If you’re just jumping in now and are the person who can sit down 35 minutes into a movie and not be bothered, feel free to keep reading. But, if that pains you to your very core, like it does me, then I’d suggest going back and reading The Beginning Pt. 1 and The Beginning Pt. 2.
Last we left off, it was June of 2016 and I almost handed over my page to @__imprezyy__ and then decided to just focus on the page over products. Things continued with me posting as much as my busy schedule would allow. I was still in school full time and trying to work as much as possible on the side as well. Running a page, even with only 25,000 followers, is a very time consuming venture. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but we, Hannah and I, have a large portion of our lives invested in this Instagram page that pops up on your feed every once in awhile.
August 31st of the same year, is when I made the official “DECALS ARE BACK!” post.
There were so many requests and inquiries about where the decals had gone and I just couldn’t say no anymore. Over the next few weeks, I was swamped with orders! Well, as swamped as I could’ve been for the size of the page at the time. We had the Classic Logo, Classic Rumble, Suhhbaru, and some of the originals available. You guys seemed to LOVE the mint color! Also released the Vape Nation slap that some of you loved and others, not so much.
Some of you may be wondering where @RumbleHannah is in this story. It wasn’t until September 13th, 2016 that she officially became part of the page. Prior to that momentous day, we had just been chatting over Snapchat on occasion about Subies (of course) and the internship she had at an advertising agency. We bonded over that because I actually went to a performing arts high school and got my “degree” in Communication and she just so happened to be going to school to get her bachelor’s in Communication.She was in her hometown in Washington at the time for the internship, but then went back to her university in Idaho.
One day, we were chatting about a project Hannah had to do for a class. I kind of knew what the project was about, but I didn’t know the exact details. During the conversation, I brought up the fact that it would be nice to have someone, specifically on the West Coast, to help with posting because I was getting overwhelmed and so busy with school and whatnot. I was currently living in Georgia and a lot of the Subie fam is located on the West Coast and I couldn’t post at the best times for that part of the audience because of the time difference. Hannah said that the semester long project she had to do was for content creation and that she had to have some sort of online content creation output for the entire semester. I then asked if she would like to help with posting on @RumbleBros and at first she thought I was joking, but I wasn’t!
Over the course of the next few days or so, we figured out how the dynamic would work with posting schedules and signing releases so Hannah couldn’t destroy my child and all the work I had put into the page. I was absolutely terrified of that. You have to think, we had never met in person and had only really communicated through Snapchat for maybe a month or so and I was about to give her access to the page, passwords, and so much information. It was a huge risk no matter how you look at it.
That’s how I went from almost giving up and giving it away to basically having a business partner. (I like to say she was my intern, but she hates when I call her that.)
The next post will actually be Hannah’s intro and her side of the story, so stay tuned! (ayyy)
Until next time, keep on cruisin’.