Monday, April 5, 2010


Wow, it’s official. Our little blog has followers in the double digits. Thank you to Canarias Paintball for breaking the barrier. Actually, I think we only have nine because Steve Davidson is such a big fan, he signed up twice. Go Steve! But officially, it’s ten, because Steve Davidson is a pretty common name, so it might actually be two different Steve Davidsons. That’s what I’m going with. Ten is no army yet. How about a small band or Mercenaries? Reiner’s Renegades. Has a ring to it, doesn't it.

Personally, I don’t quite understand why anyone drops by to read this stuff…y’all must be really bored. There is probably some way that one can track who is visiting and such, but I’m so low tech, I haven’t figured out how to do it. I’ve heard from a couple of locals here lately that they read regularly. Who knew? One even told me that he knows lots of people who read this dribble. Yet comments are few and far between and I only recall one comment ever from a known local.

Speak up. Even if you disagree with what I write, which I’m sure many of you do. I’ll let you have your say before I prove you are wrong. The Internet and all its tools, has a lot wrong with it, but the ability to communicate and share ideas with the rest of the world isn’t one of them. So I look forward to reading what more of you have to say. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be shy. You can always use a fake name (you didn’t think my name was really Reiner Schafer, did you?) or the dreaded anonymous if you are afraid you might embarrass yourself. Just say something....all you ghosts in the attic are starting to freak me out.


  1. I completely disagree with this article.


  2. I lurk in the shadows from across the pond...

    You should write more often.

  3. You fill a void that needs to be filled. There have been in the past interesting insights into your field operations. There's certainly not enough of these sort of honest articles on the web...

  4. Finally. Something my mother can be proud of. I fill voids. ;-)

    Good to see we're attractng attention abroad.

    Janek, I've been writing less as I'm in the middle of building a house, as well as co-managing/operating our field, so much of my time and thoughts are elsewhere these days.

  5. I just happened to discover your blog today through T2's blog. I, myself, started a sort of paintball blog/article series not long ago and have the same problem. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just talking to myself. :) I've come to the conclusion that this is because of two reasons.

    1) I think most of the people who do actually read our stuff just don't take the time to respond, even if they think of something witty or interesting to add. They don't mean to seem unresponsive. You don't actually appreciate the simplest response until it's what you're yearning for.

    2) A lot of people who would be interested in what you have to say may not know you're out there. Good example--me. I'm new to paintball and writing my blog has helped keep me on track of investigating the sport and seeking out more info. I have done various searches on specific topics, but of course search providers show hundreds of results and if you're not a big-traffic site, you're the low man on the totem pole. Plus, before my recent "discovery" of other blogs (Duh, can't believe I didn't think of it sooner!), I didn't think to search on blog-specific sites. I like blogs; they're more personal and if there's a product endorsement, it's most likely not a paid advertisement.

    Anyhoo, I'm sure you have more actual followers than you think, so keep on truckin'! The word will be spread, even if it's slow-going. But this is the Internet--it can explode overnight!