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Log Homes & High-Tech Communications

When you think about the log home industry in general, or if you are contemplating buying or building a log or timber frame home, the notion of hi-tech is probably not foremost in your mind. A log home is more commonly associated with a laid back approach to modern living; an escape or a refuge […]

The Geek Piece of the Log Home Business

I received a couple of great comments on an earlier post, so I must have struck a chord. Thanks to all of you that took the time to offer your opinion – I sincerely appreciate that. Chris M. asked the question,

“…how to make all this web stuff work. Do you have other people in […]

Can you remember life before Internet?

Over the weekend I began the task of reorganizing my hard drive and the 475,000 digital files I had collected over the years. Like most of you, I probably have a gazillion old images, documents and videos that don’t really need to be stored indefinitely. As I was purging these ancient files, I had to […]

Log Home Networking

The message is simply that these “Social Networking’ sites offer businesses opportunities to connect with like-minded people who just might be looking for what you are selling. […]

Log Home Marketing

The idea of ‘local search’ and its importance in the future has Google making this one of their (many) priorities. Reaching only the people you can serve conveniently is paramount to success… in any business. […]

Google Chrome – The Browser…

If you are in the log home business, or if you are in any business that has a website, I would recommend that you download this new browser. […]

Open Letter to Log Home Companies

Answer your email…

I have a pet peeve… Why do so many people and businesses treat email in a different way than a phone call or voice mail? Putting aside spam, subscribed lists, promotional mail, etc. (which are easy to filter), why is an email from a LIVE person treated with less priority than a […]

Are you ‘connected’ to other log homers?

Do you socialize?

I would imagine that most of you reading this blog are not bleeding-edge Internet trendsetters, but you have no doubt heard about websites like MySpace or Facebook. These (web 2.0) websites were developed for ‘Social Networking’ and believe it or not, there are around 350 other networking sites such as Bebo,, […]

What? No Website?

From the comments and emails I receive, I know that this blog receives regular visits from furniture makers as well as furniture buyers and rustic decor enthusiasts. For the most part, this post is aimed at furniture makers (actually anyone in business) because it is about your website – or lack thereof.

On two separate […]

Identity Theft

Today I want to talk about something that has absolutely no relationship to the topic of this blog – but don’t click away yet. This is important.

I discovered a virus on my computer over the weekend. Understand that my home network is very secure; our computers sit behind a router and firewall and my […]