• some 2016 gopro session paintball highlights


  • Content Marketing

    How about some transparency. What am I doing here? Content marketing!

    I found the term content marketing eight months ago, and realized that it is what I am all about and have been for the past eight years through my studies, community organizing, and work. Learning about it within a new framework of “content marketing” has brought several added layers of efficacy to my efforts.

    As far as viral marketing goes, having high quality content on your website and social media outlets are amazingly effective tactics. High quality content keeps users engaged with your social media and on your website leading to a range of benefits from boosted search engine results to brand loyalty.

    High quality content marketing keeps your clientele and customer base empowered and zealous about your brand. Your content is what distinguishes you from your competition.

    My favorite part about content marketing is that you are able to provide real value to your audiences, and in exchange for this value, you make money.

    Content marketing is basically journalism, but with the goal of trying to sell you something. A professional journalist friend once told me all journalist outlets are just advertising agencies, and it all clicked, he was right! As an intern doing sales for a multimedia marketing agency, our biggest competition was newspapers. The newspapers had in-house graphic designers and sales people who could run a real hustle selling people ads. [Read More…]

  • Blindfire Media Guide to Facebook Groups and Instagram

    Martins Guides:

    How to build an Instagram:
    -the main issue with Instagram is that generating interest and gaining exposure is difficult due to the way the app is structured. People only see content that is either already popular or something they already liked
    -to make yourself known you have to go to them, using the search feature search hashtags (#) that relate to what you are doing (ie #skateboarding) the more broad the subject the better. By liking photos with that hashtag you get people to notice you, commenting on peoples pages also helps. Tagging your photos using the same hashtags will also make it easier for people to find you.
    -when finding photos don’t be afraid to go on a spree, every 100 or so photos you like will likely draw only around 2 or 3 people to follow your page. It’s more effective to seek out users doing it in their spare time (300 followers or less) than to try and get a bigger persona or page to follow you back.
    -know your audience. Some people will connect more with a loose, causally worded caption while others might be more impressed or intrigued by a more professionally worded caption [Read More…]

  • Player Profile: Martin Lopez of Blindfire Media

    martin lopez blindfire media
    When and how did you first get introduced to paintball? When did you get hooked?

    I was first shown paintball by my friend. At the time I didn’t think much of it. Honestly I didn’t even care, I was around age 11.
    My friend first showed it to me because he thought the markers looked cool. I remember I was at his house and he pulled up a chair and sat me down at his computer showing off different markers he liked. I remember him mentioning the Empire Axe a lot in particular. He liked it because it both looked like an actual axe and because it had an “edgy” name (pun intended.)

    We sat there and I was bored outta my mind. Now a few years later all I do in my spare time is drool over paintball markers I can’t buy. Bit ironic isn’t it?

    I didn’t go to the field and actually play until I was 12, it was for a birthday party a friend was having at SC Village.

    The first game I was absolutely terrified, I sat in the back and did nothing but cower, but the rush of adrenaline I would come to cherish and chase for years to come was there, even in those first few moments. The second round I played again, not much changed except one thing. I got caught behind the same bunker as a pump player.

    The pump player seemed so calm, collected, and focused. It was incredible watching him, to this day I never got his name and I only remember him for the odd contraption he used that I later came to know as a stock class Carter.

    I got the courage to stand up and fire back and that’s when I was truly hooked. I gained so much respect for pump players from the very beginning and I think that’s most of the reason I started to play pump myself, I wanted to be that guy I saw.

    [Read More…]

  • Tao Te Ching 68

    Tao Te Ching 68

    One who excels as a warrior does not appear formidable;
    One who excels in fighting is never roused in anger;
    One who excels in defeating his enemy does not join issue;
    One who excels in employing others humbles himself before them.

    This is known as the virtue of non-contention;
    This is known as making use of the efforts of others;
    This is known as matching the sublimity of heaven.

  • Insane paintball gameplay — UWL Pump tournament

  • Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

    By Wendell Berry

    Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
    vacation with pay. Want more
    of everything ready-made. Be afraid
    to know your neighbors and to die.
    And you will have a window in your head.
    Not even your future will be a mystery
    any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
    and shut away in a little drawer.
    When they want you to buy something
    they will call you. When they want you
    to die for profit they will let you know.

    So, friends, every day do something
    that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
    Love the world. Work for nothing.
    Take all that you have and be poor.
    Love someone who does not deserve it.
    Denounce the government and embrace
    the flag. Hope to live in that free
    republic for which it stands.
    Give your approval to all you cannot
    understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
    has not encountered he has not destroyed.

    [Read More…]

  • Wolverines Pump Squad Escort Pro Player Pep Escutia @ NorCal vs SoCal Big Game

  • Video: First Time playing the Win bunker

    First Time playing the Win bunker.
    Using my CCM 6.5 Pump

    Tempered Glass Lens Protectors found on Amazon. Click image for link to product.

    1v1 @ West Coast Adventure Park on 5 30 16
    At West Coast Adventure Park. Using GoPro Session (http://amzn.to/1WtzMFk) with a mask mount.

    Still haven’t been shot in the lens but using a tempered glass lens protector (http://amzn.to/25t1gfR).

    First time using the mask mount. Thinking about what I can do to reduce shakeyness.

  • A Paintball Way of Life: Leon King from Painting the World

    paint the world for apwlLeon King

    from Painting the World (PTW)

    My opinion is that our sport is growing.

    I also believe that bigger companies should give back more to the kids and those who can’t really afford to play. Focusing only on the “pros” is not going to get this sport anywhere because once the pro players are done, who is going to continue our paintball legacy?

    I have seen a lot of kids that want to play but don’t have the means to, which is why I started Painting The World (PTW). My goal with PTW is to grow paintball for the next generation and also help others. I target at risk kids so I can take them off the streets and show them something better. We hook them up with donated gear and take them to the field and play with them and visit their fields if they are out of state.

    What makes paintball fun for me is the family of brothers and sisters you find in the sport. I believe if we all helped each other to help others we would take the sport to places it’s never been.

    Originally posted: https://www.facebook.com/A-Paintball-Way-of-Life-489824804550881/