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post #16 of Old 10-07-2017
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Re: Sailing video bloggers getting a bit too dramatic?

I think you guys are definitely creating a damned if you do, damned if you don't world in this little thread.

On the one hand, people moan about vloggers using Patreon and GoFundMe to get money for nothin' and chicks for free. Then when Wicked Salty puts the time, money, and effort into creating products that they are selling for a relatively fair price, creating an actual, physical transaction that you can take or leave (instead of "donations"), they're now "too commercial"? Eyeroll.

These vloggers are, through a lot of time and hard work, doing something extremely innovative and interesting - and most importantly fun. And they are making money from it - from those that get value out of those efforts. It's working.

Then, just as has been the case since Rebel Without a Cause, you have old guys in lawnchairs griping about kids these days...while secretly wishing they could do exactly what they're doing. A tale as old as time itself.
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