On May 10th, 2015, I published the last entry at one of my most popular blogs I own–originally, titled “Tex’s Quixtar Blog”, and later “Tex’s Amway Global Blog”.
The blog started out to give “Tex”, (a pseudonym for a certain Amway distributor) an avenue to express his displeasure with certain business practices of other Amway distributors. These distributors were involved in complex motivational organizations selling books, recordings, and events to their members, in order to motivate and teach their members how to succeed in the Amway direct sales business.
Most of these organizations were, and still are, under fire for their claims and practices that supposedly offer the fastest ways to success.
During 2008, “Tex” was commenting heavily at other blogs and websites that were either in favor of these organizations or decidedly against them. His methods of debate, attack, and constant reiteration of his stance made him unwelcome at most of these sites.
So, I started a blog that posted Tex’s comments from other sites, and allowed “Tex” to comment and clarify his stances without the fear of being banned. (As was happening to him by other sites at an alarming rate)
Soon afterwards, “Tex” was granted permission to publish his own entries at the blog and readership soared. Hundreds paid “Tex” a visit to comment, argue, and rail against his entries.
I think that a certain amount of credit goes to me in that eventually “Tex” was actually invited by the Amway Corporation to visit one of their corporate events to voice his opinions face-to-face with certain Amway executives.
Things progressed downhill from there.
“Tex” was eventually sued by Amway for a myriad of reasons and “Tex” brought a counter-suit. At the conclusion of the legal battle; “Tex” asked that all his blog entries be archived and not visible to the public. (I might add, that this was not a requirement of the legal ruling)
The blog sat for a few years, with just my entries that originally started the blog and a few holiday postings. In the meantime, “Tex” went on to start a new blog.
Since, On The Road With Dave is back again and with a slant not directed at Direct Sales, Multilevel Marketing or specifically Amway–I have decided to permanently place “Tex”s blog on hiatus.
Two entries remain. One explains the initial deletion of all Tex’s entries. The last one requests all visitors to visit Tex’s new site, Stop The Tool Scam.
So, for those old readers of OTRWD looking to still find mentions of “Tex” and his antics here at this blog–it’s probably not going to happen.
Officially, Tex Is On His Own.
And, if you’re still craving “Texas talk” might I suggest,
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2015;
You may see a suggestion at the end of this entry to read “Tex and Dave: Not The Same. This was a short-lived side controversy regarding the Tex Blog back in 2009. A conspiracy theorist was suggesting Tex was a fictional character created by “moi”.
You can follow the suggested links.
UPDATE AUGUST 2016: In 2011, all but a few entries at Tex’s Blog were archived due to a concluded legal battle between “Tex” and Amway Corporation. Entries made by myself were recently added back to the blog.(Such as the blog introduction and holiday postings) 2 other entries remain at that blog and briefly explain the blog’s demise and recommends readers to another site.