Counting Down to the New Year 2016 Title

Manna getting into the catnip a little early!

Happy New Year! It is time again to start fresh. This past year (2015) has been a great one for Playful Kitty and Cinco, Manna, and I are hopeful that 2016 will be even better yet. Thank you so much for being a part of our lives! Before the ball drops, we would like to share a few of our highlights of 2015 and ideas for 2016 with all of you!

5 Things I’m proud of from 2015

Cinco and Robin selfie

Cinco and I hard at work.

Playful Kitty turned 2 years old in September of this year. A lot has happened in those two short years! Sure, there have been some downturns this year (Playful Kitty got hacked, my 2 TB hard drive with all of my images on it crashed, etc), but it has also been a great year in a lot of ways. In no particular order, here are 5 of my proudest moments of 2015:

  1. Being an ambassador for Mars Petcare to the BlogPaws conference.
  2. Joining the Cat Writer’s Association as a professional member.
  3. Creating Playful Kitty LLC. Maybe I’m a little bit of a dork, but it feels good to have an official business now.
  4. Having worked with all of the brands that I have worked with this year. It has been a huge blessing and a confidence builder.
  5. Getting brave and asking brands that asked for sponsored posts for payment for the first time. That has been a huge step for me!

Playful Kitty’s Top 5 Posts of 2015

According to WordPress, the following posts had the most views in 2015:

  1. Holistic Healing for Cats: Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. 5 Humane Alternatives to Declawing Cats 
  3. Is Colloidal Silver Safe for Cats?
  4. Cats in Celtic Folklore
  5. Funny Cat Picture: Rub My Belly

5 Things coming up for Playful Kitty in 2016

Manna grabbing the pipe cleaner

Manna giving a good show for the camera.

There are always new ideas in my head for Playful Kitty. Plenty more educational and researched posts are on their way! Here is a look at a few of the things that are likely to happen on Playful Kitty in 2016:

  1. A facelift! It may not be too drastic, but I have some ideas for polishing up the logo and possibly updating the look of the site.
  2. An officially established schedule for new posts. Here’s the plan (but I tend to be a rebel and go off track):
    1. Mondays – New Post
    2. Wednesdays – Niptoons
    3. Thursdays – New Post
    4. Saturdays – Word Search
    5. Sundays – Funny Cat Pictures
  3. More videos of Cinco and Manna on Youtube and social media. Perhaps even jumping back in with Periscope.
  4. An amazing update on Chance the paralyzed cat! Other great stories about cats and cat rescue in Metro Detroit too.
  5. Better photos! I plan on spending more time enhancing my photography skills in the next few months.

Will you be spending New Year’s Eve with your cat(s)?