Cabinetry Magic in Wall Unit, Table Saw Safety, Sales Sans Selling, Pardon Your ComDust, YouTube Furniture CEO: these topped the list of the most read blogs at Woodworking Network in 2010.
The most viewed blogs spanned the range of wood manufacturing industry's concerns, from regulation to boosting sales. Significantly, the most viewed blog embedded video to show the operation of a furniture project that is equal parts whimsy, magic and strong sales appeal to customers.
1. If Rube Goldberg Built a Wall Unit
By Helen Kuhl. Custom furniture maker Brian Grabski Made in Minneapolis combines woodworking artistry with secret drawers and interlocking chambers. Videos show how it operations.>>
2. What Price Table Saw Safety
By Wade Vonasek. A Boston man was awarded $1.5 million after disfiguring two fingers on a Ryobi table saw. Fifty similar cases were pending in the U.S. The crux of this one: Ryobi didn't adopt âflesh detection technologyâ to prevent injuries.>>
3. Building Sales Without Selling
By Rick Hill. From this debut blog of Woodworking Network's sales and marketing guru, Hill has been consistently among the most viewed blogs online. Custom Woodworking Business digests his writing in print in the "Wood You Buy" column.>>
4. Pardon Your ComDust
By Rich Christianson. Forecasting the significance of dust explosions in other industries, Editor at Large Rich Christianson outlined the dangers and liabilities ahead for wood manufacturing field as OSHA developed rules on cumbustible dust.>>
5. Furniture CEO Turned on to YouTube
Abel Zalcberg, founder and CEO of OFM, Inc., Holly Springs, NC-based furniture manufacturer, relates his firm's experience in social media outreach with the development of dozens of YouTube videos.>>
Rounding out the most viewed blogs included:
- Serious reflections such as Big Iron Firms Should Keep Small Presence at IWF 2010 by Neil Devereaux, sales manager of George Guenzler & Sons Inc., Kitchener, ON, Canada, weighed in on large exhibitors not to exhibiting at IWF 2010. Editor Karen Koenig's most viewed blog praised Congress for finally getting serious about pushing U.S. competitiveness when it passed investment legislation that could help the wood manufacturing market.
- Intriguing pieces with a kernel of practical business application, such as Rich Christianson's iTable versus iPad item, Michaelle Bradford's Rough Cut TV Premiers.
Genuine editorial romps such as Lauren Heist's look at woodworking pet practices and Bill Esler's recount of how the ancient Roman's veneered and used wood tools.
|Top 10 Blogs in 2010
|1. Rube Goldberg's Wall Unit|| Helen Kuhl
|2. What Price Saw Safety?|| Wade Vonacek
|3. Building Sales Sans Selling|| Rick Hill
|4. Pardon Your ComDust|| Rich Christianson
|5. Furniture CEO On YouTube|| Abel Zalcberg
|6. iTable: Moves Over iPad
|| Rich Christianson
|7. Big Firms: Stay at IWF|| Neal Devereaux
|8. Rough Cut TV Premieres
|| Michaelle Bradford
|9. Woodworkers Love Pets|| Lauren Heist
|10. Ancient Rome Woodwork
|| Bill Esler
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