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November 06, 2015

Blogger Interview with Pat Hatt

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I’ve got a treat for you today
that no one can beat at their bay
Welcome, Pat Hatt!
It’s the rhyming man with a cat.
He’s come here to chat
about his blog, he sure has.
Sit back and relax
Or else the cat will spaz.

1. Hi, Pat! Please tell us about your blog.

It's Rhyme Time is pretty much what you would expect, everything rhymes. I go off on anything and everything. Sometimes it's just life happenings. Other times it is just random things. Then others I'll rant. I usually make it fun though, at least I hope so, poking fun at everything. I don't think there has been a topic I have shied away from yet. One word can spur a whole new post.

I started it back on Jan. 30, 2011. It was a means to advertise mainly and I was plainly ripping off the cat in the hat at the time. Due to the antics of my cat I figured I would use that. Then slowly it took a life of its own and Orlin had his own persona on the blog dubbed, obviously, the cat.

Where as many started to get an audience for their book, I started to just see what could be done while fitting in the odd link. The books stemmed from the blog and not the blog from the books.

2. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Cat, can you explain this catty creature?

The cat is the persona I took on and it stuck. It sets me apart from others in my own unique way. I've had some think it was a cat blog, others think it was a poetry blog and many just think I'm nuts, but most come back because the cat has to have his say. And I seem to be able to get away with any and all topics because of the cat.

3. The cat is a little batty. What was your very first blog post?

The First Is Always The Worst But I'll Quench Your Thirst - it was rather meh and totally random as can be.

4. Why did you start rhyming?

I just knew I needed something different and for some reason a rhyming cat sounded fun. So away I went and I have rhymed every post since. I'm not sure I'd call it a career though. Don't you need to get paid for it to be a career? So my blog and nearly 100 published works (shameless plug) were all because of a Savannah cat that acts like a dog, loves to pull armpit hair and can open the front door. He sure opened a few doors for me.

5. What are the top 5 most-viewed posts on your blog?

Besides the first one I haven't the foggiest why they are my top five.

6. Do you ever get tired of rhyming?

Nah. I can shut it off and on with ease. Besides, I've got ten non-rhyming novels written. So I get plenty of non rhyme writing in as well.

7. Share your number one tip to bloggers just starting out.

Enjoy and explore the blog community. If you don't interact your blog will never make an impact.

Hyper Round:

1. Favorite time to post blogs? 7:00 am
2. Blogger or Wordpress? Blogger
3. Do you host guests? Have indeed at my feed
4. Where are you when you’re blogging? Arse pillow on the couch


Pat Hatt can be found in the East Coast of Canada. He hates writing these things but doesn’t mind talking in the third person. He dabbles in a little of this and a little of that, not afraid to attempt something new.

He is owned by two cats, one of whom has his own blog, It’s Rhyme Time. Yeah a rhyming cat, who knew? He would be considered a both person when it comes to cats and dogs.

He is also quite the movie and TV buff. As you can probably tell does not take himself seriously and has more stuff in his head than is needed. Thus the novels, short stories, adult books and kids books as just one more form of release.


Thank you, Pat, for entertaining us.
We all appreciate your fuss.
Please leave a comment for the cat.
If you don’t, you’ll end up as a mat,
for his litter box, you know.
So you better plug your nose.

(I tried to channel the cat, I hope I didn't splat.) :P


Pat Hatt said...

lol #1 for me, yipppeeee. Becoming a litter mat for the cat would be rather bad. Also sent the tweets out for you at my pad. Thanks!

Manzanita said...

This is truly one of the best interviews. The cat's blog has become a part of my life as I haven't missed a post in 2 or 3 years. (I lose track). The first thing I do in the morning is write my rhyme in response to the Cat's wit and sarcasm. To the Cat, nothing is sacred nor does he hold anything back. Rhyme Time is a very special community of the most interesting blogging people and yet, it's family. That Pat.... What a guy!

Chris, thanks for posting this interesting interview. Back to Rhyme Time to write my rhyme. lol

sage said...

Pat is an interesting guy and you did a great job with the interview, even throwing in a few rhymes yourself!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you count book sales, then you're sort of getting paid.
You never know what the Cat will come up with. Or what he will do. (Like putting the Ninja in a litterbox.)
Pat knows how to get out there and make friends and that's what matters!

betty said...

I'm surprised Pat answered the questions not in rhyme :) I often joke with him that he never sleeps since he seems to be so ahead with his posts (he said he has A/Z written for next year already) and I think if he does sleep, he must rhyme in his dreams :) His blog is a cute one; I can sometimes be confused with what he is writing about, but always an enjoyable read! Great interview!


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Super interview, Chrys and Pat. Pat's blog always makes me smile, even though I sometimes am not sure what he's saying. It's fun to try to answer with a rhyme too. Enjoy the weekend.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Putting the ninja in the litterbox? Ouch. Now, my own cat has tried to paw invisible litter over a new unliked food I gave him!

Pat, to provide a smile each morning to your friends is one great way to start the day. Thanks,

sherry fundin said...

LOL Fantastic interview. I had not met the Cat. Ninja in the litterbox?LOL?
sherry @ fundinmental

nashvillecats2 said...

Great interview Chrys, I used to be a follower of Pats but when my internet went down I somehow never got round to go to Patt's page.
Enjoy your week-end.

Birgit said...

Great interview and you were successful with your rhyme:) Even though Pat is not rhyming, I was still reading it as if it were....the cat has trained me well:)

Jeffrey Scott said...

I heard the words rant and rhyme.
Two words I use all the time.
Twas cool to read about the cat
he's likely sassy and a brat.
Thank you Chrys for this fun post,
and to Pat's cat I do toast.
I'll check the blog straight away,
in other words, with no delay.

Snowcatcher said...

I, too, think this is one of the best Pat interviews I've ever read. Thank you for really getting him outside his box and showing tastes of what goes on behind his blog.

Pat Hatt said...

Outside my litter box?
Can the cat pee on your socks?

Pat Hatt said...

Rant and rhyme
Sure not a crime
Two for one
Has to be done

Pat Hatt said...

haha got you hooked
Even when no rhyme is booked

Pat Hatt said...

Buried indeed
At my feed

Pat Hatt said...

They've done the paw
When the food had a flaw
And providing a smile
Is a fun turn of the dial

Pat Hatt said...

Oh but being confusing
Is very amusing lol

Pat Hatt said...

I'm in August for posts now
My get the 2017 A to Z done
Would that raise an eyebrow?
Look, I rhymed for fun

Pat Hatt said...

haha they count
Even a tiny amount? lol

Just never know
Where the cat shall go
And gets on out there
At many a lair

Pat Hatt said...

Interesting in a good way?
Oh an "ahhhh, run the other way? lol

Pat Hatt said...

The best you say
Works for my bay
Yep, you've sure been around years
Many a rhyme cheers
Not sure if two or three
But still quite the spree

Pat Hatt said...

Internet dying
Leaves the cat sending routers flying

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome! It was fun having you and the cat on my blog. And thank you so much for sending out those tweets for me. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Hey, Manzanita! Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Pat is one-of-a-kind and so are all of his posts.

Chrys Fey said...

He sure is an interesting guy. And I just had to try. :)

Chrys Fey said...

The Ninja in a litter box. I shutter to think of it.

Chrys Fey said...

I was surprised by that too. But he's rhyming in his comment replies, which is a bit too much for me to do. :P

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Beverly! Pat's blog is great. He never fails to make me smile and laugh.

Chrys Fey said...

A smile is a great gift, indeed. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad I could introduce you to the Cat, Sherry. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you can get around to it now...with his blog link in this post and all. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Yes! One rhyming point for Chrys. :D

Trained by the Cat we all are.

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! I love your rhyming comment, Jeffery. Points for you too!

Chrys Fey said...

*dances* I am glad. I should've had Pat over here soon at my pad. ;)

Patsy said...

I have it firmly in mind
my comment should be rhymed
Seems that'd be fun
and the thing to be done
after reading this interview
for which I thank you.

Blue Grumpster said...

Yipppeeee for thee
In the place to be
And I'll raise you a....?

Blue Grumpster said...

Two or three years... how about that, Cat?

Hi Chrys

Blue Grumpster said...

Mister Mailman brought me a Boppity Blue book today...
How's that for fun at my Bora Bay?

Chrys Fey said...

Hi Blue! :D

diedre Knight said...

Holy cow! I feel as if I've been missing out on a treasure :-) Thank you both for a most delightful post. The inspiration here is positively crackling with energy!
Excellent send-off for your book sale, Chrys!
Pat and his wonderful cats have already pawed their way into my heart:-)

Liz A. said...

I had not heard of his blog before. So many things out there to find. (And no, I'm not going to try to rhyme.)

Mary Kirkland said...

How fun! I love Pat's blog and his cats are too cute.

BB said...

Really great interview. A lot of LOL's for sure!

Truedessa said...

Haha - Well mister mailman brought me Max Blizzard and The Cup of Kings.

Truedessa said...

Pat's blog is full of surprises and watch what you say or you might be surprised as you become the topic of a blog or two. He often makes humorous posts using his viewers. One of my favorite blogs and Pat is a man of many hats. Nice interview!

Pat Hatt said...

Seems you were right
As the rhyme took flight

Pat Hatt said...

Pawed away
Hmmm watch where the paw lands at play? lol

Pat Hatt said...

Trying to find
My rhyming behind
Can be hard
Could be out rolling in the yard

Pat Hatt said...

The cats think so
As they run to and fro

Pat Hatt said...

A lot
Is hot to trot

Pat Hatt said...

Good to be grand
And very true, never know when something will come back to bite you in my land

Pat Hatt said...

Goat in a boat?

Chrys Fey said...

Rhyming comments are the best comments. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Pat's blog is a treasure, for sure.

Chrys Fey said...

Haha. You don't have to rhyme. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for joining in on the fun, Mary!

Chrys Fey said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Barb!

Chrys Fey said...

I've been fortunate to not be a topic for one of the cat's posts. But my luck could run out at anytime.

Chrys Fey said...

Mister Mailman is bringing lots of goodness today, I see.

Denise Covey said...

'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down
where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves
in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

This chorus from a song came to me when I read this post, Chrys and Pat. You've certainly found your niche, Cat Boy, and it's always a delight to visit your blog and see what the cat is rhyming.

Denise :-)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Good Interview!!! Which I could rhyme, but I haven't the time...(Hah-really bad)

Pat Hatt said...

Snuck one in
For the umm sorta win

Pat Hatt said...

Good to delight
As the chorus takes flight
Works for the cat
And even Pat

klahanie said...

Hello Chrys
How could I miss
An interview
With you know who
Pat in the Hatt
And his rhyming cat
How about that
Thank you
This be true

Gary, Gary, quite contrary...

DMS said...

Great to learn more about Pat! I love to rhyme too- but I don't rhyme all the time either. :) Interesting to know that the blog came first, then the books.

Lux G. said...

I love Pat. I follow his blog.
Thanks for featuring him here. :)

Pat Hatt said...

The cat was here
With his rhyming rear
With little rhyme near
oh dear

Pat Hatt said...

Blog came first indeed
Egged on for books at my feed

Pat Hatt said...

Like the love
Fits like a glove

Julie Flanders said...

Pat's rhymes are always so fun! And I love the picture of the cats. I'm a both person too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Ha! I had fun singing that in my head, Denise. I wonder if the cat sings....

Chrys Fey said...

That's a good enough rhyme for me!

Chrys Fey said...

Hello, Gary! At least you didn't miss this. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I had to know all about the blog behind the cat. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Of course! I couldn't pass up the chance.

Chrys Fey said...

Pat's rhymes get me every time.