Happy 5 Year Anniversary!
20 Aug, 2012
When I think back to this day five years ago, I still remember the reason I started this blog. I wanted to share my passion and world of snowboarding with the world (to whoever cared to listen). It wasn’t to make money, it wasn’t to be recognized by people and it certainly wasn’t to get free gear. I set out with my own content and now five years later, I can look around and see the impact this site has had on snowboarding. It’s pretty rad.
In the past five years, I’ve written 2,296 blog posts which comes out to roughly 459 blog posts per year. It was always a labor of love. Blogging and creating content is time, energy and love. Thank goodness I had a lot of love to give. There were many late nights and early mornings dedicated to updating the blog before working a full-time 9-5 job. This has always been a personal blog devoted to fun on the mountain and it’s amazing to see how passion and hard work have helped it grow.
After five years of writing about it, I still love snowboarding. Something about breathing in the cold winter air, feeling the board turn beneath me through powder, trees, groomers and parks and sharing the moment with new and old friends. My world of snowboarding is small but the level of compassion, love and friendship is so rewarding. Now I get to share my love of downhill mountain biking and snowboarding in one place.
I really owe a huge thank you to my readers who tune into shayboarder.com. I love that there are shayboarder stickers around the world, on bikes to boards. The level of support is incredibly high, the knowledge is deep and you share the same passion.
To celebrate the five year anniversary, feel free to ask questions or leave comments about the blog, myself, whichever. I’ll pick a winner that will receive a Shayboarder goodie box that I’ll put together just for you. I’ll pick a winner on August 27 so don’t wait too long to enter.