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  1. Randy Patton
    July 2, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Great info Darren! I started a blog about a year ago with the help of someone else that does the writing for me. I found this to be the best way for me! Just today I started a second blog site with the help of the same person. Over the past year I have gotten a lot of hits on the blog and people calling and saying they have been reading and following what I am doing.
    I really think it has been a great ROI for me!

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  3. Chris Haught
    July 3, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Hey Darren, thanks for the nod! What timing, I did a bid today for a couple from London (I’m in Utah) and we starting talking about the differences in paint techniques and he asked how I knew so much about “emulsions and limes”! I told him about reading Andy’s blog and it was a great icebreaker. I take my IPad on every estimate now and most times use it to bring up a blog post, whether it is mine or a colleagues to help educate or back up a point!

    • Darren
      July 4, 2012 @ 10:29 am

      Good luck on your bid Chris…but then again, you don’t need luck, you rock sister!

  4. Andy
    July 8, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Thats great to hear Chris, a bit of transatlantic blog cross fertilisation never hurt. We are all over “trim” now, “woodwork” is so 2011.

    I had an email from a fellow UK blogger today who had received an email from a US specialist who had read my blog and he wanted to know something about a related European paint product he has been asked to use.

    I think that via blogs, we can give out info that you can’t get off the side of a can or from a rep.