Sunday, August 12, 2007

Florida Mortgage | Blogging - New and Improved Style

Trulia LogoSometimes, change is good... and freshening things up is always a great idea. I have tried to manage this site on the Blogger platform but alas a higher calling has led me down another path.

The other day a journalist found my "answer" on Trulia Voices and wanted to use some quotes from my answer and my blog to help substantiate her position in an article....

I'm excited about it and more than that I'm just enjoying the great press and validation of what I am doing and saying out there in the real world.

You can see the image of the article... and click on the link to read it.

Inquiring minds
Six consumer questions about how mortgage-market issues affect them
By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch

Market Watch Article Image

Wow... I was very happy... until I realized that I really didn't want her to link to the wrong blog site... I didn't want to look like a total amateur - only partially amateurish is the worst I'll do...

So I scrambled. I phoned a few people like Colleen Kulikowski ... emailed a few more like Jeff Turner and Jeff Corbett... then I even got on Facebook and contacted a high powered Blog Theme designer!!

Everyone had great advice and I appreciate it all...

So here's what I did. I got my hosting package with Linux Apache Server... and installed Wordpress. I then got back on Facebook and got the blessing to use one of my designer-friend's themes called Cutline!

I then spent some time adding content, tweaking and getting my new site up and running complete with the new post that Amy Hoak was interesed in quoting...



After all that work, my new site was born!!

http://www.themortgagegotoguy.com

That's what it looks like! Check it out and let me know what you think... heck, leave a comment, digg it, whatever...

Alas, this is one of, if not THE last post on this site now that my swanky digs are over on my own site.

Thanks for all my readers - come find me, I think you'll enjoy the new layout and all the new content I'll be adding soon!



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David A. Podgursky, MBA
The Mortgage Go To Guy!!

Serving all of Florida including Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County

1 comment:

pete said...

Hi David,
This is Pete Flint from Trulia.
This is a really great story on how blogging and online communities provide such great tools and services for their members. Congrats on getting published, very impressive!
Keep up the great answers over on Trulia Voices.
Now I'm off to check out your swanky new blog.
Best
Pete