As you might know, about 6 months ago now I decided I’d try convincing my parents to let me get a cat. I went searching online on how people had convinced their parents, how to show your parents that you’re responsible and so on, but a lot of what I found was just whining until the person got what they wanted. I know from experience that that rarely works out in your favour, so I kept looking. Some things were viable, but I decided I’d try to create my own ‘method’ of convincing; I asked my mom what would convince her, and started from there. I wanted to share my experience with others, and since I love writing, I decided to start a blog about cats.
I originally started blogging on Tumblr, since I already had an account on there. I just made a sideblog, and started writing, but as time went on, I started feeling uncomfortable with all my content being on Tumblr, since people can easily remove copyrights and such there. I didn’t feel like it was professional enough, and I put a lot of time in writing posts, so I decided it was time to move the entire blog to a different medium. After searching for a while, looking at paid services and free services, I decided on WordPress, since I was already familiar with it due to a school blog I have. I wasn’t really drawn to blogger and the other services, and decided I’d first try having the blog for at least 6 months before I wanted to start paying for hosting and my own domain name. So far, I love blogging and I’m seriously considering switching to paid hosting and such because it’ll improve the quality of my blog, but as I said, I’ll wait it out. When I started this blog, I had the same ‘name’ as my Tumblr blog, but I decided to change it to ‘finleybean’ as to match my Instagram name. I imported all the posts from the other blog, and then started writing new posts.
So, back to why I started the blog! The Convincing Series were the first few posts I made, and I really do hope it might help some people like it helped me, because after about 4 months of trying to convince my parents, I got their permission on the 2nd of May. On the 3rd of May, I met my little bean, who was then 11 days old. I immediately fell in love and put a down-payment on him.
From there-on I started blogging about how I’m preparing for him, and that’s where I am now. When I started the blog I hoped I would make it to this point, so I could continue blogging about cats, cat products and things alike, so thats what I’m going to do now. To me, this blog is like an outlet for all the love for cats I have in me; I can write about all the silly things I’m buying Fin, the interest I have in cat behaviour, my favourite breeds, little tips and tricks I’ve found along the way and so on. The greatest thing about having this blog, is that I can share it with you guys, other cat lovers, people who are looking into getting a cat, or whoever you might be, so thank you for letting me do that <3
I’ve already made a huge list of blogposts to come, but I’d love to get your input if theres anything you want me to research or write about. When Fin comes home, I can start writing more about him, but for now, check out the menu to get a little taste of what’s to come!
Ps. I’ve also made a YouTube channel, so I can start posting bits and clips about Fin when he comes home, and maybe some tutorials or other videos. Suggestions would be nice! (: