Thank You From AsktheBuilder 2014 Video How To Get the Best Contractor Tim Carter thanks you for all your support in 2014, and asks for your input to make 2015 better than 2014. Thank you from AsktheBuilder.com SPONSORS / 50 Responses to Thank You From AsktheBuilder 2014 Video I agree with your suggestion about doing a brief introductory video summary of the content or the highlights contained in each newsletter. Reply Tim, I am a reader, the video is clever but I prefer to read the newsletter. I know the younger generation doesn't have the attention span long enough to read and enjoy the newsletter, but I do. Yes, the games are okay. I just like learning new facts that might help me take care of my home, buy gifts for the family and have a good laugh. Thanks. Rose in Central Texas Reply Rose, the video would NOT replace the newsletter. It's an extra thing that might get younger folk to READ the newsletter. Reply Great idea for short video at the start of each news letter. That is like a new tool to make the job easier. Keep up the good work. Your videos have helped me alot. Happy Thanksgiving. Reply I think it's a great idea to have a short video. Reply If the video can be made to play within the email rather than spawning a new browser window/tab then yes it would be nice otherwise I personally would not view it unless it was something I was very interested. Thanks, Mike Reply Mike, I can't figure out how to make it play in the email..... I'm looking into it. Reply Thanks for all your diligent work to bring a wide variety of information to me and other subscribers. I have enjoyed the variety of info on Behr paints, Fein tools, Deck supports, etc. They have all been great. The contests have been fun but they hook my competitive/perfectionist side and occasionally are frustrating. I appreciate the human interest part of the newsletter - e.g. Train conductor, Belgian draft horses, snow melt contest, etc. I especially appreciate your ability to teach me as a advanced DYIer a bout various items - e.g. trench and French drain, shed construction, gutter guards. We are in the process of building a modular home on soil that turned out to be unstable. We have had to have 51 helical piers installed and hoping for a break in the weather so we can pour the footers and floor as a unit for the lower level. Thanks for making this available to all of us. I give thanks that your kidney stone problems have resolved. May you and yours have a joyous Turkey Day! Reply Can you do a video on the proper use and installation of the shrink-rap plastic used on extra window insulation for winter is here in Michigan "The Great White Bear has Arrived" and as we all agree its good to cut the cost on our heating bills. By the way I like the Morse Code auto keyer. You could up the speed though ! -- Roger KG8XC Reply Happy Thanksgiving to you also. Love your show Reply Hi Tim Yes that would be good. Great service - thanks for everything. Happy Thanksgiving Michael Reply Video would be a great idea. Please have a great Thanksgiving! Reply I would prefer to have a text summary or highlights rather than a video - takes too long to watch a video, takes just a few seconds to read a summary Reply Any multimedia is great, but it really boils down to content. The better the content, the more value. Reply Hi Tim, I enjoy reading your newsletter and have picked up many useful tips. However, a short video might be good for several reasons; it might, as I think you said, attract some of the younger crowd, and as well allow readers to zero in on items of interest. As for the games, they have been entertaining but have also introduced some interesting products. Reply A video into sounds good to me...a monolog of sorts. Happy Thanksgiving Tim from my family to yours! Stephan Reply Skip the video. Just keep a summary in outline form now! Reply I like the newsletter the way it is, and I don't think I would enjoy yet another video, I prefer to read and look around the newsletter. Keep up the good work, I do appreciate all the help and hints I get from AskTheBuilder. Reply Len, thanks. This video would NOT be required watching. It's just for those visual folks that want to see a promo of what's in the newsletter. Reply Tim, I for one am against the intro video. While I do enjoy the newsletter and I do watch many videos, internet speeds where I am are not always great and having a video forced on me is something I dislike. If however, it is like the videos that you do now, where it doesn't preload and ru automatically, that would allow me to skip it, then that would have no impact and I will simply scroll past and read the newsletter. Reply I think including a short video is a great idea. I vote for adding the video. Reply I like the idea of an opening video. You can watch it if you want or you can pass. Reply Video concept would be great. Look forward to your continuous improvement of a great newsletter!! Happy Thanksgiving Reply Tim, I share Terry's concerns; i.e., that I COULD skip the video if I so chose. Streaming and downloading videos with my previous server/provider was often frustrating--"eating up" my monthly ration of bytes. Now that I've got an unlimited data plan, I'm sure I'd enjoy your newsletter's high-lighting video, but I remain empathetic with those who have slow speeds and limited data plans. Y'all have a great Thanksgiving, too; I'll keep my Stain Solver handy for anticipated spills. Reply Tim, I think that an introductory video is a great idea. Reply I live the introduction video. I have trouble understanding the answers to the questions. Sometimes it is too whacky. Reply Tim, go for the short video should be a nice set up for the week. I'm in the process of rearranging my work area in my garage maybe you can expand on your backgroung work area in the video, looks very organized?? Reply I've got columns and a video on my website about my tool organization! When you're at the site, type "metal pegboard" into my search engine. Reply I have been reading AsktheBuilder for some time now. I really enjoy/appreciate all the information. I vote for a video along with the reading material. Before long, I will AsktheBuilder about ideas for an above grade basement that is in need of a (bright) face lift. Be prepared with some good ideas/answers. Enjoy the Holidays. Reply I like the idea of a short video at the start of your newsletter. Try it for six or nine months and resurvey your readers to see what comments you get. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Reply like the intro video and Happy Thanksgiving to you and family. The intro video is more personal than just script, has my vote. I like the "how to" articles and enjoyed your video reguarding your interest in railroading.Great video! Product coupons of reviewed items would be a plus and/ or special pricing for your viewers? thanks again and keep up the good work. Reply What is the name of the peg board behind you in the video? Would I be able to buy it from a web site? I enjoy your information, and site. Reply That's my most favorite pegboard in the whole wide world! Wall Control. Yes, visit their website and USE THEIR CONTACT FORM. Tell them you're an AsktheBuilder fan and you want a special deal! Reply I would not want to view a video just to tell me what I'm going to see, although a written summary, perhaps with bullets & pics of featured items could be helpful. Reply Thanks Tim for all you do on Ask the Builder. A Video would be great. Especially those of us that have reading problems. If it was something we were interested in, we could read on. Reply Tim, Well done on the thank you video. I think that a short video at the beginning of your newsletter is a great idea. In my case, being honest, I don't always take the time to look through the entire newsletter, given the volume of emails that an individual receives each day. A short video, highlighting a special tool or feature in the newsletter is bound to catch the readers attention, causing more of us to scroll down and review the contents. In closing, I would like to extend best wishes to you and your family on your upcoming Thanksgiving, and to all of our friends South of the 49th parallel. Reply Tim, I like what you've been doing all along, including the recent changes with more games. An additional video at the top of the newsletter would not help me personally, as I always read it in its entirety. However, I would defer to your readership. Happy Thanksgiving back at you and your family. Art Reply I love the news letters and the videos. They really are the easiest ways to follow a project and work on my own projects.. Please dont stop Reply An intro highlight video would be smart. I often go through my e-mail quickly at first, but go back later to peruse what I think I'll find interesting. Reply I like the idea of the intro video for the news letter,as it will provide a brief ovewrview, love your site your DIY on ceramic tile saved my posterior Reply I love the videos as well as a transcript. It helps understand what you're trying to say where in some cases the written explanation might not be clear. I especially like the "howtos." I always learn something. Please continue the great work! Thanks Reply Yes, please include an introductory video. Thank you and aloha! Reply Tim, just wanted to say thank you for your work. I like the idea of a short video also. I am a very visual person. Also, I just wanted to let you know what role you play for me. I enjoy learning about new technologies and products from you, as well as enjoy your games and giveaways. I also appreciate videos about common mistakes, like your deck post video. They really help a DIY'er like myself in keeping my projects successful and my family safe. Sincerely, Scott Adams Reply AsktheBuilder....Hello Tim, thank you for sending me your E-mail! Well so you are ready for eating your Turkey and your family, I'm glad! Yes I'm from Guatemala Central America, so when you come and visit our country let me know. Blessings to all of you. Jorge Reply Go for it! Reply Hi Tim, The video is a great idea. I enjoy your newsletter a lot. It has helped me many times. Happy Thanksgiving. bruce Reply I think it a great idea to show new tools and how to use them. Thank you Reply Tim : love your ASK THE BUILDER you give great suggestions on products would like you to do a review of heavy duty wall cabinets, for the MAN CAVE. Reply Easy! Reach out to the cabinet companies you want reviewed and tell them about me and tell them YOU want ME to review their stuff. They need to hear it from you. Reply Tim: I look forward to reading your newsletter as well as viewing your "how to" videos each week! The idea of showing a new tool (or even showing how to use one we are familiar with is great). With hardware, as well as home improvement, it's all about the gizmos! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You have to agree to the comment policy.Comment Name * Email * Website Sign up to my newsletter to receive expert advice for your home!