Glad to be here at Cigar Federation, I'm really into the concept. This is kind of the vision I had in mind when I wanted to create a website, but had no idea how the HELL to execute it. So kudos to you fine folks here at the helm of Cigar Federation! I'll probably be posting links quite frequently, inviting you to check out my website, www.botscast.com where we put together little fun stories and articles about tobacco..more of a creative writing site, where the topic is always tobacco...kind of. We do some product reviews from time to time, and some informative articles as well, but I like to think that they are pretty light reading..not too much to digest at once. We DO NOT do cigar reviews. Have you seen the guys out there reviewing cigars? Well I have, and I frequently read other cigar blogs..Let me be the first to tell you that there is NO WAY I could do a review as well as these guys, so why bother, right? The "market" has plenty of great reviewers, I can't add anything there. What we CAN offer you is 3 regular contributors, writing about there passion for tobacco, in whatever form that may be, be it cigars, pipes, or smokeless. I am ALWAYS looking for new contributors too guys, you like to write? Blast me an email at Ryan@botscast.com with a sample..It can be ANYTHING. Artwork, stories, poetry..whatever..lets just leave the reviews to the pro's! It only takes a minute to set you up as a contributor, and you can submit however often as you'd like. We also used to put out a weekly podcast, where 3 of us discussed tobacco and had a ton of fun, but that is kind of dying out. It was fun while it lasted, and who knows, maybe we'll crank that up again. We did quite a few interviews with some great cigar makers like Matt Booth, Sam Leccia, George Rodriguez, Clint Aaron, Eddie Tarazona, and Skip Martin..Anyway, I'm looking forward to hanging out here!
Wishing you black lungs & bleedin' gums,