How Philippines Addicts Started
I own one of the largest Philippines Nightlife and Travel message board in the Philippines and through outh e World and that's a fact I owe to a lot of people along with a lot of hard work and skill by my party.
I took over Philppines Addicts in August 2010 as I saw a void that needed to be filled as Pattaya Addicts was at the time the up and coming "big boy" on the block and as luck would have it, I have businesses in the both Thailand and the Philippines. This made Philippines Addicts a per fit and it soon become a hobby which blossomed into an obsession of sorts utilizing all my marketing savvy to make it what it is today. I took the board over when it had a meager 1,500 members of which only 50 or so where active. Today, Philippines Addicts enjoys a membership based of 37,5000 members as of August 2014. That's a truly impressive progression by any webmaster's standards and not shabby when you consider I hold down 4 other jobs and do consulting work for a lot of individuals and companies both in the Philippines and Thailand.
Philippines Addicts would be nothing without the tremendous support of the moderators, administrators who have stuck by the whole time lending their intellect and sage advise when needed. The most important factor however, has been the kind veterans of the Philippines who have really opened up and started giving some solid advise to people new to the Philippines making their trips much safer and fulfilling. This is the intent of Philippines Addicts and that is to provide the best information up to date information about traveling to the Philippines and meeting their beautiful women. A special thanks goes out to Laamok, the owner of Pattaya Addicts without whom none of this would happen. I consider Laamok a younger brother I never had and he is nothing but a solid individual with a proven track record of honesty and integrity. Thanks buddy.
Owning a Monger Board and the anatomy of a monger
The funny thing about owning a mongering board of any sort is the really eclectic mix of people you meet or come into contact with via their writing on the boards. The rest of the mainstream media and World would consider these type of people complete reprobates and basically they are shunned from society but in truth, I must disagree with this notion entirely. A lot of guys settle down with a good Filipina women and have happy productive lives contributing significantly to the Philippines economy and most importantly, leaving behind a beautiful legacy for their kids to follow in the future.
We all have a dark side IMHO and it's just the degree in which we let this entity control our lives that makes us a bad person. The may sound simplistic but I believe it's really that simple. How much do each of us let the demon within take over our lives. Unfortunately, the answer to that is way too much. With that said, people that monger do not care what society thinks of their actions as they are truly not hurting anybody except themselves if you wish to look at it that way.
Enough of mongering physiologic pondering and let's get down to some facts which I truly find predicable and amusing.
Drawing a Line In The Sand
I have been an internet marketer since the internet began somewhere around 1995 and I was in Bangkok at the time. I worked my way up from publishing ski magazines to designing full on interactive travel websites that have since been sold and are still online today. I believe I think a little bit about marketing online and I thank God for giving me these gifts as it sure makes my life easier.
Just recently a revival message board was known as PI@night, which has been online since 2005 has been seperating themselves from Philippines Addicts and changing their original no ads model to something like Philippines Addicts with advertising. Since this apparent switch over, which hasn't happened yet as of Aug 2, 2014 the admininstrators and moderators has taken shot at Philippines addicts starting threads such as "Us and Them" among others. To me this is uncalled for and very petty and anybody who knows marketing would consider that a big no no. I guess they now consider Philippines Addicts a competitor which again is very humourous.
The administrators and moderators of Philippines Addicts never discuss PI@tnight and we sort of expect the same from them at it's kind of an unwritten law in terms of netequette but then again who follows this these days.
The bottom line in this whole adolescent episode is Philippines Addicts is not in competition with PI@tnight and never will be as our approach is much different and we belong to a travel network of over 150,000 guys while PI@tnight might have 8,000 members. Further more, we would never stoop so low as to analyse another boards content, member base or administrators as we have better things to do and a message board is only as good as people behind it.
In closing, I personally wish the guys at PI@tnight the very best in their switch over to advertising. Something they swear they would never "stoop" down to. I take solace in the fact Philippines Addicts is growing at a phenomenal rate and is miles ahead of PI@tnight in terms of development and marketing strategy with an internet life half that of PI@tnight.
Philippines Addicts will always be a free board and will continue to add new features and solid Philippines nightlife and travel information for many years to come. We pride ourselves on being fair and friendly moving forward and paying no regard to others. This is our nature and we encourage all to join the conversation today