We have had somewhere in the neighborhood of 48 inches of snow this month. We're really not sure how much, because after a while, we stopped giving a rodent's rectum how much was falling, and just wanted it to stop.
Now don't get me wrong. I KNOW we need the moisture. Just not all at once. Rain in July is nice, too.
Since we couldn't ride our horses this month, I spent some time playing with the web and working on "marketing" our bed and breakfast.
As we are not actually IN Estes Park, we can't take advantage of some of the marketing tools that the city has for the local businesses.
We are on our own. Again, not complaining. Nearest traffic light is almost 14 miles from here.
A great many marketing consultants seem to believe that the social networking sites are where it's at. So I have done some playing around with facefirst.
Now you can like us on facebook at "Allenspark Lodge B&B"!!!
To paraphrase Sally Field, "You like me, you really LIKE me!" or any one of a dozen children's books "Will you be my friend?"
It's very hard for me to do. I mostly use faceoff to see pictures of the grandkids.
Earlier this winter, I posted a special deal from the lodge on faceplant. "Stay one night, get the second night for 1/2 price!"
It got about 50 views in 3 months. Hrumph.
A couple days ago in a fit of frustration at the weather this month, I posted a shot of me in my underwear in the back yard.
I wandered by Juanita and said, "Grab a camera"
She asked, "Do I want to ask?"
So we had an impromptu photo shoot.
And as a word to the wise, if you fake zinc oxide with Liquid Paper, you will need to scrub your nose with a green "Scotch Brite" pad and alcohol to remove it.
Almost 1500 views in 24 hours. Sex sells. And I can't tell you how troubled I am.
I guess if I want the REALLY big numbers, I need to get a cat...
Bill Martin, Marketing Whiz