“A Good Sign”, Gil Elvgren, 1951.

I’ve decided to change some things with the Lifecruiser Cyber Cruise. You may have noticed that the participating has decreased a bit lately.

There are several reasons for that. Bloggers seems to be more busy in real life and might not have traveled so much lately either. There is also the fact of that the links to your Cyber Cruise posts are not noticed, followed and commented as much as we wish it would be, right?

Within my new blog design here now, I did put the Cyber Cruise info links in my sidebar – under the Log Pages section – and that doesn’t seem to be enough. Some bloggers don’t even look at the sidebar. Which means that the message of what the Cyber Cruise is, may be hard to find for new participants.

Earlier I did link to all info about the Cyber Cruise in each and every post, which seemed to function a bit better, but it’s also cluttering my posts and that’s not a good thing. Bloggers get used to all the info and after a while not even seeing it – I’ve noticed that phenomena a lot of times when people ask questions about things that actually is in the post.

Frankly, I don’t have the time or strength to get around and marketing your cyber cruise posts as I used to do. It has taken a lot of time for me earlier, trying to get bloggers getting interested and participating.

So there are only two alternatives. Either to stop the Cyber Cruises – which I don’t think is an alternative any of us like – or to change it considerably.

I decided to go with the last alternative as a last try.

My next post will be about the changes, so stay tuned!

Captain Cruise Lifecruiser

Cyber Cruise:
The island of Bohol and the chocolate hills
Planning a far away Vacation – Silver Wedding to Argentina from Norway!
Release party at a mini bottle gallery
Photo of the majestic Andes from the Air

11 Comments on “Cyber Cruise News Brews”

    Maribeth said:

    Mmmm, Captain. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

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    I’ve noticed that everyone seems very busy lately. Perhaps it’s the holidays that created the problem? I’ll await your changes. Have a great day Captain. :)

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    Kango said:

    Guilty as charged, Captain. Didn’t even know you had a cyber cruise category. I just read the posts. Anyway, I looked around the site and sidebar now, and I’m still a bit confused. Await your post on the subject.

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    Dianne said:

    I was a bit confused as well. I love your blog and I linked you on mine and then, when I had more time, I started to go back thru the archives and the sidebar and I knew I should be doing something else/more but I really wasn’t sure what.

    My plan was to get back to this when work was calmer and once I had mastered the basics of blogging – I’ve only been doing this for 2 months. The first month was dedicated to just figuring out my own layout LOL

    So for me the changes won’t be changes, they’ll be brand spankin’ new.

    Have a great weekend

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    RennyBA said:

    I do understand and agree. Blogging is a process and into every blog a little change must come now and then. Changing things for the better is always a challenge, but I’ll support you to my best ability as I travel around or even post from my daily life in Norway.

    In the mean time, let me invite you all to a release party in Oslo!

    RennyBA’s last blog post..Release Party at A Mini Bottle Gallery

    Kuanyin said:

    And ALL this time I thought it was JUST me that was so busy! Happy to hear that others are as overwhelmed as me! :lol:

    Your blog is always changing anyway…lots of creativity and beauty you put into your blog! Now me….I’m way overdue to clean up my blogs…but somehow, I always find something else to do! :roll:

    I had a vintage dress picked out for your last party which I never attended because something else came up, and days later, I remembered my beautiful dress! I hope your party went swimmingly!

    Kuanyin’s last blog post..Give Me Funky

    chase said:

    Hallo Captain! True most of the cruisers are a bit entangled with real life and most havent traveled around alot as well. By the way, I posted my trip now from Bohol and I invite you enjoy the tour with us. TC

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    A. said:

    I think it’s a good idea to make the cruises more prominent. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on, but it’s such a shame when someone goes to the trouble of creating a wonderful post and very few people visit.
    I’d offer to give you a helping hand with the marketing, but with my mother’s health the way it is now, I cannot commit to anything else. But in the future I will make the offer because I’d hate to see them stop :(

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    Mar said:

    Can’t wait to hear about your thoughts… I am sure you’ll come up with a clever idea.
    I am traveling and with little time but I posted a picture today. Only: it was quickly done without elaboration so I feel it isn’t up to the cybercruise standards… I honestly wouldn’t dare to label it as “cybercruise”… but I hope you (all) enjoy the sight!!
    Warm greetings from the South! :cool:

    Mar’s last blog post..trip in pics:majestic Andes

    Gattina said:

    I don’t know if people are more busy or not, but what I noticed is that quite a lot of members are writing about a trip, a country or a city without referring to the Cruise. I agree putting things in the sidebar is not a good idea a lot of people don’t look at all what it is written there and even on the top of the blogs they don’t read ! I experienced it with my Cat on Tuesday group. Everything is written clearly and explained but when somebody new will join she asks me what she should do ! When I refer to the rules on the top of my blog they all seam to be blind ! Now I am curious to see what you will breed out ! But you are a well organized captain, so I will see !
    Ahoi !!

    Caledonia said:

    I think it is quite hard to maintain the cruise all year long and to keep up the interest. I know my interest has dropped off more during the winter months. I’m struggling to keep up with my own posts because I’m so tired just now.

    I also had a hard time visiting cruise posts on blogs that were so full of adverts – the pages wouldn’t load. That is very off putting.

    Caledonia’s last blog post..New Lanark Part 2

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