Also, it seems that my tweets drew curiosity to other tweeters, approximately 4500/month visited our blog from our Twitter profile. I learned a lot about the way I tweet (and schedule tweets) when a sudden (unexpected) spike of impression occurred during the weekend of our road trip back to SoCal. As a Twitter influencer, this occurrence was a great learning experience.
Instagram continues to be my favorite social media. I love taking photos of Sugar and Instagram is a great media for sharing it. During the Summer of 2015, I spent a lot on Instagram. I learned that Instagram is more than a fun, photo-based social network. Instagram algorithm continues to change, so it’s always a learning process. Did you know? “Instagram has 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook and 68% of Instagrammers engage with brands regularly.” Here are our 5 most likes Instagram of 2015.
Our service/product feature post, Get Your Dog Pampered at #PetSmartGrooming was #1 viewed post. There were several curated magazine style website that featured our post. This post was published on November 2, 2015 and the end of the year page view was over 8,000.
Our Dog Health post continues to be popular. Here are Golden Woofs Top 10 Dog Health Posts in 2015.
1. How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Thunderstorms and Fireworks
2. Threat Of Canine Influenza
3. 10 Must Know About Canine Influenza
4. 5 Winter Care Tips For Your Dog
5. Infographic: 5 Walking Tips With Your Dog
6. Dry or Canned Dog Food: Which Is better For Your Dog?
7. Tips For Bathing Your Dog
8. TIPS: Keep Pets Happy and Safe During the Summer Months
9. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is Medicine Going to the Dogs?
10. Urinary Tract Infections: UTIs in Dogs
Plans for 2016
My major plan for 2016 is to concentrate on my second book. I am happy to share that I was offered to write a dog treat cookbook. It’s a big thing, and I am very excited!
Sugar and I we are grateful to be partnering with several new brands. I’m looking forward to being an active Instagram Influencer. We have some exciting partnerships.
Many Golden Thanks to all of you. Special thanks to our long time followers/readers. We enjoy blogging and thankful for the wonderful special friendship. Special Woofs to our buddy Oz the Terrier. We are looking forward collaborating several blog posts and social media promotion with Oz the Terrier.
Madi and momrmad says
Sugar the ‘nanna video is our very favorite we got to hear your sweet voice
Madi your bfff
Caren Gittleman says
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016!
Frankie and Ernie says
SUGAR…. we did NOT know that you could SING so Sweetly… You did a GRAND job with your Rendition of the CHICK EAT A Banana Song….
Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs says
we are hoping you have a wonderful 2016 🙂
Murphy & Stanley says
That was a very successful year. We bet that will be a wonderful treat recipe book too! Did you see that we posted our flag? We cannot believe how quickly it came!
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
So many wonderful things happened in 2015 and we’re sure there’ll be lots more this year! Sadie liked to spread the idea of smiles too so maybe we’ll do something to spread more smiles this year too!
Brian Frum says
Bravo, that was quite the year and we all wish you nothing but the best beautiful girl. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of that most wonderful smile!
I can’t get over how adorable that video is, and more shockingly I can’t believe I missed it when it was originally published.
I really need to check out this Instagram program all the kids are talking about these days, feels like I’m missing out 🙂
Amy and Toby says
You are really on the crest of a big blogger wave! Fantastic success for you and 2016 holds more I’m sure! You have helped me and so many other bloggers do better with our blogs, you have tons of us cheering for you.
What a great year for you! And it was also the year Raven and I got to meet Sugar. Congratulations to you and all of your success. All the best in 2016!
The OP Pack says
We all have our paws crossed that 2016 will be a good one for Sugar and her family.
Woos – Ciara and Lightning
So many wonderful achievements in 2015…and here’s to many more in 2016!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Bravo what a year, congrats to you and Sugar. Here’s to a great 2016.
JeanneP of bichonpawz says
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2015 and best wishes for an awesome 2016! Sounds like you are off to a great start.
easy rider says
I can’t wait for your cook book… I bet it is full of yummy things… and it brings a golden smile to efurry doggie :o)
Oz the Terrier says
Wow! You had a pawtastic 2015!!! We cannot wait for your next book – a cookbook filled with yummy treats?!? It is going to be spectacular! We send you Special Woofs too and look forward to working together in 2016.
Big Cairn cuddles,
Oz and Gina
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Looks like your 2016 is full of great plans!
Congrats on an AMAZING 2015… and here’s to 2016! So exciting about the dog treat book!
Amelia Johnson says
Congratulations on being an awesome ambassador for pets in 2015. We are looking forward to what you have to share in2016…we love homemade treats!