A story of how Hoop Tricks was created, where it has been, and where it is going!
The Spinsterz, which is my primary business, decided to use a little bit of its revenue and start a blog called Hoop Tricks. The blog was founded in 2009 as a place for hoopers to come to learn new tricks, read articles, and learn more about hooping than they may have ever needed to know!
As I was writing and adding content to Hoop Tricks I continued to work hard on The Spinsterz as Hoop Tricks was not supporting itself financially.
In 2012 I took a break from Hoop Tricks and diverted my energy from an online space, into a physical space. I wanted to connect more with my local community so I did a fundraiser and over the course of 30 days I raised $10,000 which funded the Bend Circus Center.
Bend Circus Center is a training facility for kids and adults who want to learn and improve their circus skills, balance, self-confidence and fun factor! Bend Circus Center is still running and doing well, bringing a lot of joy to people lives in the Bend Oregon area.
Once the circus center was on it’s feet and running smoothly I dove back into Hoop Tricks head first with the intention of growing it substantially. I did a site re-design, hired a bunch of dedicated writers that were passionate about hooping, began a very active and popular instagram feed and really put a lot of time, energy and money into it.
Hoop Tricks, though it has a very active community does not come close to paying its own way and the money that supports the site, writers, freelancers, etc all comes from The Spinsterz.
The site was getting too expensive to run and I didn’t want to shut it down, so the obvious answer was to move the content over to The Spinsterz as it is all completely relevant and it would in turn help The Spinsterz grow as our community migrated with each other.
Over the course of a month or so all the content from Hoop Tricks will slowly be moved to The Spinsterz. The site will stay up, but will not be updated with new content.
We hope that you enjoy reading all the same great articles from the same great team of writers on The Spinsterz.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
CEO – The Spinsterz
Original Source: thespinsterz.com/hoop-tricks-merger/