500,000 pageviews & a giveaway

a couple weeks ago, the my2fish: Sunfish sailing blog passed 500,000 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, a little over 1.5 years to get to 400k, and then about 2.5 years to get the next 100k and get to the half a million mark. it 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.


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 and 400k giveaway, I am having another cool gear giveaway to celebrate the 500,000 pageview milestone!  for this give-away, it will be a brass Captain’s Whistle, made by Oceanus Brass.  they currently have a Kickstarter campaign to fund a production run of the Captain’s Whistles and they’ve offered to give one to the lucky winner.

if you recall, they also recently provided me with one of their bow-shackle pens, so I guarantee the craftsmanship of the Captain’s Whistle will likewise be amazing!


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 eventually need an email to contact you if you are chosen as the winner!
  • no other specific requirement for the comment itself, but I will moderate as need be!
  • multiple comments do not equal multiple entries!
  • after 2 weeks, I will randomly select one person that has commented – and will coordinate with Oceanus Brass to get the Captain’s Whistle shipped directly from them to the winner.

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


full disclosure: the gift item for the give-away is a sponsored item provided by Oceanus Brass.


28 Responses to “500,000 pageviews & a giveaway”

  1. 1 Clyde Osterhout September 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Congratulations! Just wish I had found your blog years ago!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 3 Christopher Vroom September 26, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations for your success with this blog! I have been following you for the past 3 – 4 years with great interest. It has helped our sailing club attract new members to race Sunfish on our lake which this year celebrated the 53rd anniversary of the Lake Sir John Sunfish Racing Club. Please keep up your great blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 8 Allan Milo September 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Besides saying that it’s a cool looking whistle, I like to thank you for this blog. I’m a sailing newb who recently purchased a minifish in need of a lot of TLC. Been visiting a lot of sites searching for information. By far, yours has the clearest, most concise, easy to follow videos.
    Looking forward to your future posts,


    Liked by 1 person

  4. 10 Jim Bosman September 27, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Say “Yes” to Michigan! The only state where “store boughtten” may qualify as a word. I love your blog because I too have a Sunfish and a Minifish and a couple of offspring I am teaching to sail. Congratulations to you on your milestone!

    Jim in Massachusetts, formerly (a long, long time ago) of Mio, MI.


  5. 12 JP September 27, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations! Buff and Sassi send their congrats too!

    It’s interesting how those hit counts vary and sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason behind it. Mine doesn’t have such a large seasonal variation as yours.


    • 13 my2fish September 27, 2018 at 10:46 am

      thanks JP. your blog covers so much other things in and around London, so I can see it would be a bit more level traffic. Sunfish sailing here is pretty focused in the summer, other than those crazy frostbiters.


  6. 14 David M September 27, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Congrats on the milestone! My2fish is an excellent blog.


  7. 16 Clark September 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations, time flies!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 18 Rich September 27, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Way to go! Nice blog!


  9. 20 Baydog September 27, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    So this is what it takes to get me to comment? It appears I’ve left the blogosphere, but still watch from afar…..Good thing we text each other. Will be at Xanadu on Sunday and as always, will be contacting you! Happy 500K!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. 22 Oceanus Brass September 28, 2018 at 8:11 am


    Love the blog. Keep it up!

    Good luck to all! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 23 Bonnie K. Aldinger September 28, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations, long may your 2 fish sail on!

    Bonnie Frogma

    Liked by 1 person

  12. 25 Mike Nuijs September 28, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    500.000, amazing and my compliments!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 27 Max September 30, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Congratulations, always enjoy reading your posts

    Liked by 1 person

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