October 2018 - Feedback Survey, Plans, & What happened to the videos.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Image of a pumpkin in grass that states "Updates October 2018"
As usual, September was super quiet. I do not know what it is about the month, but I just never feel like blogging or reviewing things during September. Combine that with a surge in responsibilities and busy schedules...and things become incredibly inactive.

2018 Feedback Survey:
I did something similar to this last year, but only included a close circle of people (blog authors, people from our Facebook page). This year, I have decided to expand that circle in the hopes of getting a better idea of what those of you who read the blog actually want to see. You may have noticed a popup when you first visited to read this post. If you already took the survey, THANK YOU! If you were confused about the popup, or just did not have the time, it would mean a lot to me if you could use this link and fill out the survey. There are ten questions, so it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to complete.

The video situation:
A super cute pokemon, Jigglypuff, puffs up in frustration.Over the weekend, all of the videos on the blog disappeared. They were all music oriented (Ten Songs, Top Ten Songs, Songs of the Month) and I was beginning to struggle with some of the copyright notices. I've never monetized my videos nor claimed the videos featured were mine. I have also always kept the amount of time spent on each video under 15 seconds. This about the amount of time you get when playing samples of songs before buying them, so I thought that would be okay. I have always been fine with fair copyright notices, but over the past month, I got slammed by two companies that were claiming for songs I did not have in my videos, completely blocking two of my top ten songs videos. So, I made the decision to take down everything. Videos may return to Skuggi Drago one day...but as of right now, all the video series are canceled. (I am open to suggestions if anyone has any thoughts on this issue by the way.)

Fall Cleanup:
Due to the issue with the videos, I was forced to do a bit of cleanup on the blog earlier than usual. Several old posts are now gone due to broken links, embarrassing quality, changed opinions, messed up formats...etc. A few of the lists that disappeared are now in the works to be redone and updated (favorite authors, favorite kpop groups).

What to expect this month:
A bat flies towards a castle (in black and white)Personally, I am not sure what I will be posting this month. I have a book I would like to post a review of and I hope I am able to do some special spooky stuff for Halloween. However, I don't want to make any promises. The star of the blog this month is definitely going to be a review by Alishia that has been in the works since last year though. Her review of The Evil of Frankenstein will be up on October 8th.