This post will probably sound like the same post from the past few years. But in many ways it is not.
The Side Wedge is still going. As a free WordPress site. The SideWedge.com could help me along in some degrees financially but my site mirrors the reality of my current situation at this second and that is trying to keep as many pennies in my pocket as I can. I am using the term at this second because as I have written many times before in various posts; life is subject to change. I feel that now a change for the positive is looming ever closer. Not here yet but out there close enough to feel it.
I always have had ideas for this site. To make videos to show proper surfing technique. Even to go further into surf coaching and another larger concept but these things have been put on the back burner while I dig myself out of the hole that has enveloped me for a long time now.
I dream of getting a GoPro camera one day and converting my old videos to make a surf video to document my past experiences. I have a lot of old media that needs to be saved.
Also, I wrote on one of my yearly reviews about some of my earlier followers whom I watched rocket on to far more success with their blogs and within the blogging community only to disappear. Maybe they used their blog to launch into something larger. Like being the CEO of a small entertainment company or they became writers for a television show. Who knows? All I know is that they had thousands of followers and then the posts just stopped.
For me, it is a bit different. I love to write. I do not have an audience of thousands but I have some pretty cool people who read my posts. Varied people with cool experiences and reading your posts in return makes me stoked.
So next year, I will once again strive to make my goals come to fruition. If not, I will keep trying and I will keep writing. Minus the paid trips, product endorsements, flashy videos, and a blog that earns me even a nickel.
I have plenty of good stories untold, a surfboard, and a local beach infested with sharks. Plenty of material for a year of writing.
Merry Christmas to everyone who has supported me and to the folks who just drop by and peruse my humble site!