Over the weekend my blog turned four. This was my fifth Boomershoot which means I’ve been blogging for 4 years now. I kicked this blog off after my first Boomershoot because I needed a place to put up pictures.
At the time I was still in school and had a total of 3 classes left. I actually had a final the next morning at 0800 and a paper due at the same exact time. As you can tell by my attendance of Boomershoot, I had my priorities right!
Regular content was touch and go for a very long time. For a while in 2010 I started blogging more, then my computer died. Once I got it fixed again New Years was rolling around. I decided my goal was a post a day. I didn’t fully meet that goal, however my average over the year met the goal and was almost double.
Readership increased, I started getting better at this, though for the most part I haven’t figured out the exact recipe for hit pieces. My goal for this year was 2 posts a day. I was maintaining that goal quite well until the end of last month. I was 5 short for the month of April but I’m still on course for the year and am working on making up some extras to cover the difference.
Starting this year I started becoming a bit more well known. With Ladd Everritt expressing his displeasure at Joe’s video I edited and participated in.
Writing more has made it easier and I’m certainly not quitting any time soon, even with incidents like this. Hell, it just allows me to laugh for hours when crap like that happens.
I’ve started shooting USPSA (again) so I get to chronicle that journey. As always I chronicle Boomershoot. There is no reason for me to shut down this blog. The people who hate just mean that I stood for something in my life.
It’s growing, it’s fun, and the people are awesome. I’m quite happy here.
So happy birthday to the blog!
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.