What do you like about the VSL blog?
What do you dislike about the VSL blog?
What content is useful for you?
Would ceasing the blog affect you in any way?
What would be the best way to improve the blog without entailing even a tiny shred of more work on my part?
Do you think the changing nature of photography has made the blog and its content worker irrelevant?
Do you think photography has become irrelevant?
Do you like the gear reviews?
Do you really hate the posts about swimming/lifestyle/etc.?
Are articles about how Kirk handles jobs/projects/assignments still useful to you?
How much notice would you like to get if the executive decision is made to discontinue this blog?
How would you feel about a new blog that contains only new images and relevant captions?
What would be the best way to keep in touch if a decision was made to discontinue the blog?
Where do you get your photo information?
That's about it. I'm feeling like the blog is getting stale. It's been a twelve year project and I've written something like 6,000 posts, put up tens of thousands of images, and suffered through 60,000 comments (many good but a ample percentage of well intended but unhappy ones...). I'm not sure what I've been spending my time on still has value. The blog is not and has not been a source of income for me.
I've polled all sorts of clients (the people who do continue to line my pockets) and not a single one of them is a reader of the blog. Most were blissfully unaware of its existence.
I'm in an actual quandary because I know I get emotionally attached to stuff like this even beyond any utility or positive affects. If I were rational I probably would have pulled the plug long ago but, in my defense, I thought people might still want something to read during the pandemic lock-downs.
Let me know as honestly as you'd like....what would you do? And how would you do it?