Wednesday, May 28, 2008

'The Long and Short of it All' Turns One Year Old

It's our birthday. Nothing to write home about. In one sense, it seems like just yesterday that we wrote our first introductory post, but in another, it seems like an eternity. And we hope we've been faithful to our cause: dachshund love. When we started The Long and Short of it All a year ago, we were unsure about where it was headed, but we felt there was certainly a need for dachshund news on the internet. We hoped to sprinkle in dachshund stories, videos, art, famous dachshunds, photos, history, and trivia. These things define 'Popular Culture' for us; the daily interactions, needs, desires, and cultural moments that make up the lives of dachshunds and dachshund lovers everywhere, every day.
And boy, some days were tough. We get up in the morning thinking "What on earth will we post today? There's no news. No videos except a red smooth sleeping in the sun. Is that good enough? Will a flickr member get upset if we post one of their nice photos for art's sake? Is this video of a preacher talking and praying about the loss of his dog going to offend someone? Is this photo too risque?"
This is post number 464, so we guess we've worked things out. We've seen hope, we've seen despair. We certainly hope that every post - no matter how trivial or fantastic - has had some quality and value though, and nothing is ever "just posted" so we can get on with our day.
Thanks so much to our faithful readers, and folks who have submitted news, photos, stories and posted comments. We've made a lot of new friends along the way. This is what keeps The Long and Short of it All going. We had thought about retiring after one year, where the site would be just a daily look over a finite time of how important our dachshund animal companions are to us.....a brief moment in time, sort of like a painting or a novel. But we've decided to keep going on for now. So thanks so much for sticking with us. Woof!

Yours in dachshund love,

Joey and Maggie


kim said...

Happy Anniversary!
Hard to believe it been a whole year already and were glad to hear your not retiring as you would be greatly missed.
Keep up the great work
Kim, Sam. Tom and Gina

joyful paws said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog. I truly enjoy it! And Kudos to you for always coming up with something doxie! Wahoo! An extra thank you for posting my book and my Frankie video this year. I so appreciate the support. You guys are great and keep up the awesome blog!!

Alli said...

Happy Anniversary! I have only been reading for about a month and LOVE the site so much! Thank you for all you do!

jam said...

Happy Anniversary! love the site. i come by everyday to see what's happen in doxie land. i've got three schnitzel; winifred; and wilbur. such joy they have brought into our home. Woof

Teri said...

Happy Anniversary! There are a few blogs I check every few days, but this one I check first thing every morning to see what's new with the best breed of dog there is.

Joey and Maggie said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments, it's really appreciated!

Joey and Maggie

MamaMouse in MN said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks so much for taking the time and energy each day to keep this blog going. Since I discovered "The Long and Short of it All" (about 4-5 months ago) I've read it most every day and enjoy it immensely. And, I'm not even owned by a Dachshund - yet! :)

Amy Mikelson said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary! I've been coming since March when I got my doxies! Love the site and the links. Great stuff. They are the best dogs EVA!

Amy, Cooper, Ruby, and rescue Gretel!

Lori said...

Happy One Year Anniversary Carson, Maggie and Joey!

Everyone at Midwest Dachshund Rescue loves to read your blog! There is nothing better than to check in to see all the Doxies in the news.


Anonymous said...

You are so talented. I don't know where you find it all. You must have tremendous resources. The main thing I think you have is the love of the breed. Joey and Maggie are lucky to have you for a Daddy. I hope you never quit. If all of this was published in book form it would be a best seller.

I like to collect doxie names. I came across an adorable family, 2 females and one male named -
Marilyn, Monroe and Norma Jean.

Happy Anniversary --- Marene and Ali.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to Carson, Joey and Maggie!

Thanks for all the great articles and pictures.

Katy, Ben, Bogie and Monty

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