Gettin’ Bloggy With It

On September 20, 2011, in About PoolDawg, by Michael Feiman

I have this love/hate relationship with blogging.  I know it’s something I need to do at least once per week, but I’ve gotta tell you, sometimes it can really be a stretch finding things to write about.  Because this is a company blog, there are certain things that, while they would make excellent blog fodder, I can’t always write about.  I could write about event results, but there are people out there who are far better at that sort of thing than me (AZ Billiards, Billiards Digest, Pool and Billiards magazine, etc).  As a result, at times topics can get pretty dull and dry (see my last few posts about our catalog build as examples of this).

So then, what should I write about?  I could write about the ever-growing collection of tchotchkes that is rapidly taking over my workspace, but I’m fairly sure no one wants to hear about the origins of my “Oy Vey” soap, Silent Bob or the bacon flavored toothpicks (not nearly as awesome as you might think, btw).

So that leaves me with a couple of choices.  Either I can ask you all to make topic suggestions, or I’m going to have to resort to the Bloggable Questions list.  Don’t get me wrong here, Lisa over at Outspoken Media has put together a list of 23 solid topics, but the problem is that over the years I’ve already tackled most of them.

So pretty please, with cherries on top, tell me what you want to hear about.  Otherwise you’re gonna get stuck with hearing about how I came to have a talking Towlie on my shelf.


8 Responses to Gettin’ Bloggy With It

  1. Dude McAwesome says:

    write about how Kewwwwwl Keven is…

  2. Thank you for your suggestion Mr. McAwesome. I’ll see if Keven is willing to do an in depth profile interview, as he is super kewwwwwl (or at least he thinks he is).

  3. p00lriah (not so awesome) says:

    how about: how you guys decide on which brands of cues you’d carry? i’m guessing it’s not a random process.

    btw, you guys gonna get on the kamui chalk bandwagon? from what i’ve seen the demand is so high no one can even keep it in stock.

  4. That’s an excellent question Mr. Riah, which I’m going to have to blog about with my next post! As for the Kamui chalk, we’re not quite ready to jump on that yet. Once they have the formula stabilized and the cost comes down we’ll consider it. The bigger issue though is that there really isn’t much money to be made on the chalk. When you work in the cost to pick, pack and ship, there’s really no profit margin there. We’ll see where the market goes and where demand goes though. I never say never with anything. ;-)

  5. p00lriah says:

    btw, the talking towlie sounds interesting. i’d like to hear about that one!

    it still puzzles me why kamui calls the chalk #0.98. if it is related to formula research maybe the final product will be 1.0. and hopefully it’ll just be $5 (yeah right).

  6. Yep, it’s the formula progression. The number on the chalk is the same idea as software. Last I heard they are on 1.21 (that’s what John showed me at APA Nationals anyway). The production runs are so short on this chalk that it’s creating (in my opinion) artificially pent up demand. Pretty standard marketing tactic for manufacturers, but I sure don’t want to carry a product that will be perpetually out of stock.

  7. Tomy kimura says:

    My friend has gotten a your products whitch named “Miller lite pool cue” by his brothers souvenir from U.S.
    But now he has a problem. About a changing cue.tip.
    ’cause a screw tip isn’t sells in japan.
    How does it make a tip parts or get a exchanging parts in japan?

  8. Screw on tips can be tricky to find. We carry them, but shipping to Japan might be pretty expensive.

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