Dear friend and fellow Corgi lover,
After seven years, 4,000 posts, and hundreds of Corgi smiles and stories, I am pleased at last to introduce the new and improved Daily Corgi!
Think of my blog as a new house. Not just a fresh coat of paint, but a whole new building. A building full of Corgis. (Now I have your attention!) The layout is fresher. Easier to navigate, cleaner, bigger, all around brighter. It’s designed for your viewing ease, in both desktop and mobile views. (Yes, they will look different). To see the whole effect in living color, have a look via your PC. That right there is my vision for the Daily Corgi.
While I retain much of my DIY-i-tude, darn it if Christina Berry of Inspired VA Services wasn’t there to hold my hand (without complaint) throughout the entire ordeal. The woman is easily worth ten times her fee. As a dog blogger herself, Christina understood the importance of not just “curb appeal” but practical functionality and a zippy engine beneath the hood. Because of her, I’m ready to go toe to toe with the shiny sites and all their kazoos and whistles, armed with some tactical know-how I was sorely lacking before.
To kick off the relaunch and rebrand, the blog (back to daily weekday posts!) will be a virtual Smile-a-Palooza for the next week or so. Because Corgi smiles, right? Say no more.
What will separate The Daily Corgi from other sites, now that I’ve leveled the playing field some? I’ll tell you. It’s JOY. First and foremost, joy. I do what I do to make the world (especially my own) a happier place, through the magic of Corgis as zesty muses. I’ve been crazycakes about these dogs for over 30 years now, with no sign of stopping. If anything, I’m more obsessed. But in a good way.
In a better than ever way!
Could I go on about the endless preparatory color and font studies I did for weeks in advance? You bet. But we’re all Corgeeks here, not design geeks. Just one more shout-out to Susan of Pretty Darn Cute Design for her peerless patience with my rigamarole of revisions. As a gracious professional she’s not going to admit that I was a perfectionistic pain in the brain pan, but I was.
Yes, I own it. I am a perfectionist! One who loves Corgis and writing in (nearly) equal measure. Ergo, The Daily Corgi! The first seven years of blogging have led to this day. A few detours along the way made it more interesting, but let’s put a positive spin on things shall we? Because that’s what I do here, every day.
I come along with my Corgi pictures and stories and I say get a load of this! Ha!
You and your dogs are the reason I’m still here. From the bottom of my heart, thank YOU. Your support, loyalty, donations, enthusiasm and generous sharing of the Corgis in your life — both here and at my Daily Corgi Facebook page — have changed me. As someone who struggles chronically with sadness and anxiety, I’m grateful for this grace.
Permit me to pitch for a moment on behalf of all who wrestle with this thief of joy, this depressive illness without a sure cure. Never give up on us! We can still do great things, though there will be times when we can do very little. We long to participate, we want to contribute. Please respect that sometimes we are genuinely differently-abled, often in ways even we can’t explain.
In doing so, you may save a life.
While you’re visiting The Daily Corgi, check out the Archives, where all seven years of blog posts live on. Have a look at the newly added Mobility and Health page, to learn a thing or two about some of the challenges some Corgis face. (Many thanks to Deb Reid for her excellent work on these deeply relevant topics). I’d like to know what you think of all the changes. There will be more as time goes on. Whether you’re new or a veteran visitor, I’m glad to have you along for this joyful ride. To reach me, click the Contact link just beneath the banner, or in the dropdown menu if you’re on a mobile.
BREAKING NEWS: You can now easily leave comments on posts. No lie! Check it out. This was close to impossible on the old site. No more!
My friends, here’s to the next seven years of smiles and shenanigans. Bring it on, buttercup!
Founder & Publisher
The Daily Corgi