First, I kicked off the new year and started a new weekly lineup card for the blog where there was a day for everything. One day was to Caption a card, next three were Cards Of The Week from Topps, Upper Deck and Panini, then was a 90's card day and a Hobby Topic and a random day to end the week. I thought that maybe a set schedule would work best for my blog as I see it works for other blogs. Come to find out, not really. I then thought I could adjust the schedule and add new fun things in three different times. Didn't work. I just wasn't feeling that great about Sport Card Collectors anymore. It didn't help that I wasn't getting too much sponsorship help from Panini, the views were up and down, it was starting to feel like a promotional blog and not a place of info or fun stories and it seemed that the only reason people viewed it were for the contests. Which was not at all why I started blogging. I blogged to share my fun, experiences and knowledge of the hobby. If people were only coming to view the contests, then why do I spend hours at a time typing up stuff and uploading pictures?
I then thought, hey, why not dig back into why I started collecting. The 90's! Maybe that will catch everyone's attention if there was a blog specifically about the time I started collecting and that's when I created That 90's Sport Card Blog. I was able to share my passion for a time and era I started collecting. It was fun, but was too much to keep up with along with Sport Card Collectors. Once again, I was back to where I started.
Time went on and I still didn't have any feelings change about Sport Card Collectors and was possibly on the brink of blogtirement until I created this blog, The Card Bin. This was a place where there were NO contests and I could just share my personal passion of the hobby and unlike That 90's Sport Card blog that was solely dedicated to 90's cards, with The Card Bin I could spread the love! It was working pretty well, however, once again, I found it to be too much to keep up with Sport Card Collectors.
So I was stuck again.
Even though I didn't have the feelings I once had for Sport Card Collectors, I still put up daily posts for you to view. Some of you are probably wondering by now why I just didn't get rid of the blog and focus on one of the two newer ones instead, well, I just couldn't. I worked very hard to build up Sport Card Collectors to where it is and I have all of the views to prove it. I also couldn't forget that many knew the blog by it's name and even my idea of a name change couldn't fix it.What was I going to do?!?!
So, it was about the middle of the Player Of The Day promotion when I came up with a new idea. One final idea. I would flip everything upside down.
So at some point in January 2015, here is what's going to happen.
- ALL of the old posts from Sport Card Collectors will be coming HERE, The Card Bin. I want a new fresh start. There is a lot of older posts I don't really like that I did when I first started blogging and there are a ton of older contest posts I just want to move out of there. I want to create a blank sheet and build from there.
- There will be very little contests if any at all. When and if there is a contest, it will be held on this blog.
- Sport Card Collectors will be transformed into a place where I can blog about sports cards. My pickups, my PC, trades, reviews, breaks and of course the 90's. The stuff I have always wanted to blog about since I started blogging. There will be more knowledgeable insightful opinionated posts as well. I want to be like the other sport card bloggers and be treated like an equal. I want to build my sports card blog as just that.
- There will be different tabs/pages for you to view and a little bit of a different look on Sport Card Collectors.
Hope you guys can understand these upcoming changes and I hope to see you coming to check out the new changes when they come or if you haven't ever checked out Sport Card Collectors I welcome you to. I would love to also see all of you become a member or subscribe to the blog! Would mean a lot!
Here is the current Sport Card Collectors blog if you would like to check it out: http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/
Thanks for reading!