Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dub The Thorax two year anniversary giveaway!!

I've been meaning to get around to posting this, but I've been pretty busy. The blog turned two years old last week. I can't believe how fast time flies. It feels like only yesterday I was tying some half-assed bugs and posting them on here.

Two years, 303 posts, over 76k page views, about 140 followers on Blogger and Facebook, and over 500 followers on Twitter later, I can't believe how far this little place has come.

I'd like to thank all of you for reading, commenting, and sharing over the past few years. I'd also like to give a shoutout to a few specific people that have helped this place grow, get more readers, and inspire me to keep posting.

Mike @ Troutrageous - He was the first person to post about my blog and add me to his blog roll. After two years, he's still one of my main sources of page views.

Matt the Functioning Fishaholic - He's retweeted just about everything I've posted and been very supportive over the past few years. He's also a fun guy to go fishing with.

The crew over at This River is Wild - These guys inspire me to write better blog posts and be a better fisherman. They also send me traffic from their local scene page, which I greatly appreciate. They've also influenced my recent carping addiction.

Howard over at Wind Knots and Tangled Lines - Howard comments on just about everything I post and has been a supporter since day one. You should follow his blog if you don't already. It's great.

There are countless others and I could go on for days but let's get to the giveaway stuff....

So here's the deal. I'll have a giveaway every day of this week, Monday through Friday to thank all my readers for their support over the past few years. I'll post instructions on how to win starting tomorrow with the first giveaway.

I've had a few generous individuals agree to offer up some stuff for my readers.


1.Kevin Compton over at Performanceflies.com has offered up a generous package of fly tying materials for one lucky winner. With materials from Dohiku, Partridge, Jan Siman, Spirit River, and a slew of others hosted on his site, I'm sure you'll be happy with the package he'll send you.

2.Strip'n Flywear has offered up one of their "Pulp Fishing" T-shirts (image above) to one lucky winner. Sizes S-XL. You should definitely go check their website because there are a ton of other great shirts and hoodies.
3.OwlJones.com may be defunct, but Owl has started to pursue his newest passion, art. Owl has a great lowbrow/outsider art style in his work, and he's agreed to offer up one original painting to one of our winners.

4.Mooseknuckle Landyards will ship one of their badass lanyards to you if you win. Go check out all of their products and follows them on Facebook.
5.Mystery swag - I have some freebies sitting around that I'm willing to part with. It may or may not include a hat, some stickers, and some badass flies hand tied by yours truly.


So there you have it. The contest will start tomorrow. For an extra chance to win tomorrow's contest, leave a comment here after you've shared this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Thanks again for a great two years. Let's see if I can keep it going another two...

-Mike



44 comments:

  1. You have a great blog! I have been following it for most of those two years, and know many of the above mentioned anglers/bloggers.
    Happy Anniversary!
    Brian

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff

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  3. Thanks all. BTW, let me know where you shared this in your comment for an extra entry.... Reaper, I saw yours on Twitter already.

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  4. Love the dub. Retweet, shared on FB, told my bros on the fly fishing forum. Keep em tight DTT. Good job brother.

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  5. Nice, Mike. Happy Anniversary! Love the posts and following your adventures. Looking forward to more.

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  6. Congrats. Long my it continue. Shared on FB.

    Eunan

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  7. Great seeing you at the Symposium! Shared on twitter. Thanks,

    Gaeron

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    1. Entry #7, looking forward to your guest post.

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  8. Shared on facebook. Ready for some swag! And congrats on two fine ass years! Here's to many more!

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  9. Enjoy your tweets and blog posts. Have a great 3rd year.

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  10. The deed is done, I've shared on Facebook and Twitter. I'd do it on Google Plus...but what do they say about trees that fall in the forest? Thanks for the nod and congrats on the anny.

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    1. Entry #10. I hope you win Mike since I snaked that Tenkara net at the last minute ;)

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  11. Congrats on the two year mark! Hit mine last month. Does that make us "veterans" now in the blog world? Ha. Well, we shared up your good news on Facebook. Good luck on year #3!

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  12. Pretty cool blog you have going on here.

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  13. Happy 2 years, Dub. That's about how long I've been fishing! Been inspired by your angling antics...especially your recent carp conquests. Tweeted your news. All my best for many good posts to come.

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    1. Thanks Clod. Glad you enjoy it. And yes, carp conquests rock. Lucky #13 for you!

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  14. Mike, Congratulations on two years of post and to many more. Tight lines, Lou of Fly and Fin.

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    1. Thanks Lou! You were definitely one of the beautiful I should have mentioned above for all the support. Whats going on with your blog now? Entry #14

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  15. Thanks everyone for the kind words, support, and sharing this. This post had over 500 hits since last night! This thread is now closed for bonus entries and contest #1 has been posted. I'll be going through this and commenting and assigning entry numbers later this evening.

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    1. Thanks Bob. Unfortunately you missed the cutoff for the bonus entry. Jump over to latest post. It's not too late to win.

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