Welcome to our first installment of:
B&B CONFIDENTIAL - #1
READY, SET, FINISHED
Hi B&B'ers and welcome to B&B Confidential. This is a section where you can read articles about what is going on and around Badger & Blade. For this installment I would like to talk about a new trend that I have seen burgeoning around these parts.
I'm talking about all of these completist threads going up. This concept began awhile back when Doc4 began The Graveyard thread some time in September of 2008 and this thread has received almost 20,000 views. It is simply a thread to post which products our members completed during the course of their shaving sojourn.
I know once I started posting in that thread I became maniacal about posting in it once a product was completed. I see alot of the same faces in there but I am starting to see many more members contributing posts in there.
Jump to 2010 and we can see a growing trend, perhaps in line with our struggling economy, of purchase sabbaticals and threads dedicated to using a product until they are finished.
You have Joshmpdx's Considerations for a Shave Purchase Sabbatical Thread wherein members have dedicated themselves to, let's see, how shall I say this... depriving themselves from purchasing any new items in 2010. I was participating and going along swimmingly until I imploded and found myself the owner of a Simpson 90th Anniversary Brush (#56 to be sure )
There is the Finish It In 2010 thread begun by Sullybob. Another completist thread wherein members commit to finishing a product whilst providing some convenient loopholes to help
enablethem reach their goals.
I joined the fray as well with the My Guess... 2017 thread wherein I have committed myself (or is it have myself committed? ) to using only one shave soap until it is complete. I started the year using only C&E Sandalwood Soap which I completed and have now started using a tin of Pre de Provence which I intend to complete.
So there you have it. It appears that even wet-shavers are tightening their belts (or strops) in these tough economic times and have committed themselves to using the products that they have so steadily accumulated and hoarded over the years.
As with so many of us, even with a self-imposed purchase embargo, we could still have a different SOTD for years to come without making another purchase in 2010.
That's what's going on in this little corner of Badger and Blade so until the next installment of B&B Confidential... keep your friends close and your shaves closer.
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