Hey folks, 12-Gauge Chimp here.
Well, it's New Year's Eve and like many of y'all I've got plans for 2016. These plans include finally beginning my long talked about YouTube channel and a few other changes in my life. No, I'm not going to be taking down the site, if that's what all three of y'all who read my stuff are thinking. I will, however, be changing some things around. I'll be doing a lot more networking and hopefully expanding the site in the coming year and maybe score some products to review from some big companies out there. As it sits, my website is just a mere blip on the radar and I don't bring in enough views to warrant them taking a chance on me. So, I figure if I start a YouTube channel, be consistent in my uploads (or as consistent as I can be realistically) and start bringing in viewers and interest in products, I might get noticed by these companies. If not, I'll just do what I've been doing since 2009 and that's buying my gear and reviewing it for y'all.
Another thing I've been wanting to do is going back and re-writing some of the older entries and possibly deleting ones with gear I no longer own. Like the Yugoslav Model 59 SKS and Nagant M1895 revolver. I sold the Nagant revolver years ago and I recently traded off the SKS for a semi-auto shotgun (and that itself was traded off for a Ruger 22/45 pistol). Either I'll delete those entries or I'll do a "Where Are They Now?" type of post at some point. Actually, I'll probably do the latter since it seems like a fun idea now that I think about it.
Another thing I want to see in 2016 is more people finding my site and hopefully gaining some info on the stuff I write about. I'm not a professional gun/gear writer, just an average guy who buys the best gear he's able to with the limited resources he has. I'm not under the illusion that I'm some guru on guns and knives and don't want to be one either. I just want to talk about my passion for firearms, knives and having a platform in which to do so. I know not many people actually read my site (hence the somewhat true joke about there only being three people reading my stuff), but those of you who do, know that I really do appreciate it and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
So, now that I've taken enough of your time, I want to wish everyone out there reading this a Happy New Year and I'll see y'all next year. Take care, stay safe and I'll see y'all in 2016.
For the final time in 2015, this is 12-Gauge Chimp signing off.