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Forum topic by Mark A. DeCou posted 06-04-2006 09:22 PM 1628 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark A. DeCou

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06-04-2006 09:22 PM

I like the new updated Profile Page. I can easily find all of my comments, as well as following the input and suggestions from others that I want to find more of what they have said in the past.

I can see where folks that don’t have their own domain name website, could use this location as a great way to share their work like a brochure; even putting the name of their profile page on their business cards. From all the forums and groups I have used and looked at, I like this format the best. Great work Martin, I think the standard has sure been raised by your work.

Also, this format can be utilized by other hobby groups (i.e quilting, leather work, carving, jewelry, glass blowing, painting, etc.) where you can change the logo and domain name, and start another site, hopefully bringing in a family of websites and advertising so that you can actually get paid for all of the time you have spent developing this. Folks, Martin has bills to pay also.

Now, we just need to continue to invite other woodworking friends and family to the website. I sent out emails to several of my past customers inviting them to read the “Story” behind the projects they purchased in the past, as many may not have known all that was going in my mind and life at the time I worked on their project. Sort of the start of an “Anthology” which is much easier to do as I work, instead of trying to bring it all together late in my life.

For folks that have their own domain name website, they can use this lumberjocks site to develop “clickers” to their own site. I have been keeping track of where the activity on my website has been coming from. As of early this morning, lumberjocks “clickers” have accounted for 1/3 of all the people visiting my website.

As all of us have been told, the more activity and the more locations a website is linked, the better/higher it is located by search engines. I think all of us with domain name websites can utilize this tool as a way to increase traffic. Now we just need to figure out how to turn those curious “clickers” into customers to pay for my trips to the grocery store and gas station…....I’m still thinking that through.

Thanks, let me know the thoughts of the rest of you.
Mark DeCou
thanks again Martin for this site, I really like it.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 06-05-2006 08:40 PM

Thanks for your kind words, Mark. I’ve spent many hours on the brainstorming and developing of new profiles plus buddies functionality so it’s great to read how you are enjoying the results.

Good point about launching similar sites for other hobby groups. I’m already planning to do so but first I’d like to see LumberJocks with stabilized and much broader members base. We’re on the right track and your support is very encouraging to me.

I’m sure your past customers must enjoy reading your stories behind their pieces – very nice idea!

Keep the word spreading, Mark ;)

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 09:38 PM

going through the “never checked” this one came up on my list.
Here we are 597 days later and Martin has a very successful AND the new AND another site getting close to being ready… pretty impressive, Martin. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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