Happy Monday!  I know it's been a while since my last post, but I want to assure you that I have not given up.  In fact, there's been a flurry of activity in Rustic Coaster land recently.  Unfortunately all of the activity has been the efforts on my end.  So how are things going?  Following is a breakdown of my efforts thus far:

Today I'm posting on a topic that doesn't directly focus on the Bad Idea Experiment, but is still highly relevant. If you're not already aware, the Bad Idea Experiment is my first attempt ever at a blog, or even a website for that matter. While looking for information and advice on blogging I've been in touch with many helpful and encouraging individuals.  On the other hand, I've also run into nearly just as many negative individuals. These negative people seem to have a goal of driving any hope of having a successful blog right into the ground. It is one thing to offer constructive criticism, it is quite another to bash or insult another person's idea.

First and foremost, I have posted my first attempt at an advertisement for the Rustic Coaster on Youtube.  This is my first ever attempt at creating or editing any kind of video and I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out.  I created the video in hopes of driving traffic to RusticCoaster.com.  If you watch the video in its entirety you will also see I put the name of this website at the end of the video as well.  I debated on whether or not to include this site as I'd like to keep the "bad idea" and this website separate.  In the end I decided to include this website at the end as this blog is fairly new and I'm still working on driving traffic here as well.  Once this blog becomes established you will no longer see this website associated with any of the bad ideas or products.

As you can guess from the title, or perhaps the image to the left, the internet's best source for Rustic Drink Coasters has arrived.  It's not anything overly fancy but I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt.  There are still a few kinks to work out and I haven't quite put any plan together on how to promote it to start getting visitors.  In fact, I haven't even figured out how to have it generate income.  For the time being I have ridiculously overpriced the drink coasters at $49.99.  There is little chance of selling the coasters but I'm not sure that is my main interest.  I'm wondering if a better strategy might be to drive traffic to the site in an attempt to generate revenue from affiliates.  Regardless of what I do, for now the goal is traffic, traffic, traffic!

In the meantime, I'd like to invite you to check out www.RusticCoaster.com and let me know your thoughts below.