Mike McKinlay is a name my longterm readers will know very well. For a full year, Mike was this blog’s top commentator and most avid reader. For a little while there, he lost his blogging mojo when Google robbed him of his PageRank, and thus the income he was earning from paid reviews dried up.
His name is Michael McKinlay and he’s going to the moon!
Now, my “Net Buddy 4 Life” has picked himself up, dusted himself off, and is back in the game. He has abided by Google’s new play book, and got his PageRank back. He’s also on a roll, writing up a review of his recent drive from Calgary to Arizona, spilling the beans on what really happened in Las Vegas.
The Japan connection
Mike makes nearly annual visits to Japan, and was previously an ESL teacher here. He also worked for a Japanese company in Canada (details undisclosed!) and still maintains an interest in all things Japanese. Some of his Japan related articles are Tarako, You Japanese Girls Have Me Hypnotized, his thoughts on Japanese Cosplay, and his reaction to the Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear.
It’s not just good, it’s Michael McKinlay!
Mike shares a lot of personal experiences with us, and that’s what I like most about his blog. I do have one suggestion for him that would shoot his blog to stardom, and that would be to reveal a little more than what we get to see. Mike and I are regularly talking over the net, and I know he leads a bachelor’s life that most men would envy! I’m sure that he’d be a celebrity in the blogosphere, and reach “A-list blogger” status if he just shared some of his secrets! 😀If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!