If you read our Disney Tourist Blog 2012 Year in Review post, you knew this was coming. We’re launching a “spin-off” blog of sorts called TravelCaffeine.com that will cover travel and photography. Actually, I don’t know if it can be called a spin-off blog since it is the blog that is broader in focus, and Disney Tourist Blog is a single-subject website.
Rather than regurgitating what I’ve posted on the “Welcome” post over there, I encourage you to head over there and check it out!
We know that this new blog won’t be for everyone, and those who it does appeal to might be groaning at the prospect of having to visit another blog. We get that, but separating the technical photography posts (that have always been a bit out of place on a Disney blog that is best described as a “planning” blog) out on another blog where we can also share our non-Disney photos and experiences just makes sense.
Fortunately, if there is any “bad news,” that’s it. The fact that folks interested in both sets of content will now have to visit two blogs. That’s it. Now, the good news.
The good news for Disney Tourist Blog is that we can completely focus on Disney tips, reviews, and the like, which will be accompanied by my photos of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. The blog won’t be cluttered up with photo of the day posts or camera reviews, which will find their way to the other blog. This will allow us to focus on the meatier content with our daily posts. We have a (huge) Disneyland Paris Trip Planning post, Be Our Guest Restaurant Review, and a couple other good posts that will “drop” later this week. The goal is to post more content of substance, like reviews, rankings, and op/ed content that relates to Disney. If you have specific posts you’d like to see us cover, feel free to drop me a line. We’ve recently received several emails asking questions about Disney Vacation Club, for example, but I’m not sure what else I could write on the subject.
Along the way, we’ll be reorganizing some of the site and updating some popular posts from 2011 and 2012 for 2013. You’ve probably noticed that we started this last week (if not, look on the main page). A lot of people still look at and use these 2011/2012 posts for planning, but the content of these posts wasn’t completely up to date. By the end of January, all of the major pages on the site will be up to date for 2013. (I never realized having a blog would be so much work!). On the organizational front, you’ll notice some weekend posts that provide links to our top posts on particular subjects, along with some menu reorganization, but nothing major.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the new blog and the newly-refocused Disney Tourist Blog! Thanks for reading one or both, as none of this content would exist were it not for the response we receive from you readers!
Please let us know what you think of the new blog, and what you’d like to see on this blog in the comments!