The Power of a Blog
When I went into Metro Home and Hardware the other day, I spoke with Ben and introduced myself. The rest of the conversation in a nutshell is below:
Ben: Chris... I did not recognize you. Your wife comes in here all the time to get keys made.
Me: Yes, today is my day to make some copies of keys.
Ben: You know John and I cannot thank you enough for the article you wrote about us. It really helped us out.
Me: Really ?
Ben: Oh yes ! That article got us a lot of business when we first opened ! We really needed the business too.
Me: That is great. That makes me really happy. I had no idea ! How is business now ?
Ben: Thankfully, really good.
I just checked. That blog we wrote was in November 2008 -Metrow West Hardware - Northern Liberties Hardware Store !
It is amazing how one blog can really impact the lives of others. As a blogger, I take a lot of pride in that !
That evening, I went to The Training Station for a work-out. Phil, the owner, mentioned that he saw me make some comments on their blog and was thanking me. I said, yes, I am a blogger. And then he mentioned the first blog we did for him "The Training Station Launches Today" placed higher on the Google search than his site ! But he was thankful since it was a very positive blog !
So whenever you write about others you give back to your community.
The power of a Blog.... well, can be, very powerful and rewarding !
What are you going to blog about today ?