Profile

Cover photo
Deb Barnes
Works at ZeeZoey Partners LLC
Attended College of Saint Rose
Lives in Florida
712 followers|341,455 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
While getting ready for the +BlogPaws  conference, I realized business cards can be a metaphor for our life. Mine were hopelessly outdated – I’ve traveled down a path with many twists and turns since I began blogging nearly 6 years ago and I realized they need a major overhaul. Not just the cards, but an overhaul on how I thought of myself – had I met the goals I had set for myself or am I still on a journey for something greater?

Check it out – it’s a post that will get you to thinking about your own life and how you want others to perceive you.
http://zeezoey.com/blog/the-business-card-of-your-life-do-you-know-who-you-are/
Lessons learned from a BlogPaws member. Think of your life as a business card - are you where you want to be, or do you have some lifestyle changes you'd like
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you're anything like me, the worst part of traveling is figuring out the transportation to and from the hotel. Well, I've got fabulous news for those of you going to +BlogPaws  and flying into ‪#Phoenix.

+Uber  is the OFFICIAL official transportation service for bringing attendees to the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

The basics are:
• You should download the Uber app beforehand, if you do not have it already.
• You will receive a promo code to use for Uber from the PHX airport to the hotel. The code will only be good for travel from the airport to the hotel and it will cover your whole fare with UberX.
• Most Uber drivers will welcome pets. But, just in case, if you are traveling with a pet you should call your Uber driver and make sure it's okay.
• You are welcome to carpool

For transportation back to the airport, BlogPaws will be providing shuttle buses that will make rounds on Sunday from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM every 20 -30 minutes. The buses are pet friendly.

Be on the lookout for the dedicated email with the specific Uber transportation details about a week before the event!
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is the best +BlogPaws  post ever as we count down the days to the 2016 conference that will be held at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, June 23 - 25!!

Everything you can possibly think of is covered - who was nominated for a Nose-to-Nose award or a Certificate of Excellence by the Cat Writers' Association. What to wear to a BlogPaws conference, who the speakers are, what's included in registration price, hotel and transportation information, how to schedule seminar events, and what you can expect to learn. You can also find out if you can bring a pet, if in-room internet is included, if there will there be a cat lounge, exhibit hours, and so much more!!

If you still have a question, please don't hesitate to ask! My only question is, are you going, and if not, why not!!
http://blogpaws.com/events/nose-to-nose/blogpaws-and-cat-writers-association-reveal-2016-award-updates/
BlogPaws revealed its 2016 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging & Social Media Award finalists. The Cat Writers' Association announced nominees for their 2016 awards!
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
In case you missed it, a fantastic discussion at +BlogPaws  on how to handle negative blog comments. I've had a handful and I try to use them as a learning tool rather than take them too personal. Would love to have some interaction!  http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/blogging-social-media-info/comments-on-your-blog/how-to-handle-negative-blog-comments/
Since negativity will happen to all bloggers eventually, here are three steps to handle negative blog comments:
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
One of the most common reasons cats are brought to shelters, or are not adopted, is cat allergies. Here are 10 fantastic tips to manage those allergies so you can adopt that cat and live together in peace!
http://zeezoey.com/blog/living-in-comfort-with-cats-10-tips-to-managing-cat-allergies/
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dr. Marty Becker speaking at BlogPaws for the Cat Writers' Association on fear free vet visits - that's a topic we all can learn from! If you haven't registered for the conference (to be held at the gorgeous Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa on June 23 - 25) there's still time! Use code BP16-Amb-Deb10 to receive a 10% discount off of registration price - click here for details: http://bit.ly/1QkN7YW
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very interesting way to think of how you manage your time and goals when you break it into the 168 hours that comprise each week. http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/authors-team/posts-by-robbi-hess/blogging-101-be-an-organized-writer/
In this Blogging 101: how to be an organized writer, we explore quick & easy ways to gain control of your writing life to spend your 168 hours productively!
1
Add a comment...
In her circles
439 people
Have her in circles
712 people
Potentials Activation Center's profile photo
asif ali shah's profile photo
nlojol n's profile photo
Marco Pesce Maineri's profile photo
Kay Fazio's profile photo
Christian Müller's profile photo
raj d's profile photo
Snowy Westie's profile photo
George Griffin's profile photo

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cute cat pictures on the Internet - as a society, we can't get enough of them. But there's another side to the story - please join me at +BlogPaws  today to read my provocative take on the subject. I'd love some conversation and ideas so we can help make a dent in cat overpopulation and get more cats adopted! http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/pet-parenting-health-lifestyle/cats/break-out-of-your-blogging-niche-to-make-strides-in-cat-welfare/
Break out of your blogging niche to reach a larger audience. Make positive strides to encourage cat adoptions, promote spay/neuter, and dispel stereotypes?
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Got cat weird? Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles is in the process of publishing book number 3 and we want you to be a part of it! Odd, silly, strange, bizarre - bring it on! Whether it's you, or your cat, we'd love to hear your story! Stop by our blog to read full submission details. http://zeezoey.com/blog/got-cat-weird-open-submissions-for-upcoming-zeezoey-publication/
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Visibility, reach, and revenue - a successful bloggers dream come true! +Kathleen Gage will be speaking at +BlogPaws  2016 on this very subject! To find out more, please visit the BlogPaws schedule for details on not only Kathleen, but all the great speakers!  http://blogpaws.com/events/2016-conference/agenda/
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great interview with Denise Fleck who will be speaking at this year's +BlogPaws  conference. She'll be part of a +Cat Writers' Association panel  along with +Dr. Marty Becker  and Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, discussing Fear Free vet visits and how to get to know your pet by performing a weekly head-to-tail check-up. http://goodnewsforpets.com/denise-fleck/
This guest interview of Denise Fleck, Pet Safety Crusader™, is part of a series of interviews of the panelists appearing at the upcoming Cat Writer’s Association (CWA) Conference at Blogpaws ( June 23-25, 2016 in Chandler, AZ). Denise has been helping people help their pets using life-saving tips, techniques and tools in case of emergency, disaster andRead More
1
Add a comment...

Deb Barnes

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's Friday... almost the weekend... who wants to get any work done anyway?! Happy ‪#‎TGIF‬ everyone! Purrs from the Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles gang!
4
1
Add a comment...
People
In her circles
439 people
Have her in circles
712 people
Potentials Activation Center's profile photo
asif ali shah's profile photo
nlojol n's profile photo
Marco Pesce Maineri's profile photo
Kay Fazio's profile photo
Christian Müller's profile photo
raj d's profile photo
Snowy Westie's profile photo
George Griffin's profile photo
Education
  • College of Saint Rose
    Education, 1990 - 1993
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
"The Leopard Lady"
Introduction

Deborah Barnes currently resides in the tropical paradise of South Florida and is the author of the book, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey– A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary, that was inspired by the relationship she shared with her family of seven cats and lessons learned from them after a life changing event in 2009. She is also the creator and author of the popular blog, Zee & Zoey’s Chronicle Connection, that not only continues to follow the everyday journey she shares with her cats, but covers topics from the humorous behaviors of cats to very serious subjects on the misconceptions of feral cats and the critical need to create public awareness on pet responsibility.  All of Deborah’s venues – from books, to blogs, to website are done with her signature style of combining stunning photographs with custom artwork to give the reader not only a literary work, but a visual treat of unique style and craft.

 

 While her first work was not published until 2011, Deborah has a background in marketing and has been writing for over 20 years in various capacities. Her current circle of works has brought her to where she is today – a serious cat advocate and Secretary of the newly created Pawsitively Humane Nonprofit organization of Miami, Florida, whose mission is to create public awareness and reduce the numbers of animals on the streets and in shelters through an extensive educational campaign.

 

Her efforts to educate mainstream society on the issues of cat overpopulation have led her to conduct critically acclaimed interviews with Jackson Galaxy, Hollywood Cat Behaviorist and author of Cat Daddy and star of My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet, Karn Meyers of FixNation Los Angeles, and Steve Dale, multi-award winning pet expert. She has also worked instrumentally with the Alley Cat Allies organization and Vox Felina and has made several video documentaries about the misconceptions of feral cats and the importance of TNR programs. Her most recent series of interviews have been about the abandoned cats in Japan as an aftermath of the devastating tsunami/earthquake/nuclear disasters of last year and she has been integral to spearheading the efforts of saving the outdoor cats that were once safely and peacefully residing on the Loews Orlando Universal resort properties that has garnered national news due to the inhumane and cruel removal of them from the premises.

 

Bragging rights
• 2013 Friskies “Writer of the Year” Award • Petties Finalist 2013 – Best Designed Blog • BlogPaws 2013 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Blog Writing • 2012 Pettie Award Winner - Best Designed Blog – Resulted in $1000 won for Abandoned Pet Rescue • 2012 Pettie Finalist - Best Blog Post – The Controversy of Pedigree Cat Breeding • 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence – Online Article / Rescue: The Japan Disasters and the Surviving Cats • 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence – Online Article / Rescue: Mainstreaming Feral Cats • Created the innovative marketing concept - “Zee & Zoey’s Cat Ruler of the World Contest and Campaign for a Cause 2012” that raised over $10K in prizes and donations for shelters across the country • BlogPaws 2012 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Blog Design • BlogPaws 2012 Nose to Nose Social Media Awards Finalist – Best Twitter Page • First Place Award – BlogPaws Photo Caption Contest 2011 • Petties Finalist 2011 – Best Designed Blog
Work
Occupation
Award winning author, blogger, and cat advocate
Skills
Writing, Blogging, Marketing
Employment
  • ZeeZoey Partners LLC
    Author, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Florida
Previously
Upstate New York