Monday, April 20, 2009

Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer Reviewed

© 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

10 comments:

Albert A Rasch said...

OV,

You have put together I fine electronic publication with thoughtful and thought provoking content. You shouldn't be surprised that you are an asset and authority to many others.

In case you missed it, this is where I quoted you: Game Reserves, High Fence Hunting What are the Facts?Best Regards,
Albert
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you Albert for the kind words I appreciate that very much. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised but that just shows how “removed” I am at times.

I have seen where you mentioned my article and I thought you wrote a absolutely outstanding post. If memory serves me right I think I even commented on it on your blog.

It thrills me in many ways to see the “allies” I get in fighting ignorance and small mindedness. There are times when I feel like a lonely voice in the universe until I read posts like yours. Lets hope we together can unite hunters before it is to late.
-ov-

Rick Kratzke said...

Othmar
Just to add my two cents I have to agree with Albert. You have put a lot of time and energy into your website and it shows.
Keep up the awesome job.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you Rick I appreciate your kind words.
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Kristine said...

I'm enjoying Dayne's series very much.

I also think there are a lot of people who would consider you an authority in the outdoor world, Othmar. Be proud of that. You've worked hard to build your name and your reputation.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you Kristine. I too find it a cool idea what Dayne does on his blog, it very informative and educational at the same time. Reading his blog is a bonus for beginning and veteran bloggers alike.
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SimplyOutdoors said...

You deserve all the accolades you are receiving, Othmar. Great job, and congrats on the review.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thak you Arthur
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NorCal Cazadora said...

Belatedly, Othmar, congrats! Recognition for your tireless work is a sweet thing indeed.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you for your kind words I appriciate it.
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