Just a quick feedback post on re-launching my blog after a year away and the various plans outlined recently in my Sprucing things up post.
- Creating fresh content
Creating fresh content also forces you to confront content which is frankly not fresh. I have therefore deleted the Reviews tab as an old review is about as relevant for gear buyers as an old newspaper is for news. I will still write reviews but I will write them as posts which disappear into the archives after a while. With some regret I have also done away with a couple of geographical sections on my blog to focus on areas which I know more about. This is not an indication that I love them any less than I did, but an acknowledgement that there are very good blogs out there which cover these areas. Regarding producing new content there are more walks in the pipeline
- Refreshing all the content and some of the pictures on my blog
I have been gradually working through all my blog posts editing both the text and pictures in the interests of accuracy and appearance. I hope this will bring about an overall improvement in the relevance and interest of the content.
- Giving more opportunities for feedback
I am generally happy to get constructive feedback or suggestions which will be beneficial to my readers. I normally respond promptly to comments and messages when I’m at home. Your comments have always helped shape my future plans and decisions
- Improving my existing and forthcoming videos.
This is a big project as I have over 80 videos on YouTube, but I am enhancing the thumbnails, descriptions, tags and in some cases re-uploading the poorer quality videos. I have also started using a better camera and improved software which can only be an improvement. (Cont)
- Introducing ways to allow people to give financial support or advertise if they want
- Re-establishing contacts and catching up on Twitter
I am always pleased to get new followers, but also to manage to keep in touch with the older followers who I still value. My timeline is busy so it is a case of finding ways to focus in on the activities which I think people follow me for. As well as my own stuff, I try to share some of the brilliant content and achievements which people share with me on Twitter.
- Re-evaluating YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Audioboom profiles
After consulting followers, the consensus seemed to be that I should deactivate AudioBoom and Google + which I have now done. As a result I am now a leaner machine on this blog, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Viewranger.
- Seeking adventure collaborators and walking companions
I have created a free, reciprocal outdoors links page and am seeking collaborators and walking and camping companions for trips and trails. Support and collaboration are not just about money, although it does help.
Thanks for reading, viewing and following. Rose