A photoshopped image from Pocket of the Boyz II Men music video “End Of The Road”.
A bit of shock these past few days in the Nerf Internet Community as Pocket, the owner of the popular Australian Nerf blog Urban Taggers, has decided to stop posting. The reasons why are unclear and unknown, but never the less I wish him the best in his life outside of Urban Taggers. He’s done a huge amount for the online Nerf community since his start in June 2010. He’s isn’t dead, but his departure will at the very least leave a big hole for all the Australian Nerfers out there. His thoughts and opinions on things like Rebelle line marketing or old Super Soakers, his views and opinions are something I’ll personally miss.
Pocket answers the question of “What now?” from what looks like his last post on Urban Taggers.
SO what happens now? There’s no reason to “remove” the blog, I just won’t really be updating it anymore. (I probably will still admin the comments but that might take a bit of time) I still love the gear and I still use social media a LOT so I’ll probably still keep the Facebook page going too if any of you wanna still say hey. There are plenty of good sources of info out there for this sorta thing, so no doubt you’ll be in good hands.
Thank you so much for reading. This really was an amazing experience and I’m chuffed to think I could have been a part of this awesome toy blaster world.
“we don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”
Pocket also left a bit of an extended response to all the comments left on the post in the comment section of said post.
Wow. Your comments all have been amazing and I so appreciate all the kind words said- it’s both incredible and humbling as I guess I honestly didn’t think it’d be that much of a big deal.
There are plenty of readily available info out there now from probably more blogs than ever so you’re in good hands wherever you choose to read. I’ve always read many and referenced many blogs over the years and I encourage you all to do the same. No need to dispute who’s better than the other or bag any out as that’s just unnecessary and actually pretty rude. I respected everyone who made the move to create and maintain a blog regularly because to be honest it’s hard work! Please do the same.
I’ve also always been pretty free with the comments as I don’t believe in censorship and you’re free to speak your mind but some of the comments I’ve had to reject have been pretty nasty and kinda show you..don’t have a mind!!:P Again, no need for that, at least on here.
Thank you again everyone. It’s been great.
Below, I’ve complied other Nerf blogs & sites responses to this.
EDIT: Updated with thoughts from RandomShadow09, Bay Area Nerf, Tek Recon & Laser Gnomes.