I recently met up with a friend who’d just had a baby. Actually, she had the baby a couple of years ago. She just never could get away from mommy duties long enough to meet up. Apparently, when you become a parent, you kiss any semblance of “free time” goodbye. My friend spoke rather candidly about the not-so romantic sides of parenthood. The fears, the frustrations, and the torture of prolonged sleep deprivation. It’s like being a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, only with more poop. None of that matters, I’m told. Because creating, nurturing, and guiding a new life is a deeply fulfilling experience. It is it’s own reward.
Kind of like how I feel about this website, because as far as I’m concerned running a website is like raising a kid. Electroshadow is essentially my brainchild. And today my baby of a website turns one year old.
Like any parent, I’ve gone through a whole lot of fears, frustrations and sleepless nights bringing Electroshadow to life. Nurturing the site, providing constant attention and care every single day to ensure it grows well, has been even harder. Fortunately, all the effort’s been worth it. According to web analytics, the site has now gotten over 1 million hits. People from all over the world frequent it, including readers from the United States of America, Canada, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Iceland(!), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and various parts of Asia (not forgetting good old Malaysia). Pardon me for sounding self-congratulatory, but… I’m a very proud father! *sheds theoretical tear of joy*
As with all Birthdays, a celebration is in order. And I’d like to reward you, dear reader, with a Birthday Gift. The party’s happening at Electroshadow’s Official Facebook Fan Page. Just head over there, and get a friend of yours to “Like” the page. Or, if you haven’t already done so, you can click the “Like” button too.
The first 20 people to become Facebook Fans or to refer others as Fans will each receive a Movie Ticket Voucher! This allows you to watch any film of your choice, at any GSC cinema of your choice, nationwide. For FREE!
No catch, no cons, no crap. All you need to do is “Like” the Fan Page, then email me at email@example.com with your name and postal address (don’t forget your postcode), so we can send you your Movie Voucher. This awesome awesomeness starts today, and continues for the next 17 days. So get cracking! Sadly, at this point in time we’re not able to extend this gift offer beyond Malaysian shores. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love you, dear foreign reader. In fact, me love you long time. Which means if you stick with us, next round we will indeed be going international with our rewards and promotions…
For now however, I’d just like to say a very big Thank You. The site would be nothing without readers like you. You are why this baby has grown to become what it is today. As for me, I’m still a struggling dad, fumbling my way around in the hopes of making Electroshadow even bigger and better.
I’m still sleep-deprived, though.