Friends, it’s The Daily Corgi’s three year birthday.
(Yup, my little blog pup is growin’ up!)
Has it really been three years since I got struck with the seemingly silly idea to blog about a new Corgi everyday? (Well, every weekday). I never thought it would take off like this.
It’s been a blast, at times it’s been a bear (the work, OY the work!), but overall it’s been the most rewarding “job” I’ve ever had. I get no regular income from The Daily Corgi (save small monthly amazon affiliate commissions, a portion of which I give to CorgiAid), and like everybody else my costs of living go up. I live on a small fixed income, and the $40 a month I spend on internet service represents a good chunk of change for me.
At a minimum, I need to keep that internet connection active to keep The Daily Corgi going, and the cost has become a challenge. Kitten Girl’s care has lately outpaced my ability to pay for it, and it would help ease things a bit if I had the monthly internet service taken care of. It’s one of a handful of tweaks I’m trying to make to the budget so I can keep my sassy old sweetheart going.
Murray of Hong Kong
Because of this, I’ve established the Daily Corgi Birthday Fund, to pass the hat in hopes of collecting enough to cover the next year’s worth of internet service at $40/month. To be clear: I am NOT asking for funds for my cat’s vet care. I am only asking for assistance with paying for my internet service; without it, there will eventually be no Daily Corgi. If I raise more than the goal, I will check back with you — my readers — about what you’d like to see me do with the money. Your trust in my intention means a LOT.
You might be wondering why I haven’t advertised yet for income. I do have bigger goals for the blog. A re-design is in order, I ought to go “self-hosted”, but I’m basically technologically inept. Once I do those things (or more precisely get help with them), I can look at bringing in sponsors, make some green, and won’t need to pass the hat again. The Daily Corgi message about rescue and adoption will reach more people to educate while entertaining. In time, it will happen. Not sure how, but as I like to say … “ya gotta believe!”
Because times are tough all around and I don’t expect anybody to give more than they can (or even give at all), the Birthday Fund will remain open through the end of the month. If (and only if) you can give, I will deeply appreciate your gift of any amount. NOTE: If you only have a few dollars to spare, please give it to Bandit’s Helping Paws Fund instead. He got lifesaving surgery recently and CorgiPals is helping his family pay the bill. Donations there have slowed down, and I’d genuinely rather see you give there than here, if your means are limited.
Note: If you do not have PayPal or prefer not to use a form of on-line payment, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.