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  1. Andy
    March 8, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    more wise words! However a lot of painters I know seem to be stopping at the first base, ie a website, which to them, seems like a stack of work in itself and a major achievement. But one day they will be blogging.

    • Darren
      March 9, 2012 @ 5:54 am

      Hello Andy!

      You are right! Most contractors breathe a sigh of relief the minute they hit the publish button on their websites. The smart ones realize that putting in effort on their sites and blogs allows them to free up cashflow by reducing their ad spend because they are generating leads from their sites. Some will learn, some won’t, and that’s good, those that don’t make both of our jobs easier! Have a great day Andy!

  2. mary wild
    March 9, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Hi there-

    I just want to tell you that I find your posts extremely amusing and enlightening. Your “tell it like it is” approach is very refreshing and your insight is wonderful.

    • Darren
      March 9, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

      Why thank you Mary! Thanks for reading and commenting too!

  3. Five Reasons Why You Should Blog | Riggins Construction & Management, Inc.
    March 13, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

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  4. Bridget Willard
    March 13, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    I love it. I added a link to this after my post: 5 Reasons Why You Should Blog

    • Darren
      March 15, 2012 @ 6:25 am

      Thanks for all your tweets and kind words Bridget!

  5. Orli OSH
    March 14, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    Thanks for the post Darren. It makes a lot of sense to us as we’re about to start blogging and creating content for our site. We’ve bookmarked your site so we’ll be back for more goodies.

  6. Tim Capaldi
    March 15, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Such good advice. Blogging is definitely a commitment. I also think it’s about getting outside that comfort zone and having fun while you do it. I’ve found it’s a great way to stay on top of trends and styles as well. Put it out there and stand by it.

    • Darren
      March 15, 2012 @ 7:22 am

      Thanks Tim for the kind words! Let’s get you your own site soon! Blogger is good, but let’s really kick some ass for your site and have it bringing you new business every month!

  7. pipe Distributor
    November 2, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Very interesting thoughts. Good tips for any contractor curious about writing.

  8. Matt Davis
    December 23, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    It’s really hard to have time to blog about the things the building repairs, the contracting, the maintenance. I’m trying to take more pictures and get a social presence. I just updated my website and serve people in the Maryland, Virginia area.

    Good info in your article.

    • Darren
      December 25, 2012 @ 5:41 am

      Thanks Matt…I hope you find the time to do it all. If not, stop back, maybe there is something we can do to work together to make it easier on you.

  9. Steve
    January 16, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I will def put some of these ideas to use!

  10. Doug
    March 6, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Great ideas! I have a problem with dawdling as well- I’m working on that. Keep it short and to the point!