Online Success Hints over Dinner

I had a nice dinner at Mimi’s Cafe in McKinney with Sweetie Berry of She’s So There and her traveling crew last night.  Sweetie was in town as part of the Thelma Wells Ready to Win Conference in Grapevine, Texas.  Luckily, she is also my younger (as she points out frequently!) sister, so she was kind enough to slow down for dinner on the way out of town.


L to R: Les, Bruce, Sweetie, Madison, Merrill, Robert

I’m afraid we bored everyone with website/networking talk, but I wanted to hear about the exciting things she has been up to in marketing and branding, and to get her input on some things I have been considering here at CaddyInfo to try to reach more Cadillac owners.  She had some plain talk about things I already knew but had not gotten around to fixing (so I went home and got started on those!).  But some of the things that she is consulting/coaching/enabling right now — marketing, branding, image, product development — are things that I need  to learn to do better to help develop more ‘reach’.

I am ALL about talking to people who know how to do stuff you need to know how to do.  Especially if you know them lol.

Sweetie also some suggestions about how to organize and energize regional get-togethers for our CaddyInfo Readers.  I hope to put some more thought in on that and try to do more in this area.

One of my resolutions this year was to get our forum ‘up to speed’ — we had simply outgrown the hardware we were on (yay).  So the new hardware setup is a leap more expensive, but it was well past time for us to upgrade in order to match the 125+ simultaneous Cadillac lovers we are running lately on the forum.

I should also mention that my brother Robert also joined us for dinner.  Robert is an accomplished blogger.   He is a great model of how to maintain a consistent ‘voice’ across multiple media & platforms.  He is also doing some interesting things at ccmixter.

Mimi’s Cafe was good as always, and the service was excellent.

Cadillac Comments welcome

The Savvy Entrepreneur has taken me to task for requiring registration on the blog prior to accepting comments, so I have reset the blog to allow comments if the name & email fields are filled in.   Comments will still be Moderated to filter SPAM, but please do comment.  Thanks to Cristina for taking the time out to complain advise me on this.  Expert advice is ALWAYS welcome.

Now people who are registered on the Caddyinfo Forum don’t have to keep up with a separate registration here, so good.  Regulars on the Forum are welcome to put their user name on the forum as their comment name here.

For those of you new to Caddyinfo, our site is all about Cadillac.   We offer how-to articles and help with diagnostics and repairs.  We also offer new car information, features, and advice.  We celebrate achievements with our Members, such as reaching 150K miles or 250K miles or similar milestones.  Basically we enjoy a community with other Cadillac vehicle owners and share our knowledge and experience of these precision, luxury, performance vehicles.  We tend to focus on contemporary Cadillac issues, but issues or discussion about any year Cadillac are welcome.

The site is pro-Cadillac, so Trolls or GM-haters or Cadillac Haters are welcome to seek other corners to preach from.