Happy 3 year anniversary!

20 Aug, 2010

Three years ago I sat down in front of my computer and began this snowboard blog that eventually would grow to become something recognizable.  It began as a way to express myself and share a passion for snowboarding with the world but I never expected that it would reach over 1.7 million visitors and lead to amazing opportunities, people and countless adventures in the snow.

Thank you to everyone who checks in to read this blog.  You are the best most loyal supportive appreciative readers I’ve ever encountered on the internet and in person.  I really owe a lot to everyone who supports shayboarder.com with stickers or just word of mouth, thank you so much for being such a great part of this journey.

I am very lucky to have snowboarding in my life because through the ups and downs I can release into a mountain of snow, breathe in the cold air and realize that I am happy making my own path down the mountain.  Some days there are friends to share it with and other days it’s my thoughts but I’m a part of something real.  Snowboarding isn’t just a activity, it’s my way of life…this blog has been able to show that and I’m so proud to be a part of snowboarding by giving back through my words.

To the next chapter and to many more!

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. Andrew
    August 20, 2010

    Hey congratulations! It’s amazing to see what you’ve accomplished.

  2. August 20, 2010

    Happy 3 year anniversary! Sooo… whats the next chapter for you? Hood summer is coming to an end now…

  3. Kate
    August 20, 2010

    Happy Anniversary Shay! We’re all really glad you started blogging. That was a really moving little tid bit you wrote. I need to go shred now, summer sucks so bad some times!

  4. August 20, 2010

    Congrats on the 3 years ofr Shayboarder.com!!

  5. Jay
    August 21, 2010

    I’m proud of you Shay. Keep up the good work.

  6. Ben Rupp
    August 21, 2010

    Congradulations Shay…keep up the good work.

  7. August 22, 2010

    Yeah Shay! Keep loving life – amore la vita bonita!

  8. ghostovan
    August 23, 2010

    Grats Shay! As Russian proverb says: “God loves a trinity.”=)

  9. Leslie
    August 23, 2010

    Congrats, Shay!

    Happy Anniversary. Thanks for being so rad and bringing something special to the snowboarding culture that we all know and love! 🙂

  10. tim kolerich jr
    August 23, 2010

    Just wanted to let you know that I am truly thankful for your time and effort you put in to this blog. You know what it is more like a life story for you than a blog because you are writing about your everyday experiences all the time.Again I just wanted to say thank you very much from myself and whoever takes the time to say thanks as well. Great job!!!

  11. August 23, 2010

    Congrats Shay! I have enjoyed reading your posts, and I hope you keep on pushing the sport like you already have! Keep killing it!