Saturday, May 28, 2011
'The Long and Short of it All' Turns Four Years Old
Prost! It's our fourth anniversary and we're gonna party like it's 1929. We had no idea that four years after our very first post on May 28, 2007 that we'd still be blogging about Dachshunds - day in - day out - ad nauseum for even some of the most ardent Dachshundists. Still, we move forward, documenting all the Dachshund news, art, history, and popular culture that we can get our stubby little paws on.
Every year at this time we examine where we are, where we've been, and where we're going with the site by looking at our "About" statement to see if we are still on course:
As the internet's first daily Dachshund news magazine, we're hoping to update this blog almost every day with Dachshund news from around the world, Dachshund stories, videos, famous Dachshunds, photos, art, and history. We hope to keep everything stress free and ad free....just a fun place for Dachshund lovers to kick back, relax, (with your doxie on your lap!) and read all about these lovable little dogs that bring such joy to our lives.
Reading over this again, we seem to be on course, but it's a pretty diverse statement - as diverse as the long dogs and their humans that we document it would seem. So, while we may get a little off topic at times, we do of course try to focus on the dogs that bring us all together on this site. We garner special attention to those stories which invoke some sort of deep emotion - happiness, sadness, passion, hope, despair - so that when you come here in the middle of your day, taking a break from adding up those facts and figures at the office, or dusting the collectibles on the mantel, that you at least feel......something.
Thanks to all our loyal readers and commentors for sticking with us over the years - it's been a fun ride. Your submissions are always the best - we've gotten great story tips, and we love to see your handsome Dachshunds and to read all about them and their antics. Each and every dog is so unique and so special and so loved. We also would like to apologize to all the good folks who have sent us submissions that didn't make it on the site - there are probably 3 or 4 submissions to every one posted, and we just wish we had more hours in the day to get more done.
And so, we wrap up Long and Short of it All post number 2,428. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Yours in Dachshund Love,
Joey and Maggie.....