I'm going to share some of the cool things I've won lately, but first I wanted to talk about why you need to subscribe to blogs! How do you follow a blog anyways? Well, there are lots of different ways. You can sign up for email updates on most blogs.
You can also follow a blog by something called an RSS feed. You'll need a feed reader, which is like a place that you can store all of the blogs that you read. I personally use Feedly. It's easy to navigate, organize, and use. Anytime you want to add a new blog to your reader, you can just click the "Add Content" button, enter the blog's URL and you're set! Another popular reader is Bloglovin'.
What I'm getting at is that if you aren't following blogs, you're probably missing out on some good stuff. Bloggers share valuable information. They share their personal experiences and expert advice. They are real people and value everyone who reads their blog. And some of them can be pretty funny too!
They also share animals and pets who need help. It may not seem like much, but it only takes one person to share an animal's story and make a difference. That person could be you.
Some bloggers have awesome giveaways and contests that you could be missing. I am surprised at the amount of free items I win on a regular basis from blog giveaways! If you're skeptical, don't be! These giveaways are not gimmicks! Bloggers also share good deals and discounts sometimes.
Still not convinced? Just take a look at some of the awesome loot I've won from other blogs in the past month or so. I'm not going to be able to include everything in this post, but here are some of my favorites.
The bracelet pictured below is from For Love of a Dog Jewelry. It's absolutely gorgeous and I love it! Amazingly, this is the 2nd piece of jewelry I have won from their blog.
Here's a little bit about For Love of a Dog Jewelry taken from their website -
"We specialize in handcrafted art jewelry and decorative accessories for dog, cat, and horse lovers. We strive to use only the finest materials: sterling silver, gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones, crystals, glass, vintage and found objects. We take great pride in our work. Be assured that you are purchasing a high quality piece of wearable animal art directly from the designer."I love For Love of a Dog's Jewelry as well as their blog! If you have never visited them, I highly recommend it!
Next up are these super cute salt and pepper shakers from Flea who is a blogger for Jones Natural Chews. Flea found the cute little things in her local junk store and decided to make some lucky person who reads her blog smile with them. She also sent my dog some treats from Jones Natural Chews, which definitely made her smile. :)
Flea is always giving away something away at her blog. If your dog enjoys treats that are made in the USA with limited ingredients, I recommend you visit this blog. Flea is super down to earth and a very friendly person!
And finally, I just have to share these treats that I won over at Beagles and Bargains. I think they might just be the biggest treats I've ever seen! It's called the Brown Beggers 144. The 144 is 4, 3 foot jerky sticks. Yes, you read that right. 3 feet of jerky! Of course, you can just snap off a chunk and feed it to your dog. You can find them at SitStay.com. Brown Beggers have a lot of treats that look great for dogs.
So thanks the Beagles and Bargains for the awesome treats. Shiner especially thanks you.
See what I mean? There are all kinds of awesome perks that come from subscribing to blogs. Why not add some to your reader today?