I’m a raving advocate for classic/traditional shaving. I admit it. I shaved with an electric razor for 30+ years until one day I got an old-style barber shave. The results were so dramatic, literally life-changing, that I immersed myself in the “hobby.” I eventually started producing videos on how to shave properly. I received many, many comments thanking me (yeah, and a few snarks and hates too). Though I’m loath to compare myself to one, I almost feel like a “born again preacher” trying to convert the masses.
So, once every week or so, I “trawl” Google for discussions about shaving in non-shaving-related places (and I use the word “trawl” as in fishing, not “troll” as in the snarky-freak-underneath-the-bridge-hater guy). I’ll use a series of keywords like “i hate shaving,” “learn to shave,” “how to shave.” I’ll also do an “ego search” with a keyword of “mantic59.”
Admittedly I get a ton of search results, 99.9% of which are useless for my purposes: “adult” links (ahem…), blogs posting that are obviously Adsense Farms or otherwise blatently commercial, teenage girls talking about shaving their armpits, etc. But every now and then a gem will pop up that I can contribute to. So I do. The vast majority of the time I get a very positive response, and sometimes even a convert. I’ve also found some really interesting websites and blogs along the way–places like offtopic, somethingawful, ask andy about clothes, the tilted forum project, naked with socks on, etc.
So, what have you done to promote proper shaving?