© Othmar Vohringer
Actually I wanted to write about the fantastic weekend my wife and I had on our trip to eastern British Columbia and share some pictures with you from that trip. But then something happened this morning that changed my mind. I still will tell you all about that weekend but first this!
To say I was surprised when I checked my email this morning is an understatement when I read the email Dayne Shuda, editor of Hunting Business Marketing sent me.
Dayne wrote me to let me know that he has reviewed my column A muzzleloader by any name is still a muzzleloader. However, I had no idea that Dayne would use that particular column as an example of good article writing. He writes, “Othmar’s remarkable post covers a situation he encountered with someone where they discussed the issue of muzzleloaders. There are a few reasons I think this blog post became remarkable.” And then goes on explaining why he thinks that my column deserves to be a good example.
I am very humbled by this review because I never expected such a favourable response to any of my blog posts, or the blog as a whole. Neither did I ever expect a comment such as left on Dayne’s blog by one of my favourite blog writers Albert Rash who wrote, “… Othmar’s OwOV is one of my favorite hunting blogs. He is a great educator and is involved with many activities that benefit all outdoorsmen.
I’m glad you picked that article in particular. I myself have used it and linked to it several times.” I am still blushing.
I had honestly no idea that my blog is that popular. From the moment I started this blog all I wanted is a place where I can speak my mind and how I truly feel about the issues within our hunting community while trying to remain as unbiased and fair as possible. Or to put it in other words. I regard my writing as Othmar Vohringer straight talk and opinions shaped by a lifelong of hunting and observations but still keep an open mind.
That my blog/s have become so popular with my readers, and as it seems with the hunting industry, is more then I ever hoped to achieve. That my writing helps and encourages others is humbling and yet at the same time is a commitment for me to do better and continue on this path.
All I can say is a simple but heartfelt thank you to all my readers, supporters and to Dayne Shuda.
Read Dayne Shuda's review.
Read "A muzlleloader by any name is still a muzzleloader".
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit