Blading: Cover of the Rolling Stone?
“Wanna see my picture on the cover (Rolling Stone) /Wanna buy five copies for my mother / Wanna see my smilin face, on the cover of the Rolling Stone” — Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show*
Well, it’s definitely not the cover of the ‘Rolling Stone,’ but it’s nice anyway — score one for blading! Will it change much, or bring a tidal wave of participants and the almighty dollar? I don’t think so. It did go to around 40,000 households (not including newsstands) that got to see a rollerblader using a local skatepark. Any exposure is good and promoting blading on any level is paramount (you like that word locell?), whether it’s letting your co-workers know you blade or reaching out to a local newspaper/TV station about an event. It might be as simple as hitting up a launch box when a newspaper photographer stops by your skatepark. Every bit counts and helps! If you’re helping the cause, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I may profile you on my blog for all the other bladeheads still fighting the good fight!
“90% of life is showing up” — Woody Allen
Here’s a link to the online story. Thanks for reading, TW
*many remember the song from the movie “Almost Famous”
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such a gallant word.
Hey Tracy, this is Seth -if you remember me from the Santa Monica Boys & Girls’ club. I loved rollerblading there. I am now 12 years old now. We are now living in Washington DC, and there are a few skate parks here, but its not the same without someone like you. My mom is thinking about moving to Baja California and I wish there was a skate park there. Would you be able to help me set up one? Please e-mail me back when you have time, Thanks.
Happy New Year!
Seth, great to hear from you! I’m so glad you are still blading and miss skating with all you at the smbgc club. I live in Illinois now with my wife and have 19 month old twin girls. I will diffidently help you out in anyway I can to get you a skatepark in Baja! Say hello to your mom and sister for me and email me at email@example.com and we can talk more about the project.