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The UK’s First Top 50 Pet Bloggers Unveiled By Monster Pet Supplies

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Online pet specialist identifies the best pet writers in the country Brian’s Pigeon Blog is unveiled as the UK’s No 1 Pet Blogger

www.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk, the UK’s fastest growing independent online pet retailer, has today revealed the country’s greatest pet and animal bloggers with the launch of its new league table: The Monster 50.

Following weeks of researching, reading and analysis of hundreds of writers, a detailed ranking of the best animal and pet blogs in the United Kingdom has been unveiled.

Produced in partnership with Pet Product Marketing magazine, The Monster 50 list also reveals the UK’s number one animal blogger as Brian’s Pigeon Blog written by Brian the Pigeon who apparently lives in London. In his blog, Brian explains how life is for the pigeons of the capital and includes some brilliant creative photography that brings the whole blog to life.

Emma Gordon, Marketing Manager at monsterpetsupplies.co.uk commented: “Working in the pet sector, and as keen bloggers ourselves, we wanted to find, read and talk to other pet and animal writers. People feel so passionately about their pets, second only to their kids, so we felt sure that there would be some great bloggers out there - and we were right, but it was so hard to track them down!”

She added: “We created The Monster 50 to bring together and showcase the greatest blogs and to celebrate the UK's most popular and engaging animal writers. Every pet has its own personality, behaviours and quirks no matter how big or small, and they all have an interesting and engaging story to tell. We wanted to make it easy for other like-minded animal lovers to find these fascinating stories, so we've brought them all together in one place online: blog.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk/themonster50

The new list will be updated regularly as more and more animal writers decide to share the trials and tribulations of owning their animals online. The Monster Pets Supplies team is encouraging new people to write warm, witty, interesting and insightful information about their animals and to tell them about it.

Successful authors which make The Monster 50 will be presented with a Badge of Honour which they can proudly feature on their site to show their readers. If a great blog has been overlooked authors can submit their blogs to The Monster 50 at blog.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk/themonster50

The Top 25 of the Monster 50 list are as follows:

Pos Title URL
1 Pigeon Blog http://pigeonblog.wordpress.com/
2 Birding Frontiers http://birdingfrontiers.com/
3 PETA blog http://blog.peta.org.uk/
4 A Cat Called Freya, and Teego Too! http://www.freyacat.co.uk/
5 Obay Shelties http://obayshelties.blogspot.com/
6 Net Pet Shop Blog http://www.netpetblog.co.uk
7 Punkbirder http://www.freewebs.com/punkbirder/
8 Round The Water Trough http://watertrough.blogspot.com/
9 Horse & Hound Blog http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/blogs/
10 Animalblog http://animalblog.co.uk/
11 Agility Dogs Fitness http://agilitydogsfitness.blogspot.com/
12 Chi (Obay Truly Focussed) http://obaytrulyfocused.blogspot.com/
13 pet365 blog http://www.pet365.co.uk/blog/
14 Harry Dog Blog http://www.harrydogblog.com/
15 Seapets Blog http://www.seapets.co.uk/blog/
16 Ribble To Amazon http://www.ribbletoamazon.com/
17 Fish Tank Pet http://www.fishtankpet.com/
18 The Rabbit House http://www.therabbithouse.com/blog/
19 Mike Watson's Diary http://mikewatsonsdiary.blogspot.com/
20 Burgess Pet Care http://www.burgesspetcare.co.uk/blog/
21 Dogs Trust http://dogstrustblog.blogspot.com/
22 The Wanderley Wagons http://thewanderlywagons.blogspot.com/
23 TheRabbitHutchShop.com http://www.the-rabbit-hutch-shop.com/blog/
24 Peggy's Blog http://www.haydockdogblog.co.uk/
25 Animal Friends Blog https://www.animalfriends.co.uk/blog/

Number one blogger Brian, behind Pigeon Blog, said: “I started the whole blogging thing back in 2006. Pigeon Blog is just my online diary telling it how it is for the pigeons of London. By a pigeon for the pigeons was my motto, and still is.”

“It's great that the blogging exploits of birds and animals is being recognised at last here. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say that that typing and navigating a keyboard alone is hard enough, so keeping up a regular blog, especially one involving pictures, takes time and requires a lot of physical effort.”

The second phase of The Monster 50 will see the formal launch of the Monster Pet Supplies Blogger Awards, which will examine a number of different categories in more detail, and look at the more creative side of online writing. Each of the blogger awards will be shortlisted by a panel of expert judges – including Neil Pope, editor of Pet Product Marketing and then placed online for the public to vote on. The awards will include several distinct categories including Best Dog Blogger, Best Cat Blogger, Best Small Animal Blogger, Best Horse Blogger and Most Creative Blog. On the competition, Neil said: “There’s so much quality writing on the web – not just on our pets at home, but on wider matters including consumer and trade issues, or animal health and wellbeing. The Monster 50 is an ideal resource for fervent followers of one blog to increase their awareness of the other talented writers out there.”

Those featured in the top 50 were analysed in context of their number of posts, comments and links directed at them from external sources. A level of human interpretation was then overlaid to avoid any spam or overtly SEO led blogs within the inaugural league table.

For more information, please contact Chris, Gaby or Tom using monster@lucre.co.uk or 0113 243 1117.

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Notes to editors

  • Monster Pet Supplies is the UK's fastest growing online pet supplies retailer.
  • Since launching in 2011, the Yorkshire company has seen a 190 per cent growth to become number 1 in UK Google rising searches and number 2 in the world (150 per cent growth).

  • Monster Pet Supplies delivers dog food, cat food, pet accessories, medication and much more to a loyal customer base of more than 50,000 pet owners.

  • Customer can order online from www.monsterpetsupplies.co.uk for speedy delivery of big brand pet foods from Royal Cannin, Hills, Eukanuba, Burns, IAMS, Kong, Pedigree, Whiskas, Excel, Frontline, James Wellbeloved, Pro Plan and Butchers.

  • Multi-buy offers, repeat delivery reminders and cheap prices make purchasing in bulk simple and low in price.