Crazyshit.com Is 11 Years Old Today!
Today eleven years ago, is the day that I registered crazyshit.com. A few weeks later, I put the site online, with a few pictures from some emails I had and bam! History is made. Well, for crazyshit at least. Now it's eleven years later, and I can't believe I'm still here doing this.
I guess I should clarify that when I say “I”, I mean at that time I had a business partner. We owned a website hosting company together. We were drinking one night and fucking around on the internet when I said, we should register the name “crazy shit!” and that's how it all started. We probably laughed our asses off for a good 20 minutes.
Years later he left the company, to pursue other career with a steady pay check. I wanted to stick it out and see if I could make this work. See what happened was, we had gotten real big within a year or so of starting the website. We had no clue about advertising or affiliate marketing. We basically had all these people coming to the website, using up God knows how much bandwidth, and not making a cent. We really didn't know anything about running a big website. We only dealt in small websites.
Well, we made the decision to make the website a paid membership type website. Looking back at that decision now, I really regret it. I wish we would have never gone with that route. But seeing how we can't go back in time, and how things have worked out so far. I have to say I'm glad we did try it.
Well after a few years, the paid membership only model started to run it's course. We went from 30 thousand people a day to one thousand. That's when my business partner wanted out. He sold his shares of the web hosting company and all rights to crazyshit.com. From there, I made the site free, and started to rebuild our reputation. We went from one thousand people in September of 2003 to 75 thousand people in February 2010. Sure other sites have grown faster, like facebook and myspace, but we have a devoted community of people that come here on a daily basis. It's just too bad we can't get even a third of the people that come here to participate in the site. That would be really kick ass!
I'd like to thank everyone that has ever bought a membership or patronized our advertisers. You have helped pay the bills here, and keep crazyshit afloat. Looking towards the future, think of things like more user control. Letting you guys upload your own videos and pictures. More interaction with each other and more Crazy Shit!
I look forward to the next 11 years!