Some may have heard from my previous blog or noticed due to the slow posting. I am moving toward the closure of this blog page and the ToyBoxPhoto YouTube Channel.
Before I fully decide, I wanted to answer some questions that I received in my blog comment below. The first section below will be about the closure of the blog and channel and the second half will be answering some of the questions I received regarding this blog page.
Q/A About the Blog Page & YouTube Channel
Q: Why are you closing the blog and the YouTube Channel?
A: Simply, I do not get enough traction on my ToyBoxPhoto YouTube Channel to continue. I do get a lot of traction on my blog page. From looking at the statistic, it’s far far better than a regular blog page. But this blog page is made only as a bi-product of the YouTube Channel and if the primary YouTube Channel does not who any sign of success, this blog page will be terminated as well.
Q: Why don’t you just continue the blog only?
A: Unlike the majority of the action figure YouTube Channel or blog page, my channels and blog offered way more photos. I am quite confident to say that no one came anywhere close to the speed of my post update with the number of photos I attach. And my photos aren’t simple snap and go. And due to this, continuing this process just for the blog isn’t ideal.
Adding to this, due to the pandemic stopping shipments everywhere, I don’t receive any new figures for months after it becomes available. When I finally get a hand of the item, it’s already old and no one cares much about it. It was always the case where I live but it got significantly worse. To combat that, I made my blog very different from the rest but still, it is quite painful.
Q: Why is this happening?
A: Well, if you have started a blog or a YouTube Channel during the pandemic like myself, you are facing the same problem. Simply, too many fishers while the amount of fish has not changed. In short, we got too many new YouTube channels and Bloggers when the audience amount has not changed. So I believe my works are in the cluster of others.
Q: How can you continue the blog page?
A: In short, I simply need way more, and I mean way more subscribers and view count on my YouTube Channel. I run a restaurant business. I am doing real estate. I have a family to protect. And I am trying to become a manga author which you can see my work at my shingoworks.com homepage and its YouTube Channel. If I do not get enough traction on a project, my time cannot be spent on that even when I love to. I just can’t exhaust my time for a video that doesn’t even hit 100 views easily. It just means my audience telling me to get out. Since I am a business owner, I know when to stop and this is about when.
Q: I can offer a donation
A: That is lovely and I do get few lovely comments. That said, my goal isn’t to drain profit from my audience using blogs and YouTube channels. I offer google ads on my blog but considering my blog page has been very successful in traffic, I absolutely get nothing but a few pennies from google ads. It hurts how Google takes advantage too. So the only way to continue is by having my YouTube Channel successful.
Q: What now?
A: My passion is manga drawing and my dream began when I was in the second year of Elementary. I am slowly doing that. Because my family needed my help desperately to help their family business, my dream has been altered to run the business. But I am starting to see my manga work coming completely. So this is my priority. I can still continue my ToyBoxPhoto projects but that is only IF my YouTube Channel becomes successful. Looking at the statistic, I believe none of my blog audience came to subscribe. If they did, my channel would have been supported.
Q/A from the Audience
Q:Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
A: Thank you. I made my page fully from scratch. I wanted it to be simple and not cluttered. I suggest using elementor. It’s a simple yet very effective tool in building a website.
Q: Thanks for any other informative blog. Where else may I am getting that
kind of information written in such a perfect manner?
A: I don’t think about how I write but I assume it comes from my university education. At university, you need to write an essay that has a clear content rule. You don’t think about it but just a simple practice will suffice. But having the facts backing your opinions are the most important. A lot of people today are confused. They think they have an opinion but unless you can back it with facts, it’s not your opinion. It’s only your feelings and feelings are nothing but subjective and therefore are meaningless. You MUST have an opinion and it can only be an opinion if it is backed by facts.
Q: Why aren’t you replying to the comments?
A: I am getting way too much spam on the comments. Many are illegal advertisements and deleting them was futile as it never stops. So organizing the comments and replies wasn’t simply ideal to me. I currently work 7 days and I don’t get much sleep at all. So I decided to do a dedicated post like this one to answer questions. Well, this one could be my last lol.
Q: Is there a way I can import all my WordPress content?
A: I have tried and failed due to the weight of my page (it’s super heavy unlike most) but there is an add-in within WordPress that can copy and transfer all the contents to another website. Sorry, I forgot the name.
Q: Hello superb website! Does running a blog such as this take
a large amount of work? I’ve absolutely no knowledge of coding however I was hoping to start my own blog soon.
A: Blog is all about passion so for me, it has zero amount of work. I just write what I want to back them with facts and information. That all said, building a blog was a nightmare since I am absolutely a tech-dead person. I won’t even know how to connect wifi with my router. You will definitely need to learn to build your own blog page. And many times, how blogging is made is simply inadequate. If you really do not want to think too much, I suggest wix.com. It’s simple and ready to go but you have less control. I am using WordPress which does need way more study but offers you more options. Consider it like Mac and Windows-based PC.
Q: Can I copy your blog style?
A: Sure. Just change it a little (lol). Not like anyone has a copyright on how the blog is designed and it shouldn’t be. I don’t read other blogs so this is completely my own style made by scratch. That said, I went with simplicity. Life is way too complicated. So having your blog page simple. You are welcome to mimic my design. I see so many egos crazy FaceBook Group and such who don’t want you to share their contents but I am always welcome others to make their life a bit easier with my content. We are supposed to make other’s life better.
Q: I think the admin of this web page is genuinely working hard in support of his website because here every stuff is quality-based material.
A: Thank you so much! I was born in a business family and therefore my goal in any work I do is all about making my audience and customer happy. Without them, my existence is meaningless. Oh, and yes, I need to have fun too lol. Sadly, I don’t see that attitude much today with many other owners.
Q: I was recommended this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem.
A: Hi, I don’t think I am your cousin but I am happy that you like my blog! 😀
Q: I love your blog! I bookmarked it!!
A: Thank you so much! This type of comment is what makes me happier.
Q: Do you use WYSIWYG editor or do manual coding with HTML for your website?
A: You just froze my primitive brain cells. I have no idea what those magic spells are. lol
Q: What do you use to make and run your blog page?
A: I use WordPress.com but I would suggest WordPress.org if you are going with WordPress. Org seems to offer more. For space, I use Siteground, and to construct the blog page itself, I use the elementor pro. Nothing else. I am a simple man and it took me a month fully to learn this all so if you are working like myself, it could be a pain in the ass due to lack of time. For those who don’t have much time, Wix.com could be easier.
Q: First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a
quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
A: So I like to inform you how I run my projects. It’s really nothing special. It starts with the Youtube Channel first and without that, this blog page does not work.
My YouTube Channel and this blog page do review the same topic but are drastically different when it comes to how I approach it. This is so that I do not waste my audience’s time by copy-pasting the same content. I really do not appreciate it when people waste audience time like that. Regarding the YouTube Channel, it is very straightforward. I express my expectation as well as informing what I am going to review. Open the item and review it with my audience. My reactions are genuine in that I don’t review prior to my video taking.
Because I have expressed the basic reviewing on my YouTube Channel, I can completely of frail on my blog page. Since I understand what I was reviewing now, I focus more on the meta-story in my blog. Like the history of the genre and the background story of the item. You need to have fun yourself to offer joy to the audience. Like acting, you can instantly know if the actor’s really expressing their emotion or if they are been lazy / not talented. If you don’t feel your engine, just stop and write another day.
Q: What is the most important thing about making convincing writing?
A: The reason why I don’t read other blog pages and or check a ton of YouTube Channels on a similar topic is that it’s a waste of my time. We only have 24 hours a day. Taking your audience time means you are directly taking their life span time which they can use for something else. You are guilty if you don’t offer something that the audience deserves to spend their time on. Wasting audience time is the worst thing anyone can do. And I see that done everywhere.
The MOST important thing about writing, and I think I adopted this from writing a lot of essays is that you OFFER SOMETHING NEW. And what I mean is you offer them a piece of new information that they have not heard elsewhere. Like my Marvel Legends The Hands Ninja figure, I spoke and compared the figure with what a true ninja would be like. And yes, I studied about ninja very much to know enough that I can instantly say “A true ninja would never do that”. And apparently, my viewers commented that they have learned way more about ninjas in my short video than anywhere else. THAT IS WHAT HIT THE MARK. Writing is a collection of information and offering information that would be new to your audience is the most important thing you can do. If writing does not offer that, it does not deserve to exist and it should be removed because cluttering the internet with useless information is guilty of other useful information to not reach the audience with ease. I speak about what I love and I do an extended study on them so there’s always something I can offer. And if I don’t, then I offer my opinion using the facts I have to give a different perspective. Even a small little information that is new and different is far more superior than a 100-page useless essay not offering you anything new.
I do receive a lot of comments like this below
“Appreciating the dedication you put into your site and in depth information you provide.
It’s awesome to come across a blog every once
in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material.
Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.”
Like the commenter here says, NEVER rehash information. There are few bloggers and Channels that are allowed to because they are popular and big. Those creators are like the main default page that everyone goes first. Unless you are one of them, you must not repeat them.
Q: Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering problems with your RSS.
I don’t know why I cannot join it.
A: Thank you! That said, I have no idea what RRS is! I lived a life where the computer monitor was green and black only. I have seen the rise and fall of almost all game machines. Yes, I was using a 5.25″ which had only like 100 KB back then. You are literally talking to a living fossil lol. I hope one day I can hire a technician to solve all the system errors…
Q: It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this superb blog!
A: Thank you again! But I would only want to make earning from ads on figure postings. But you coming here is enough to make my day.
Q: Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
A: What I use is a linking URL widget for my Facebook page but because I do not use Twitter, I am not sure if it will work. You can see how my Facebook post has been updated on my blog page on my social media page.
Q: I’m really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
Hey there! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone.
A: I suggest using the elementor. It will allow you to see how your page would look on a computer, tablet, and smartphone by clicking on the tab.
Q: Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.
I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
A: Thank you! To a living fossil like myself, I have no idea what those are! But I am going to offer my manga on ebook once it is ready 🙂
Q: Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done
a marvellous job!
A: Thank you and hope your community succeeds!!
Q: hi!,I really like your writing so so much! share we communicate extra approximately your post on AOL? I need a specialist on this area to unravel my problem.
May be that’s you! Looking ahead to look you.
A: Thanks! I don’t know what AOL is but you can always get hold of me on my YouTube Channel commentary. Due to so much spam going to my blog and email, it’s unlikely that I can respond from there but I always respond on my YouTube Channel. 🙂
Q: Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit
and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would genuinely benefit from
some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.
A: Yes, of course! I always say yes to make the community better. And if you can give a credit to my quotes, that would be grateful. Thank you very much 🙂
Q: With havin so much written content do you ever run into any
issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.
Do you know any techniques to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.
A: I totally understand where you’re coming from. Long time work and it gets all stolen by some lazy ones. The answer I offer might not be what you want to hear though… I just tell myself that if someone copies you, you are doing it right because your work is worth enough to be copied. I run a Japanese restaurant and we were the inventor of a ton of dishes and now the province I live in as well as Toronto carries our invention without offering any sort of credits. It is so widely used that many don’t even know it’s our creation. And creating something new takes a ton of energy, time, resources, and more. It’s not free. Well, it’s free for those lazy robbers who take your work. But it’s not free to use inventor. But honestly, no one ever created their work by themselves alone. Star Wars is known to take a lot from Akira Kurosawa’s work. But George Lucas added so much of his own world in it that we can say it’s his galaxy. And then, many copied from Star Wars. So it’s a copy of a copy of a copy. Though I don’t read other people’s blogs at all, I am sure my writings could be similar to others since our basic human thinking are similar as a species and I learned English and writing from reading books that were written by someone else. So when someone copies my contents, I just let it go. I tell myself that I am doing it right and I ain’t the copier but an inventor.
THAT ALL SAID, if someone’s copying your work and taking your money due to that, then you MUST crush them because they’ll do that to someone else. That should not be tolerated. In that case, the only way is to copyright your works. And I mean copyright it officially by submitting your work to the copyright organization. Just having a copyright mark on your website will not do anything. You must submit and give a copyright number. Also, the old trick of using the “poor man’s copyright” will not work in court today anymore. You need a legitimate copyright number issued by the organization. I do that to my manga work that is on my ShingoWorks YouTube channel.
Q: You ought to take part in a contest for one of the greatest sites on the web. I am going to recommend this blog!
A: Thank you! I didn’t know such a thing existed nor how to submit but I am just happy enough that you are all here 🙂
Q: Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account
it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?
A: Hi, the only way I can communicate directly to my audience is by ToyBoxPhoto YouTube Channel on my video. Because I get too much spam on my blog page and on my email. But on YouTube, I don’t get those so I can answer without a spam headache.
Q: I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind
prior to writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting
my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like
the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
Any ideas or tips? Cheers!
A: Actually, I no longer think about how I organize my writing. Because I have so little time to write, what I do is I just write without making any rough draft and finish the writing without editing. I literally do not edit or review my writing. And I think this is because I am so used to debating. I say what is wrong and what is right and I back my opinions with facts all the time. And I practice this every day multiple times on the web. There are so many people who spread wrong information on SNS that can be toxic to others because misinformation is a dangerous thing. So when I find something like that, I go straight ahead and open a debate. Having my opinion fully backed with facts and only facts. And 99.9% of the time, people do not know how to back their opinion because they don’t have an opinion. To have an opinion, you need it to be backed with facts. Or else, it’s just their feelings and feelings are inferior against fact. And you will experience a lot of discomfort debating with these people because they don’t have a mindset to have a healthy debate. After you prove yourself and stop the spreading of misinformation, they will harass you and run away. But once you get used to it, your typing speed will boost and you no longer need to think to write. It’s going to take a lot of time and effort but there’s not a way to skip any of this stage. But hey, you have plenty of those who you can go and debate online. Consider it as a free class. Just for a tip. When you’re debating, the best thing to do is drop your feelings. It won’t help. Drop your egos or pride. Just write what is right for society and back them up with facts. Nothing wins above facts. And the majority of those out there don’t have facts and therefore, it’s an easy debate and a short one. But if you do have an intelligent friend who does not get spun by emotion but by fact, talk with them and keep debating about the world around you. Those friends are rare but the best to have. By the way, after I was diagnosed as clinically depressed, which means your depression cannot be cured without medical attention like myself, they will send you to a psychiatrist. And because my mind was constructed by logic and fact, the psychiatrist told me there is no advice they can give me because the answer I said to my problems was so on point that they have no better suggestions. Sadly, my problem comes from family issues soo nothing much I can do myself. What I am saying is, if you can get used to construct a logical mindset, you don’t need to get a diploma in certain things. You can be well above them. If a clinically depressed man like me can do it, I am sure anyone else can. The difference is, would they want to dedicate their time and energy to achieve a mindset of logic and facts. And debating with people on a particular topic you like to discuss is the best way to gain that skill set.
Q: Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months
of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?
A: I had a situation when my websites were down due to access traffic went above the regular data usage so I needed to upgrade to the professional server package. And I didn’t know my website was dead until a week later. It’s a different headache but yes, having your website screwed is a nightmare.
Q: I am extremely impressed together with your writing skills
and also with the format for your blog. Is that this a paid topic or did you customize it your self?
Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a great blog like
this one nowadays..
A: I’ve done everything all by myself without anyone joining in. What I do is passionate only here. I purchase something that I like to buy and talk about it in a way that makes me entertained. And if I weren’t entertained, I knew my audience wont to be.
Q: Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time
and effort to put this content together. I
once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!
A: Thank you! A tear dropping to me! 😀
Q: If some one desires expert view concerning blogging
and site-building afterward i advise him/her to visit this website, Keep up the nice job.
A: That is so beautiful. Thank you so much!!
Q: I think that what you said was actually very logical. But,
what about this? what if you typed a catchier post title?
I am not saying your content is not solid, but what if you added a post title
to maybe grab people’s attention? I mean Kamen Rider / S.H.Figuarts -Shinkocchou Seihou: Kamen Rider Den-O / Sword / Gun / Plat / Momotaros Figure Unboxing
Photo Review – ToyBoxPhoto is a little boring.
You could peek at Yahoo’s home page and see how they write news titles
to get people interested. You might add a video
or a related picture or two to get people excited about everything’ve
written. Just my opinion, it might bring your posts a little bit more interesting.
A: I totally agree! My titles are formulated in a way like how scientists name a new specifies. I have a base name, brand name, and what I am doing within the title. It’s straight forward but it is without a soul. Especially when I need to write several characters’ names, it becomes too much. I do need to find a better way to make it shorter and more fun.
From Now On... The End Date is October
Currently, I am making my long dream come true. Well, it’s still going to take time. My dream was to announce my manga ever since I was in Grade 2.
I am still running a business. I still operate a restaurant. I still have real estate to take care of. I have a family to protect and families outside my family to protect too. I also need to protect my crew’s life and their family by offering them jobs in a difficult time today. In short, the time available for me is scarce. I am offering my manga as a test right now on ShingoWorks.com in a video format (in Japanese language only for now). This is a very simple hash hash manga but I am also making another manga series that exist to test something else. That will be coming before the end of this year. After all that, a manga that I can fill all my creative thought will be coming. Due to this, I really need to be selective in what I spend my time on. Some say “go find a time”. Yes, I say that to myself. But If you’re working 7 days with roughly 3 or 4 hours of sleep a day, that quote is nothing but unrealistic. Until I solve several “big problems” I face today, time is very much a luxury.
But I am very good at problem-solving. You don’t become a business owner without zero skill sets. So eventually I will find a way. So if my ToyBoxPhoto projects receive traction that I can tell myself that I can offer my time, I will continue. I didn’t start this and spend hundreds of hours just because of the sake of it. I love what I do. That is why I am doing all this. But blog pages alone do not justify it. My YouTube Channel must be successful in receiving the traction to resume. And if not, I will need to drop the project. Hope not!! (lol)
But until I see the number change, I cannot open the lenses and start taking photos and videos. I still have few materials that I have not posted so I will continue with that. But after that, it is done. And I only have a few more left. Opening the lens cap is up t the audience because they are always right. I run a business so I know. The only reason you can do what you are doing is that your customer (audience in case of blog and youtube) allows you to. A lot of Hollywood-related people forgot that and runs with their ego and then burn like hell not accepting the fact that your audience told you not to do it but you did it anyway. And it is your fault for not listening to them. Luckily, I do not have such an ego. But because I come from a business-related mind, I will only let my audience decide if my work here deserves resuming. And that can only be determined by a number. YouTube Channel numbers including subscription and views to be more precise. Some may be disappointed if ToyBoxPhoto ends its short activities but in such a case, you will still see m doing something in the ocean of the internet. And I hope the next project would be deserving to my audience more. So let’s say the deadline is October. That makes it roughly two years running this page. I think a full month or two be good to determine the outcome.
Thank you for reading my posts, everyone! I love you all. 🙂
Toy Box Photo Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdRnaDrOkNUrKkWRQRJDp3w
Shingo Works Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx9D2Jf9aTkaIbgwhx_KHxQ
Shingo Works & Toy Box Photo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shingoworks
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