Dateline: 21 May 2016
You may recall that I am re-roofing my house, in between running the Planet Whizbang business and everything else. So I haven't been blogging much, and I'm not yet ready to return to blogging much.
My 3-year roof project has been changed to a 2-year roof project. Which means I'm doing a lot more roofing than I planned—I'm finishing the whole roof this year instead of next year.
It will be mighty good to have it all done. Then I will tackle the work of siding and painting the areas of the house that are still, after more than 30 years, covered with tar paper. Then maybe we'll sell the place and move to town. ;-)
This might be the last re-roofing job I ever do. At 58, my body just doesn't do roofing as well as it once did.
Anyway, I have launched a new idea and web site. It's a site to promote my Planet Whizbang business. The web site is simply titled Planet Whizbang Giveaways.
It's a simple marketing idea...
Every two weeks I'll have a FREE giveaway of on item (or items) that fit within the category of "Down-To-Earth Books, Tools & Inspiration."
There is an e-mail signup at the blog/web site. Plug your e-mail into the signup feature and you'll be automatically notified for each new giveaway.
Don't worry, I don't "harvest" e-mails and sell them, or send you spam mail. That's not my style.
If the idea takes off and there is a lot of interest, I may switch from a giveaway every two weeks to one every week.
I'm going to enjoy this. I hope a lot of you will also enjoy it.
The last big giveaway contest I had was back in 2010 with the Deliberate Agrarian Haiku Poetry Contest. There were some great haiku entries and I gave away a lot of humdinger prizes.
But choosing the winners was kind of a bother. With third-party software (Rafflecopter) compiling the entries and randomly choosing winners, the process of running a giveaway is so much easier.