It is so hard to believe that ten years ago tomorrow marks the tenth year of this blog being a huge part of my life.
I have written on many topics from ghosts to tricks and even in depth scientific articles on seizures and heated drying. I have touched on subjects serious, humorous and sometimes controversial.
I have tried to help people become better, faster, smarter groomers and I hope I have achieved that goal. I do not make any money doing this despite what some people think. I do occasionally get a free item or product to try but I ALWAYS disclose that when writing a review. You also know that I do not talk about what I do not actually believe in and use myself. I won't turn the blog into a commercial even though I get asked to do it every day.
I have seen awards (Blog of the year 2016 and 2016 as well as top ten dog blogs of the world) and nominations for awards (website and blog of the year for 5 years running). I have built a wonderful FaceBook group with nearly 10,000 members and bought a certification group (intellectualgroomers.com).
Some people like me, some don't. Funny how that happens. I like some people and some I don't care much for either. But one thing is for sure. People read my work, so I keep writing it.
I get tickled (like that southern saying??) when groomers come running up to me at tradeshows to have their photos snapped. It means I MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES! Sometimes it is just a shoulder to lean on or to bounce ideas off of but it is always nice to make a difference in someones life.
Just yesterday I got a FB message saying that y blog post on opening an airway had saved a groomers dog from dying when his soft palate collapsed. That is why I do this.
I have many friends I could thank but then that would take ten years. SO thank you to each and every one of you who is reading this post. It is because of you that I have achieved so much and written so many things.
There are lots of things coming forth in the next year(s) so stay tuned. Who knows what will happen in the world of GroomingSmarter!
Here's to another 10 years!