My focus here at Cyclelicious has shifted over the past nine (nine!) years. I still try to touch on national (for the USA) issues, racer fanboy fun and the occasional product pitch, but for 2013 I emphasized advocacy issues, using northern California regional projects with a view to encouraging and informing advocates nationwide.
At the same time, my readership has dropped by about 30% from previous years. Part of this has been the expansion of corporate social media sites and my decision to abandon explicit search marketing. On the other hand, I’ve noticed significantly more of you return to read this site. I’m humbled and grateful for your loyalty.
A side effect of a highly loyal readership is that you all don’t click on ads — they’re invisible to you. I’m fine with that, but I still have bills to pay, so you might see a little bit of link bait again for 2014.
Where do I find link bait?
— velohut | kristin (@velohut) January 10, 2014
Ding ding ding! Instant online focus group! I realize she’s doing this for the benefit of her own cycling website, but, hey, I’ll gladly glom on to this.
Some of the answers I personally thought would fit with Cyclelicious included:
- How it positively impacts the NORMAL rider.
- I’m very much a “why” person. I’d like information that says “this helps and here is physiologically why.”
- A white paper on the health benefits of A to B riding. There’s too much about road work and fitness for the fit.
- Nothing too didactic. Stuff like “This worked for me.”
- How to avoid air pollution when Bike Commuting.
Those of you who know me know I’m a numbers guy, so you can see how some of the above topics fit.
I’ll continue to report on local issues, and try to present them as case studies that can be applied nationwide.
Is there anything you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.