Dartboard Duo Opens New Blog as Open Forum for Customers

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Barney & Judie Swaney of http://www.DartboardDuo.com open a second site at http://www.DartboardDuo.net to serve as a blog for their customers, discussing their products and allowing direct feedback to better improve their site.

When Barney & Judie Swaney opened http://www.DartboardDuo.com, their goals were simple. "Our interests involve fun activities that are good for individuals and families, and the idea of healthy activity instead of sitting around and watching TV," says Barney. "We were looking for something associated with fun as well as a good supplier. We found both."

Now that their site is up and running, Barney and Judie are looking to carry exactly the types of merchandise their customers want, which is why they began their new blog at http://www.DartboardDuo.net. "The blog is primarily the communication point with our customers," explains Barney. "It's a vehicle to learn where the customers are coming from. I would imagine that there are some that are kind of serious and into competition; that might be the kind of customer who is into the bristle boards and smaller boards for practice purposes. Then you've got people who are more like us, where it's more of a fun family-oriented activity. I'm not sure that we understand both worlds and I see the blog as a place to develop those communications and learn where the customers are coming from."

The Swaneys are dedicated to the quality of their merchandise, testing out their products personally and learning the details of each item. "There are hundreds of games included in each dartboard," says Barney, "and it'll guide you with the rules of the particular game you choose, so it forces you to do a little more than throw a dart at the wall and say, 'Oh, I hit something.' You actually have an objective."

While http://www.DartboardDuo.com is of great importance to the Swaneys, Barney explains that they also have a higher calling. "Our real focus is prison ministry. I do everything from meeting with people individually to leading groups and having church services. I go into the prisons 4 or 5 days a week. We've been doing it for quite a while, and have quite a list of fellas that we stay in touch with and are doing well. There are people that have honestly messed up and really want to get their lives back in line, and they're trying. We keep in touch with them and help them, giving them accountability."

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