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Blogging has become a big deal over the past several years initially as a way to express ones self to the world but more recently as a way to make a living. In fact blogging has become such a  big industry for those looking to get their share of the Internet advertising market that there are thousands and thousands of people who are making a perfectly comfortable income by just sitting at home and blogging about various things.

With the explosion of the blogging industry and the ability to make a buck off of your site visitors fake product reviews have become a HUGE problem. Sure, now more than ever you can find accurate and legitimate reviews of products from real users through platforms such as Amazon. But also now more than ever it is difficult to tell the real reviews from the fake ones. It’s easy if you go to a site like Amazon but what happens when you want reviews on products that aren’t sold at Amazon and you are forced to look toward the little guys site. More often than not you are forced to sift through a bunch of crap in the search results in order to find the real reviews, if you do find any at all.

You see with the incentive to make money off of site visitors there are many bloggers these days that write reviews of products without ever actually seeing the product in action or knowing whether it is of high quality or not. The idea for these bloggers is to write a glowing review and slap up some few affiliate links and most of your site visitors will believe your review, click through and eventually buy, thus making you money. These types of blog owners never intend to provide any real information about the product and are simply out to make a buck. What’s it to them anyway? They aren’t the one that is getting falsely deceived into thinking a crap product is good, they aren’t the ones blowing $50 on something that doesn’t work right.

Enter, an all new reviews website where the site owners don’t ever review a product themselves. Yes, the site owners do have ads on the site and they do make money however they have left all the reviewing to users like you because they know there is a conflict of interest, and they also know that there is no possible way they can review thousands of products themselves. Instead of trying to piece together information from the web and pass it as a review, or worse, these guys have left all of the reviewing to real users just like you and me.

I’m not sure if this site will make it big or not but I felt they deserved a mention after I stumbled across their site and saw that they were doing the noble thing, the proper thing, the thing that will certainly make them less money, but just the sort of thing that we need. Now we can only hope more and more mega sites like this start popping up and perhaps we can save the Internet from greedy people who make their money at another’s expense. For more info check out the You Review It About Page.

I thought I’d let a buddy of mine (pictured to the right) have some airtime today with a post about the place we both currently call home, Gunnison, Colorado. The Gunnison Country is a great place for many outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, and much much more.  It is especially known for it’s fishing which rivals the best in the  state of Colorado and around the world. I hope you enjoy and if you feel the urge come on out and see what Gunnison is all about.

Next time you are thinking about taking a vacation to Colorado, consider checking out the southwest corner of the state. More specifically, stay in Gunnison or Crested Butte, Colorado and take advantage of the many different activities available in this area! These activities include: white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, shopping, kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, and fishing on Blue Mesa reservoir!

Blue Mesa, located fifteen minutes from Gunnison, Colorado, is the largest reservoir in the state and boasts some of the best kokanee salmon fishing in Colorado as well as the western U.S.! It also has trophy lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, perch, and the occasional pike. Blue Mesa holds a state record kokanee salmon and the state record lake trout, which exceeds 50 lbs! There are many great fishing opportunities at Blue Mesa reservoir and all of these opportunities are surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Dillion Pinnacles, West Elk Wilderness area, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison!

Kokanee salmon are a land-locked version of the sockeye salmon and are just as delicious! They make a fantastic mountain vacation dinner. These fish can be caught trolling or jigging from a boat and can put up quite a fight. A Blue Mesa fishing trip is a great addition to any summer or winter Gunnison or Crested Butte vacation and hiring a Blue Mesa fishing guide to get you into the fish is a great idea! One that comes highly recommended is Robby Richardson, owner and head guide of Sport Fish Colorado guide service. He has spent between 150 and 200+ days a year on the waters of Colorado over the last five years and Blue Mesa is his favorite place to fish! He will get you into the fish (And that’s no joke as you can see by the picture below), show you a fun time, and even fillet your fish up for dinner at the end of the day!

If you prefer to try a Blue Mesa fishing adventure on your own, all fishing equipment as well as a pontoon or aluminum fishing boat can be rented from Elk Creek or Lake Fork Marinas. You can also try fishing from the banks of Blue Mesa if you have your own equipment, but after the water warms in late spring, the fishing from shore can be a little tough. The Gunnison/Crested Butte area also has a lot of public access on rivers and streams in the area that can provide good fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Regardless of what type of fishing you prefer, give Blue Mesa and the Gunnison/Crested Butte area a try on your next Colorado vacation and hang on to that rod, you might be suprised at how good the action can be!