One of the perks of being a “social butterfly” is the wide variety of people you meet online. Yesterday we had a rainstorm move through the area, a Facebook friend (who, although I have purchased her homemade cupcakes, have never met her in person!) posted on my wall asking if I knew a roofer. Early on a Sunday morning, I would never call anyone, but it was easy to send a message on Facebook to a builder friend. He responded within the hour with a name and number and I was able to pass it on. That is an example of the value of a network!
But wait! There’s more! One of the ideas I had during the evolution of this blog was creating a logo. While my technical skills can be magical, I will be the first to admit my creativity skills are below par. Must be a left brain/right brain thing!
This is where Alec Archibald of RCON Painting came in. I have “known” Alec online via a popular forum we both contribute to, Paint Talk. On that forum, we had had discussions about logo creations and I saw then that he had a talent for it. So I reached out to him and found out he was in the midst of launching a graphics design company (a future blog coming). I told him my vision for this blog and sent him a link, giving him fee rein. He quickly sent some proofs, I was amazed at how well he captured the very feel I wanted (and I didn’t even know what I wanted) in the first draft. I picked my favorite one and he tweaked it a bit and sent me the files. A big thanks to Alec for all he did, with that type of creativity and customer service, I know his new venture will be successful.
Introducing the new Blogging Painters logo, what do you think?
7 thoughts on “It’s nice to have online friends!”
Nice logo, RCON did a nice job. Am getting your rain today. (and maybe most of the week.)
Thanks Dale. I keep waiting for summer to show up!
Good stuff, Chris…and Alec!
I really like the blogging painters logo!!! And once i start my own blog i would like to join this savy tech group!!!!! great info
Thanks Dan, look forward to you joining us! All you have to do is write what you know about, we will help you with the rest!
Great logo – I give it a thumbs up!
Thanks Doug, I hope you give the rest of the site a thumbs up! 😉