I get asked frequently, “Why aren’t you on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc etc etc”?
I don’t partake for a few different reasons. First off I won’t support companies like Facebook because I don’t like what they do or what they stand for. Most companies like them have their own political agendas and people often post there under the mistaken impression that they own their pages and content. They don’t. The social media platform does and it sets the standard for what you may and may not do when using their systems. That being said companies like Facebook have a right to do what they want with the content posted on their pages – they own it. And I have a right to not post there. So I don’t. It’s that simple.
Plus the beauty of a blog (I’ve been blogging for the better part of two decades – back before it was called blogging) is its flexibility.
A company website that sells product is great but it is a poor system for communicating with friends, customers and industry partners. Not everything we do is about getting a sale. A blog offers all of us, myself included, an opportunity to swap stories, experiences, news, events, and product information in a way that most other platforms cannot facilitate.
And with regards to selling and promoting new products (which we will do as well), the nice thing is we can use photos, video or text all under one roof. So to speak.
Plus it’s fun. And what’s the point in any of this if it isn’t at least a little bit fun?
Before we get started there are a few ground rules:
I believe one hundred percent in the God-given right of every man and woman to exercise their freedom of speech. However, this blog is my property. It is not my responsibility to provide you with a platform to exercise that right. If I think you are being generally obnoxious I will ask you nicely to refrain from repeating. Repeat offenders will be banned. I am not anonymous and will treat people here as I would in my business face to face. I hope you would do so as well.
That being said this is a forum for information, discussion, and enjoyment. I encourage you to post your thoughts, links etc.
As for me, I’ll try to post industry news, political and technical pieces, stories, photos, and videos daily. My Namibia hunt will be posted here too. Plus I drew a goat tag in the interior for the fall. It will be a great hunt. Hopefully, my marriage will survive it….