I've got some really big changes coming up fairly soon, in the next 2-3 months. As my business has been so blessed, and has grown so rapidly, it's time for some expansion! :)
I wanted to let you all know what to expect from these changes. So here it is!
Firstly - I am going to open up a website. This website will be committed to my business. This means that all business type stuff (Sales, repair posts, etc.) will be moved off of this blog. This new website will be a non-blog website. It will remain the same, and house all my information on my business, services, pricing, etc. I will also be putting up my pens-for-sale there.
The reason for this new website is to keep separate my business side, and my fun side. I still want them connected at the heart of it all, but I want to make it easier for my readers to find what they're looking for.
Secondly - I'm going to create a second blog! This one is going to be devoted to repair stuff. For anyone out there who likes to do "home-repairs", you'll want to subscribe to that when it comes out! You'll get some great repair tips, as well as a first-hand look at my repair bench, and what goes on there.
Thirdly - The name of my business is going to change. This is a very important one. I will make this change very slow, so you all don't have to worry about it. From now on, I am going to drop the 777 part of my business name. I never thought my business would be so big, but now that it is, I feel the need to go by my real name. I believe that my real name shows more honesty, personality, and integrity than going by a false "username". I hope that's understandable to you all. :)
The new business name is very simple. Tyler Dahl Fountain Pens. For short, Tyler Dahl Pens. The new website will be launched late October, to early November. I happen to be a web-designer myself, so I'm building it in my spare time. Here's a little sneak peek for you:
Well, what do you think? I'm pretty happy with how it turned out myself. :)
Fourthly - This blog name will change. But fear not! Thanks to google and blogger, I can transfer everything over cleanly and easily. Your subscriptions will be moved over automatically to the new blog.
Here's how the names will go:
tylerdahlpens.com - Main website. The place for using my services. This will have a wealth of information about me, what repairs I do, and FAQ's on sending in your pens for repair. There will also be a place on there to buy the restored pens I sell.
tylerdahlpens.blogspot.com - This will be the new name of this blog. The place for all my ink reviews, pen reviews, tutorials, and other fun stuff! It's going to be a while before I transfer things, as I want everyone to get ready before I make the "big jump".
repairersbench.blogspot.com - The pen repair blog. This is where I'll talk about pen repair, how-to's, and post updates from my workshop. This is going to be a fun one!
My new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Please try to change over to this one sooner than later. :) It's going to be hectic for me trying to manage and sync both accounts. Eventually the old email (email@example.com) will be discontinued, but for now it does still work.
There is however, something very important that I want to let you all know. Through all these changes, I want to make sure that you understand this.
Though these changes may "shake" things up a bit, they will not affect how I run my blog and business. I am, and always will strive to maintain my personal touch. I will maintain the same quality in my repair services, as well as in my reviews on this blog. I will still always be open to answering your questions personally, and in a timely manner. If you've got any questions about these changes coming up, please shoot me an email. I'll discuss it with you personally.
That's all for now! Enjoy the new repair blog! And please, let me know if you've got any feedback/advice for me. It's much appreciated!