What About a Business Blog?

???????????????????????????????????????Notice the question mark after the title.  I want feedback from anyone who has experience with blogging as an adjunct to a legitimate business – you go to their website and on the top bar along with “account” and “shopping cart”, etc… there is an option called “blog”.  In your experience, who goes there and what are they looking for? What functions should the blog serve for the business? What kind of writing is most effective?  I am going to find out the answers to some of these questions through trial and error, probably, but it would be wonderful to hear from some wise ones and not have to re-invent the wheel – just sayin’.

I have the opportunity to write for a small family business (not my own) and am so intrigued by this new challenge I can hardly stop thinking about it.  The business has grown steadily over the past few years but now with an upgraded website and the desire to use social media to the fullest, the business blog is soon to be born.  I suppose that as I learn about the business, other people might also want to learn the same things. So… is it to my advantage that I know almost nothing about it? I hope so.

Another thing that would help me write for them would be to know if you have ever received an award for who you are or something you’ve done. What did it mean to you to have a tangible object of appreciation, something useful or beautiful, given to you?

want need crave comments.

Just Peachy…

So, my employer takes full advantage of anyone going from Atlanta to Sarasota on I-75 in June and asks them to turn off at Georgia exit 142. Five miles west is Lane Southern Orchards.  The family has been operating their store/packing company for five generations and it has become a very impressive place, and a wonderful side trip for travelers.  Early peaches are being sold now and that is what my employer wanted me to get for her.   I had to get a couple boxes for myself as well.

We had some vicious rainstorms during our travel that day and got to Lane Orchards just in time to load up the peaches and have supper at their cafe. My salad was so big I had to divide it into two meals to conquer it.  And of course, we had to have peach cobbler, with ice cream. Of course. The husband’s only complaint was that there was too much peach and not enough cobble. I didn’t mind that.

This is the second day since we bought the peaches and they are just starting to get soft enough to enjoy eating.  They are soooooo good and if you are local to me you are probably going to want to stop in at my place and have a peach. Do it. I don’t mind.

I'm giving them a prize for having the neatest, cleanest, prettiest place around... just sayin'.
I’m giving them a prize for having the neatest, cleanest, prettiest place around… just sayin’.
This is a variety called Carored and they are perfect looking peaches!
This is a variety called Carored and they are perfect looking peaches!
I am full after about a third of this Lane Cobb Salad.
I am full after about a third of this Lane Cobb Salad.
Warm peachy cobbler, melting ice cream, already half gone.
Warm peachy cobbler, melting ice cream, already half gone.