It truly saddens me to know that something my family and I have worked on so hard for over a month has almost went to shit because other people are taking it way too serious. I don’t think you people get it… I didn’t create the Best of 2013 – Vape Vendors and Community for you to argue who is the best. It’s supposed to be about fun. You’re acting like this poll is the most important thing ever, and it isn’t. If it were that serious, why didn’t you help me share it throughout the community when it was time for the entries? – If you feel that passionate about a company, person, blog or forum, spend your time rallying for them, not creating negative comments.
Do you think I want FastTech to be considered an Overall leading company in our community? No. I don’t think FastTech is an electronic cigarette company. I think they’re just a Chinese company that will sell anything (including gadgets) to gain a dollar, and that’s exactly what they do. However, I can’t do anything about what is in these polls. Some of you have been respectful enough to email me about this situation, but it’s out of my hands. I don’t control what happens with these polls, you do. That’s the good thing about the Best of 2013, is the community controls the outcome. Now, I know Vapor Joes has quite the following, and we all know he’s urged people to vote for FastTech, so how do you think you can change the outcome of these results? – By doing what WE as vapers do best; we control situations in numbers, because that is definitely something the electronic cigarette industry has.
I was thinking I would start writing this post telling you that I’m going to pass the torch onto another blog and let them deal with this next year, but I can’t find it in myself to do it. This is the first time I’ve ever organized something in my life that I truly feel brings fun to people online. This little online event that you look at as stupid, worthless or whatever else words you have for it, it’s an accomplishment for me and the blog that I’ve built. That said, next year will be different. I’ll get a group of you vapers to help me pre-plan and figure out a way to make this run smoother.
For those of you who are upset with me because of the way things turned out this year, I’m truly sorry.
For those of you who have not voted yet, choose wisely. These results, no matter how silly they may be to some, do make a difference within our community. Because of these entries I finally found my perfect clearomizer (the Aspire), because of so many rebuildable entries, I finally took the dive into rebuildables and learned how to build my own coils, because of these entries I’ve learned about some e-liquid companies that I’ve never even heard of before and I’m going to try them for the experience. Let’s try to make this into a positive experience, that’s all I ask.