GunsAmerica is an a highly successful firearms sales site run by a fellow member of the tribes named Paul Shlomo Helinski [above right]. Helinski recently gave SHOT Show gun bloggers hell, basically running down the small(er) fry, claiming they’re not important enough for the gun makers to bother with. Needless to say, the gun bloggers returned the favor. TTAG remained above the fray. Ish. Until now . . .
During our little chin-wag this afternoon, Helinski dissed gun bloggers who “just fired-up WordPress last week and think they’re a big deal.” Yes, well, TTAG started two years ago. We’re a WordPress site.
And while we love sitting on top of the gun blogging Google analytics pie (heading for 1.65m monthly page views this very day), we know from whence we came: zero page views and zero unique visitors. We salute anyone with the guts and sticktoitiveness to start and maintain a firearms blog/website.
All blogs, big and small, have to earn their bones one post at a time. Frequently. For eternity. Thankfully, Helinski ceded that point, advising gun bloggers to STFU and get on with it (oxymoronically enough). Which is exactly what I’ll do.
Now, where was I? Oh yes, a scantily clad girl hawking an anti-aircraft shaped cigar tube. Rock on.