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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

What really defines the "best construction blog"?

This evening, I received an email questioning the validity of the Best Construction Blog competition. The writer told me, essentially, that the blogs which won aren't really that good and by setting them as an example, others might think these reflect the best achievements possible.

Of course, the Best Construction Blog competition more accurately reflects the blogger's ability to network and encourage supporting votes; in essence, to prove success at marketing/sales. Since the competition is set within the framework of the Construction Marketing Ideas blog, these results (from this perspective) then have some validity.

However, the email writer has a point: If the objective is to measure the blog that truly achieves a business's marketing goals, then maybe we need another judging methodology.

Then again, there is the story of the Change Order Boat . . . Over the years, the posting you can access by clicking on the image has been one of the most popular ones on this blog. And if you think of marketing folly (if the boat owner really cares about marketing), you would have to give the Boat story an A+ for absurdity.

1 comment:

Paul Lesieur said...

Remodel Crazy was founded 8 months ago by 3 friends from another popular forum. None of us had experience in writing and no clue as to how you build a forum. The beauty of the internet is you can Google tips and lessons on any subject, including how to build a blog/ forum site.

We have supported members and vendors, we have teaching webinars, review books on our industry and tackle provocative subjects. We are resolutely committed to breaking the rules and to have fun doing so.

The RC forum was meant as a fun exercise and a place to meet, since the beginning we have evolved and continue to grow in ways we could not have guessed, we are learning on the job and move where the current takes us.

RC is working towards being the #1 source of support and entertainment for the building industry, we have not allowed politics or religion to be part of our topics offering and continue to allow the members to tell us where they would like to go, we take risks and sometimes fail.

RC is new, fearless and proud of our industries people.

Is RC better than the other forums? Who cares!

We are Remodel Crazy.
Paul Lesieur