June 1st, 2007 | Published in Google SketchUp
With the launch of this blog, we of the SketchUp team hereby declare our entry into the geektastic world of Web 2.0 existence. We would like to thank you for checking us out, and we hope you'll come back often. That's enough with the formalities.
This blog aims to continue the tradition of informal monologue established by the SketchUpdate, a monthly (in the loosest sense of the term) email newsletter that we've been sending out to the SketchUp faithful for the last seven years. Of course, seven years ago, there were no blogs (or podcasts, or wikis), so we thought we were pretty spiffy and au courant ; we delivered a fresh, hot newsletter into hundreds of thousands of email inboxes years before that sort of thing was considered a mild form of assault. We'll continue to send the SketchUpdate, but we thought we might be able to do even better with a blog. So here we are.
What do we plan to include? In short, everything. The nice thing about blogging (as opposed to e-newslettering) is that this blog can include all the great stuff we didn't have room for in the SketchUpdate every month. It can (and will) also include images, videos, links to models in the 3D Warehouse, and other things that we think SketchUp users will get a kick out of. Notes from our developers, case studies from our users, tips and tricks from our trainers—the SketchUp Blog is going to be a veritable smorgasbord of SketchUp-related information. We invite you to pig out.
One last thing: you can leave comments on this blog by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of most posts. Go nuts!