New year, so what are we going to do with it?

At the start of a new year, it’s always a good time to step back and take a look at how things are going, and how they might go in the future.

This is true at work, at home, in a relationship, for one’s health, or indeed something much more banal like… a blog!

While velobrico started with the intention to document my bike restorations (vélo = bicycle, bricoler = DIY or a “botched” job), it morphed into a more general bicycle-focussed blog.

I really enjoy restoring bikes (and other things) to their former glory, but given the time it takes to restore a bike it’s not realistic to make it the sole focus, given that life (and cashflow) often gets in the way of restoring bicycles. And that’s true for any year, not just 2014…

One thing I was really excited about at the end of last year, was to see that a number of you readers are now following the blog. I am truly honoured that you’re interested in my posts and the topics covered. Thank you.

This year, I’d like to retain and grow the audience, post more of what you enjoy, less of what you don’t, and post more frequently than I did last year. To do that, the range of topics should grow.

Maybe a few more restoration updates, new bikes, more curb finds, a little more detective work on rescued frames, more rides and a little travel?

So, what would you guys and girls like me to cover in more detail? Please comment and let me know. I would love to hear from you.

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3 thoughts on “New year, so what are we going to do with it?

  1. Theres always more bikes to build and research 🙂 I have about a dozen in varying states in my garage, of which youve only seen two or three.. I keep looking for more too 😦

    Fitness progress, rides, events. It’s all interesting. I like a good debate too. Getting the locals reactions to the whole Car vs Cyclists ‘war’ is going to be my next one.

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  2. “So, what would you guys and girls like me to cover in more detail? Maybe a few more restoration updates, new bikes, more curb finds, a little more detective work on rescued frames, more rides and a little travel?”

    You know what people seem to draw to more than anything? Pictures. A good, steady stream of images on Flickr can be a powerful tool to either lead someone to your website or used as a bicycle broadcasting medium. Us aficionados can get lost in the weeds researching and picking apart every nuance of a build (prime example = my latest Raleigh Portage post!) but truth be told, I’ve found that only a small percentage of readers want to relive the trials and tribulations of a build. Really, they just want pictures. And I get it. I do too… but I will also gingerly sit through 14 paragraphs of painstaking restoration on some rare, French hand built bike from the 1930’s.

    Those are just my thoughts, however.

    Either way, keep the site coming. I’m a fan and follower!

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