I just thought I would let everyone know what’s going on here at Vapecore.
The new year has come, and I figured it was a good time to take a look at where we’re at and where we’re going.
I started this site last year, and didn’t get it fully launched until around September.
In that time, I’ve written 198 posts – consisting of juice reviews, hardware reviews, juice battles, tutorials and deals. We’ve also been able to get a ton of traffic and buzz surrounding the site, and we get MANY new visitors every single day.
I have been humbled by the rapid success and all the support I have received so far, and it has made me even more motivated to keep going and make the site an even better vaping resource for the community.
As a result, I have been brainstorming and working on implementing some changes to enhance the overall user experience and make the site a little more fun.
First off, for juice reviews, I am changing up how I am going to do things.
I’m not going to be using vapor production as a review criteria by itself anymore. Instead I am changing it to quality of vape.
Vapor production can be an important criteria, however the biggest indicator of vapor production is the PG/VG level of the juice, and the second biggest is the setup you are using. So that makes it often a very irrelevant criteria by itself.
Quality of vape is something that comes up with almost every juice – basically how “full” does the flavor feel? How well balanced are the throat hit and vapor production? How well do all the pieces fit together? I believe adding this criteria and removing Vapor will help make juice reviews more meaningful.
I am also going to work on making the juices more searchable and filterable so people can weed through them all in a much faster and more coherent fashion.
Juice battles have been really fun for me to do and have gotten an amazing amount of readership. They aren’t going anywhere. In fact, I am going to be trying my hardest to make them even better.
First of all, I fully plan to do more themed battles. At least 1 per month, hopefully two.
Second off, I am changing the way I evaluate juices. The OLD way was, I would randomly select a juice from my “review box” taste it, and write a review as soon as I could. I would aim to get between 8-12 done per week.
This was good, except I feel that I haven’t necessarily been spending enough time evaluating each juice.
So the new way I am going to be reviewing juices is the following:
At the beginning of the week, I will pre-select around 10 juices to review for the week, set each one up with its own individual atomizer, and vape all 10 of them throughout the week. Then I will begin writing the reviews as soon as I feel comfortable enough with a given juice to write a full review on it.
This will help me do a much better job of thoroughly testing each juice, and also making sure I get them all done in a timely fashion each week.
I think overall the hardware reviews are OK as they are now. My main focus is going to be getting more of them published, and faster. I have seriously like 60 things on my list right now that need reviewing and I have more stuff coming in every day. I fully intend to push forward more aggressively with this and publish a LOT more hardware reviews.
Additionally, at least once a month I am going to be publishing a featured pairing of a mod/atomizer and focusing on doing multiple how-to’s for that specific pairing every month.
I didn’t get nearly as many tutorials published last year as I would have liked. I am going to try my very hardest to do at least 1 tutorial with every single atomizer I review.
Additionally, I plan on heavily expanding on tutorials for beginners as well, which will be boring for some of you, but hopefully will help out a lot of newbs.
Deals and News
I’m really hoping to ramp up both deals and general news this year. I have tried my best to stay on top of deals, but I can do better.
The Bottom Line
Last year was an awesome year vaping for me, and I am so excited for the rapid success I have achieved with Vape Core so far.
This week, I am going to be evaluating my first batch of juices including the 2 I reviewed already last week – so there will for sure be a juice battle next week at the regularly scheduled time.
In addition, I am going to be making a lot of positive improvements to the site throughout the week.
I really want to hear from you – if you have any suggestions in terms of what you would like to see in the future on Vape Core, please leave a comment below.
I want to know what kind of juices you want to see reviewed. What kind of themed juice battles should I do? What kind of hardware reviews are you most interested in? What can I do to make the site easier to use?
Let me know and I will do my best to make it happen!
I want to give a big thank you to everyone who has taken time out of their busy lives to stop and read an article or two on the site. I really appreciate all the support!