Hey sauce fans I just wanted to be the first to touch base with you and talk about some of the articles we have coming up and also shifts that will occur for Draper’s BBQ. Ever since starting this crazy sauce and rub business there has only been one constant that I can count on and that is change. Nothing ever quite ends up the way I imagine or plan it and that is a good thing. For me it proves time and time again that God is control and I am just doing my best to be a willing participant in the plan. I am thankful and blessed for all the opportunities that keep coming our way and for the friends we continue to make along this path.
I wanted to take the time to personally tell you about a few behind the scenes things that are coming as well as some articles that we are working on that will be published soon.
First and foremost it is time everyone meet the rest of the DBQ Team. I know I get to be the face of things a great many times and I am the knucklehead attempting to steer us down the road, but truth really is without my good friend Mike Owings, my father Mike Draper and my wife Megan Draper there would be no Draper’s BBQ. Mike Owings’ wife Debra also has helped when the opportunities present themselves.
You will see more and more posts from Mike O as time moves forward and as I pry him from behinds the scenes and shove him into the spot light. It is not that Mike O is not capable, far from it actually. It’s that he prefers to be behind the scenes and I for one think credit needs to be place where it’s deserved. Mike does so much to help me with flavor profiles and the everyday cooking and operations that are DBQ that I think it’s a shame he doesn’t get the same recognition I do. So that will end starting tonight as he will be on the Getting’ Sauced radio show with me. So please welcome him with open arms and treat him no differently than you treat me….actually be nicer to him than you are me as he probably deserves it more.
Secondly we will be bringing in more guests bloggers as part of our social media team. The @drapersbbq accounts will still go direct to me and I will post there, but I have recognized (finally after much debate) that I cannot in fact do it all. So I will be introducing some DBQ friends who will be writing, reviewing and posting on our blog. This will free me up to do more radio related stuff. These writers will range from competition pro’s to new Draper’s users. It’s a solid range of voices, skill levels but all are focused on barbecue and the products, flavors and people that drive this industry.
Thirdly as we free up more of my time and Mike’s time we will be fleshing out the Recipe’s section of the blog more and more and we are exploring doing more video tutorials and recipes as well.
All in all it is a very exciting time for Draper’s BBQ and we hope you continue to support us as we weather these changes and continue to ramp up our staff to meet the challenges that being a bigger business brings. We will always put the Draper’s BBQ Family first and if you have ever used our products we consider you family.