I have to admit, those are four words I never thought I'd be typing.
It's not that I'm a technophobe. I have a website, and I text message and email, and I'd be absolutely lost without my i-phone and computer. It's just that I'm not really a technophile either. While some people are quick to embrace new technology, rushing out to buy new equipment the day it is released, I'm usually a little late to the party.
Slow and steady. That's me. So while much of the cyberworld has been blogging for some time now, I'm finally getting around to it just now.
I’ve always joked that my media of preference are rocks and wood. Fitting for a landscape construction contractor. Pixels and gigabites, not so much. Maybe the preferred media for a techie, but up to now, not me. So why now? Why am I entering the world of online blogging?
A few reasons. Number one, I love to write. Always have, going back to kindergarten. Whether it was creative writing assignments in elementary school, research papers in high school, journalism assignments or term papers in college, or advertising copy in my former life as an advertising account exec, I’ve always loved to write.
Number two, I thought it would be an efficient way to communicate with my clients. I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of times I’ve been asked certain questions again and again when meeting with clients. Hopefully this blog will save me the time and energy of going into the same song and dance time after time while answering questions from various clients (not that I don’t like talking to you, we can just talk about something else now!)
And number three, I thought it would be a great way for my clients (and anybody else who cares) to get to know me. After all, business is all about relationships. Hopefully this blog will provide some degree of insight into who I am, not just as a landscape contractor and business owner, but as a father, a husband, a dog owner, a sportsman, a music lover, and, well I won’t spoil any surprises. You get the idea.
So what can you expect from this blog? Well certainly you can expect timely and seasonal information pertaining to the green industry in general. New products, new trends, new technology, etc. But I’m hoping for more than that. Environmental issues, how-to posts, how to maintain a positive client/contractor relationship, current project updates, and anything else in general that I might be able to tie into the landscape industry in a round-about sort of way.
But most of all I want you to be entertained, and hopefully interested enough to keep checking in. I welcome your comments and feedback, and look forward to beginning the journey. Time to get bloggin!