I wonder sometimes; should I keep blogging?

We spend an awful lot of time around the Mission Repair headquarters deciding on what to blog about next and when. There are days that I wonder if it’s worth the work – I mean we have to stop what we are doing, come up with a topic, write about it, proofread it (I know we make mistakes – me especially), make sure the links are working and post it. There are times that I can knock out a few great blogs (like this morning) but other times issues throughout the day take precedence and inevitably take me off of my path.

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This morning I received an email from Lisa L., one of the Mission Repair Blog Subscribers…I’ll cut and paste the part that I found especially helpful:

“Hello Ryan, thanks for your blogs. I like when I open my mailbox to see if there are any specials. We have 9 apple devices in our home and my teenage son has already been back in your shop in Lakewood twice because he can’t seem to keep his i-pod from hitting the ground. He’s the starting running back on the Lakewood HS team and I hope he doesn’t drop the ball next year as much as he does his i-pod!! Thanks again, can I get the 4th of July special if I place my order monday?

Thanks, Lisa”

Just when I think “I wonder if it’s worth it?”, I get an email like this from a blog fan and my question is answered. It is worth the work, it defines Mission Repair and separates us from the competition – because these kinds of emails drive me to continue and validate our efforts.

So thank you Lisa for the awesome email. I know that I’ve already replied to you individually, but now I’m also commending you in front of all of our readers – there are over 960,000 unique readers by the way – I offer my sincere thanks for reaching out. Yes, we’ll be happy to extend our 15% off special if you’ll just give us a call Monday and I’ll be happy to give you the deal. Just tell your representative that I approved it! If they don’t believe you, just tell them to read this post šŸ˜‰

Take care everyone, and have a great day.

Ryan

Hello 400!

Hello (for the 400th Time) M:R Nation –

I wanted to drop a quick lineĀ to commemorateĀ my 400th blog posting! And I mustĀ admit, I really wanted to hit this number today, but Ā ran out of things to talk about.

When Ryan told me a short timeĀ ago that he wanted me to start “Blogging”, I really didn’t know what to think orĀ where to start. It has certainly enhanced my creativity and has challenged me more that I every thought it would.

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Sure, 400 is a strange number to celebrate, but I find it an attractive number for some reason. So, I guess the only thing left to say is thankĀ youĀ M:R Nation for being such a great audience and here’s to another 400!

Cheers, Troy