Those of you who know me are aware that Pamela E Smith, Michigan State University Floriculture Graduate owns Roadrunner Florist and I own Basket Express, 2 local Small American Businesses located under one brick and mortar roof at 2007a W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ.
We appreciate your reading about us, and commenting, and sharing, and being our customers and friends.
We have a facebook page that you can Like!
I also created a WordPress blog (that’s this one) www.wordpress.com.roadrunnerfloristbasketexpress where I post pictures of the designs we create and reminders of upcoming holidays and other tidbits that I think you might find interesting.
I have an email blast that I send to customers who are kind enough to give me their email addressees (they do this because I send them a picture of the flowers or gift basket we design and deliver for them) and I have joined several blogging threads to attempt to get our information “out there on the web”.
In a recent discussion about Google+, I received this comment: ” Tina Ashburn If you check the comments that both J** and I left for you on the G+ thread we were doing,…. I found yours more difficult because it isn’t really a blog but a business website.” (Emphasis added).
After my tears subsided, I read this:
One thing I really love about this group is that there is a spirit of inclusion. There are many various types of blogging, blogs and bloggers here and we try to respect each other’s differences. Personally, I think it’s awesome that small business owners like Tina Ashburn take time to blog and connect with customers and potential customers. To say that it’s not a blog doesn’t seem fair. We all blog for diverse reasons and objectives. I’m just saying.”
I thanked her profusely and she replied: “Hi Tina, It was my pleasure to defend your blog. I’ve been in a few groups that judged bloggers who have a product to sell and a thriving business. It’s not right and I’ve been happy to find that this group doesn’t do that. Till I saw the comment about your blog. Hope that the confusion gets worked out and you get the hang of Google+ networking as a team.”
It helps to have friends who write things like this: “you are a flower arrangement artist!” and this: “Gorgeous! Makes me want spring even more :)”
We take pride in helping our customers send the gifts they want to send. Like a dozen red roses. Or a dozen red roses and 2 white ones. Or a dozen red roses with sunflowers. Or a dozen red and pink roses.
To the best of my knowledge, I have never tried to sell anything on this blog.
But I do post beautiful flowers (and gift baskets) and I invite you to comment on them.
So, the question remains: IS THIS A BLOG?