End of The Daily Cute

April 21st, 2015 | Author: thatdaveguy | 5 Comments »

It’s time to recognize the end of a small era. The Daily Cute launched in 2006 and at one point regularly had over 30,000 unique visitors per day. The site was abuzz with thousands of visitors from Facebook and StumbleUpon and it seemed like it’d grow indefinitely.

But that time has come and gone. The fact is with content aggregator sites like Reddit and other blogs with significantly higher budgets and multiple editors, The Daily Cute has faded away into relative obscurity.

These days, The Daily Cute struggles to receive over 500 viewers per day. Unfortunately, that does not even provide the advertising revenue to cover the bills.

To remain relevant I think the site would need a complete redesign, numerous repairs to shoddy coding (that’s my fault by the way) and a team of editors providing outstanding content.

Is it worth it? Probably not. I believe the internet’s interest in picture/video blogs is fading in general, and The Daily Cute is just one site in a long stream to fall by the wayside.

We are fortunate Kitten provided quality editing and content since 2010 on a nearly-volunteer basis. Without question, she’s the only reason the site held on this long and I thank her for years of finding great cute stuff. :)

The site will remain up for the foreseeable future… but no new content will be posted.

I thank everyone for the years of support and I assure you the internet has hundreds and hundreds of sites of great cute cats, dogs and everything else out there :)

– Dave

 

The “I’m Sorry” Doggy

March 2nd, 2015 | Author: Kitten | 1 Comment »

I know posts have been very sporadic around these parts lately and for that, I’m incredibly sorry. It has been a hectic time in the Kitten household. February has been a terrible month. From the death of my Uncle after a short battle with lung cancer, the death of my brother in law after a very long, painful battle with bone cancer and now the death of a client at work I felt deep affection for and respected immensely professionally. It’s been a trying time. On top of that, we’ve been buried in snow – a problem I know we’re definitely not alone in. This has made for a busy time at work as I work as an emergency dispatcher and the wild winter has kept us busy with car accidents, roof collapses and chimney fires.

I will try my hardest to get these posts up for you more frequently but it will be patchy. I only ask that you try to be patient with me. I know we have a lot of people that come here on a daily basis for their dose of cute and I thank you all for your patience so far. Sometimes one can’t anticipate what life brings and that has certainly been the case for me this month.

Thank you for your understanding. I’ll see you all again real soon.

One Very Dirty Puppy

February 21st, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

Um… I’m just gonna go ahead and assume I’m in trouble, right? Yeah… I figured. Still… so worth it.

Belly Rub Kitty

February 20th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

This is the part where you rub my tummy. Go ahead. I’ll just stick it out for you to have better access.

Cuddle Time for the Dog and the Kitten

February 19th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

Holy cow! Are those your teeth? They’re as big as me. Glad you love me, Dog. Glad you love me.

Sleepy Duckling

February 18th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

This seems like as good a place to take a nap as any.

A Kitty On a Skylight

February 17th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

Good morning, Human. I’m just gonna hang out up here until you get tired of looking at my belly and decide to put some food in it.

Very Excited Kitty

February 16th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

Hey! HEY!!! Check out this sharp new collar my human got me for something called Valentine’s Day! Yup. Someone loves me!

Exploration Kittens

February 15th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

I don’t know what this new world is that we’ve discovered, but I can already tell I’m going to love it.

Mama Dog and her Puppies

February 14th, 2015 | Author: Kitten | No Comments »

Now this is what love is all about.