About six weeks ago, I started creating basic Spanish video lessons specifically for retirees who move to Mexico. The lessons are short – each one less than 10 minutes long – and they feature animated versions of Linda and me.
After posting the first nine lessons in the series, I decided it was time to go back and do an honest assessment of the series to this point. The goal of the assessment was to see if I should continue the series or not.
Although the feedback that I’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive, the statistical data indicates that only a very small number of people are watching the lessons. For example, video lessons receive an average of 92% fewer views than blog articles for the same period of time.
Another unintended consequence of posting the lessons is that the rate of new subscriptions to the blog has also declined. Some blog subscribers have even requested not to be notified of new lessons.
It seems clear that a policy change is in order. Effective immediately, new Spanish lessons will not be posted on the blog. Since some people have already shared links to the existing lessons, I’ve decided to leave them on there for now.
A New Home
I will continue to make new lessons; however, they will only be available via our YouTube channel. The link to our channel is below:
If you would like to be notified of new videos, you need to subscribe directly to our YouTube channel. Look for a button on the video or the page that says “subscribe”.