July 15, 2013
It’s been about 4 and a half years since I started ETCG and I’ve decided to give you an update along with this new website. In that time I’ve been able to help a LOT of people, and things have grown quite a bit since I started. As of this writing I have more than 225K subscribers and almost 40 million views. To be honest, those numbers really blow my mind. When I started ETCG I had hoped to be successful with it, I had no idea how successful it would become, or how many people I would eventually reach with my work. A major part of my success is due to you. The fact that you watch weekly, participate in the discussions on my social networks, participate on the forum, share videos with your friends, share your ETCG experiences with friends and neighbors, means that EricTheCarGuy will continue to thrive and grow well into the future. This new website is my gift to you. It contains my first ‘major’ writings concerning automotive help and brings me one step closer to that ‘book’ I talked about so long ago. It was difficult to do all that writing, especially since I have difficulty reading and writing (dyslexia). But to be honest, I kinda got into it toward the end and the more I did it, the better I got. One thing that’s come along with this new ‘fame’ is a LOT more questions from you. You might just be asking one question but there are quite a few others asking one question also, it adds up. It’s gotten to a point where I can no longer keep up with all of them. Overwhelmed would be an understatement. That doesn’t mean that I’ve given up on helping you. Far from it. It’s my hope that these articles are able to help you get instant answers to your automotive questions. I put a lot of effort into organizing the information in a format that is informative and easy to navigate. Don’t worry, it’s not all words, I’ve added images and videos to help create an interactive environment that I think is easy to follow and entertaining. So please, if you have an automotive related question, check out those articles first. You just might find your answer today instead of waiting months for me to answer your email. And for those of you that have been waiting for an answer to your email for some time, please accept my apologies.
Besides the new website, I have several ideas for the future of ETCG that I think you’re going to like. I have ideas and plans for new videos, articles, and shows as well as new and exciting additions to EricTheCarGuy.com. Just know that I’m always thinking about you the ‘audience’ and how I can help you with your automotive repair needs using every means at my disposal. Now that you’ve helped me get to where I am, I plan to take it as far as I can.