Hello coffee enthusiasts,
The post for this week marks a very special milestone for BCBCoffee.com and the BCBlog. Exactly one year ago tomorrow was the very first BCBlog post! It’s hard to believe that I’ve logged a post every other week (besides the one when we all were passing the stomach-flu around), and I’m very proud to have accomplished this feat. I remember back when I sat down with my good friends, and wonderful tech-team, over at Vital Technologies to create our new website, and the BCBlog was merely a cool idea. With their help, we created the blog, and they passed along one last word of advice before I embarked on my blogging journey. That advice was to seriously think twice before setting a deadline for blog posts. After much consideration, I decided to neglect their words of caution and commit to providing new content on a bi-weekly basis for my readers. Needless to say, I’m very glad I’ve been able to keep up with this commitment for the most part.
I really wanted to use this post as a kind of recap for anyone that hasn’t been keeping up with every blog post since the very beginning, and also pose some open-ended questions about how everyone thinks the first year of blogging has gone. I’ve covered all kinds of different topics on here over the past year. I’ve gone through some of our processes as a business, different coffee related knowledge, things I’ve found interesting about owning a business in general, a few different outlooks into our future, and even answered a few questions or gave some more information that I thought our loyal customer-base would enjoy learning about our business. I’ve really tried to keep my topics direct, and properly diverse so I’m not babbling on about similar topics multiple weeks in a row. I think I’ve done a decent job over the first year to attain these goals, but I would love to hear what you all think as well.
Overall creating these blog posts every two weeks has filled me with a full spectrum of emotions. There have been times where I honestly would rather work on creating our staff schedule than write one of these, which is saying a lot to anyone who’s been around me on schedule day. There have also been times when I’ve created my bi-weekly post about a week and a half in advance because I’m so excited to write about something. All together, no matter what mood I’m in when it’s time to sit down and commit to writing one of these BCBlog posts, it all fades away when I begin typing. Writing is something that has always brought me great joy, and unfortunately there are a lot of times where the day-to-day operations of running our business become a bit overwhelming. It’s ironic that giving myself another task for our business was actually one of the best things I could have done, because the task of writing these BCBlog posts has forced me to commit time to something that I love. For that, I’m very grateful to have this platform, and I hope every one of my readers has enjoyed it so far. After committing one full year to this blog, I’m very pleased to say that I’m looking forward to many more posts in the future.
Until next time,