First off I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my post Where to From Here? I really appreciate all the good advice and plan to move forward with it. There is so much that it will take me some time to really process it all. I wanted to give a response and let you know that the Tiny House Blog will continue and hopefully through this process improve.
My goal is to continue to try to publish daily. On occasion there may be a day I miss, do to life in general or lack of something worthy to post. Never fear though, as long as there is interesting tiny house information I will attempt to pass it on.
Tiny House Blog: I will get back to my roots and publish what I am passionate about, even if not everyone agrees with me. I can’t please everyone and I know if I lose the passion the blog will soon die and I do not wish that to happen. I will attempt to make my posts more personal, not just duplicate copy from other websites and will include my own thoughts and opinions.
Another item that has caused my shift in publishing over the last year is the tremendous amount of ideas you the reader send to me. I currently have at least a years worth of suggestions that I have not been able to touch. I have sometimes felt pressured into posting many of these as they came in, and in the process lost my personal approach to the blog.
I have also felt overwhelmed in trying to respond to each email sent. I am just one person and may not be able to continue to do that. I do want you to keep sending me cool articles and finds, just remember I may not be able to respond to each one and you may not see it published immediately. I will use what I am passionate about in choosing what is published and I ask that you accept that of me.
Politics and Zoning Issues. This is an area that needs to be covered and was mentioned several times in the responses to my post. I want to be upfront with you and tell you that I am not the person to carry that torch. I don’t have the knowledge or the passion to pursue it and I would like to encourage any of you who have that passion to step forward and do it. On the other hand I am more than happy to use the Tiny House Blog as the voice if you are willing to write the information so that I can pass it on.
Advertising: The advertising will not go away as I need it to pay for the expenses and to help keep food on the table. I do plan however to streamline it as much as possible and make the main content area as free of it as possible (I am under some contracts with a couple of advertisers so this may take a little time).
One way you can help with the advertising is by purchasing your goods through the Tiny House Blog. For example if you plan on purchasing a product such as plans, a book or a workshop from Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, rather than go directly to their site use one of the links from the Tiny House Blog and the blog will receive a portion of the profits from your purchase. This applies to other tiny house related items advertised on the blog via the store, workshops, or plans pages.
These are a couple of changes you can expect to see in the future. There probably will be a few more as I filter through all the great comments and recommendations. Thanks again for your input and support of the Tiny House Blog. It’s time to get back to tiny house blogging.
I can’t have a post without a picture and below is some tiny house inspiration. This boat someone spotted on Ebay and was sold for $6,600. It just might make a perfect tiny/small home for the right person, although it could be a challenge to relocate. Sorry, no interior photos, you will have to use your imagination.