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Hey Guys!!!

So I was sitting at home the other day reading some articles online about Snowboarding and Wakeboarding. I found myself constantly flicking between tabs and websites to find the relative information which got really frustrating. As most people have an interest in more than one board sport, my friend and I decided that it would be a great idea to create a boarding community. This idea has resulted in the creation of Boardism, which we are currently developing a website for.



We am posting in this forum to see if anyone would be willing to share any of their boarding experiences / write a feature article for our website when we go live. Also, we would love to get some feedback on the idea of Boardism.

 In the mean time while we are developing our website, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or contact us directly by email.



Facebook: www.facebook.com/boardism

Instagram: @BoardismPhotos (Instagram)
Email: [email protected]


Thanks,



Curtis McCorquindale - Founder of Boardism
Chris Sexton - CoFounder of Boardism

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Boardism is the cure to all your boredom needs. Providing you with some amazing photography and articles in all board sports imaginable.

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Boardism was founded to share some of the most amazing, and interesting photos and articles related to board sports. Anything from Surfing, to Longboarding, Wakeboarding, and Snowboarding, you name it, you'll see it!
 

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Hi Jed.

Sorry about the spam, we were just trying to introduce ourselves in a short paragraph, and give a little information about Boardism. Anyway, we are planning on rewarding individuals who contribute to our page, weather it be vouchers to stores, or boardism stickers. Definitely don't want to be sending out the wrong to our fellow boarders!!! :)

Curtis
 

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Erm, I don't think most people want to contribute for stickers or vouchers. You need to pay them real money unless they're getting some real benefit out of it (eg - if you already had an established readership and traffic then people would write for free).

The type of people who will work for stickers at a site with no readership/authority built up yet are not the type of people who will write the quality content you need to set yourself apart from the 500 other boardsports sites.

You may want to re-evaluate your content strategy if it's relying on giving free stickers to people for top notch articles.
 

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Whatever you do, dont send out the wrong.

In other news your website will flail around for a year or 2 before drowning in a pool of mediocrity.
I also read tea leaves.
 

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2 years before they fail? Please the average length of time for any snowboard/board sports start up site is under 6 months, typically around 2.5.

Content is king and if you offer nothing no one will read it. Frankly the idea has been done to death and offers nothing new. Also judging by the fact you can't write out a descriptive paragraph with proper grammar and spelling I'm going to guess you won't know how to proof read either.

Sucks to suck seems to be the only phrase that comes to mind to describe this venture you're about to partake in.

Harsh realities I'm 5 plus years deep in this game and CONTENT is still king!
 

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yea, I'm a PR major and id definitely be interested in writing but I'm not doing it for free, maybe if you could set up an internship type deal with my school?
 

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Tony, you have to be kidding yourself. According to your previous posts you have been snowboarding 5 or 6 times and you're demanding to get paid or be given internship credit at your school for writing an article for a boarding website?

I guess being a PR major qualifies for this?
 

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Tony, you have to be kidding yourself. According to your previous posts you have been snowboarding 5 or 6 times and you're demanding to get paid or be given internship credit at your school for writing an article for a boarding website?

I guess being a PR major qualifies for this?
hey dickbag, nice to meet you. apparently I'm good enough to have a job teaching so perhaps you should show yourself the door, especially considering you were not involved in the conversation between me and the OP
 

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You're right. With your 5 or 6 days of riding experience, your writing will generate a ton of traffic to OP's website.

So, how much do you think OP should pay you? :dunno:
 

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You do realize that the OP isn't really in a position to qualify to give any internships right?

They're just random guys with an idea for a board related website who registered a domain, not really the official type thing schools want for internship credit. Heck, they're still using hotmail for their email.
 

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i would incorporate MORE into the site, to be quite honest. i don't think that including all boardsports will be enough. perhaps consider incorporating small breed dog photos, smartphone update tutorials, and intermediate woodworking videos as well.

as a full time web developer, i understand your frustration. i too, dedicate many days to developing breathtaking websites that will save countless seconds switching tabs and searching reliable news sources in the future.

i would be happy to contribute any cross-platform knowledge, such as which highback angles are most helpful to learning varial heelflips, or which rash guards are most conducive to maintaining a proper buttering technique during the summer.
 
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