It is almost a tradition, that I look at this website at the beginning of each year and think about its potential. Why I should be writing more and put more energy into it. This year is different though. And I’ll tell you why:
Let’s be frankly honest
There are only very few people reading this blog – I appreciate, that you are one of them. Thanks. It takes some time and consistency to build and earn a valuable audience. I invested neither of it. But compared to other years 2015 was a really good blogging year (till November). It is still miles away from what I would love to create, but it was good.
What do I expect?
I am not looking for a website as a portfolio where you find perfect examples of my work, my role as a super dad or my award winning photography. I like the categories though, because they describe what I do and who I am. But what I really care about is the spirit, feedback and conversation on a blog. I like to discuss with friends, digital friends and total strangers. To share thoughts, to motivate each other and to get inspired. That’s it. Simple.
I do like beautiful postings with great imagery and unique videos with authentic storytelling. So the cleaner and yet more visual focused a blog or article is, the better.
You might have seen a bunch of running articles here and many more postings on my @wwuerth Instagram Channel. Why? Because I love sports, I like competition and I like the visual style of Nike+. I’ve also created a tumblr to prevent from oversharing here and on Facebook. I though tumblr would be the perfect platform. People can re-share cool images, give feedback, comment, like, … But to be honest: tumblr is kind of dead. Almost nothing happened. Even hashtags failed to drive traffic. I thought Yahoo is pushing it #fail. Instead: the new kid in town is rocking it. Conversion and motivation on Instagram are amazing, so I started @wwruns. My own running Instagram account. Great and interested people are following me. They share the passion about sports and let me participate.
This is what I miss the most on this blog or maybe in general, if we are talking about blogging. Comments, discussions and feedback.
I do love YouTube. Here is conversation happening. Great stories are told, funny nonsense is shared and amazing entertainment is available. Also the UX design got so much better. My channel does not have a lot of videos yet. This is something I definitely would like to change in 2016: Take more time to do video! But you can see on my channel page, what I watch and especially, what I like. Latest video by Casey:
Hello real life!
Never forget, that there are always great things going on in your real life. They are the most valuable things and experiences you are going to have. Don’t miss them!
That’s it for now. Comments are more than welcome in German and English. Have a great start! Happy New Year!