Zoey

Dog Paws-Promotion (business cards included!)

In All About Me, Being Cute, Shelley Widhalm on July 8, 2012 at 11:30 am

Zoey awaits pets and attention while sitting atop a coffee shop table.

I am a dog that blogs, and that is pretty hip.

What is not so hip is that I’m not too keen on self-promotion. Sure, I preen and sit up extra straight in wait of pets from passersby as I stake out my spot on various coffee shop tables or restaurant patios or go on my daily walks.

But what I don’t know about is business cards, or didn’t until last week. I overheard Shelley’s friend, Katherine (who is very nice and pets me, even though she has allergies, but can you blame her?), tell her about an idea that popped into her head.

We were sitting outside of Starry Night Espresso Café in downtownFort Collinson, you guessed it, a starry Thursday night, and all these people came up to me and asked Shelley if they could say “hello” and give me a pet. I was in doggie heaven as my fan club gathered.

“You should print up business cards for Zoey,” very smart Katherine said to Shelley.

Shelley liked the idea, which included putting my photo on one side of the card and “ZOEY” in big letters on the other, followed by the name of my blog, “Zoey’s Paw.” And on the back of the card, Shelley could put her blog’s name, “Shell’s Ink,” along with her contact information.

Of course, I get front and center.

Not Shelley, who is writing about tension this week and probably would like that spot. Tension is the writer’s thing that drives a story forward and is the result of story conflict.

I would say my cuteness is what drives people to wherever I’m at to stop and admire my large, brown eyes, black-tipped, floppy ears and kohl-lined features. No conflict necessary.

You see, it’s because I’m the cutest dachshund west of theMississippi River, or actually globally. Plus, any big dogs that give me the evil eye in response to my big-dog barks should realize that I am BIG DOG in the blogosphere.

See Shelley’s blog at http://shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/more-tension-in-novels/

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  1. Business cards are only the beginning!! You need a webcam and a podcast and a tv show and a movie contr . . . . .

    “Zoey no one’s gonna believe you didn’t write this.”
    “KEEP TYPING!!!”

    . . . and a theme park and a reality show and a pony and . . .

  2. I follow a guy and his cat Zoey approves of every blog post. Are you related?

  3. I don’t think we are. Who’s the blogger with Zoey the Cat? My Zoey the Dog only approves of what I write when it concerns her. 🙂

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