I have learned a few things about blogs since I started. There are other marketing techniques that I have not bothered to learn about, but the two I have learned from experience are this
1. Many of you won’t read it unless the title is catchy
2. Many of you won’t read it unless there is a picture tagged to it
So now I have done both of those things so I hope you will continue. I have been tweaking how I write my blog since I started. I love tweaking, I had starting things. If you asked me to build a new house or fix up an old farm house I would take the farm house every time. Not because I want to flip it like the fake reality shows on television, but because I believe that restoring something is much more beautiful than building something new.
What is it about restoration that excites? I don’t think it is improving on something that something else has done, I think it is because all of us inherently want to believe that nothing is a lost cause. I also think that most of us feel like there is beauty that is not always fresh and new, but has age and character.
As an interesting side note, Suzie and I are hoping to close on a 99 year old farm house in the next couple of months. It looks awesome, and has a great deal of character. I look forward to uncovering the mysteries and treasures that the house has to reveal to us.