Hey, fellow pet lovers!
Today’s post is a special one, as today marks three years since I went live with epoch.pet. ❤️
Since then, so much has happened, and I have some important information that I want to share with you in today’s post. I hope you and your four-legged friends have been well since I last posted. Let’s jump straight into today’s article and celebrate three happy years of sharing content on epoch.pet and building a wonderful community.
Happy Birthday, epoch.pet 🎂
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It’s mad to think that three years have gone by that fast, so much has changed both personally and professionally and epoch.pet has been a massive part of my journey. I was 20, almost 21 when I started this website, and I feel like I have grown so much since going live with epoch.pet. I’ve changed course many times, from being a full-time blogger, registering as self-employed and thinking I would set up an online eCommerce store on the site, to deciding to go back to university to study business, classics and philosophy, which is where I am today.
I’ve written lots on my journey, why I started epoch.pet, and the personal touches behind the brand. But I’ll recap on some of them for any newcomers on the site. If you want to learn more, though, be sure to check out these previous posts Happy 2nd Birthday epoch.pet, epoch.pet one year today.
I started epoch.pet at a time where I knew I had to do something, but I wasn’t sure what. Back in the Summer of 2017, I wasn’t studying and didn’t have a job. That year, I decided to take a year out of my first degree where I was studying real estate as I thought I wanted to become a Charted Surveyor, but soon realised after a year of studying that it wasn’t the right career for me. My partner offered to let me have a year of exploring possible career ideas, and that year ended up turning into two as I created epoch.pet with the plans of turning it into a business.
After I got back from a three-week adventure with my best friend to Australia in 2017, I started working on the site, and it took me about six months to get everything sorted. I had set myself many deadlines for going live and never made them. But the 20th of April is an important date as that is the date of my dad’s birthday, who passed away when I was younger. I thought having that personal touch would make the brand extra special. If you’d like to learn more about this, then head over to the Our Story page.
After going live, I posted consecutively for the first year and a half. Every Tuesday and Saturday, I shared an article on the blog. It was one of my favourite things to do. Before starting the blog, I hadn’t sat down to write articles or share content, so it was a whole new world that I was jumping into. Below are some of my favourite posts that I’ve written.
- How to wild camp with dogs? Adventures with little Lily.
- My favourite thing about having dogs?
- A Brief History of the pet food industry, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
- Toxic foods to avoid for our canine & feline friends.
- Should your canine share your bed with you?
- Five healthy additions to the BARF diet.
- Common raw feeding myths debunked.
- Merry Christmas from epoch.pet.
- Recap on why I started epoch.pet.
- What it’s like to own a Border Terrier?
These are a small selection of the many articles on the website, to see more head over to the Blog.
After starting university in 2019, I decreased my weekly blog posts to once a week, which eventually turned to two articles a month. It was getting tougher to keep up with blogging and also devote enough time to my studies. That’s where the next part of this article comes in; what’s next for epoch.pet? Every year I have a list of things that I’d like to get done. Previous tasks have been redesigning the website or growing the community, but I’m taking a different approach this year. ⬇️
What’s next? 💭
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Since starting university back in 2019, it has slowly been getting harder to maintain my blogging routine and responsibilities, and if you’re a frequent visitor to epoch.pet then you’ll know I’ve written posts such as ‘Why I haven’t been posting lately?‘ and ‘Why haven’t I been posting as frequently?’. When I started this website back in 2018, I had all the time in the world to devote to writing and sharing content fully. For the first year and a half, I shared two blog posts every week.
But now, sharing two articles a month is difficult enough since I have a full-time degree to focus on. It has taken me two years of trying to maintain epoch.pet while studying to realise that it is too much of a task for me to do. Therefore, I have made the tough decision to take a little break from epoch.pet and press the pause button to focus fully on the final year of my degree. This choice was not an easy one to make, as this site was my first creative endeavour, it helped me get through and lot in life, and it has been a wonderful journey to watch it grow alongside myself. I want to thank every single person who has read and interacted with epoch.pet’s content. You are all AMAZING, and I am forever grateful for you being a part of this community. 🙏
I will be keeping the website up and running so all the blog posts, almost 150, will remain up so awesome pet parents like yourself can still get value from the years of hard work I’ve put into making content. Also, I may write the odd post here and there, like when it is the girls’ birthday or epoch.pet’s. Also, I’m more than happy to share fellow pet bloggers posts on the site, so if you feel you have a great article and would like an audience to share it too, drop me a line by heading to the Contact Page.
Starting epoch.pet was one the best things I have ever done! Leading me to where I am today, helping me meet amazing people and introducing me to the world of blogging and content creation. It has also given me a place to document my beautiful girls’ lives, and that is something that I will continue to do on the website and social platforms no matter what. This year’s views and visitor count has been increasing massively, and we’ve already reached over half of lasts years views solely on organic growth, so it’ll be interesting to see how many visitors and views we finish on this year. I’ll likely write an article in the Summer to check in and let you know how the girls are doing, as I’ll have more time since I’ll be on my summer break.
But for now, that’s it from me, my girls and epoch.pet. Stick around for whatever the website has to offer in the future. I know it’s not done for good. But for now, I need to focus on my final year at university to get the best grade possible. I want to wish you and your four-legged friends all the best, and I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post.
Thank you & much love from me, Nia, Lily, Pooss & Romeo the Rottie. ❤️
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