The Daily Corgi’s “Blue Ribbon Blogger” is an occasional feature spotlighting the work of a fellow Corgi loving blogger. Merinda Tiffany — Master of spirited Cardigan Welsh Corgis Porter and Stout — lives in Kentucky and blogs about her adventures with the boys at The Brews Brothers.
Thanks for stopping by, Merinda! Can you tell us when and why you began blogging about your dogs at The Brews Brothers?
I started a blog for Porter a few years ago but
never really got into it, but once Stout came along, I needed a way to
share his awesomeness with the world. Because I wanted to share it
with his breeders and my Mom in Iowa, a blog just seemed like the
easiest way. I started shortly after we brought Stout home in January of
2012. I like to think that Porter and Stout help brighten people’s
Do you blog for the same reasons today? What has changed?
mostly do, but now I also enjoy the whole blogging community. I
learn so much from reading other blogs, so I occasionally try to make mine
informative as well. I also like the documentation it provides
for our training and trials. It’s a lot easier than making a scrapbook!
am constantly taking photos and videos anyway, but now I spend time
editing them for the blog. It’s at least a half hour per post. I rarely
schedule the posts in advance, but I will edit a bunch of photos for the
week. I procrastinate :).
already know I’m crazy about my dogs. I think my non-dog friends
are happier this way because now I post less about them on Facebook!
Instead of bombarding them with Facebook posts, they can visit the
blog if they’re interested.
love to share all the photos and videos and read about
other people’s Corgis. I also learn a lot from their posts
about agility, herding, general dog behavior, etc. So I try to post both
my successes and failures so others can learn from mine too. Or at
least not feel so alone when it happens to them!
dislike the time it takes me to edit the videos and photos to post.
All the videos have to be uploaded to youtube first, the photos have to
be cropped … and I dislike the spam comments I get occasionally!
still laugh when I think of the post I did on February 15, 2013. That
was the day the meteor hit in Russia and then another one was supposed
to skim Earth. I really should learn to use Photoshop better …
yes. Sometimes I think people consider me a stalker. I’ve been
known to approach people at events, call their dogs by name, then tell
them I read their blogs. Some are cool with it (the Corgi
people), others think I’m crazy! But why do they blog if they don’t want to be recognized? I’ve
only had a couple of strangers approach me to say they read my blog. I
thought it was a huge compliment! I had several people recognize us at
the AKC Agility Nationals because of our features on the Daily Corgi.
That was pretty cool.
hope to be doing the exact same thing: living a great life with the
dogs and documenting it for our fans. Well, the dogs’ fans. People
read the blog for Porter and Stout, not me :).