200 Followers | Welcome to Our Place | 1 GIF | 1 Present | 0 Push-ups!
Hi everyone and welcome to OUR place!
Finally! I’ve been wanting to change that in a long, long time! I know it’s small, but it makes all the difference! >.< Yeah you can say that I could just go and have changed in any post, but I wanted to use a special occasion to do it! 😀
First let me thank you all who have been supporting and following Arthifis’ Place! In the beginning I wanted to use this blog to learn more about digital marketing, then I started using the blog because I was having so much fun and wanted to write, read and talk with you, now… I’m here because of you and for you! It’s strange that I’m writing this post one day after the “Am I good Enough?” post came out, let’s say this week has been an emotional rollercoaster.
I really want to thank you all for your support! Your comments did brighten my day/week and I can say that at this moment I only have one objective:
Entertain you while talking about Anime, Gaming and my life in general. That’s why I am going to continue blogging and posting every week. If I’m able to grow and make a life out of it, perfect (and I will do my best so that event can happen with more probability). However, that is not my goal at the moment. My goal is to live in the moment, celebrate the daily things and as I said, entertain you! 😀
Now let me first address the push-ups thing because I know many of you are waiting for this and I’m not going to deliver it. There are 2 reasons: Some weeks ago I injured my shoulder and I’m still not 100%, moreover it seems that my left arm is not at 100% either. This way I think it’s better not to start doing push-ups and stress the muscles which already are not in top form. Second reason is… You know that Anime and that game that were masterpieces but they decided to go, make a sequel and just destroyed everything? Well, I think the push-ups are the same thing! Great idea in the beginning but if you put out another 40 minutes of me doing push-ups people will just start feeling a little bored (which is completely normal).
However, I couldn’t just go, get 200 followers and not do anything special for everyone right? 😛 This way I went out and created a GIF of myself! The idea is for you at least smile watching it and of course you can use it and abuse it all as you want!
In the first Liebster Award that I got, nominated by Chizu-bro I said that my useless talent was to make a good impression of the running guy meme, for the ones who don’t remember what that is, here is a refresh of memory :
So I thought, let me share this with them and create a GIF of me doing basically the same thing! Everyone I showed this cracked up, so I hope you also find it funny! XD Here is my impression of the running guy meme:
But WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Now that I find myself proudly with more than 200 guest at our place I decided it’s time to start helping smaller blogs! Now, I know there are many people doing that already! You have Irina with the blogwarming party, you have Jon’s Creator Showcase, Karandi with her “In Case You Missed It” series and you probably have more that at the moment I’m not remembering (sorry for the ones who I left out >.<).
My idea is a little different from the above. With Irina if you are a small blog you can submit one post and have the possibility to being featured in her blog, Jon is a little different, everyone can basically submit (small or big) their posts tag some people on twitter and the assigned “contributor” for that month will then proceed to share the bests ones on their blog. In Karandi side, it’s a weekly thing where she promotes the posts she has read that loved the most, doesn’t really matter if the blogs are small or big. Of course the objective is the same, helping the blogging community to grow together! 😀
So, with all of this what did I come up with that is different enough for me to put out there instead of just going to this people and say “Hey! I want to help!”? Well, I’m not going to make a featured posts thing, I’m going to do a BLOG featured thing!
First, the name will be Main Hall Exhibit! (for now, I may change it later) You know those kind of houses that when you enter they have like a statue or something like that in the middle of the main hall entrance? You do? Cool! Well picture that then, but instead of a statue you have a pedestal with a blog on top of that! 😀 So, basically this series will be a place to expose smaller blogs and make them grow!
Now, how this is going to happen?
First, in this case no one needs to submit their posts or blogs to me! I think that some people may be left out using process because it takes a lot of guts to submit your own work to a bigger blog, especially when you are still small and testing the waters. This way, what I’m going to do is, I already follow some blogs that are still small and I will randomly pick one and work with it! However, you can and you should give me suggestions of smaller blogs you know and love or even submit your own blog! Let’s be honest here, I don’t follow every Blog in the WordPress Community so that kind of help will be appreciated 🙂 You can just use the contact page here or go to Twitter and DM me 🙂
As I said, I’m not going to feature posts, I’m going to feature blogs. After I have the blog I will feature in mind I’m going to stalk their blog until exhaustion. This way, my post will be like a review of their blog (although always a positive one of course) and instead of one post I’ll go and say my favourite ones so you guys can go explore those posts for yourself and if you like what you see start following them! 😀
I have some set of rules, or let’s say guidelines for this:
- The blog can’t have more than 100 followers. (at least for now! If I end up with let’s say 500 followers I will start to feel that I can help bigger blogs than 100)
- This will be a monthly thing! I would like to be more constant doing it, but let’s face it, I just don’t have the time!
- I don’t really care what the blog is about! Although I’m going to try to focus on the Anime blogging community because that’s where most of you are, I will feature any blog that I feel that is good enough! 🙂
- I will only look at WordPress followers! So let’s say you have 50 followers from WP and 200 from e-mail I’ll feature nonetheless. This rule is just to make my work a little easier because It’s not always that easy to find how many people are following a blog by email!
And for now I think that’s it… Not sure, probably will remember something that I should have said and forgot after posting this, but hey it’s always like that and it’s not really a life or death situation. While these series are running of course I will notice things that need to be changed and improved! But that’s how life works am I right?
So, again! Thank you so much for your support and I’m out of myself about having 200 people at our place! 😀 Just a shameless plug and steal Karandi’s idea from Twitter, the party is happening here! Everyone feel free to join! 😀