Good Morning Crew!
I know, I know; it’s not morning to everyone who reads this. But it’s morning here, and I’m happy about it, so I’ll say it again: Good Morning!
I have so much to announce/ tell you / ask you this morning! Before we start, let me warn you, this is a little long and there are no pictures! But there is a payoff! This is the post that lets you put in your two-cents about this blog. You have an opportunity here to make this blog more helpful for you! Here we go:
First, for those of you looking for the post about the style shift and the economy, it’s on my bad side at the moment. When that post straightens itself out a little and acts like a big post, then I’ll let it out of it’s folder!
Which brings up a thought. I’m thinking the “Upcoming Articles” page is a bad idea, but I want some advice from The Crew.
Oh, did I forget to mention: I held a vote, and the unanimous choice for the “affectionate nickname” for regular readers is:
The Crew (cheers, hooray, amazing)
So those who are sort of testing the waters : Temps… right, like part of The Crew today, but maybe not tomorrow! I hope you decide to go full-time!
Back to the Upcoming Articles. I’m thinking it’s not so smart (I sort of had a clue when I scoured hundreds of blogs looking for something like it and saw zilch, nada, zippo).
My reason for developing it was that I wanted to let you know what was coming, I also thought it would make it clear that I’m committed to providing a continual stream of solid content.
My reason for thinking I should take it away: I’m no different than you. I also have to go out and get some fuel for my creativity train.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about…you should go to the download page for Developing Your Dream – Part One and get that valuable, but free, resource. It’s the first part of a really helpful and inspiring guide to doing a great remodeling project, or two.
When you read that you’ll hear the following ancient proverb in the making “Inspiration is the fuel that keeps the creative train rolling.” It may not be rocket science, but it sure is good to remember.
But what I didn’t put in the download, that I probably should go back and add is that “Inspiration fuel has a short shelf life!” When you fuel up, you better be ready to rock n’ roll! You have to have pen and paper, or computer, or a crayon…whatever you have, you have to write down those ideas! Right then.
Long story short… I want to be free to hit you with something “inspired” if I get it! I don’t want to come up with some great idea and write a great post, only to put it on a shelf until the next open day on the calendar. Conversely, if I’m about to post something that was planned, but then decide it’s just not good enough, I’d rather put it back in a folder until it’s ready.
I’d like to put some really helpful content out there. Have you read these posts?:
If not, check them out!
So, all that to say that the calendar thing is gone for the time being. Let me know your thoughts, please!
Let’s see, what else?
One of the things I’m working on that I’m really excited about is an audio/visual post. I’m not exactly sure how I’ll end up putting it together, but I think it’s going to be really exciting and fun! I’d like to get this to you within a week or so. I’m really looking forward to it!
What About the BUILD stuff?
I’m working on a way to provide some tips and ideas for the less glamorous side of this work I show you. But I really like to keep inspiring and visually engaging content on the front page. I have to come up with a section for the “Build” stuff.
In the meantime, I would love some suggestions as to what you want to know, remembering that I’m not the guy to show you step-by-step how to hang a door, or change a toilet. See the Mr. How To over in the categories.
Sooner or later, I’ll come up with some better way of tracking and answering all of your questions. I think a forum type interface is the way to go. I’ll have that up and running asap.
In the meantime, I hope I haven’t left anyone hanging. I’ve tried to answer all of your questions and I think I have. Some answers are in the comments and some have been by email. Please feel free to email me if you’re waiting.
An Email Newsletter
Coming very soon, I’ll be putting out an email newsletter full of more tips and tricks… you know what! You’re witnessing the behind the scenes process of Remodeling Guy LIVE, RIGHT NOW. A really cool light bulb in an awesome fixture just lit up above my head… I have an idea!
I’ll put a bunch of the “Build” stuff in the newsletter (among other things). That format allows for lengthier details and more in-depth description, which the actual work part really requires. Now that the idea is formulating, this should be coming very soon!
If you’re interested in the newsletter, please email me now and let me know!
Open to ideas
I think that’s it for the moment! I do want to say how excited I am that you’re here! This blog is really only about three weeks old and we already have almost 200 subscribers! I’m so glad to see that. I want to provide you with incredible content that provides real value to you and actually HELPS you.
I think that the state of the economy is such that I really should gear this blog to those who need ideas and help with ways to either do-it-yourself or how to save money if you hire people. I want Remodeling Guy to be a place to help thousands of people through a rough time by helping make their home an amazing place to be!
- What are your thoughts about the calendar thingy, is it okay to drop that?
- What would you like to see/hear in an Audio/Video post?
- What type of articles on “build” level things do you need to see?
- Would you be interested in a Forum to ask questions/ discuss ideas/ etc.?
- What would you like to see in an email newsletter? Would you like one?
- Any other ideas or suggestions (be nice!) ?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments, always open to both The Crew and the Temps!