It has been sometime I actually want to write about my thoughts here and since it is the end of the year, it seems sound to write a year end post.
Do note the following topic are not really in order but snap shot of my thoughts.
This site has been 8 years and it started out as blog about my toys review and collection then I start to share toy news on this site.
If you are a regular reader, you may see that the toy I posts are generally diverse and selected what I like rather than how popular they are. On top of that I also restrict myself from resharing news and post more than once a day. I know some site did that but what is the value of that if you just cut and paste? I started this site as a blogger and so I think I need to personalised what I like and share.
When I start blogging, I love to interact with readers and other bloggers. Over the years most bloggers move on while some collector grow old like me. I hope to have more interaction over here but most move to social media on Facebook. Yes I do have a Facebook page so we can chat there. While reviews of toys will still be here for reading.
I am not a regular Toy collector
I have not been posting toy review not because I did not buy any toy (although the rate that I bought are much much lesser than before) but I do not have time to Open the Toy to take photo and review. Plus most of the Toys are getting above an affordable level that I have budget for. You know everything went up but income still the same?? If I have spare income I may have spend on my kid and family. Plus I have limited space at home now over 10 years of toy collecting. Do remember most of my toys are OPENED so you can imagine I am stuck with how much of toys.
I did video do you know?
Doing video take a lot of time but viewer of my video are so little. Here is my youtube channel for Toys. I am not profession video editor and I have problem getting good software and learning curve to make awesome video. Plus the licensing of music is a pain in the *ss. That really pissed me off.
When my blog is getting well received I have to make a decision between earning money or just sharing my hobby. For 8 years I did put some ads in this site some pay and some doesn't. For the start of the new year, I think I will cut off some of the ads as the last time when I place some ad plug in and it redirect some readers to some random site. If you experience that on this site, do let me know and I will remove such ads on my site.
Do I have thoughts of the coming year?
I am getting old and I am having second thoughts of continuing toy collecting and posting. But If I am to go on, I will be straight in some of the toy review and my thoughts of the toy news.
At this time I do not what to commit anything but I guess I will need to focus on some stuff and see how it goes. That does not mean Open the Toy is closing so don't worry.
Finally a Big Thank you for you guys who is reading this and special love to those who have been following this blog and on my facebook for all this while.
Have a Happy New year for 2017!