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Vaporeon 08-07-2012 09:21 AM

Started a snowboarding site
 
A blog and general snowboarding webpage. I've been wanting to do it for a long time, and once I hit up different snow sites, I'll do reviews.

The content I want on my site is snowboard location reviews, and headphone reivews. (Headphones you use in the snow)

http://i.imgur.com/tjiNt.gif
Click Charlie and Linus

Any tips on improving my site? :dunno:

Vaporeon 08-08-2012 09:19 AM

please respond

IdahoFreshies 08-08-2012 10:50 AM

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...

BurtonAvenger 08-08-2012 02:11 PM

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.

Vaporeon 08-08-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 513030)
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.

BurtonAvenger 08-08-2012 07:32 PM

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.

ThunderChunky 08-08-2012 08:46 PM

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.

ComeBack_Kid 08-09-2012 04:16 PM

:rolleyes:

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.

Jed 08-11-2012 12:31 AM

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.

fattrav 08-11-2012 01:04 AM

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.


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