Written By: Amy Kent
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WHERE WE STARTED
Don't get me wrong, new truck pages still pop up on Instagram on. the. daily. Literally. With that in mind, what makes Diesel Doll so different than any of these other pages or groups? That is a question that the Diesel Doll team has spent months and months trying to establish a deep answer to. We have always wanted to be more than just a 'diesel truck group' or 'page about women with diesels'; by the way, there's nothing wrong with that, but we have always wanted more! Never settle for less.
The Diesel Doll team has been a major support team. They have supported the goal to add value to Diesel Doll. Granted, the team has changed a lot, over the last six years. Some women have quietly stepped away to focus on family, and some women are still involved by supporting us, still. We are still grateful for all of the women who have been a apart of Diesel Doll behind the scenes. After all, had they not been a part of Diesel Doll, if even for their "season", Diesel Doll may not be where it is today, and we wouldn't have gotten to know them!
A background goal of Diesel Doll, from the beginning, has always been to blog and write about these women we want to support and see succeed. Were proud to say that over the past few months, we have made that goal happen. We work at this daily to do more and do it better than the month before. We wanted more apparel to support our cause, and that is coming along right with the content.
If you take a look at our website, you will notice that we have began adding more and more content. We sat down together, well, you know, over text messaging and messenger because we are all spread across the US, and discussed what we wanted to see on the website. Doing features on women building trucks, or women working in the industry was always top of the list. We also decided that even though we love our diesel trucks, and love seeing builds, that we wanted to post more than just that, after all, one may say they 'eat, breath, and love diesels', but at the end of the day, we are people, we also have other interests in life. We wanted to begin adding more everyday subjects into the mix. With series like 'Current Obsessions', Gift Guides, and more, we feel like were getting somewhere. One team member said 'What about like tips and how-to's?'- great idea! We are doing that as well. Where would the world be without small businesses? A lot less creative, we say. We love seeing small businesses come up with great lines and missions, so we want to share that with you all, too! Ultimately, the sky is the limit to us!
We want those involved with Diesel Doll to feel like close friends or even family. We want you to know, that we support you. We want to see you succeed, at whatever your heart desires. We want you to do well. We want you to know, that we support you, if even from silently afar, because at times, that is life. We want you to know that if you become a part of another group, who doesn't feel the same way we do about supporting other groups and websites, we want you to know, that we support your choices, still. Sometimes in life, we have to do what we feel is best for us at the time, and we totally support that.
DIESEL DOLL & DIESEL PEACE
Maybe its just the female in us, but we want there to be a little more unity in our community. 'World Peace', (*doing our best Miss America wave*), just kidding, how about 'Diesel Peace', but seriously, we don't all have to hold hands and frolic in wild flower field together, we don't even have to be friends, to be honest. However, we would love to see a lot less drama between certain groups.
Recently, we encountered a group, that obviously doesn't care for Diesel Doll. We won't name any names, because, well, we are better than that, but, they have made it clear to us, and to the women in their "group" that they cannot be affiliated with Diesel Doll and their group at the same time. Which, I understand where they are coming from, but at the same time, if they took the time to chat with us, or even glance at our website, they would see that their end game goals are totally different than ours, so it shouldn't be soo catty (*meow-hiss*). But, you know what? It is what it is. What they think about Diesel Doll or the DD team, means nothing to us. "Other people's opinion of me is none of my business" (from Girl, Wash Your Face), and that literally applies here. What's important here, is that we want you to know, even though they don't like us, (someone mentioned maybe threatened by us, but I just don't see that!) we oddly, still support them. They are doing their thing, and that is what makes them happy. Somehow, that makes us happy for them and their members, one day, I hope that message gets to them.
SUPPORT IS EVERYTHING
To sum it all up, we WANT to see you all do well, we want to rejoice with you in achieving goals and dreams, we want to support you! We hope that you all allow us to keep rejoicing in your achievments with you and vice versa. We are so grateful for the support we recieve from all types of women and men around the world.
For sure, there are more things that set us apart from others, but let's face it, our readers are not going to read an article that takes ALL DAY to read! We wouldn't either! This has just been on our hearts here lately, and we wanted to get it out there for you us and you.
PS- we love giving back to our community, and we try every year to choose a charity or a cause to raise money for, we have already picked that out, and are planning things now. We hope to make that announcement very soon. We want you to know, that giving back is very important to us. We're so grateful for all that has been given to us, all that we have worked for, we are so grateful for the opportunity to give a little back!