Blogs are a common way to share information and are widely used in all spheres of activities, including the plumbing industry. Often the initiative of a single expert willing and able to share relevant and credible information will be the main source of content for the blog. In other situations, blogs are based on the contribution of a group of writers, adding depth to the content, and offering a broader experience. In many situations, active participation from the readership is expected and ideally, a moderator will supervise the activities. The true value of a blog is to encourage readers to provide feedback, comments, and share opinions interactively and engage the readership towards a balanced and complete view on any given topic.
Blogs with a good readership has a live of its own and may become a key source of specialized information you may learn to rely on.
Here is a list of well established blogs widely read in the plumbing industry. This listing is not exhaustive and you are encouraged to add more blogs, based on your experience and preferences. Advertising disguised into blogs have been left out of this listing.
Grow Plumbing: Blog dedicated to helping Plumbers use the Web to gain credibility, visibility and build business. Professional help to build a better Web presence and generate business. A must for any Plumbing business owner wanting to modernize their marketing and increase business.
The Plumbing Info: Large covering for the home owner and the professionals, including tips, troubleshooting, do-it-yourself and plumbing stories, along with a ‘Find a Plumber’ search tool.
Plumbing Engineer: Authoritative Source for Plumbing, Hydronics, Fire Protection and PVF. Structured presentations with editorial content and numerous contributors.
Jand Plumbing: London based blogger, with extensive plumbing content dealing with prevention, remediation, renovation and new construction.
Quality First Plumbing: Extensive plumbing contents, including renovation tips, general discussions, maintenance, planning, often presented with an emphasis on protecting the environment.
The Wholesaler: Plumbing industry-related blog content, corporate announcements, products announcements, industry white papers, moderated by a group of professional columnists.
Ask the Plumber: Extensive practical knowledge and resources, written by Matthew Sherman, from Michigan
Best Plumbers: Research, review and recommendations pertaining to plumbing installations.
3rd Rock Plumbing: Practical plumbing issues described in the format of ‘5 thing to know about … ‘
Lundy Plumbing and Heating: Do-it-yourself plumbing content, practical tips and suggestions for repairs and maintenance.
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