What’s your “why”? What’s your canine’s? – Oh My Canine!

This put up meanders, y’all. Be at liberty to come back again one other day in case you don’t need a string of ideas about Google, AI, canine coaching, and running a blog. 🙂

Until you’re somebody who works on-line, you may need missed this large piece of stories from Google: Google goes to start utilizing AI to vary the way it presents search engine outcomes. You may learn the entire story right here. It’s fascinating, to say the least.

Should you’re somebody who makes use of the web for analysis, buying, connection, and so forth, these modifications will make all that simpler for you. As an alternative of getting to click on into web sites to learn the total particulars in your search, Google’s AI will combination the outcomes into a pair brief paragraphs that reply your query pulling from a number of sources. Straightforward!

As for content material creators, this introduces an entire new set of challenges. If Google’s AI aggregates the most effective information to reply your query and presents it in a seamless approach, effectively, individuals gained’t be clicking in your web site to learn the put up anymore. Clicks create views. Views create advert or affiliate income. No clicks, no cash.

There are questions as as to if this generative AI could be thought of plagiarism, amongst different issues, however the collective head-exploding sound you heard was from content material creators who predict huge drops in pageviews.

And that stinks. I imagine anybody who creates precious, helpful, entertaining content material deserves to earn a dwelling from that onerous, painstaking, time-consuming work. (On the flip aspect, it WILL penalize all these junky affiliate websites which might be nothing however key phrase stuffing, in order that’s good.)

I don’t imagine that is the dying toll for blogs, although many appear to suppose so.

To me, it circles again to at least one query: Why are you running a blog within the first place?

However doesn’t that query underpin nearly all the pieces we do? Why are you running a blog / writing / canine coaching / scrolling social media / working additional shifts / and so forth.?

The explanations why we do issues issues greater than the person duties, no?

This has numerous overlap with these of us who’re religious canine (and cat) lovers.

Follow me right here.

Let’s pivot to canines for a sec.

Why do you prepare your canine?

You and I in all probability have numerous overlapping causes, and I believe you could have some distinctive to you. Perhaps you prepare your canine for fundamental security (yours, his/hers, different individuals and pets, and so forth.) or for the enjoyable of doing methods or doggy dancing collectively. Perhaps you prepare your canine to carry out duties for you. Perhaps you prepare your canine as a pastime to maintain your self busy or to strengthen your bond. Perhaps you compete or present or hunt.

When Cooper was a pet, my “why” for coaching with him was to assist him study to handle his fears and to stimulate his extremely good creativeness… or else he discovered methods to maintain himself entertained, ways in which typically resulted in property harm. When he was an adolescent, I skilled Cooper to run safely by my aspect and to return when referred to as. Now that he’s nearly 13, we prepare for enjoyable and to maintain his mind and physique lively.

With Emmett, we skilled exhausting so he could possibly be a working canine in animal-assisted remedy settings, and with Lucas, we skilled so he wouldn’t eat anybody. For each these large boys, and for Cooper, coaching additionally helped them navigate the human world safely and to construct our bond.

My “why” for canine coaching could be distilled right down to these three basic items: security, safety, and luxury (theirs and mine on all three counts).

What are your “whys” for coaching along with your canine?

Why does your canine do issues with you?

The cynical may say due to the treats. And, yeah, that’s a part of it. You wouldn’t go to work day by day in case you weren’t getting paid, would you? I’d wager, although, that your paycheck isn’t the one motive you’re employed. You may love what you do or love the individuals you’re employed with. Perhaps you’re employed a job that affords you the schedule or cash to do the stuff you love exterior of labor. No matter what the reason being, the purpose is you could have one.

I imagine our canines are the identical. Their “why” for doing all this foolish stuff with us is as a result of they take pleasure in it, they take pleasure in our firm, they usually depend on our bond to really feel protected and safe. In fact they like being paid in treats, however I actually imagine my canines have skilled with me for a similar three causes I prepare with them: security, safety, and luxury.

Why do individuals lookup canine information on the web?

We need to do higher by our canines. And I don’t simply imply in coaching instruments and methods, but in addition veterinary procedures, well being and wellness, feeding and grooming, even spoiling. (Y’all know my spoiling choice for Coopsie: a squeaky toy subscription!)

So, we flip to the web.

I speak to my vet and professional trainers, too, however a Google search is all the time the primary place I am going. I think about that’s the identical for many of you, too.

After we’re coaching, I typically use YouTube or Google to seek out ideas and methods. I observe Instagram accounts of enjoyable and humorous canines to really feel impressed and linked.

Why do individuals write canine information on the web?

It’s all the identical, isn’t it?

As somebody who writes about canines and cats for a dwelling, the higher the data I can present, the extra typically I’ll join with readers. Positive, I need to pay my payments, purchase these squeaky toys for Coop, and put gasoline in my automobile, however I write to attach.

I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and I’ll be doing it for a lot of extra regardless of the challenges. And there are a LOT of challenges. Not simply Google-related ones, both. There’s all of the techy stuff behind the scenes. There are offended web trolls who like to put up imply, aggressive, and–just lately–threatening feedback. There are internet hosting charges and hacking makes an attempt and content material scraping. However, similar to educating Lucas to not eat individuals, the less-fun features are necessary, too.

Should you made it this far, thanks for sticking with my stream-of-consciousness processing. Generally I’ve these thought puzzle items in my head–like modifications in Google’s search engine outcomes, the persistence of blogs, and (all the time) canine coaching–and wish to jot down them out in order that they match collectively.

There’s price within the work.

Yours and your canine’s.

That’s the purpose I used to be driving towards, I believe. Whether or not you weblog for enjoyable or for a dwelling, whether or not you prepare your canine for fundamental manners or for competitors, whether or not you’re keen on your job or do your job to pay for the opposite stuff you love, whether or not you’re clear in your “why” for all of it or nonetheless looking: There’s price within the work. And price in you and your canine and the bond you could have along with your canine.

And nothing can change that. Not even Google. 🙂

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