Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hello, my name is Laurie ...

... and I am the Founder/Editor/whole production team behind The Daily Corgi.


(Yep, it's just me).


I'm interrupting the all-Corgi, all-the-time content because I need help.  My six year-old Dell PC is slowly riding off into the sunset of the inevitable "blue screen of doom" demise.  (In computer-speak, the blue screen is the equivalent of the Grim Reaper).






When I've forced my six year-old Dell to work for hours at a stretch, downloading photos, creating daily posts, tunneling out of the mountain of Daily Corgi e-mail, working on the first Daily Corgi Calendar and just generally exercising my editorial duties on it, sooner or later my PC looks something like this.  First it runs slow as molasses, then it gets hot and angry, and finally it makes loud, rude noises.



I, on the other hand, seldom make rude noises.


Really, I am a nice lady!
I don't disturb my neighbors.
I donate to the both the people and pet pantry boxes.
And I create The Daily Corgi as a passionate hobby.
It's a lot of fun -- I get to connect with wonderful people, see dozens of new Corgi pics every week -- and best of all, I believe it does some good in the world.


My conundrum is this:
 
In order to keep The Daily Corgi going and growing (without selling advertising space), I need a new computer.  I don't need all the bells and whistles, just a faster computer that allows me to do my work in about half the time.  A computer that works more like the little caboose that could, keeps a cool head and never makes rude noises. 


The catch?

Computers cost money, of which I have very little.  
I live on a small, fixed income.   
Plainly put, I need a new computer and I just can't afford it.


Is it embarassing, to ask strangers for money for this?
 
In a word, hell YES!!  But if I don't ask, I'll never know. So I'm asking.  I'm "passing the hat".   I'm doing it because I want The Daily Corgi to remain free of advertisements

I'd like to keep it that way, if I can.  A place for us:  you, me and (most of all) the dogs. 




If you love The Daily Corgi and want to pitch in (I realize times are tough for many people), whatever amount you can give will be appreciated more than you know.  Two dollars, five or ten ... whatever you can give will get me that much closer to my goal. 

IF you would like to donate and are ABLE to do so, you can contribute either via PayPal (send to my e-mail:  thedailycorgi@gmail.com), check or money order.  Write me for my mailing address if you need to.  Either way, please put "COMPUTER" in a prominent place, so I won't confuse it with entry fees for the calendar.


If you would like some character references before you decide to donate, I can provide those.  Just let me know.



THANK YOU everybody, and Corgi ON! 


10 comments:

Tricia Robertson said...

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!! I will help with what little I can!!!! Sharing all the Corgi pictures and stories has made the last few months so much easier without my Chester!!!!!!

Donation on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*hugs*
Love,
Tricia

Tara said...

hey laurie, i dont have any money to donate but maybe if you email me what's going on with your computer, i can help you fix it! my email is goldmoonn@gmail.com

good luck,
tara

Anonymous said...

Hello Laurie
i really enjoy your site,though i am unable to send any money at the moment,just a suggestion,why not accept advertising to pay for your computer and any profits donate to a corgi charity. good luck
Daniel McDermott from England.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie...

It is our pleasure to help fund a new computer. Donation is on the way. Please keep us in the loop with the details.

Christine and Riley

Joan said...

Sent! Chloe and Zoe insisted we help the blog that made them famous. (shhhhh...they really think they are famous!)

Duane said...

Oodie and Addie just sent you some money! We're all glad we could help! You do such a good job!

Dozer and Coop said...

We'll be sending you money in just a minute. Mum says if things get really tough and you need a 'puter right away to email her your phone number and she'll see what she and Dad can do - he's a retired IT manager and they can probably put something together for you - might not be new but it will work and keep you up to your ears in corgis! We love you lots and lots Laurie and we won't let you down.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper Edwards

Elisabeth said...

I can't live without my Daily Corgi! Sent you a small amount via Pay Pal, and hope you are up and running with your new computer soon!

macqueen429 said...

We just sent you some "green biscuits" to Paypal. Our whole family loves your site and we've met some new Corgi friends through it so THANK YOU for everything you do!!
Love, Loki, Anne, Mark & Drew

Trish said...

Of course! It's not much, but I hope it helps! Everyone in my family reads the daily corgi! It is wonderful that it is ad free! Thanks Laurie!!