I was fortunate enough to sit and chat (in Internet speak, that means we conversed via multiple emails) with Andy Bowness of the popular hoodie and tee blog, Hide Your Arms! It’s a pretty long and comprehensive interview, but I think that I provide good insight into my life in and out of just this blog. I also provide some advice on how you can get more eyeballs looking at your blog. My suggestion: grab a cup of coffee or tea and get ready for a good read. You can check out the interview here at Hide Your Arms.
Can you believe it? This is the 1000th post on CotyGonzales.com! That’s a lot of posts. And it sure did come during an amazing week! In the past week, CotyGonzales.com has been featured on some of the most popular LOST fan sites, including the elusive DARKUFO. And yesterday, we were given lots of love for the 101 LOST T-Shirts for the Ultimate Lost Fanatic post by Entertainment Weekly, they called the post “Wowza”, and Carlton Cuse, one of the writers and producers of LOST who called the post “Cool.” We even made it to one of the top Hungarian Movie/TV blogs (think of it as the Hungarian Slashfilm – how about that, LOL). Needless to say, the LOST list has been spreading over Twitter (over 200+ RT’s) and Tumblr (over 700+ reblogs). Yep, this was a pretty big week. And by the way, the bacon list is still getting mucho love.
Also, the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page has just received its 250th fan! I’m stoked and can’t wait to meet even more of you through Facebook. Click the image below and let’s connect!
This might be the 1000th post, but, don’t worry, I plan to be around for 1000 more and beyond! I appreciate all of the love you guys have been giving this blog in the past year and half. It’s been amazingly fun and 1000% worth it.
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Issue #47 designed by Siggi Eggertsson and available at T-Post.Pros: Amazing attention to detail on these shirts, inside the shirt you have a printed editorial and on the front you have the artist interpretation of the editorial. T-Post uses American Apparel blanks so you know that I love the fit and feel and the softness. The tees are tagless for itch free comfort. The designer info accompanies the editorial and is printed on the inside of the tee. T-Post tees are unique and one of a kind.Â Cons: No ordering of back issues at T-Post. You need to “subscribe” to T-Post in order to receive future issues in the mail. Luckily, you only get charged when a new issue is released rather than having to order a years worth of issues (tees).Â Price: 19 EUR ($28 US).
Exploded Atari 2600 by The Exploded Store.Pros: I love receiving tees from the Exploded Store because they are always a conversation starter! If you’ve got a friend who is a gamer or a geek I am sure that they will be able to appreciate this tee as a present. Exploded Atari 2600 is printed on an American Apparel blank.Â Cons: None, it’s simply a fun, techy shirt!Â Price: $17.
Both the September issue of Entrepreneur and the July/August issue of Inc. give some love to two brands regularly featured on this blog: Johnny Cupcakes and Snorg Tees. Neither are long features, instead, both articles are 1 page snippets discussing the young millionaires behind both brands and how they achieved their success. Might be worth browsing over the next time you’re at your local bookstore.