I started this blog (actually on my freelancing website at the time – nycgadgetgirl.com) in August 2004, when Snick wasn’t quite a year old. For the next four years, I blogged a good bit. Living in Hell’s Kitchen with my young daughter and dogs, I had amusing things to write about. I met fascinating people. Crazy things happened. I started a Shiba meetup group. I started a Shiba rescue. I fostered dogs. We had run ins with tourists and homeless people. Snick charmed strangers on the street. Life was interesting.
In 2008, we moved to Indiana for seven months. While I was there, the website moved to jennaandsnickers.com and became more about education. Snick and I joined a training club. I started writing about training, behavior, and humane education. The idea for Animals Who Educate was born.
We moved back to NY. I had plenty of things to write about. Snick started an online newspaper, and I built up his facebook and twitter followings to support the eventual launch of Animals Who Educate.
But in 2010, I moved to Mississippi to help my parents with the family business. I tried for a while to keep the blog going. I have a long list of half written posts, ideas for posts, requests for posts, etc. I have one about Shiba sports that’s been finished except for the proof reading for about 2 years now. I don’t have time to write and certainly don’t have time for “brand building” on social media – Snick’s facebook and twitter accounts languish unused for months at a time. Sometimes it takes weeks for me to answer comments or emails that come through the website. So, today, I removed my contact page and turned off comments on old posts. I’ll leave the site up, because a few of our informative posts still get a lot of traffic. I may pull out an old draft and post something occasionally, but there won’t be any rhyme or reason to it.
Maybe in another ten years, I’ll start writing again. You never know what might happen.