DesertStixTotally understandable angle but if every business just gave up on revenue/traffic for an entire month, a lot of these smaller ones wouldn’t be in existence.
I don’t see why because it’s historically been a slow month, that equals never ending dead Augusts. Maybe OP has a good idea although not sure this event is it haha. But there was a South American skier on here not too long ago complaining that no content is catered to seasons south of the equator. I know that I would personally be interested in reading about skiing in these places and you would also grow the community.
I know it seems easier said than done. Looks like you’ve been trying for years but I think that defeatist attitude regarding August is just going to perpetuate it being so dead when in reality there is sooome content to be posted. I would much rather watch some random NZ comp highlights than a how-to on home baked chips. Just saying...
Its not just August, its May though September. Assuming we're over here sitting on our thumbs isn't fair either because our journalism team is busting ass on projects for this fall, spending time on these projects when we have less traffic is perfect for NS, every year we get a few months to regroup and strategize for the winter.
Its not that we do anything for the traffic to decrease in the summer, it happens every year like clockwork regardless of what we do and TBH writing one article about some low level contest in NZ isn't bringing people back. Like I said before, the articles and videos are coming back soon but its in our best interest to wait until people want to watch/read about skiing.
Everyone posting in this thread is an outlier, you guys are the core of NS. You guys come and go regardless of time of year and its fucking awesome, I love the NS community and I hope it continues to bounce back. But y'all gotta understand that summer time is slow time and its the time we catch up and plan out the winter, we're a small crew and we do our best with what we have.