400,000 pageviews & a double giveaway

I’ve been a little distracted lately, but a month or so ago, the my2fish Sunfish sailing blog passed 400,000 pageviews (all-time).  it took a little under 4 years to reach 200,000, then a little over 1 year to get up to 300k, and now a little over 1.5 years later, it has passed the 400k mark.400kit is interesting (to me at least!), to watch the ebb and flow of the blog visitors.  with a mostly summer sport, it definitely slows down during the winter – and then picks up quite a bit as the weather warms up – peaking in that June/July/August time when sailing is a bit more relevant to most people’s lives.

my2fish chart 400k


for those who have just found the blog – thanks for visiting, and I hope you stick around a while!

for those who have been following the blog for a long time – thanks for all the views, the comments, and the feedback over these last few years!  I’ve had a lot of fun with the blogging, and I hope it’s been an interesting journey.


similar to the 200k giveaway and 300k giveaway, I am having another cool gear giveaway to celebrate the 400,000 pageview milestone! this year, I’m changing the setup a little bit, and this time have 2 different give-aways: one is geared more towards the Sunfish sailor and the other more for those with nautical interests, but maybe you aren’t a Sunfish sailor (why not?… I don’t know!).

so up first is a give-away from a performance sailboat dealer in Western New York, Shoreline Sailboats.  Shoreline is a Laser Performance dealer (manufacturer of the Sunfish, Laser, etc), but Shoreline also is a dealer for several other sailboat options, including the new Melges 14, Open Bics, and Zim sailboats (420’s, FJ’s, etc).  Shoreline has provided me with a sweet Sunfish 60th anniversary decal that you can apply to your Sunfish! the decal is shown in the upper left of the photo below, and they show where you could place the sticker on the deck of your Sunfish, near the daggerboard slot (or put it where you want it!).


I have the sticker at home, and think it is actually the red version, with colors shown here, but it will have the “Sunfish 60th anniversary” text as well.



the 2nd give-away is a nautical bracelet from the sweet nautical outlet SailSwag.  I’ve been following them for quite a while on Instagram (@sailswag), where they post some awesome sailing and nautical photos.


SailSwag is an online supplier of sailing fashion accessories, and makes some really sweet nautical bracelets, with either little shackles:White_Front_grande

or with cute little anchors like this one:


their giveaway will be the randomly selected winner’s choice of a bracelet from their website.



so here are the giveaway details, rules, etc.

  • to enter the contest, you need to leave a comment on this blog post (you can enter your name as “anonymous”, or whatever you like really) – but I will need an email to contact you if you are chosen as one of the winner!
  • in the comment, you MUST indicate which giveaway option you would prefer: the 60th anniversary Sunfish sticker or the SailSwag bracelet.
  • no other specific requirement for the comment itself, but I will moderate if need be!
  • multiple comments do not equal multiple entries!
  • after 2 weeks, I will randomly select two commenters – 1 each for the 2 items of the give-away.  I will mail the winner the Sunfish sticker, and I will coordinate with SailSwag to get the bracelet delivered to the other winner.

thanks again for visiting the blog! and let the commenting begin!


full disclosure: both gift items for the give-away are sponsored items, provided by either Shoreline Sailboats or SailSwag.  in addition, SailSwag has set me up with their affiliate program – so if you are interested in shopping for any other gear on their website, you can use coupon code MY2FISH and you will receive 10% off of any order [note that I will also get a 10% commission for every purchase using that code].


24 Responses to “400,000 pageviews & a double giveaway”

  1. 1 Kevin Hughes May 3, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Congrats on 400,000! Please enter me in the Decal giveaway please!


  2. 3 Renee May 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Congrats! No prize entry for me. Just wanted to tip my hat. All the way from Baltimore.


  3. 5 Ramon J Oliva May 3, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Great job! From Canyon Lake Texas!


  4. 7 Eric May 3, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I don’t want to enter as I’ve not been nautical for a while now, but I do want to offer congratulations on your milestone! I do enjoy the variety of content here and wish you the best.


  5. 9 tom Nelson May 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    It’s good to find a site that someone actually does the work and use the products he talks about. Keep up the good work !


  6. 11 Sara May 9, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Congrats! Please put me down for an entry for the bracelet giveaway. 🙂


  7. 13 Joe Hood May 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Hello all the way from Ann Arbor!




  8. 15 Bonnie K. Frogma May 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, congratulations!

    No entry, just hats off!


  9. 17 Jerry G May 13, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Congrats, Thad. I have never fully understood blogging, but my understanding just went up 10%:).


    • 18 my2fish May 13, 2016 at 6:13 am

      Jerry, thanks for stopping by! I’m not sure I fully understand it either… I think I use it mostly as a sort of sailing journal, with random smatterings of other stuff like music, my kids, life, etc. so basically an online journal?


  10. 19 Our Boating Life May 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations on a wonderful webpage that supports sailing and helps people new to the sport. Our interview with you from three years ago proves your lasting enthusiasm. Great work!


  11. 20 Ryan howard May 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Your blog has greatly helped me fix up my ailing sunfish and restore it to its former glory. Your Twitter makes me jealous. Thanks a lot! Please enter me into the sail swag bracket giveaway.


  12. 22 my2fish May 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

    ok, 2 weeks have now passed and comments (at least for the give-aways) are now closed.


    • 23 my2fish May 18, 2016 at 7:15 am

      so, the winners are as follows:
      1. Kevin Hughes, as the only entry that requested the Sunfish sticker decal, it is now yours!
      2. For the Sail Swag bracelet, I used a random number generator to randomly select a number, and the winner of the Sail Swag bracelet is Tom Nelson.

      I will email each of the winners with details to claim their prize. thanks for reading and commenting!


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