At midnight tonight I will have successfully completed 28 laps of the entire solar system. That's about 26,264 MILLION kilometres! Phew, it's exhausting! But I'm ready for much more! 😀
So, I will take this short off-topic break from saving the world from being doomed to a a boring monolingual fate, to asking for a birthday present from you!
If you've enjoyed any of my blog posts in the past, then this will be hugely appreciated as a thank you! Best part is: it's completely free and will take you 20 seconds max. Although those of you willing to treat me to a non-alcoholic cocktail (or mocktail as I prefer to call them) for my weekend celebrations, can certainly do that too!
My birthday request: 1982 clicks
Don't worry, you don't have to personally click anything 1982 times – once will do 🙂 But I'm hoping that the RSS subscribers, Language Hacking League e-mail subscribers, and everyone I am spending the day writing to personally, can combine their click-powers to give me a total of 1982 clicks (any guesses why I'm aiming for that number? 😉 )
The best part is that you can follow the progress for yourself! Check out the page I want to share with a video of me speaking in 8 languages. The page also talks about the Language Hacking Guide, but people have told me that it's fun to share simply because the video is cool, even if they aren't interested in the book. That page has the Facebook share link on the top-right and that is what I would like people to click this weekend!
I have augmented the page with the latest advanced web 7.0 technology: a cheesy guilt-filled message and a ridiculous giant arrow just so there is no confusion about where I want you to click! When you click “share”, a page opens up for you to put the link on your Facebook profile (you may have to log-in first). Write a wee message saying how crazy this Irish guy is, how bad my accent in French is, how cheesy my pathetic plea for attention is, or whatever you want to say, but share it! You can also click the arrow to select a nicer white image to display to represent the page.
All the link sharing will bring more interested and cool readers to my site, give me lots more interesting comments and e-mails, and perhaps make an extra sale or two to make sure that I have enough Orange Juice to power my language learning missions! The next one is going to be quite the challenge and I'll officially introduce it next week!
That's it! So if you have 20 seconds to spare for your favourite Irish polyglot, please click ‘share' on the top-right of this page. For every click I receive, I guarantee that I will smile in appreciation, or you get your click back no-questions-asked. Multiple clicks mean multiple smiles so spread the message, and for bonus points (or if you don't use Facebook) you can e-mail 3 of your friends learning languages and tell them to read this blog, and let me know about it so you get your well earned smile-credit!
My birthday request is to take over the (Facebook) world… for the weekend 😛 You know what to do to help make it possible!
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