Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sunday, July 07, 2013
For daily construction marketing ideas updates, see www.constructionmarketingideas.com.
This (older) blog contains a wealth of archival material, since its start in late 2006. It also serves as a back-up for the currently-updated blog, in situations where I cannot access the wordpress site or (as happened in December 2013), I crashed the entire blog.
I'll also use this blog to provide information about special events and activities -- watch for the monthly webinar program including the first event -- a presentation about proposals from Matt Handal.
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 2:23 AM
Saturday, June 29, 2013
If you have suggestions or sample successful plans you would be willing to share, please let me know. I'll provide source credit, of course.
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 1:14 PM
Friday, February 01, 2013
Here are the popular vote results for the 2013 Best Construction Blog competition.
You can see all the entries and visit the relevant blogs here.
Judges will combine assessment of the popular vote with the overall design, writing quality and effectiveness of the blogs in deciding the 2013 Best Construction Blog. We'll share the judge's decision on April 15.
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 12:24 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Lots of the old postings are cached. I for example recovered the blog listing directory. Images are a problem, though, and manually uploading and reinstalling the cache would be a truly massive job (and not really a wise thing for someone who has to oversee a real operating business!)
However, there may be some good news here, as well. It seems someone has developed an automated script on a program called Python. I am certainly not a web programmer, but I also know how to source inexpensive programming talent offshore. (Won't announce the specific details because of political sensitivities, but I'm currently paying someone in Bangladesh $1.00 an hour for some development work!)
Target date to "officially" launch the new constructionmarketingideas.com is still Jan 2. You may catch some sneak previews as I work through the process.
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 5:04 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012
While the rebuild is under-way, you are visiting the "old" blog, maintained since its start. Note that many links and references to specific posts will automatically redirect here -- but unfortunately, except in some rare circumstances, the original text is gone, for good.
I expect the new constructionmarketingideas.com blog will be ready for viewing by January 2. Stay tuned.
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 8:42 AM
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I managed not only to crash the "new" blog at constructionmarketingideas.com -- I also deleted virtually all of the blog's content and (to make things really bad), the backup system failed.
This means about three years of blogging history have gone "poof" along with relevant hyperlinks and other stuff.
All is not completely lost. This "old" blog remains in operation, and while we cannot recover the links and content (at least unless I can get some exceptional technical help and have extreme luck), there is room for continuity here -- and behind the scenes, I'll be working on rebuilding the other blog site.
In the meantime, if you end up in an endless loop looking for something that is no more, you can try emailing me and I might be able to recover the relevant files or documents for you. No guarantees, unfortunately.
(Fortunately this disaster doesn't impede the business's other sites and projects, which remain in place.)
Posted by Mark Buckshon at 11:55 AM