Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Changing it up in 2016

Every once in a while you have to step back from something to see it more clearly.

That's what I've done here recently to figure out ways to make this blog work not only for myself, but for all you kind people who come here to check things out. No, this is not one of those "excuse" posts or "I can't fit this into my life" posts. I plan on All About Cards to be around for a long time. But social media and the collecting experience has changed a lot in the last year or two. So it's time to change things up a bit.

Instead of using other outlets to push traffic to this blog I'll be taking a more spread approach to covering collecting. I've noticed that using tools like Twitter lead to a more communal feeling, much closer to what collecting used to be about. Live streaming on periscope adds a bit more of an event feel to a box break than any YouTube video.

But each avenue, from this blog, to the YouTube channel, to Twitter serve a purpose.  What I've committed myself and All About Cards to for 2016 is to use each of these avenues more effectively to provide the best experience possible.

So if you haven't followed us on Twitter, now would be a great time to do that. Besides timely informational tweets we will continue to do live quick box breaks. I'd also encourage you to load Periscope onto your mobile device for streaming interactive live box breaks. SPEEDbreaks will still get loaded onto our YouTube channel.

Box Break Recaps and Reviews will be found here but with a change - less formal reviewing, more write up. It will still be picture intensive as I feel that separates us from the rest but it will be a little more informational, less opinionated and a little less rigid in style.

If something strikes me as a fun thing to write about I'll do it, but just trying to fill a Monday or Wednesday because I need something new to post will not be the norm anymore.

The focus of this blog will also lean more towards Baseball cards and autographs. Not dropping the other sports but with the change of exclusive licenses I think some time is needed to see how these cards are handled.  If a football, basketball or hockey release inspire me I'll write about it.

Feel free to leave feedback and continue to email me your questions. Hopefully these changes will make this a more vibrant experience for all.