5/27/08

Made in America

This week I decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day holidays and work on getting organized. Part of that process was going to be to catch up on my blogs and websites and try to understand what I need to do to make them more educational and interesting.

How did we get so off track as a country? It's incredibly hard to go to a store and find anything made in the US anymore, and good luck calling up a company for technical support and getting and American to help you. Since we just celebrated Memorial Day, this seemed like the perfect time to blog about this.

We all know which are the worst companies when it comes to customer support (Hewlett Packard) but I want to talk about the heroes out there that were available all holiday weekend to make miracles happen and to help me get these sites online.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the Apple and the Apple Stores? I was stumped about how to work in iweb so I made an appointment at my local Apple store to see if I could find some answers. As usual I had questions most people don't ask, but they went from genius to genius and they got me a great answer. I now feel totally empowered and I'm excited about sharing the results. If you haven't discovered Bluehost, you should. They are an amazing value as a hosting service, and I'm in love with their support staff. They are available 24/7, all in the US and they truly do everything they can to help. Instead of following a manual, they dig in and fix it! I'm always time challenged, so I really appreciate them taking charge.

It's time to make a difference, and choose wisely how we spend our well-earned money. If we don't support our products and labor forces here, how will our economy ever move forward? The next time you have a large purchase to make (or even a small one) ask where it came from and who's going to be there when you run into problems.

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