Over 1 million served

03 Nov, 2009

I’ve been distracted the last couple weeks with daily life and traveling for the blog that I completely missed passing 1 million total visitors since I started this blog. Each day this blog gives me an outlet to express myself and a way to do something more with snowboarding through posts, reviews, interviews.  At the end of the day I have this piece of work that I’m proud of, I can put on a resume when the time comes and I have met some great people because of this blog.

The most amazing part is that I’m an average rider who just happens to love snowboarding.  Since I’ve hit the 1 million visitors mark, I think it’s the perfect time to do a snowboard giveaway that everyone can enjoy from around the world.  I’ll figure out the logistics and announce it soon!   Really this site is successful because I have amazing readers who I love to meet and communicate with.  You guys make my days bright when they are gloomy and I really appreciate all the positive responses from everyone! Thank you!

In the mean time, let me know how I can make this blog better for the next 1 million visitors and how this blog has helped/affected you?

About the author


From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. JT
    November 03, 2009

    Awesome Shay, Congrats, you deserve it! That’s freaking awesome, and thanks for continiuing to post the great and relevant articles you’re throwing up!

  2. November 03, 2009

    How about more ‘community’ around the site and it’s visitors? Like maybe organize a ski trip to meet locals? I’ll help coordinate if that sounds interesting…

  3. Ali
    November 03, 2009

    Congrats Shay.

  4. November 03, 2009

    Happy Meals all around! Kudos shay, muchos kudos.

  5. Ryan
    November 03, 2009

    If site traffic keeps improving, it might be worth your while to throw a couple more snowboard ads on the site and then maybe even launch a forum. Keep up the good work!

  6. November 03, 2009

    wow-sweet- congrats! I say dont change a thing.

  7. November 03, 2009

    Devin, I thought about doing a shred with shay meetup during the winter and possibly when I travel to other resorts. Definitely if people are interested in just meeting up to go snowboarding for any ability level and anyone interested. I’ll definitely look more into that!

    I have thought about the forums/community, that’s been mentioned before as an idea. I think my only hold back is I really appreciate some other communities out there that I wouldn’t want to step on toes and I’d want to do it right if I did.

    Thanks for all the good words everyone, stoked on 1 million!

  8. November 03, 2009

    Whoa, congrats Shay! 1mm visits is a huge accomplishment.

  9. JB
    November 03, 2009


  10. November 03, 2009

    you should totally add a FORUM!!!!!! that would be awesome! haha!

    CONGRATS SHANNON! 1 million is a milestone!!!!

  11. DylanBee`
    November 03, 2009

    Shay, keep shreddin CAPiTA and you’ll never lose my interest…Cheers Shay!

  12. jamal
    November 03, 2009

    Wow! Congrats. Thanks for doing the site for all right reasons. You not only make snowboarding better but you make the world a little better as well. Keep up the good work.

  13. Garry
    November 03, 2009

    While its nice to read about your snowboarding life one of the major reasons why many people visit the site would be the REVIEWS.

    As of late there has not been many new reviews. Would be great to get some new reviews. Maybe its just a lack of reviews since its the start of the season. If so then ignore this comment. But if not, I think that reviews were a fundamental reason why this site is so popular in the first place.

  14. Mac
    November 03, 2009

    Congrats Shay! 1 million is quite the feat! my suggestion is keep on doing what your doing… oh and maybe more vids of everyday ridding even like random interviews on lifts (kind of like vids from the blog) and like a chart with dates of when your ridding and which Mt.

  15. November 03, 2009

    Jamal, thank you kindly!

    Garry, The demo season is starting back up in Colorado this weekend so you’ll start to see the reviews come back. I’ve been enjoying the first couple weeks of riding without focusing on pushing out reviews too early and making sure I get the gear in a variety of conditions. So definitely the start of the season but also a rest time for me in terms of reviews. I put up the last ones in September so October is a month of no reviews but they start back up in November.

    So definitely stay tuned they will be back! I’m working on one review right now for this week but it’s for luggage.

  16. November 04, 2009

    Wow congratz! That’s simply amazing! I love your blog and I trespass it every day. It helps me look forward to the following season.

  17. tooscoops
    November 04, 2009

    there are a lot of forums out there… and adding to your duties to have to administrate and moderate one might not be all that helpful to you. and though we all enjoy the site, i think you need to make sure its doing whatever you need it to do for you. the rest will all fall in to place as long as you love it. keep shredding!

  18. Jenni R
    November 04, 2009

    i’m happy i could be a frequent contributor to your site as i breeze through every day to see what’s up! i think a shred with shay day would be pretty awesome, i’d be down!!

  19. November 04, 2009

    stoked for ya… spread the love.

  20. November 04, 2009

    ! awesome miles stone !

    2 million is right around the corner

  21. Leigh
    November 05, 2009

    Yeah Shay! Congratulations!

    Shayboarder>>Transworld. No kidding. Your reviews, your stories, everything about this site is so genuine and unquestionably superior. Thanks for the tops work, and thanks for relating to us. You’re great!

  22. Jon K
    November 05, 2009

    Holy poop!! Congrats Shay!
    Though I’m not really surprised. This site rocks!
    Keep it up and keep it real!

    Much love from oversees! 🙂

  23. doriux
    November 06, 2009

    congrats :). I really enjoy reading your articles, interviews, reviews etc as well. as for what should you do to make this site better for new readers? You should simply continue what you’re doing and that’ll be more than enough :).

  24. November 06, 2009

    Congratulations Shay! You deserve it 🙂

  25. Garry
    November 07, 2009

    Thanks for the reply. Shay my comments were by no means not meant to be negative, just my thoughts. I should mention that I enjoy reading the site, reviews, lifestyle and all the inbetweens. Keep it up!

  26. November 09, 2009

    Your blog has been amazing since day 1 and inspired me to start my own! Seriously love reading all your articles. It gets me so stoked for the weekend escapes to the mountains! one million! rad!