Interview with Mary Pellegrini, Innkeeper of The Old Parkdale Inn, Blogging for The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild

by Jenny on August 19, 2011

Oregon B&BI’ve owned and operated the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in Parkdale Oregon for 8 and a half years.  My passion is hospitality and I love social media.  Just wish I had more time for it!  I think I write more blogs for OBBG than I do for my own inn.

The bylaws for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild were written in 1989 and in 1991 we filed and became incorportated as a Non Profit Organization in the state of Oregon.  The mission of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations and to support members through networking, advocacy, and education.

1. What made you decide to have a blog?

Heather from the Bronze Antler appoached the OBBG BOD with the suggestion and I took her up on it

2. Do you ever have people ask you what a blog is?  How do you describe what it is and what is does for your business?

Oregon B&BI haven’t but would describe it as a social media tool for communicating with potential guests and a tool to increase web presence

3. What makes Compendium worth the money for you?

It has increased web presense for the OBBG

4. What sort of success have you seen with your blog?

Our blog continues to bring traffic to the OBBG website

5. How many folks in your company write for your blog? Do they find it an easy or a daunting task?

There are three corporate bloggers for OBBG and some days it is, not so much a daunting task, just finding the time to write.  We are all very busy innkeepers, especially in the summer months, and finding time is difficult

6.  Is there anything else you would like to add? 

I find in the summer months I take a few minutes to repost older blogs, just cuz I don’t have time to research and write new ones and feel guilty that I’m not keeping up with my OBBG responsibility

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