Monday, August 27, 2012


I think most people who blog for a while start getting emails like this from time to time:

Hello Patrick,
After reviewing your blog, I think that you are a good match for our music community on, our free media syndication service for bloggers.
Participate in our blogging campaigns and we connect you with our network of media outlets--helping to increase traffic to your blog.
Join today, and happy blogging!
Mariana Gonzalez
Hispano Bloggers

This time around though, I was a little puzzled about how my blog could have suddenly have become a good match for a "music community" of any kind, let alone one of particular interest to Hispanic readers...

I'm guessing this has happened simply because I wrote that one post about that classy Costa Rican triathlete, Leonardo Chacón Corrales, and got myself flagged for keywords like Costa and/or Rica.

The thing is, I don't want to insult anybody. I mean, if HispanoBloggers wants to make me an honourary Latino, who am I to say no? I've always thought Latinos were among the sexiest of ethnic groups. I haven't felt sexy ever. Well, except for that one time, but that was just pretend as opposed to say, this:
Oh yeah. Get a load of me now.
Sigh. If only it could be so. Ah well, you know my life is pretty damn good and I can and should romance Mrs. Rantwick all the time instead of daydreaming about fake Tangos anyway... yep, I think all is actually as it should be.
Queridos HispanoBloggers,

Por mucho que me gustaría ser un hombre latino en lugar de uno blanco pastoso o que me escribió una gran cantidad de puestos que sean de interés para los lectores hispanos, ninguna de estas cosas son verdaderas.

Por lo tanto, es con pesar que estoy rechazando su gentil ofrecimiento para unirse a su blogger servicio de distribución de medios.

 Su Pal,


PS - Mis disculpas si esta carta está mal escrito ... He utilizado "Google Translate" y no habla una palabra de español yo mismo.

Don't forget to just be yourself, because your self is just awesome,


Steve A said...

But OF COURSE you'd be of interest to Hispanics! You live in Ontario, which is just across the river from Quebec; home of a LOT of Romance language speakers. OR, in case you forgot, France and Spain are neighbors.

We in Texas, on the other hand, beat up Spanish speakers at the Battle of San Jacinto and on the March from Veracruz to Mexico City, so we are not gonna be loved by Hispanobloggers until after "reconquista."

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Now you need one of those mexican wrestling masks and a cape!

RANTWICK said...

Steve - Nice take.

RCT - I'm a lover, not a wrestler!

cafiend said...

Don't forget your foray into music video:

People want to say they knew you before you were discovered.

RANTWICK said...

@cafiend - oh yeah! That didn't even qualify as music in my mind. I fear that if I am "discovered" it may be the white coats for me...

cafiend said...

All true artists are crazy.

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