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I’m Taking A Week Off Starting Sunday And I Have Some Thoughts About Turtleboy’s Recent Growth



On Sunday I’m going on vacation with the fam to Truro for a week and I’m going to try not to publish any blogs while I’m gone. There will also be no live shows next Tuesday or Saturday, and on Turtle Club on Thursday. I think it’s healthy for everyone to take time completely off from their work and just enjoy life, because although I love what I do for work, what’s the point of working hard if you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor with your kids? I just need a week to sit on a beach and hang out with them before returning to the action. If something insane happens like Jen McCabe being indicted I will obviously have something to say, but besides that I’m just gonna chill. We all need a break.

I used to have a team of writers back in 2017 who could publish blogs while I was gone so the site would always have new content. But I haven’t had any other bloggers since early 2020 so there won’t be anything new this week. For a while I even wrote under former bloggers’ names after they quit because I was demoralized and didn’t want to make it look like Turtleboy was the sinking ship that I feared it was becoming. Things have changed since then.

Maybe some day I’ll find someone who I trust, who has “the voice,” and can run the ship while I’m away, but today is not that day. This is a drawback of being the sole face of the brand. Usually during vacation week what I do is re-publish old blogs from before we started publishing exclusively on It gives newer turtle riders a chance to catch up and read some of the Turtleboy classics that got us to where we are today.

With that said, this vacation is coming at a time of unprecedented growth that I was not prepared for. Turtleboy is at a crossroads and is ready to go to the next level. However, I am just one man, and although I get help from many people drastic changes to my business model need to be made in order to keep up with that growth. Here are some issues I’m dealing with:

  • The inbox is insane. Every day I get hundreds of messages. Some are people thanking us and exchanging pleasantries, while others are story tips and ideas. Every morning I have to wade through a sea of messages on my email, Twitter, Clarence Woods Emerson, and Turtleboy accounts. If you have a story idea that you want us to write about I recommend keeping it brief, get to the point, and send evidence. If it takes me more than 3 minutes to read or doesn’t grab my attention immediately then I’m not reading it.
  • Sometimes it takes hours just to read all the messages, and I do not have time to respond to most of them. If I or an admin reads your message but do not respond it doesn’t mean we didn’t read it. If you message again with, “are you gonna write about this?”, I will almost definitely not write about it. I read every message and I get to the stories that I have time to get to. Don’t take it personally if I don’t get back to you.
  • Canton has taken priority over everything for the last 3 months because it’s the biggest story I’ve ever written about, and will continue to be the central focus until it’s resolved. That doesn’t mean I won’t get to other stories, but the long investigative story ideas that people send I will be less likely to look into.
  • The volume of traffic on the website has tripled in the last 3 months. A lot of you have gotten 504 errors and other things, which is a bi-product of this growth. This has required serious upgrades to the hosting that is a constant challenge. I have a very qualified web developer who I contract with and is very attentive to fix the issues when they arise. But again, this growth is unprecedented and unexpected, so I am learning as I go along. After a while I will have this mastered.
  • Memberships in turtle club have increased five fold in the last 3 months. I offer free t-shirts to all who join, but it’s been difficult to get them all processed due to the volume of new members. I am looking into a way to streamline the free t-shirts into the membership package that doesn’t involve me manually sending members a t-shirt.
  • I am having to speak with lawyers a lot, but not the kind of lawyers I used to speak with. In the past I needed them because I was being sued or had to fight bogus harassment prevention orders from disturbed ratchets. But now I need attorneys for good reasons – to look out for the best interests of Turtleboy as I get offers that I never imagined getting before.
  • Eventually I will hire people once I get the business more streamlined and organized. I have to figure out exactly what I need most and what I’d have potential employees do before making any decisions like that. Certainly I would be looking for bloggers, but also potentially interns.
  • A lot of people ask to mail me things, so I’m looking into getting a PO Box as well.
  • I am looking into renting an office or a studio to work out of and broadcast the live show so you don’t have to hear my boiler when it comes on.
  • I will have a family member staying at my house for a week to feed the fish, we have cameras everywhere, and I have a great relationship with the Holden Police Department, so don’t even think about any shenanigans.

I know that I may seem cocky at times, but I’m really quite humble. Ten years ago I was teaching high school history, and now I have millions of readers, followers, and subscribers, eager to read my next breaking story. I’m not used to people letting me stay in their beach front homes on the outer cape. I’m not used to people cheering for me in Stop & Shop parking lots, asking to take selfies with them, or sign their books. I’m still just a high school teacher from Worcester in my mind, and I always will be. I am honored and humbled to have you as a reader, and can’t express enough in words how good it makes me feel to have the support of so many people.

There have been many times when I wanted to give up Turtleboy because it was too overwhelming, but you all keep me going. There have been low points in my life personally that you’ve all helped me get through. I was open about some struggles I had mentally a couple years ago, and can honestly say that the outpouring of support I received in response helped me cope. It’s a great feeling to wake up every day and love what you do for work, knowing  that people are waiting to hear what you have to say next.

Saturday night will be the last show for 10 days. Hope to see you then.


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  1. Great job kid, a few turtle riders are also supporting you and Karen Read in the Twitch chat on the Greg Hill Show and have you gone to the D&E Yelp page haha legendary stuff. Enjoy the vacation

    1. Don’t go paddle boarding you have hundreds of great white sharks in the ocean and the Obamas in the ponds.

  2. You should not go to truro. No one wants a bigot on this end of the cape. You spend your time making fun of the alphabet mafia and you think we want you so close to our home?

    1. A bit snobby that you dont want someone on your end of the Cape Dont ya think. what a Losah you are Chris

    2. Ha oh sweetie! If he triggers your feels maybe you in fact are a ratchet and have done something wrong? Boo hoo

    3. Haha, TB is an equal opportunity hater……he hates all scumbags equally regardless of race color or creed. Sorry if some of them, or a lot of them, fall into your little group of weirdos. Reason #9854 why I go to New Hampshire and not the cape.

      1. I hope to live ling enough to see a wall along the border of NH/Mass. stay in your dump state and stop plaguing us with your presence.
        You’re like leprosy on our state..

        1. You state would dry up and blow away without money from those you hate so much. Believe me all ma residents who own property up there will attest to douchebaggery of the natives. When I buy again, I’ll have enough land to never deal with the local assholes again. Lakes region for 20 years. Gfys

          1. Dont flatter yourself.
            Most of you couldn’t survive without us providing all of the services you need
            Im old enough to remember NH was strictly ag and forestry. Recreational economy was an afterthought. Those days will return someday and the natives will make you go back.

          2. I believe true New Hampshire-ites still toil in primitive trades such as pig farming and cutting brush. It is wisened and educated outsiders with money from New York, California and well bread Connecticut Yankees that give NH the technology jobs you can not master you bitter little bumpkin, har har.

      2. Believe me, we on the cape hate tourists. We cant stand you entitled pieces of shit. So stay the fuck away

        1. Ha ha when i’m on the Cape you local crackheads call me Sir and fetch my daiquiri in hopes of a few crumbs from my wallet. Get in line peasant and wax my Mercedes while your sister cleans my toilet.

          1. So true. Worked for that Asshole for 3 years .
            Never a Christmas bonus or overtime pay even when called at 3 AM to pick him up and his marriage corpse.

          2. Hey John….. better to be in Beacon Hill. The Cape, as they say is described as, “An asylum without the bars”. Prison bars. It’s a shit hole where fugitives flee to when they F up elsewhere.

            It’s known for, “When Evil Rules”, psycho Melvin Reine, by M.Mcphee. “The Day We Dissappeared”, by Officer Busby and his being forced to flee and hide after exposing Melvin’s murderous rampage.

            The level of corruption in the Worthington Case, “Reasonable Doubt”, Peter Manso, where many innocents had their lives ruined for trying to expose the level of corruption during the case and trial.

            Witnesses were set up, including the defense attorney’s, writers and one juror.

            A young child was left for an entire weekend clutching her mother’s body.

            A racist jury, that dined with the prosecutor who became a judge, another generation from Wasp Yankee lineage….. and sealed a fixed trial.

            There was a lot more to this case they didn’t want exposed because it would shake up the entire LE system and Cape real estate. Lots of the same elements as the Read case. Protected families in LE, drug dealers……no wonder they own cottages there! It’s just one big dirty gang watching out for another.

            Someone should push an appeal, on the Worthington case, but the Cape could never survive if the truth came out. Read “Reasonable Doubt”, by the late Peter Manso. Canton smells just as foul.

            Not even a thousand sunsets on Cape Cod Bay could change that God Foresaken shit hole. At least the toddler is now grown up and living across the Atlantic……

            Come back soon Tboy….. it’s not what you think it is.

        2. May the Worthington case be a curse on the cape forever. Canton and Truro will never be absolved of their sins.

          1. Every time I hear of that town I think of Christa Worthington sadly. That story was beyond horrifying!

  3. Your growth reminds me of Pat Mccafee.Smaller scale but a growing fan base with great opportunities.It’s been great watching you get to each level

  4. What happens when the State proves it’s case beyond a reasonable doubt and all the Money dries up ?
    Back to attacking minorities on food stamps ?

  5. “Kids”? Don’t you mean crotchfruit?

    Enjoy the time off, TB – thank you for all you do.

  6. Enjoy your vacation with your family you absolutely deserve it Aidan! I don’t take mine till mid September, doh! We all need to unplug and recharge as we know life is just too short. You’ve come very far since a year ago, and you’re still not done!

  7. I was aware of you for years but didn’t really become more than an occasional reader prior to the Polito graduation party scandal. I love the one off ratchet stories but casting sunlight on corruption is where you really shine. You truly have “leveled up” over the past few months and your success is well deserved. Enjoy your time off. I’m looking forward to you coming back refreshed and ready to continue the good fight!

  8. If you want to really get away and unplug why Massachusetts? Everyone knows your face and will be looking for you in Truro. As you expand more you should consider more exotic vacations outside Massachusetts. It’s a beautiful world out there. Make sure you don’t miss it.

  9. Turtleboy, please promise to send me a postcard from your vacation.
    I will miss your warmth and positive compliments.

  10. Good for you! Congratulations on all the success and enjoy every minute of your time with the family!

  11. Congrats I know the feeling 10 years ago i was employed to somebody else and loved a cold beer now I mostly do crossfit and work for myself. When everybody wants to be your friend it fucks your head especially if they ignored you before you became a successfull. I run my own business and could use some hard working college girls for interms joking LOLLLL. I don’t need the cape cod I got North Weymouth. Rock on Turtle!

  12. I know Read is priority but don’t slack on MCG I live to watch her slow painful slide into prison !

  13. You’ve done MORE for Democracy, Justice, Free Speech, the 4th Amendment, the 1st Amendment ( in totality), and the 6th Amendment. I am NOT a lawyer. But I know the Constitution, Obviously, better than Bill Clinton.
    ( “Far as I know, The Constitution says, ‘ Of the people, for the people, by the people”)
    Those words DO NOT exist in the Constitution of the United States of America. They were Abraham Lincoln’s closing words at Gettysburg.

  14. Enjoy the break & take a deep breath! Take a couple! I have a feeling the ride is just beginning. This blog made me tear up as I have followed you since before we knew you were you! Always loved your cheeky writing style & your ability to create a whole new sub language to describe the ever growing population of twat waffles, grundle trolls, & their aging crotch fruit. Thank you for making me laugh, but more importantly, thank you for speaking the truth & providing us with a true source of honest, 1st amendment loving journalism. Can’t wait to cheer you on as your haters choke on the best type of revenge!!! i will continue to pray for you & your family guidance & protection at this time…as well as peace & swift justice for Karen & John…XOXO

  15. You definitely deserve a vacation!! If you see Aunt Bev at her cottage tell her to f recuse herself

  16. I was just thinking I am so Irish and Stubborn, I am giving up Dunkin because corporate is in Canton. So little ass Canton, Mass Dunkin corporate and now has Top Golf how did that happen? Just saying

  17. Am I the only one who sees other YouTubers covering this story and think “PLEEEAAASE… what can you possibly add that we haven’t already learned from Aidan?”

    I don’t even think to listen to anyone else

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