Over the last few months, I began doing a few group breaks in baseball and hockey. Seeing as though there are quite a few baseball breaks out there, though, I would like to stick with hockey, to provide something here, that you can't really find with many other blogs.
However, with a relatively low number of other hockey bloggers out there, at least as far as who I am connected to, I want to try and get something together that would garner the greatest amount of interest and participation, to hopefully grow my blog readership, and most importantly, gain a greater amount of group break participation.
With that in mind, I have a few group break related questions:
1. What products would you like to see opened? Mainly, do you want current products, one-or-two-year-old products or products from a few years ago? Also, with those products would you rather have the break centered on just one higher-end product, or three to four boxes of different lower-end products?
2. How much does cost factor in? I would like to keep it in a $15-$20 range, but with so few people responding to hockey, I have to factor in that only 6 or 7 may sign up, which increases the average cost to between $25-$35.
3. There have been a few breaks that I have done, where I will guarantee a hit for all participants, taking cards out of my own collection for participants who don't get one from the boxes. Does this make a difference? Does it encourage you to sign up to a break that you otherwise would not, knowing that at least you'll be getting something? Or would you be perfectly content to just go with whatever comes out of the boxes, win or lose?
4. How often would you like to see a group break done? Ideally, I'd like to do one every month, but if interest is low, that might not always be a possibility.
5. For those of you who have participated in my breaks before, what made you sign up? And for those of you who didn't, what made you stay away?
6. Lastly, is there anything out there, hockey OR baseball, that you aren't seeing anyone else do that you would like to see done here?
I would appreciate any input you guys would have.
Thank you very much.