Just wanted to write a post about summer time and the blog. Now that we've had the site for over a year, it is very interesting to me to see how this "blogging" work. What I mean is to see what kinds of topics get the most comments, get the most search engine traffic, etc. Of course I've been experimenting all the way...
I also wanted to thank all the people who make this website part of their daily routine. Frankly, I'm quite surprise at how many return visitors we have on the site. So, let me just say - I know you're out there and appreciate all the comments and support you've provided along the way.
There are a lot of books and website out there which talk about how to improve your blog, but I'm finding it to be pretty simple:
- Post content people want to read - and will refer to their friends
- Keep the blog as up to date as possible
There are a whole lot of other highly complicated strategies for optimizing SEO and link build, but if I focus on these two - I'm sure it will be successful.
So, with that I've been looking at some new directions for my hobby and this website. As you've seen the Arduino content come along - building on the work I did on the Tricopter and eventually into more general products. On this work I've been trying to figure out where this leads to. Do I eventually provide the source code for people to learn from and use this as a teaching experience? Or is it too complicated to be a part of a fun hobby?
Also, in terms of flying and FPV - do people want to see more of this? Should I continue improving my Bixler for FPV and also the EPP? Two very relevant threads I think.
The best content on the website has been the HOW-TOs and pages where I have helped people make a selection on a product (for example the FPV OSD list I compile). These get great traffic and people spend a lot of time of the site. Maybe that's where I should spend my time.
Finally, I have some other builds which I have been considering. I've got a quadcopter here ready for a build, but I'm thinking that will have to wait until the fall when I have some more indoors time. It should be a fun build - so stay tuned!
Ok, that's about it for now - just wanted to throw some comments out there. Would really appreciate some feedback on this topic so I can fold this into upcoming articles. As long as people are enjoying the content I will keep creating it.
Thats it for now... Happy Summer!