When my blog reached one year old a guy asked why not making posts in Portuguese (my natural tongue) as well, well I wouldn’t mind making posts in Portuguese but then I would lose most of my views and most people would stop commenting on my blog and I don’t want to loose what I managed to get with pushing my English knowledge to the limit ^_^ .
The reason why I decided to create this blog in English was to meet new people around the globe that had similar interests to mine and learn from them as well and it really paid out 🙂 . If I could I would do a similar thing that Danny Choo has, part of the blog in English and the other on Japanese of course my other part would be in Portguese.
But there are advantages in having a blog written in English and you may get some surprises as well. The major advantage to me was meeting various people across the globe but the surprises started around the date when my blog made one year.
If you scroll back to January you’ll see I made a post about the new Appleseed movie and it’s trailer contest (by the way I already have the movie ^_^ but still haven’t watched it, curse me), the reason to make that post was because I was contacted by Fred Reckling from M80 which is connected to Warner Brothers, asking if I was interested in covering the release of the movie in DVD and High Definition and if I made the post they would send me a hardcover art book with info on the movie, character design, creators, musicians, etc… a CD of Hasymo and a key chain featuring Deunam in Prada clothes. Well of course I accepted after talking to him and the stuff he promised arrived a couple weeks later 🙂 .
Tonight day 12 I was contacted by Aaron Colter from Dark Horse Comics mentioning that Dark Horse will have (already has) a “section” called Dark Horse Manga and asked if I was interested in covering release material from them with the possibility of getting a hard copy and making a review of it. I found the offer very tempting which would generate loads of traffic to my blog but unfortunately I refused the offer.
One of the reasons was because I don’t read manga and I never talked about it here but I wouldn’t mind covering their new releases. But the main reason was because he requested my address and my phone number, the address I understand because of the need to send the material to me, but why my phone number? If he wants to contact me he can use my email but there’s no way I’m giving my phone number to someone I don’t know.
As you can see my humble blog sometimes surprises me ^_^ .
PS: Kids that read this, I hope you learned something here, don’t give your phone number to anyone neither your address, unless you did a background check on them which means searching for them on the web and look at their email.