You still read the Skooter Blog? Então por favor deixe um comentário!
Not, este não é apenas um “teste de alcance”. Na verdade eu preciso decidir que rumo o Skooter Blog deve tomar. E resolvi pedir ajuda aos leitores fiéis, e o primeiro passo é descobrir se ainda existe algum leitor 🙂 .
Eu sei que blogs estão em declínio há alguns anos. Cada vez mais as pessoas preferem textos curtos ou vídeos no Youtube. Today, quase metade dos visitantes que por aqui passam estão em dispositivos móveis. E a grande maioria dos visitantes em geral entra aqui uma única vez. São poucos os que retornam. Mas talvez você seja um dos que retornam, e sua opinião é importante para mim.
Mesmo tendo poucas visitas e muitos artigos onde não há nenhum engajamento (not a single comment), I continued publishing because blogging is a hobby and he was still paying advertising and affiliate programs.
But times have changed, the real depreciated and today few people buying abroad. International affiliate programs do not yield more. Youtube not monetizes more channels with less than 1.000 subscribers. Ours has just 809. To complete, now the main national affiliate programs excluded all affiliates who are individuals, for new legislation now requires that affiliates have CNPJ. And having a CNPJ is too expensive. It is always the government messing who wants to work…
I wondered to create some kind of crowdfunding in Patreon / line Padrim, but even the most popular blogs have managed little support it. The Skooter Blog certainly get nothing.
Does not appear, but this blog already has more than 10 years. At that time many have tried to do similar work, with review of products, purchases abroad, some even with famous bloggers, but all ended up fading sooner or later, it is something that really does not give financial return. The few sites that still do reviews gain Products, or at least have them transferred temporarily by manufacturers or shops.
In these 10 years the layout here has gone through several revisions, to find a theme that seems to be the ideal. Changes in comments system, in the forms to sign and receive notifications of new articles, I made several changes without much fanfare to leave even better experience.
The question now is whether this blog should continue and what path should follow. I see that some series that previously had enough appeal, now there's no more. Maybe the few assiduous readers have changed in recent years. For example, a about Canada series I decided to shut down after the last article didn't have a single comment. Now probably do the same with the number of Tec Toy tips, because apparently there is no interest in this content.
With the articles of reviews and unboxing the results are mixed. Some articles have enough return, but most have almost nothing. And even the articles with more return still has very little return when compared with the past. And I understand the reason, most people just looking for a review of a product when you're planning to buy it. Few read only to meet. Maybe it's another series that has no more future.
My questions now are: Skooter Blog must continue? In the same format? In another format? What kind of article you'd like to see? Shorter articles? Longer articles? Migrate the blog to Youtube and make only reviews and unboxing in video? Migrate to any other platform? You would continue reading the Skooter Blog if the texts were in English only? Leave your comment and help decide the future of the blog.