I love Caturday! This time we have an intermew with Marc from our pal, Katzenworld!
You can read the blog here: http://katzenworld.co.uk/
Hazel: What advice to you have for bright young kittens working to build a fanbase?
Marc: This can really vary depending on what fanbase you are trying to build! If it is about content on Facebook share loads of photos every few hours or at least regularly. The problem with FB is nowadays that only 1-2% of your followers will receive your updates unless you pay for updates. If it is a Blog make sure you are listed with the good sides such as cat blogosphere any be generally active on commenting on other peoples posts as well!
Hazel: How did you get started with the Katzenworld Blog?
Marc: I always wanted to start an online presence for my cats Oliver (tuxedo) and Nubia (all black) and one of my best friends happens to have 2 tuxedo cats of her own so one day we set down and were like what can we do! It does help that Yuki is an illustrator so we decided to go for a blog with custom header and other artwork by her.
Hazel: Who has been your biggest inspiration and why?
Marc: Tom von Kapherr! http://catsatthebar.org/ not just did his cat blog inspire us to start Katzenworld but he looks after an whole army of fluffy friends!
Hazel: What are some challenges you have experienced and how did you overcome them?
Marc: The biggest challenge was trying to get engagement on Social Media – I spent days researching stuff and even more time engaging with people and joining the general community to help them and help us to get to know each other.
Hazel: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and what would you talk about?
Marc: Grumpy cat!!!! I love her!!! Not sure if the conversation would get further than Meow though.
Hazel: What do you think is the most rewarding part of working on your blog?
Marc: When people comment on your posts. Of course it’s great to see reader numbers and likes increase but the best part is when someone makes a comment. Even if it is feedback of some kind! It shows that people care for what you write.
Hazel: If you could say only one thing to a potential new or existing follower, what would you like them to know?
Marc: All our cats are rescue cats and we are proud that they are. (Not that other cats aren’t adorable but there just so many homeless cats around!)
Hazel: Thanks for the chat, Marc! My best to the kitties!
Thank YOU reader!! See you next time!