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What Kind of Cat Are You?

By Tony D. Clark of Success from the Nest

Cat blogging. Some find the term to be derogatory. I’m not sure to whom — the cats or the bloggers.

Though I am a dog person myself, I have come to realize that we are all cat bloggers in our own way. So with apologies to Mr. Billy Jonas [1], I ask…

What Kind Of Cat (Blogger) Are You…?

Wrd Prs LOLcatHouse CAT – Your average, “blogging about my life” blogger. May seem boring, but some people’s lives are strangely entertaining.

CAT-alyst – Blogs for change.

CAT-astrophe – Writes one of those god-awful blogs that you can’t believe anyone actually reads. I’m sure you’ve run across a few. Usually has more ads than content.

Copy CAT – The scraper and the splogger, who gets all of their content from other hard working bloggers. May not know what they’re doing is wrong.

CAT Burglar – Same as above, but most definitely DOES know what they’re doing is wrong.

Alley CAT – One who is teetering on the brink of becoming one of the two above. Hangs out is some poorly chosen back alley’s of the intertubez.

CAT-acomb – Has created a deep and winding archive that can cause one to get lost while exploring. Some interesting things may be found during the excursion.

CAT-apult – Constantly launching their blog to the next level. Sometimes stratospheric shots, sometimes short range hits.

CAT-echism – Religious blogger.

Scaredy-CAT – Afraid of offending anyone or saying anything that anyone would disagree with. In trying to please everyone, doesn’t please anyone.

CAT-aract – Writes so well that they cloud your own viewpoint. Tends to have raving fans, whether or not what they write actually has any clarity.

CAT scan – Posts aren’t really worth reading all the way through.

CAT-tle – Doesn’t have their own opinion about anything, and just follows what the crowd or the blogging cowboys say.

CAT-amaran – Currently riding a big wave of success.

Okay, That’s A Good Starting Point…

I’m sure I’ve missed some, or maybe misidentified a few. But the great thing about guest posting on a blog about blogging for bloggers is that bloggers get this stuff. They see the hilarity and absurdity in it, but play along — because sometimes it’s just nice to be silly.

Blogging a great medium. It can be a powerful tool, a source of income, and way to express your deepest inner creativity. It can also be seemingly pointless — in a good way. In this day and age, we need more silly, pointless fun.

So now it’s up to you. How do you CAT-egorize yourself?

[1] – It’s important to note that as a parent, I am required by law to know the words of various children’s songs, and must listen to said songs a minimum of 100 times a day. Therefore, in order to preserve my sanity, I have tried to select artists who not only do not make me want to jab a skewer into my ear, but that I find myself listening to, even when the kids aren’t around. I highly recommend Billy Jonas if you are in a similar situation.

Tony D. Clark starts and runs businesses, designs stuff, draws funny pictures, and writes about success and the home-based entrepreneur at Success from the Nest.


  1. Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Funny. I’d like to think I’m a cat-alyist who blogs with cat-aracts (with clarity of course) and leaves a unique and interesting cat-acomb behind me.

    And hopefully one day I’ll get to ride that cat-amaran.

    How about the cat-aclysimic blogger who takes cat-alyst posts to the extreme.

  2. Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I would CATegorize this post as a CATastrophe. Only because I’m an avid dog lover. Otherwise, it was pretty creative.

  3. Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    @Steven – Nice mashup 🙂

    @Carl – Thanks. I’m a dog lover, too (I have 3 and counting, plus I’m allergic to cats), but there are fewer dog-bloggers. Besides, I couldn’t get the “Cat” song out of my head…

  4. Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Tony, this is brilliant! Thanks. I’d have to say that right now, I’m a CAT-amaran with guest bloggers like you!

  5. Posted August 28, 2007 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    I feel like this was written for me, even though I am sure it was not.

  6. Posted August 28, 2007 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    I mean this is the nicest way I know how . . . “when will lorelle be posting again?” The feed at Google always reads Lorelle whether it’s a guest or not. Some have been good but I’m just curious. Forgive me if I missed the memo.

  7. Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    This is the memo, in case you missed the announcement of a two month party celebrating two years of and Lorelle on WordPress with so many of my wonderful blogging buddies.

    I’m here. I’ve not gone anywhere. But thanks for noticing that I wasn’t visibly around.

  8. Posted August 29, 2007 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Great post, Tony. A keeper for sure.

    I’m a converted dog guy so I think the cat analogies are brilliant. I had no idea there were so many!

  9. Posted August 29, 2007 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    As a dedicated non-reader of cat blogs, even I had to laugh at this.

  10. Posted August 30, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    As a cat, I must have nine lives since I’ve had a hard time starting a blog and sticking with it. Maybe I need to be lashed with a cat o’ nine tales?

  11. Posted May 14, 2008 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Great post. It’s really funny 🙂

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