People…Have you ever noticed…

Have you ever noticed it is those who can’t who want to tell you how you should…

For whatever reason, this just stuck in my brain the other night.

If you have visit my own blog here at Blog For Profit lately, you will notice my postings have been almost nonexistent. Hell, I haven’t posted much at all.

I had the best of intentions to get my butt back in gear early this summer and get back on a regular schedule of postings.

However, as it happens, life jumped up and bit me in the ass.  You see on June 8th, 2011 my father of 50 years died suddenly.  Dad was young too, only 69.  Damn young when you are fast approaching 51 yourself.

Why am I telling you this?  To be very frank, and no I would not want to be Frank, and that is a whole other story.  I have not had the desire nor the drive to write much of anything the last couple of months.

Until, the very first sentence of this post hit me in the forehead,  I was kind of lost in what to even write.

A book?

Someone told me a few months ago  I needed to write a book.  A book about how we, my son Clay and I,  built a WordPress theme company from the ground up with no outside investors and on a shoe string budget.

A company built by a father and son team.  A son who is just freaking amazing too. A son who was barely 16 when he wrote the first line of code for this company called Headway Themes.

A company who has not gone a single day without making money since the first day we launched on July 31st, 2009.  Needless to say, we have a great community of Headway users. And an amazing Team working with us here at Headway.

This story has as much to do about blogging and social media as anything.  So, to that end, starting in the next few days, I am going to start to write this “book” on my blog here at Blog For Profit.  While it might seem a bit unorganized to say the least.  I plan to write the thoughts for this “book” as they come to me.  Kind of using this blog as a way to put thoughts down and at the same time, how we did a lot of what we did to get Headway Themes going from day one.

How we used blogging and social media to do what I have been telling you to do for your own business for the last few years here on Blog For Profit.

I am going to give you the low points and the high points of how Clay and I, “Launched an international business from our basement in a town of 4,000 people with one tweet.”

And don’t be surprised if I don’t throw in a post or two about my dad.  The best man I ever knew.

About The Author
Grant Griffiths is founder of Blog For Profit and co-founder of Headway, the first Drag and Drop WordPress Theme Framework. You can follow Grant on twitter at @grantgriffiths

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