The blogging effect

I’m not recovering that quickly so I’ll probably take a night off if that’s OK with you guys.

In the meantime, here’s a little assignment for some of you.

My first ride/drive in a Saab 9000 back in the early 1990’s convinced me pretty quickly that Saabs were a make of car that I’d like to explore pretty extensively. The interest was cemented when I started to find out a bit more about the company – its heritage, philosophy, etc. Saab was like few other makes that I’d encountered at that time that had such a rich backstory that you could really sink your teeth into.

It took a while, but what I learned back in the beginning stayed with me until I bought my first Saab, a 1972 Saab 99E, in the late 1990s.

I believe in the power of a good story and its ability to support a good company with a good product. Hence, I believe in the potential that telling that story represents, which is why I took on the task of establishing Trollhattan Saab and then Saabs United.

What I’d like to do is collect some supporting evidence that this exercise has been worthwhile in helping you, the readers of this site, in establishing a better connection to the company, the ownership community, etc.

The big question:

Has Saabs United helped you in your decision to become a Saab owner and if so, what was the result?

Obviously, I’ve never sold anyone a car, but maybe I’ve helped a few people to stay connected and feel more comfortable exploring their own purchase considerations a little further.

If Saabs United has helped you with a purchase decision, could I ask you to shoot me an email with a quick few lines as to when and why? It’d be even better if you could include a photo of your car.

I’m not looking for pats on the back here. Call it a brief testimonial, if you like. It’ll assist me in building up a CV for Saabs United that might be useful for talking about the effect of blogging in general, and the effectiveness of Saabs United in particular.

Your assistance would be appreciated.

All emails should be sent to swade99-at-gmail-dot-com (you can figure that out) and if you include “SUCV” in the title, that’d be a great help.

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