After I began The Acutely aware Cat on March 1, 2009, I actually didn’t know what I used to be doing. I had completed writing Buckley’s Story: Classes from a Feline Grasp Instructor, and as a primary time writer, I knew I wanted to do one thing to “construct a platform.” Again then, authors have been instructed to start out a weblog – so I began a weblog. Clearly, I knew I used to be going to jot down about cats, however past that, I didn’t have a lot of a plan. I definitely by no means thought that The Acutely aware Cat would develop into what it has turn into: a trusted useful resource for cat dad and mom all over the world on the lookout for stable details about feline well being, diet, conduct and a lot extra.
Extra importantly, The Acutely aware Cat grew right into a group. Since March 1, 2009, we have now introduced you 4,690 new posts. Greater than 100,000 feedback are a testomony to the power of this group. And with greater than 20 million web page views, our website retains reaching an ever-growing viewers of cat lovers who need the most effective for his or her feline relations.
Our group extends past simply this web site to our Fb web page and Instagram. Each appeal to cat lovers who take pleasure in sharing their love for cats with a bunch of like-minded folks each day. Social media could have its drawbacks, nevertheless it’s actually fantastic when it creates thriving communities like this one.
Through the years, I’ve been approached by varied events about promoting The Acutely aware Cat. Up till just lately, I might have by no means even conceived of contemplating this, however generally, a chance presents itself that’s too good to show down.
Modifications coming to The Acutely aware Cat
As of tomorrow, The Acutely aware Cat will likely be below new possession.
This was not a simple resolution for me. I’ve constructed this web site into what it’s now over the previous 13 years, nevertheless it was all the time a lot greater than only a enterprise. Apart from my books, the content material on The Acutely aware Cat represents my complete physique of labor, aside from the articles I wrote for magazines or different web sites. It additionally grew to become a chronicle of my life with my cats. Serious about letting all that go was troublesome, to place it mildly.
And but, I felt that this was a chance I couldn’t move up. I had been fascinated about slowing down a bit. Posting new content material seven days every week for 13 years, regardless of how a lot I beloved doing it, was not all the time simple. And in contrast to different gives I’ve had previously, this one leaves me assured that my work, and by extension, all of you, will likely be in good fingers. The brand new homeowners’ imaginative and prescient is to turn into probably the most useful pet firm on the earth. I consider that below their curation, The Acutely aware Cat will attain an excellent wider viewers, which, in flip, will assist much more cats. You’ll proceed to seek out all of the content material you’ve come to depend on through the years at consciouscat.web.
A heartfelt thanks all of you
None of this might be attainable with out all of you. Phrases can not convey how grateful I’m to all of you for all of the years of studying, subscribing, commenting, and emailing me to let me know the way one thing I posted helped your cats. Leaving you, my group, in good fingers, was initially on my thoughts as I went by way of the choice course of.
A brand new starting: Purrs of Knowledge
As I went by way of the choice course of and the negotiations, I spotted that there have been some issues about The Acutely aware Cat that I’d by no means need to let go of, particularly Allegra’s World, Ruby’s Reflections, the Sunday columns, and another, very private items. All of those posts will reside on my new web site, Purrs of Knowledge with Ingrid King. We’re at present placing the ending touches on it and it’ll go dwell very shortly.
I’ll proceed to jot down about feline well being, diet, and conduct and introduce you to and evaluate new merchandise on Purrs of Knowledge. You’ll nonetheless hear from Allegra. I’ll nonetheless share recollections of Ruby. You’ll proceed to get the Sunday quotes.
In case you are already an electronic mail subscriber, you’ll robotically proceed to obtain updates from me from Purrs of Knowledge, and I hope you’ll proceed to be a part of my group.
You’ll not be robotically subscribed to the brand new ConsciousCat.web electronic mail publication. If you need to obtain updates from The Acutely aware Cat – and I encourage you to do this! – you’ll have to subscribe to their electronic mail publication right here.
The Acutely aware Cat will live on on consciouscat.web and on Fb, but in addition below new possession. I’ll construct a brand new group on my Purrs of Knowledge Fb web page and I hope you’ll be a part of me there https://www.fb.com/PurrsofWisdom
I’m enthusiastic about sharing Purrs of Knowledge with you, and on the similar time, I’m trying ahead to watching how the brand new homeowners will develop what I created 13 years in the past in order that much more cats and their people can dwell joyful, wholesome lives.