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The Snowboarding Blog that Refuses to Die.

Damn you, blog.

It’s been more than a year since anything has been posted at Highly Obsessed. And even when we did post some stuff last year, it didn’t last long. It’s been a struggle the past couple of years.

So, what happened? It’s not like we enjoy snowboarding less than we used to. Personally, I found myself riding fewer total days; instead of heading to Blue Mountain or Mt. St. Louis Moonstone for a few day trips, I was saving it for trips to real mountains like Whistler or Jay Peak or Tremblant. So I was only riding maybe a dozen days a year. I guess this made me feel like I wasn’t much of an authority on snowboarding anymore.

And in a way, I don’t think it’s going to get any easier. We are going to have a baby just as snowboarding season gets into full swing. My job is never slow, and I do a fair bit of travel is involved. I also like to spend time working out, playing video games, and reading. I also play hockey and ultimate frisbee. So there never seems to be enough time in the day already.

But with all that said, a funny thing has been happening. This blog refuses to die, and I find it both interesting and inspiring. It gets all sorts of traffic, regardless of season. People still email me constantly with questions, contests and news. I still get the occasional ACL tear inquiry (and I’ve had laser eye surgery, another topic which seems to garner tons of questions, so I’m happy to answer those, too).

So I started to think: do I really need to be on the mountain 100 days a year to maintain an interesting snowboarding blog? I don’t think so. And do I still love to snowboard? Hell yes. So I’ve decided to fire up the blog again, and I’m really looking forward to it.

The timing is right, too. A week today, I will leave for a quick, four-day, pre-baby trip to Whistler. I didn’t want to miss out on Whistler this year, and they’re getting dumps of snow regularly right now. But all that is for my next post.

Adam

(Image courtesy of Tommy Ironic)

Discussion

  1. Welcome Back, Adam. I am looking forward to reading about your trip!

    Posted by Kristen | November 21, 2011, 1:20 pm
  2. I know how it goes! life gets busy and it’s hard to get up there as much as we used to! I miss logging 100 plus days a year….lucky to get 10 a year these days!

    Posted by Snowboards | December 20, 2011, 6:33 pm
  3. Well, now I feel obligated to start contributing again…

    It feels like we are overdue for snow around here.

    Posted by Josh | December 23, 2011, 9:20 am
  4. Can’t wait to hit up whistler this year

    Posted by D | January 6, 2012, 5:12 pm
  5. Really glad you’re keeping up with the blog! Always love reading about what you’re up to.

    Posted by Meghan | January 23, 2012, 9:35 am
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  7. Really hope you’ll continue this blog, even if it is sporadically. Lots of great information!

    Posted by Abbey | July 10, 2012, 2:37 pm
  8. Can’t wait for updates!

    Posted by Mike | July 26, 2012, 5:22 pm
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