Hi there, if you are reading this (I assume you are, if you’re not we’ll get into some form of tree / forest / sound loop) we’ve just launched our new site complete with coffee stains and increased levels of purple.
We had be using our previous site in various versions of fiddling for nearly 3 years, possibly nearly 4. It had served us really well, as with many other businesses these days our website is our shop front and our first contact with our lovely customers.
We’ve grown so much in the last year, our shoes no longer fit, I’m getting more and more grey hairs and our website didn’t really fit any more. I hope our new version remains true to our style, our brand and style / method of attacking business which means everything to me.
We’ve been attacked by salesmen this week*(see starred ramble) and it has just reinforced my thoughts that the way to do business and get on in life is to play cricket. Do good work, talk to people normally – actually talk to them, don’t bombard with big words, dont hassle for sales and dont whip out contracts – It’s important our website reflects this – I do hope it does, shout at me if it doesnt and Ill install more unicorns
*Seriously I couldn’t believe it …Saleslady 1 was so confident in her £100/ month service that she started filling in the contract whilst still talking to us (partial mid posting note – cows are eating next doors potato garden, I suppose I should make a noise to scare them off) This angered me greatly, I gave her a good old stare and she left with her trendy shiny shoes. (If you are interested we went with the company quoting £40/month and didnt even send out a saleman, they just talked to us nicely on the phone and gave us what we need)…we are a small company, after walking through our door, why on earth would anybody try and sell us a £100/month magical magnotronic super whizzer ™ as used by Fortune 100 companies…we can just about afford a pen each**
**which I eat
I appologise dear reader, this could possibly be our worst blog posting, the structure, rhythm, grammer and spelling are appauling. Grammar police feel free to shout at me below.
In summary… I raise my glass of Friday red to our old site, I cant bring myself to delete the files from the server, they shall remain in hosting limbo. I shake our new site by the hand with a stern manly handshake, I expect great things from you, you have a lot to live upto.