Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Started a snowboarding site Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
08-11-2012 11:10 AM
IdahoFreshies
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jed View Post
3 things.

1) As everyone else said, get rid of the falling snow. It's annoying and it slows down your site's loading time.

2) If you want to grow, show personality in your writing, be honest and put up content people want to read about.

There's 2 ways to go about blogging:

option 1: you need amazingly epic snowboard information and content that no one has seen before or is 100 times higher quality than anything else out there. If you go this route you can post whenever you want as long as each blog is epic.

option 2: You make good content, not mindblowingly amazing blogs and reviews but decent stuff and you do it regularly. This means if you pick 3 times a week, you need to have new decent blogs up 3 times a week, no slacking and skipping. Stick to your schedule once it's set.

Your blog should have a clear, useful purpose. If you don't have one then you need to be an amazingly interesting, funny person that can carry a blog on personality alone.

If you're in this just to have somewhere to vent random snowboard thoughts then just ignore the whole 2nd point since this all had to do with growing a blog audience.

3) This third point is important: grow a thicker skin and stop becoming defensive and childish when you get negative comments.

The moment angrysnowboarder said anything negative you turned defensive and starting attacking him. Don't do that.

If your blog somehow beats the odds and becomes one of the few blogs that survives and starts attracting decent traffic then you'll start running into the occasional negative comment. You'll need a thicker skin if you want to survive.

People will judge you not only on how you handle good comments, but also how you handle negative comments.
Very good points! OP: like I said earlier, you should really organize the site better. You have a section for home, go pro footage, a few for about us, and a music one. Once you start getting content up there you can't just throw it all in the home page. So break it up and have some organization.




Quote:
Originally Posted by fattrav View Post
OP-You could do some blogs on such subjects as

Shaun White and why he's not good for the sport,

Moving to a snow town to be a snow carney,

Tips on "so you want to turn pro",

How Burton is not a core company,

You know, all relevant subjects that no one has covered yet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
^ Are you just suggesting things I wrote about it the last year?
ROFL!!
08-11-2012 10:48 AM
BurtonAvenger ^ Are you just suggesting things I wrote about it the last year?
08-11-2012 01:04 AM
fattrav OP-You could do some blogs on such subjects as

Shaun White and why he's not good for the sport,

Moving to a snow town to be a snow carney,

Tips on "so you want to turn pro",

How Burton is not a core company,

You know, all relevant subjects that no one has covered yet.
08-11-2012 12:31 AM
Jed 3 things.

1) As everyone else said, get rid of the falling snow. It's annoying and it slows down your site's loading time.

2) If you want to grow, show personality in your writing, be honest and put up content people want to read about.

There's 2 ways to go about blogging:

option 1: you need amazingly epic snowboard information and content that no one has seen before or is 100 times higher quality than anything else out there. If you go this route you can post whenever you want as long as each blog is epic.

option 2: You make good content, not mindblowingly amazing blogs and reviews but decent stuff and you do it regularly. This means if you pick 3 times a week, you need to have new decent blogs up 3 times a week, no slacking and skipping. Stick to your schedule once it's set.

Your blog should have a clear, useful purpose. If you don't have one then you need to be an amazingly interesting, funny person that can carry a blog on personality alone.

If you're in this just to have somewhere to vent random snowboard thoughts then just ignore the whole 2nd point since this all had to do with growing a blog audience.

3) This third point is important: grow a thicker skin and stop becoming defensive and childish when you get negative comments.

The moment angrysnowboarder said anything negative you turned defensive and starting attacking him. Don't do that.

If your blog somehow beats the odds and becomes one of the few blogs that survives and starts attracting decent traffic then you'll start running into the occasional negative comment. You'll need a thicker skin if you want to survive.

People will judge you not only on how you handle good comments, but also how you handle negative comments.
08-09-2012 04:16 PM
ComeBack_Kid

So you start a website that looks like a bad myspace profile page and features GoPro footage from 2 years ago, and then you join this forum to announce it?

Ummm, good luck with that.
08-08-2012 08:46 PM
ThunderChunky It's actually not bad. Def get rid of the falling snow though. And get more content up there. And actually keep at it. Don't quit.
08-08-2012 07:32 PM
BurtonAvenger Don't waste my time if it's irrelevant or has no opinion I won't care about it and like I said you will be gone. 5 years of doing this trust me you're nothing special.
08-08-2012 04:48 PM
Vaporeon
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
YAY another person that spent 10 dollars to buy a domain name and offers nothing to snowboard sites. 6 months is the average time span before you give up on it and move on to something else.
Strong sig to post content ratio

Anymore input "angry snowboarder"

Thank you about the falling snow, I agree I regret adding the plugin.
08-08-2012 02:11 PM
BurtonAvenger YAY another person that spent 10 dollars to buy a domain name and offers nothing to snowboard sites. 6 months is the average time span before you give up on it and move on to something else.
08-08-2012 10:50 AM
IdahoFreshies Awaiting input from BA...





Get more content, and divide up the content into sections, then once we see more we can probably give more feedback.

Also, the falling snow, its cool, but annoying as hell. keep it on one page, like the about us page, but not the home page and other main pages where you actually have to read stuff.
Maybe since you want to do reviews, have different pages with the home page, then one for location reviews, gear reviews, head phone reviews, rants/humor...
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome