So about 3 weeks ago, I made a blog post titled “F**king shoes!” I didn’t really expect much from it except some ‘likes’, maybe a comment here or there, or perhaps a few followers. The following day, I received the following email and comment on my climbing blog (on the ‘About Me’ page if you want to see for yourself):
I like your last blog post. I would love to get you into another pair of Mad Rock shoes. Please send me your mailing info, contact info, along with model and size. Thanks for the honest insight.
Mad Rock Climbing
12878 Florence Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
This was, by far, the awesomest email/comment/4sentences that anyone has EVER written to me! It was on the same level as getting into college or getting a job. Yeah. I was that excited. The 6 hours of sleep I was planning on having turned into 3 due to the excitement. I mean, how often do you get expensive, free stuff?
So 2 weeks went by and couldn’t help but think it was a fake. I know it sparked some controversial arguments, but what kind of person fakes the best comment ever from a real person and a real climbing shoe company? Expecting it to be a scam for over a week, my excitement was replenished when I got a knock at the door.
Thanks Mark Hsieh from Mad Rock California for the awesome gift! You are a good guy. Thanks for the Concept 2.0s! I even slept with them on last night to speed up the break-in process before the comp on Saturday. Let this be a lesson to all you bloggers: keep blogging. keep climbing. stay passionate.