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  1. Diane, you are too kind. Thank you for putting my little contribution on your blog…Thinking about the business angle is always traumatic for me…My advice 🙂 is go with what your heart tells you. One the one hand, it’s good idea to have name recognition. On the other, you will have a totally free hand in “inventing/exploring” a totally different way of doing things. If you have the energy, go for it. Best of luck!

  2. Hi Diane,
    Just kicking a few ideas around here. What if people had a favorite animal that wasn’t necessarily a pet? (Such as a medicine/totem animal?) When I first saw “enhanced” on your website, I was expecting something like restored photographs of animals, so maybe there is a better choice of wording. I think I might be tempted to have this page stand out from the rest of your website but to make it clear it is still part of your site, with links back to at least the home page.
    ~Sue O’Kieffe

  3. Wow – thank you for the feedback I have gotten so far – please keep the comments coming – they are being quite helpful!

    Thank you to all three of you for your encouragement! you have each been helpful.

    I like the idea of having it clearly be part of my site but a little separate – in my heart that is how I want it. I was thinking of a similar but different background color and such. So it feels related but a little apart.

    OK – about “Enhanced” – that is excellent feedback that you thought it meant restored. So I need some new words here. If it isn’t enhanced, then what is it?

    I am glad I am being able (I think anyway) to let go of one of those cherished notions that I created – that clearly isn’t expressing what I want to express.

    Any ideas? Thank you!
    ~ Diane Clancy

  4. I was just listening to a marketing cd yesterday that emphasized how you can’t (and should not try) to be all things to all people. Choose a narrow niche and go deeper. Better yet, choose more than one niche and market those separately.

    If I saw Enhanced Animal Images, I would think you were talking about animals in general. I think your niche of people’s pets is a good one and you might have a name that is very clear, such as Digitally Enhanced Pet Images. People might have different ideas of what “digitally enhanced” means, but in general they will think that you are adding or changing something to the image.

    If you think that there is a large enough market for totem animals, you could have another site or page for that. Digitally Create Your Totem Animal might be a good plug for that. You could offer a free mini-course on how to determine what your totem animal is and then use that email list to let people know exactly what you do.

  5. Thank you again for all this feedback! Neda also emailed me and gave me some similar suggestions.

    What do people think in terms of “pet” vs “animal companion”? Animal companion is a lot of mouthful for a name. So is “digitally enhanced” but maybe that is needed.

    I would love to get some more feedback on this! I always thought of my kitty as a companion rather than pet – but the word, pet, wouldn’t have stopped me. Perhaps pet is just right! It wouldn’t be the first time I was wrong!

    Then going back to Neda’s comment “How about “Petproject” or “Yourpetproject” or “digi-pet”??” Just want to pin this down so I can get my business cards printed!!
    But it is important not to rush, I know, I know.

    Please keep talking with me,
    ~ Diane Clancy

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