Joining groups like Make Mine Pink and Beautiful Shops helped open the door to associating with other website retailers. Both online shopping sites have areas for members to chat and I have gotten to know some of the girls pretty well! Great folks out there!
Another association that I have learned is very important when you are operating a website is with the company that hosts your site - the web host - the folks that keep it running! That's where Merchant Moms (MM) comes in.
Meet John \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
I posted on John, at Merchant Moms, back on September 5 if you would like to know more about his company. My stepdaughter, Kimberly of My Pink Boutique, talked me into moving my site with him and I am so glad I did. Everything he says in his ad is 100% true. You purchase a great product and great service. He is a real person and you don't have to wait 2 days to get an answer to a problem. His help desk is not outsourced. It is "Made in the USA."
John has shared some of his personal life with his clients (we're kind of nosey too) and we have discovered he is a seriously cool fellow! Now, in case you didn't notice, he is leaning against his Honda Goldwing! This must be the real John!
When I showed my husband this picture for the first time, I heard this gasp of air and a long and low "oooohhhhhhhh." He loves motorcycles too --- although I do not foresee one sitting in our garage any time soon ;-) !
Earlier this year, John and his wife took a motorcycle trip to the Tennessee/North Carolina state line and drove the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap. The picture below is small portion of that stretch of highway and is posted from the Tail of the Dragon website (picture posted with permission). You have to go look at some of the pictures from their site. Go to Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and check out the photos. Wow look at this one......This is evidently a rather dangerous road. John and his wife drove it on a motorcycle! Can you believe it?!
If I understand this correctly, there are groups of people that take your picture as you are traveling on this road and you can purchase those photos. John's journey with his wife was captured in the photo below. That is just so cool! That is really them!
The picture below is The Cherohala Skyway . I just thought it was really something beautiful to look at (www.tailofthedragon.com with permission). Oh, my! Check out the history of the area !
John's latest escapade was up to Woodstock, GA for a gathering of around 150 Goldwing owners. Here are a few of them (far left is John). How fun!
I tell you, younger kids and even young adults think we don't know what fun is once we are over 30, 40 or 50 years old. Not so!! Life is just getting better and better. I hope John's is too. It sure looks that way, doesn't it?!!
Keep having fun!