Five Year Blog Anniversary

Today marks exactly five years since I launched DCBachelor.com (I did have a blog before that but it was more of a little diary for friends than the game resource it morphed into starting with DCB). Let’s take a trip down memory lane and then talk about the future. I’ve also included a photo from each year to document my metamorphosis.

FIRST YEAR

Two early posts that started getting me attention were whores vs conservative girls and how to get free drinks at Starbucks. By the third month of operation I already had multiple haters and the more I hated on others, the more I got hated on. Go figure.

The blog started taking direction with these posts:

At the time there were fewer posts about game than recaps of happy hours and club nights.

The big drama of the year was my epic blog war with “The Senator,” which is nicely documented on this wiki page. Upon winning I took a triumphant victory lap. He has not been seen on the internet since.

The blog wars of yesteryear were far more artfully done and went for emotional impact instead of merely posting private information. Today any slackjawed retard with an internet connection can post someone’s address, but it takes actual brains to force someone’s blog offline with taunts that bring about immense shame and embarrassment. In fact if you have to resort to posting someone’s private information you’ve already lost, because in the end all you’re doing is… posting information.

My favorite post of the year would be Glengarry Glen Ross remix, which was to serve as something you can read before going out. My April Fools gag was getting fired from work.

SECOND YEAR

The blog began to affect my dating life as more girls found out about it. It’s also this time that I started having my first blog groupies (giddy).

I had some guest posters: Sally the intern, Dasha the intern, Chaco, and Miss Metropolis, who you may know as DC nightlife queen Kelly Ann Collins. The hate on them was often vicious.

My rocky relationship towards American women continued with posts like why are you out, diamonds, if I was a girl, and two and out. I even sold t-shirts that read “I Pump And Dump.”

My favorite game posts were the tight game week series, status, and womanly advice.

Besides that I took a blow up doll to the beach and Dupont Circle, made women cry with this post, went to Spain, started thinking about moving abroad with discussion on international women, was saddened by someone’s death, started the player or poseur series, introduced the cost per notch, moved the domain to RooshV.com, and started a new blog called Furball Approved where I’d post funny videos that were reviewed in the voice of my cat. It only lasted a few weeks.

My two favorite posts of the year were my wisdom teeth story and my rules of life. For April Fools I tried to convince you that I was gay.

I had my full name and job posted on the blog of a gay man, who begged his readers to contact human resources. But his information was dated and he ended up posting the place I worked at several months prior. His attempts to destroy me failed, obviously, and I think it all stemmed from the fact that I rebuffed his advances at a blogger happy hour. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

His/her blog was dead last time I checked.

THIRD YEAR

Blogging continued to affect my sex life while I learned that women who showed affection made me happier. I bashed Americans, introduced the flag metric, started learning Spanish, and got tired of women who think they understand women better than men.

Three big events this year: I quit the corporate grind, went to South America, and released Bang. There weren’t many game posts because of the energy that went into the book, but I do like seven ways to improve your game, hung up on the opener, and playful vibe.

My experience in South America led to these popular posts:

That last one is the most visited post on the blog right now.

South America beat me up, I came home, and so began the healing process.

While it was a very exciting year for me, it was the worst year for my blog. The content wasn’t that great and I alienated my core audience by writing more about travel than game (it’s no suprise that the year saw the blog’s lowest traffic). I don’t have a favorite post and even my April Fools gag was weak (starting a new blog called Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream).

After this third year I realized that even if I win the Nobel Prize in Physics I’m still expected to mostly write about game. I’ve accepted that. You know there’s things you want to do (have a video blog starring a cat) and then there’s things that you’re good at.

FOURTH YEAR

Back at home I was lost all love for D.C. and realized I wasn’t going to meet the perfect woman, though their easiness did keep me heavily in the game for the next year.

I gave women advice, continued to piss people off (I even detailed the strategy of my haters), was more careful about where I deposited my seed, stopped caring about if a girl orgasms or not, bashed Americans and feminists, shared a masturbation strategy, was a hot girl for a night, stopped taking showers, gave my friend parenting tips, became seriously uninspired with American girls, and got so enraged with cockblocking that I offered a way to stop it for good.

Also I made a travel blog (that is sort of dead at the moment), went to Las Vegas with Virgle Kent, opened the forum (which has become pretty active), put out my philosophy on life, wrote a short story, bartended, made a few videos, put a lot of work into my newsletters, and started teaching workshops on day game.

My favorite game post from the year is how to pick up girls for real, though overall I’d have to go with the perfect woman post. The April Fools gag was moving to Rio for a girl.

This year I considered taking a lengthy break from blogging, but it was more about dissatisfaction with where I was in life at the moment than a dislike towards writing.

FIFTH YEAR

BOOM! KABLAM!

At the risk of letting my ego talk, I think this last year was my best yet. My thinking was clear and my experiences rich, making it somewhat easy to consistently put out good content. I like so many posts that I’m not sure where to start.

I advised you not to date girls who like poetry (e.g Poetry Girl), talked about girls who faked about knowing my blog, dropped some more Argentine girl knowledge, wrote a letter to Virgle Kent, expressed an interest in needy girls and a disinterest in girls who love to eat out, talked about a magical land where lemons are green, got on men’s rights guys while musing about what it takes to be a real man, shot down the idea of banging prostitutes, got stalked by a girl I creampied on a Colombian bus, and defended the honor of a Brazilian guy who got cockblocked by a fat pig

American women got a lot of blog space this year. I wondered about the best age to date one, complimented their easiness while defending the idea of travel to countries that have harder women, responded to a man-bashing older woman, got on feminists who wanted to make bad pick-up lines punishable by jail time, hypothesized about why their brains are damaged, identified one of their universal problems, criticized them for looking like shit while traveling and having children while single, and brought it all home with a conversation about what’s wrong with America.

My favorite game posts:

I also taught a reality workshop, gave an introduction to Buddhism, did a big site survey, put out a video on Medellin, Colombia, shared my dune buggy adventure in a Brazilian beach town while offering travel tips of the northeast and the city of Vitoria, gave a strategy for living abroad, tried to motivate you, shared my system for learning a foreign language, and released my second book.

I closed comments for six months and while everyone says it was a mistake, I’m satisfied that I stayed motivated to blog without the instant feedback and validation. The thirst to share wisdom is within me. (Fun fact: I’ve banned 39 IP addresses since bringing comments back, and put a dozen others in the moderation doghouse.)

My favorite post of the year was what are you waiting for though I really did like how the dune buggy story turned out. The April Fools gag was going to Ethiopia to feed starving children. It absolutely cannot be topped.

Creatively it was a good year and I’m proud that I was focused and disciplined enough to dig all of it out of my huge, throbbing brain. As a result the blog is receiving the most traffic it ever has.

THE FUTURE

My goal here is not win awards for my writing but deliver ideas and experiences in a way that you can learn, understand, apply, or be entertained from. While I’ve said most of what I wanted to say about game, American girls, and South America, I still think I have things left to contribute. As long as I push myself outside of my comfort zone (i.e. stints living abroad), there should always be cool ideas popping in my head.

I don’t know exactly when but I do see myself cutting down on posting from three times a week to eventually two and then one. I think this is inevitable for those bloggers who have been doing it for so many years, as you simply cannot keep up production (and motivation) from your peak. I don’t see this as a bad thing though: as long as the quality remains strong I think you’ll still get a lot of value. In the meantime I plan on putting out a few more books, and I’m currently working on two simultaneously.

Lastly, I wanted to thank everyone for their support over the past five years, for buying my books, taking my workshop, linking my posts from your blogs, and leaving encouraging comments and emails. Otherwise my life would be probably be very different. Thank you.

Here’s to another five years.

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  • Will

    Thank you.

  • Danny K

    Wow 5 years man! The one thing above anything else I like in your writing is your overwhelming honesty – you really tell it like it is no bullshit. Many guys need to hear tough love, your dark humour especially in A Dead Bat in Paraguay meant I couldn’t put the book down. Here’s to another 5 years reading your stuff. Keep it up!

  • Josh

    To this day, yours Is the only blog I read. I’ve been reading since rooshlog.com and will probably be the last guy to stop.

    It’s pretty interesting to go from RLUG to this. I went from reading on a piece of shit HP to my iPhone, amazing how much life changes, and it’s neat to have a post like this to make you think about it.

    Thanks for everything you have written about. Especially the inSOMnia pizza story.

    Thanks in large part to your work, I have zero fear of approaching girls, have no problem getting laid, and harbor an intense hate for money grubbing whores. You are an asset to humanity. Ha.

    Thank you roosh.

  • Rad

    It’s crazy to think I’ve been reading a blog about a dude I’ve never met for 5 years. It’s like this site has become an integral part of my morning ritual.

    Sit down in cube. Turn Laptop on. Look at Roosh. Read Comments.

    I’m sure I’m not the only one.

    It has to be weird for you to have so many ramdom internet folks know half your adult life.

    Here’s to five more years of helping me waste the first 25 minutes of work.

  • Crazy Cuban

    Congrats Brother!!! To many more wonderful years of sex, sex, and more sex… Thanks Roosh for always speaking your mind. To the heaters who come here with their “happy little perfect life’s” to hate, GO FUCK A GOAT.

  • Papillon

    Thank you. Great job.

    If only it were possible to have had a copy of Bang years ago.

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    Congrats

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  • http://thedcam.com thedcam

    Congrats man, can’t wait for another five years when most of your topics will be “Best Ways To Manage A Harem Of 40 Girls” and “How To Escape From Colombia After Banging A Drug Dealers Wife”.

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  • Ben Kenobi

    Thanks for everything Roosh. I’ve been reading since year 1 and you remain one of the best around.

  • Abe

    Hell yeah, I’ve been reading for maybe 4 years. I’d probably be around 5 years from now. Much love Roosh =)

  • http://www.thegmanifesto.com The G Manifesto

    5 years, impressive.

    I think I am actually coming up on my 5th as well (math isn’t my strong suit).

    Keep traveling. Its the best thing you can do with your life.

    - MPM

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  • Giovonny

    Congrats to Roosh,

    A man who chose not to be a follower.

    A man who made his own way.

    Thats G

  • The Rookie

    wow. 5 years. congrats man.

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    Major congrats man, do you ever think about the bloggers that have come and gone in that time? You’ve kept a good pace but continued to move up. Honestly I think in the next five years there will be a major shift, count on it. A new medium. Keep up the good work

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    Damn, 5 years seems like a long time, but it goes by quick, doesn’t it?

    I think I’ve found Roosh’s blog about a year ago, but I’ve only actually been reading for the past couple of months.

    I guess I’m very new here compared to the rest of y’all.

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    cheers playboy

  • Riker

    I found this blog trying to find info on picking up Argy chicks in early 2008 and I I’ve enjoyed it ever since. Thanks Roosh. Its the only blog I read.

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    Maybe if you lost the beard and smiled more, you would get more chicks…

  • http://jackgoesforth.blogspot.com Jack Goes Forth

    Congrats Roosh. Your blog was my inspiration to begin blogging and still one of the first things I click on. Good luck with the future.

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  • Dave

    Thanks for the 5.

    I hope you do a day game book in the near future.

    Congrats.

  • Flashman

    You’re welcome. A Deat Bat was a pretty good read. Looking forward to more.

  • Vanessa

    Wow, 5 years and so much thought, effort and new content — congrats.

    Many of us have come and gone from blogging, and I really admire that you’ve continued the quality and content readers expect AND have been writing your books, too, among other projects — keep it up!

    ~V

  • http://themodernsavage.com Matt Savage

    Congrats on the 5 year blogiversery, it’s amazing how time flies and just goes to show people how much game can be accomplished if you really dig in and get down to it.

    Looking forward to another five years!

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  • nathan

    rock on Roosh, your posts have been an inspiration for me since discovering you this past November (and btw, my first reaction to this blog was ‘wow fuck this guy what an asshole’ before realizing that you spit nothing but the cold hard truth…)

    trying not to let this lifestyle lead me to a life of alcoholism or “knob rot”, but I read somewhere that the only thing of any value in life is youth; I’m TRYing not to waste mine

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    Congratulations!

    Your blog is awesome and your Bang book has improved my life quite a bit and been an inspiration. I also hope for a similar book involving day game.

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    Looks like you had more girls posting before; now it’s a sausage fest.

  • http://roissy.wordpress.com roissy

    congrats dude. people don’t know this but you were the inspiration for me to blog. i think i started reading you around the end of the dc bachelor era or the beginning of the rooshv era, and from there spun off to talk about my own experiences.

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  • Anonymous

    haha.. before dcb don’t forget about RLUG, RL, RN, and roosh.com

  • Travel bug

    Great stuff Roosh. Yours and Tim Ferriss’ are the only blogs I read. Books are solid too, looking forward to the next one.

  • Carl Sagan

    I think I’ve been reading your blog for a year, year and half maybe. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard reading someone’s blog material. Bang was a solid book too.

  • Dylan

    By far the best post of yours was the one where you posted crazy, bitchy Anouk’s email to you. Awesomeness.

  • http://thedatingcroniclesoftylerd.blogspot.com/ Tyler

    Definitely and inspiration man…thanks…

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  • .

    another 5 years and you’ll be 35. Scary.

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    Congratulations, homey. Keep up the entertaining and thought provoking writing.

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    So I was going back and reading your old posts from year 1. It’s really depressing how vehemently people were defending your attack on flip-flops in your year 1 post about them.

    I guess over the years you’ve weeded out awful readers like that because I couldn’t see commenters sticking up for flip-flops in the nightclub nowadays.

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    Roosh is the man.

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    Congrats! I can imagine how much more you’ll have to blog about when you hit up Eastern Europe and South East Asia :)

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    congrats roosh! 3 blogs i read regularly, yours is the first – since 2006. keep it coming!

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    You look uglier every year that passes.
    Your game must be superb!
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