Thursday, January 25, 2007

Introducing Tool Box Thursday

One of the greatest things about the blog-o-sphere is the constant exchange of ideas, advice, and tips and tricks. Today, our friend at Daddy Diary Tales is looking for content suggestions. (Update: Our friend, Jeff, has started a totally new and separate blog called Daddy Diary Tales - The Other One... check it out!) That got me thinking…[smell of wood burning]… I know, I know I should be using what brain power I have left to deal with the concerns of “the little people.”

But what if we all dedicated some space in our parenting/family/kid anecdote blogs to our “adult” talents?… you know what I mean. (Stop laughing Angel… and Joy’s!... and Wonder Mom.)

What about a weekly post dedicated to our areas of expertise outside the parenting domain?

This would give us all a chance to share our years of acquired knowledge on a particular topic, and provide us all with a “real-time” resource. We all need all the help we can get, right?

I’m not talking about providing anything that would require liability insurance coverage, just some tips. For example: product reviews, unsolicited advice, recipes, cleaning techniques, car care tips, home repair tips, computing and technology tips and links, interior design techniques, etc.

There are millions of “forums” offering advice on millions of problems, the problem with these forums is that you have to look through thousands of threads before you find the small morsel of information you need.

With this in mind, I am starting my own TOOL BOX THURSDAY’s, a place where I will provide a weekly offering of home improvement links, products, tips, tricks and energy saving advice.

I hope you’ll agree that this could be fun and informative. Also, it could take the pressure off the daily post conundrum.

Stay tuned for the first installment of Tool Box Thursday!

17 comments:

Angel said...

Great idea!! However, I'll merely have to be a spectator for I am talentless. Seriously. Unless I can plug myself into the Matrix and download a program to give myself expertise in a particularly stimulating venue, I'm only a bystander. Dammit.

Karly said...

Thats a great idea! Hmm, what is my talent? Damn. Its taking me a REALLY long time to think of something. Been a mom for too long...

Long Island Dad said...

Angel -- your awesomeness is your expertise!

Karly -- Recipes, Damn it, Recipes!

Jeff said...

Thanks for the shout out.

I think this will be a great feature for your blog, and look forward to the tips you'll provide.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Love it.
I have my 'tools' ready...tee hee...

Oh, The Joys said...

So, ya think I shoud do Working Your Backdoor Buddy Wednesdays?

Heh.

I think your idea is great. My hubs is a former contractor too though, so I can double check your recs.

Working Gal said...

Great idea! Will you take requests? Not that I have one right now...but someday I might!

Also, while I would love to give out legal advice (my alleged area of expertise) - that is a seriously BAD idea. Besides, it would be the same every week:

GET A LAWYER!

Maybe I could do "juvenile law horror stories" - that might be entertaining! hmmmm....

Angel said...

Okay long island dad... this is a dangerous area for me....

Design tips... yes

baking tips... yes

I even can do some remodeling stuff from the ladies perspective (but from other blogs I see I'm not alone..Omysue....)

But does anyone really want tips on writing erotica? LMAO or tips in the bedroom from all my research hee hee.

Angel said...

OH.... and what was I to NOT be laughing at?

Mike said...

e need to know how to negotiate a truce between two dueling kids with mental health issues?

Or how to talk an autistic kid off of a playground?

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