I’m still fairly new to blogging. RemodelingGuy.net has been up for just under two months and we had Forever…Wherever!!! For about a month before that. Before that, nada.
It’s been a very interesting, exciting, and somewhat addictive experience so far! We’ve gotten to know so many wonderful people and formed lasting friendships!
People share on blogs. Maybe it’s the safety of distance, the comfort of being at home, or the simple fact that we’re drawn to people we have something in common with; whatever the reason, people come out of their shells on blogs! That’s a good thing.
Great for Learning!
I’ve also learned a ton! Blogs, by their very nature, are information sources. The button doesn’t say “Publish” for nothing! These are online publishing platforms and they’re changing the fabric of information distribution. The problem is never a lack of great content on blogs, it’s usually a lack of time to read it all!
One thing I’ve noticed with my work on RemodelingGuy.net is that blogs tend to create momentum in a given direction. Positive feedback from readers leads a blogger to come up with more content for those readers, which brings more readers who like that content and more feedback for that content!
On this blog, for example, I see a huge lean toward the DIY projects. The number of people who have clicked on the DIY category button is more than triple the next one , which I think is Kitchens.
You guys clearly want to do some remodeling and you want to Do-It-Yourself! This not only gives you the satisfaction and enjoyment of the performing the work itself, but also saves you some dough in the process!
I Have More!
I do my own work. I guess that makes me a DIY’er myself. Of course I’m a contractor, so I guess that means I’m using a contractor! So I’m both!
I’m all over the board on the financial side of things too! I always try to do things as inexpensively as possible. Sometimes I can make even the tightest of tight-wads call me a cheap-skate! I like to save money on purchases and work. (Too bad that sentence didn’t end after the word money!)
But I splurge sometimes too! I can get crazy at times. Take my driveway for example. I’m going to pave it sooner or later. Right now it’s all loose white gravel and I want something I can walk on barefoot (my normal state when home).
But I don’t want just ANY driveway…I want real, solid, used, clay brick commonly referred to as “Old Chicago”. These aren’t cheap, so when I do this I’ll have to forget about common sense and budgeting for at least a few days!
All Things to All People
The common adage is that you can’t do it. We all know the sayings: You can’t be all things to all people; You can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time…etc.
Why not? Well, if I can’t, and I know I can’t, I can at least try! I’ve been a contractor FOREVER! My whole life, this is what I’ve done. I’m slowly shifting my career away from the entrenched path and one of the things I want to do is write. A bunch. (sooner or later I’ll have to figure out a way to make some money!)
I want to write about:
- Do-It-Yourself and Using a Professional
- Doing it cheaply and Blowing the College Fund
- Quick and Easy and Months and Months of Torture!
- Common Materials and Rare Stone from Portugal
- Simple How-To’s and Don’t Try this at home!
You get the idea! So how, in the world, do I think I can do that?
Specialty Blogs! Everybody is calling them channels and I want to be different, so I’m going to call mine Specialties!
Take a look at the far right sidebar. You’ll see a new row of menu buttons. Those each lead to a brand new area of the RemodelingGuy.net website. I think you’ll find that there is going to be something for everyone!