Last year, I equated the birth of Electroshadow to becoming a parent. Here now in 2013, the concept and responsibility of parenthood is becoming more real to me than I ever imagined.
As of today, the 17th of January, Electroshadow.com is two years old. A lot has happened in the last 365 days. For one, it’s grown dramatically. To date, the site has gotten over 8 million hits from 213 thousand unique visitors in more than 250 countries worldwide. These stats totally blow my mind, and please believe me when I say I am deeply humbled by it. But the site’s success has come at a price. Such a high-traffic joint inevitably attracts all sorts of people — including those who aren’t interested in movies, or anything creative for that matter. Their appetite is for destruction. And twice during the past year, the site was crippled by vicious attacks that nearly led to a permanent shutdown. As someone who’s poured his heart and soul into this endeavor, it was devastating. I don’t wish to give the perpetrators any more attention than they’ve already received, so all I’ll say is this: Electroshadow means a lot to me, I don’t make a single cent from it, and for as long as I am able, I will keep doing this.
Right. Enough of all that emo crap. This is a birthday! And birthdays should be about fun and joy and celebration! So it is with no small measure of happiness and excitement that we bring you our 2nd Anniversary Promotion! Presenting…
THE ELECTROSHADOW LIKES-FOR-PIZZA CONTEST!
I ain’t got no sponsors and I ain’t got no advertising & promotions budget. But I sure as heck got some good stuff to give away to you, dear readers and fans of Electroshadow! All you need to do is head over to our Official Facebook Fan Page, and get as many of your friends as you can to “Like” the page. If you’re not yet a fan, just click “like” and then start recruiting. You have until the closing date of 2nd February, exactly 17 days from now, to collect the “likes”. As soon as you’re done just post on FB the number of people you got. Highest number in the fastest time wins. Easy! This is what you stand to win:
1st PRIZE: RM200 PIZZA HUT GIFT VOUCHER
2nd PRIZE: RM100 PIZZA HUT GIFTVOUCHER
3rd PRIZE: RM50 PIZZA HUT GIFT VOUCHER
What’s great about these vouchers is that you can use them to hold your own Movie Viewing House Parties, where you can treat the friends you rounded up on FB! ! See, the prize isn’t random at all, and is totally related to what Electroshadow is all about: enjoying movies!
A couple of boring terms apply though: One, you need to collect a minimum of 3 likes, not including your own. Two, this contest is open only to Malaysia and the Philippines. Much as I’d love to offer this everywhere, logistics simply do not allow that. And three, you need to stay a fan of our FB page for a minimum of 1 year from today. Besides that, anything goes. So, convince, cajole, pester, harass, beg, or con your family, colleagues, and/or friends to give us a measly little “like” and you could soon find yourselves in front of the TV, stuffing your faces with delicious FREE food & drinks!
Winners will be announced on our FB page on 3rd February. What are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now! Get to da choppah!*
* Okay, if you didn’t get that Arnold reference, what are you even doing on a movie website? For the freebies? Oh, right. Carry on, then.