We’re barking like mad around here because Dogster has been selected as a 2005 Web Awards Finalists by South by Southwest as an Outstanding Community Website! Wooooof!
This is especially meaningful as SxSW (as the digerati spell it) is the one interactive conference I make sure to attend every year. In fact my original motivation to do Dogster grew out of a session I attended in 2003 and in 2004 I got great advice on how to grow this young pup of Dogster into the site it is today. [Did you know Dogster and Catster are already the #1 pet community sites on the internet. We served 8.5 million pages to almost half a million visitors in December!]
Really, it’s just an honor being nominated as it means that people can see how special the passion and love on the site is. If we do end up winning the award the first people I’ll thank will be each and every one of you. Without all the great photos and bios you post and connections you make, the sites would be nothing but an unused set of web code. We really could have done none of this without you and we’re dog-gone grateful for it.
Belly rubs all around and an extra 30 minutes at the dog park!