Comments on: Taking a break from the blog http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:27:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Francis Chu http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38473 Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:22:34 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38473 Hi James,
Hi from Singapore. As a product designer and a bicycle promoter, I enjoy reading your blog very much. Every time I visited your blog there is a little inspiration that keep my mind tinkering. Due to time limit I have not been able to follow every post. Now is the time to catch up while you are taking a break 😉 Joke aside perhaps you can gather a panel of volunteers to help filter the emails, so that you, or a team of editors, can focus on the real stuffs?

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By: Simon http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38432 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 07:25:34 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38432 Hi James,

I think I read every post since 2009, posting comments here and there. I am both a cyclist and a product designer (weighing scales, and e-bikes sometimes), so I am really going to miss this blog.
I understand the amount of time required to post every single week, but you don’t have to do it all yourself. I’ll second what Pierre wrote above. Since you use wordpress it’s pretty easy to set up users who can post, edit comments and sort mails. Somehow you could easily gather an editorial team to do that. I’m sure there is plenty of volunteers among those who post comments. I am anyway!

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By: WK http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38404 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:10:43 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38404 Hi James,

This is WK from Far South East. Where some Shimano parts were made, in ‘Malaysia’.
Thanks for your awesome blog. Hope to you would rekindle your fire. With new ideas and passion.

~WK

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By: Silicone Tidds http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38403 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:38:31 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38403 This blog has been a great companion and inspiration… Have a good break James. You’ll be back!

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By: James Thomas http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38384 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:04:43 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38384 Hey Josh, Good to hear that you are in Greenville. Shoot me an email. It would be cool to meet up sometime.

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By: James Thomas http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38383 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:02:55 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38383 Good suggestion, Pierre! You personally have provided some great content from French shows and designers in the past, and I greatly appreciate that. I have published a few guest posts from regular readers (including Mark Sanders who commented above) and I am definitely open to doing much more of that in the future. If you have a particular post idea in mind, feel free to contact me directly. That goes for anyone else with a design focused story idea.

Unfortunately, I do receive “guest post submissions” each week, and the vast majority of them are thinly veiled product ads from PR companies. With limited time, weeding through the spammy messages about products (many not even related to bikes) is one of the frustrations of running a blog with a larger audience. Most of the email I receive is not relevant to the topic of bicycle design, but occasionally really good ideas from readers get lost in that sea of spam ( I had over 2,000 unread emails when I wrote this post). A better way for readers to submit posts ideas or full posts is something I am definitely thinking about during my blogging break., but again, I am open to suggestions.

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By: James Thomas http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38382 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:40:40 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38382 Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the nice comments… and the suggestions for ways to improve the blog upon its return. I am definitely open to new ideas as I think about the future of this blog, so please keep them coming.

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By: Angelo http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38379 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:01:22 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38379 Excellent job James & hope you enjoy the break!

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By: Etienne http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38373 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:12:01 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38373 I’ve been reading your blog for the last… from the beginning! I enjoyed every bit of it. I felt kind of connected being an ID grad and working in the bike business, I liked the different tone I found here compared to all the other industry related blog or media. Good job, enjoy your time off!

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By: pierre http://bicycledesign.net/2013/09/taking-a-break-from-the-blog/comment-page-1/#comment-38372 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:18:44 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/?p=4717#comment-38372 Hi James, so sorry to hear that, but I totally understand; you’ve been doing a fantastic job keeping thousands of bike design fans acquainted with the very best that is to be seen from around the globe.
It is too bad because I had just written for you a short report about what I found interesting at the Paris e-bike and cycle show, like the new Peugeot compact e-bike, Moustache wooden electric bike, Douze cargo bike, etc.
Would there be any possibility that some you your blog readers supply articles ready for you to put online?
Make Bicycle Design a cooperative blog for the time you want to take a rest away from it?
You have so many followers that I’m sure you could select a great panel of international contributors willing to prepare articles that you could choose from.
Best regards,
Pierre

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