An extereme uprising of users with <25 posts answering other question posts with incorrect information?
It just seems like BA is disappearing and not answering as many "hey what board do i get" threads and i mean im not one the originals but this is gettin a little crazy with the amount of "weird" advice im seeing around here.
I'll just tell you now whats going on. I'm going to be 26 next month and its a turning point in my life. For the last 5 years I've given tons of free advice, probably somewhere in the 50,000 post range. It's a lot of hours and time I've put in for little to no thanks.
In that time I've been threatened physically, told I would never work in the industry again numerous time, had to deal with countless assaults on my character, etc. etc. I've had people from various shops and other forums find the need to hunt for hours on end to find something I said years before to try and prove a point that didn't matter. It's just gotten all too old for me these days.
In the celebrity obsessed world we live in, I have become a forum celebrity in a sense. I have fan boys, I have haters,and I have stalkers. I've talked with people from all over the world. There's not a doubt in my mind that buying trends in the snowboard world have been severely influenced by me. The biggest thing for me though was that people were starting to actually perceive me as my user names. I never want to become one of those people that lets my internet persona dictate who I am in life. There's people out there right now doing that who aren't being true to themselves. Seeing as I've always tried to be as brutally honest as I could be I don't want to be someone filling the shoes of a persona they've created.
So 3 months ago I started The Angry Snowboarder
as an outlet to have total control over the information I provide. I know that a vast majority of you frequent my blog. Don't lie I have google analytics I can see where my referals come from. I'm stoked honestly that people value what I have to say enough to check into my corner of the blogosphere. It was something that people had been telling me to do for years and on the pressuring of a good friend I did it. So far the feedback I've gotten has been amazing and the oppertunities have become better. I created it as an outlet for me and direct link into my thoughts, feelings, and processes of my life.
Don't get me wrong forums have been great. I've met some seriously amazing people. Companies have contacted me to product test for them and that truthfully has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Knowing that I helped shape something that people are stoked on.
But seeing as I do a lot of things for people all over and have for most of my life. I decided that this year is the year of me. What does that mean? I haven't figured it out yet myself but I know it involves less time on forums and more time doing things to better myself.
So I guess what I'm saying is if you really want to deal with me you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or just read The Angry Snowboarder
But I'm handing the torch off to you guys to take any seeds of information and lead on with it. I really wasn't planning on making this post for a few more weeks but now seems like a good time. Thanks for putting up with me and letting me give out free advice.