On the 29th of February, 2012 (a leap year), I started blogging. The first blog I made was the super-hideous PIPI HAHAMOGGIES - A.K.A. a.k.a. cartoon, a word salad title which resulted in one of the worst Portuguese blogs ever. Within a few months I had barely a thousand visitors.
On the 28th of March, 2012, I started "Cartoon Network HQ and Boomerang HQ stuff", in an attempt to revivalize Cartoon Network's popularity in Portugal. The blog, like the channels at the time, was in English, just like this blog. Like PIPI HAHAMOGGIES - A.K.A. a.k.a. cartoon, the blog was also a fiasco, but it was better in terms of views, as it had some occasional viewers from abroad.
I got at least a couple comments from foreigners who stopped by. I had the "advent calendar" which stopped halfway through due to my very own personal objections. Also that "dude-bro" language (seriously, avoid using it now) didn't help. What didn't help either was when I entered Toonzone on December 30th (not posting anything for another two days, apart from just a PM) and I quickly let my blogging world aside and started to focus more on my new forum life.
On the 28th of March, 2013, the blog was done with.
Ákos Abonyi was the man who pressured me to enter the world of Facebook so that I could expand my work on "Zona dos cartoons" (originally "Zona dos desenhos animados"), the Portuguese version of his famous Rajzfilmövezet blog, part of the Cartoon Media Group chain. As time moved further, I stopped working on that blog because "lack of time".
Side projects like Cartoon World Portugal" also had marginal success. Dream World was constantly being updated because of the old and new dreams that I was eventually posting on that place, which was then abandoned.
And viewing "ratings" began to increase faster than the old blog.
It became an instant success.
The "CNHQgate", based on an e-mail I've received, was prophetic (the number of views increased to 1000 by the end of the week in which it was posted), being a sign that I was ready for success.
And "success" was the key word for the blog.
A failed Shocktober season (in 2014) did not work, but conflicts with school work didn't allow the continuation. And no advent calendar was made, because the one I made was full of off-topic images.
RegularTaxi was also a thing. This was the first time I was actually writing for anything else other than Blogger or Facebook (apart from that experiment called "Fãs do Cartoon Network" which never really became a leadership experience). This blog in question was more of a true leadership experience, because I was getting more and more likes as time began to move. Then hosting problems closed the site down twice.
But now that RegularTaxi is back, especially with the forums, that went down the pound with it.
Now, the reason why I made this post was to finally announce that the rebrand is here.
If you believed that this blog was over, it actually isn't.
Actually the blog's rebrand will finally come next week.
After a few years on Blogger, it's time to make the switch to Wordpress, on the servers of RegularTaxi.
The reason why: with Google changing their terms and services thanks to copyrighted content, this address will be obsolete.
All the content will be transferred to a completely new domain: www.cnbmbnhq.ml, and this post will be included. Also the long-overdue rebrand will finally happen.
I'd like to thank literally everyone who commented, looked and linked to this blog, incluidng Cartoon Brew when they talked about those Chinese CN show rip-offs. And also the people (mostly Arabs) who dispensed their likes on the #SaveCNHQ Facebook page, which at the time of writing is one like ahead of 100.
And with that, we now say "goodbye" to Blogspot and "hello" to the new blog, whose rebrand is coming next week.
Good night, and goodbye.