Jan 102014

One Year Anniversary Contest4

Two Prizes

We recently hit our one-year blog anniversary! We want to show the love back for all of the support and celebrate by having a contest!  It’s easy to enter, and we’re giving away free money!



We will have two winners.  Each winner will receive $100, either as Paypal cash or an Amazon gift certificate (winner’s choice).

How to enter

Leave a comment below to enter.  That’s it!


If you have a blog, post about our contest.  Easy!

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The Rules

  1. This is a free contest.
  2. This contest starts on January 10th, 2014.  It ends in one week on January 17th.  The winners will be announced on January 18th.
  3. There are two drawings (and two winners).  The first drawing is for commenters, and the second drawing is for bloggers.
  4. To enter as a commenter, simply leave a comment below.  Multiple comments from the same contestant do not count.  Multiple entries from the same ISP do not count.
  5. To enter as a blogger, simply post about the contest on your own weblog, directing your readers to enter the contest.  We will update our contest to show our readers all of the bloggers who have posted about the contest.  We’ll check our stats daily to catch those blogs, but make sure we include yours just in case!
  6. You may enter for both drawings as a commenter and a blogger!
  7. Winners will be determined randomly via an online number generator.
  8. One winner will be someone who leaves a comment below, and the other winner will be someone who posts about the contest on their own blog.

Please consider sharing this contest through your favorite social media.  Thank you and good luck!

-Mike and Phoenix

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The following blogs have entered for the contest’s second drawing.  Check them out!

One Road at a Time
Reflections Enroute
Just A Normal Mom
Carol’s Bloggys
Necessity of Change

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Mike Vogler

I have been told (many times) that I really need to write a book about my life. The past 50+ years have been an exciting ride, and these days I find myself with a great many passions. However, I feel that this website is a much more personal way with which to share my musings, stories and commentary.

  67 Responses to “$200 Giveaway To Celebrate Our One Year Blog Anniversary!”

  1. Haha love that Phoenix is trying to give away your hat, classic! What a wonderful idea to celebrate your 1 year blogging anniversary! Here’s to many, many more to come!:-)

  2. Hi Mike

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary for your blog.

    Love Phoenix’s baby picture, don’t let it go to his head….but it is so adorable!

    Will put the word out about your contest on my site and social media. Hope that brings you some traffic.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Well since I comment on most of your blogs because I truly love them so much, they bring me such joy and many smiles and laughter through your antics between the two of you, here is your comment to win Amazon $, but would really love a puppy like Phoenix instead!! LOL J/K Wade would kill me if I got a puppy!! 🙂 xox <3

  4. That is very generous of you! I’m actually awarding you a blog award in my Monday’s post, so I’ll add a link to your contest as well 🙂

  5. Hi Mike

    What a generous way of celebrating your blog anniversary! Congratulations! Wishing to GREATER success this year.

    Since I am so new to blogging and hardly have any community, spreading the word through my blog could be quite futile. I’ll put it up at the social sites.

  6. Am I having deja vu? 🙂

  7. This is a tremendously generous contest. Hope I can come out on top.

  8. OMG! That puppy photo of Phoenix is absolutely adorable!

  9. Puppy Phoenix was just adorable! Belated Happy Blogoversary to you and Phoenix again. So kind of you and a great way to celebrate and share with your readers. Keep up the wonderful work, Mike and Phoenix.

  10. You want a comment, so I’m sitting here looking at this big, blank space wondering what to comment on so I can make a comment and I can’t seem to think of anything unique to comment on. I was going to comment on your pictures, but people have done that. I was going to comment on your anniversary and congratulate you, but people have done that as well. So I am at a quandry on what to leave as a comment. ” To comment or not to comment, that is the question, to suffer the slings and arrows of an outragious comment or to take arms against them and fingers on the keyboard to comment thusly” to paraphrase Willie Shakesphere, but what kind of comment to leave? You’ve asked for a comment, so I feel obligated to make a comment, but not just any comment, and on what subject to comment on when you’re staring at a big empty space waiting for a comment to come to you. Oh…….I’ve thought of something to comment on in so this space isn’t empty, but I don’t seem to have anymore room to type, so I’ll have to get back to you on that………..Pete.

  11. Ok Mike, done, check…here it is….

    Oh and I just sent you another message on twitter…hint, hint!

  12. OMG Mike, Phoenix’ baby picture is utterly precious!! How cute can one puppy be. No wonder your dream was to have a golden retriever. That’s about the prettiest pup we’ve ever seen!! Oh no, we can see Phoenix’ head getting bigger! By the way, luv the picture of him holding your hat for ransom. Did you ever get it back or is it going in the prize-pot? We will make sure to give some shout outs on all our networking sites about the contest & lastly, here’s 2 big hugs & kisses comin’ from your fav.- Irish lady friends~ outta the Smoky Mountains. Ready….xoxoxox mwa~ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  13. I think each winner should also get an autographed picture of you, Phoenix, and your hat. The hat doesn’t have to autograph the picture, it’s an inanimate object.

  14. Congrats on your anniversary Mike!!!!
    I love the prize that Phoenix picked!!! Pretty cool he is willing to share that!

  15. Mike, congrats on your anniversary. Obviously from the comments above you have got a lot of fans out there and from this one, you know that I am one of them. Keep up the good work and pat that furry one on the head for his contributions!

  16. Congrats on your one year anniversary. Love you and Phoenix! Sampson is hoping we win. 🙂

  17. Mike,
    I’m very inspired by your passion and love for your beautiful dog Phoenix. Congratulations on making your one year and may your next year be full of blessings and happiness!

  18. First off, Congrats on your Anniversary! I came here by way of the wonderful bloggers InionNMathair. Of course, who could resist a prize pack like what your giving away? Too generous! I have loads of books on my Amazon wish list that I would go crazy buying if I won 😉

    Although your contest brought me over, now that I’m here, I look forward to checking out your blog and taking a look around! 🙂

  19. Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I win…can I have the dog instead??? Ha! Sweet doggie….reminds me of my childhood dog Buster. Thanks so much and wishes for many happy blogging years to come! Have a great weekend folks!

  20. Mike, I absolutely LOVE this blog. How talented are you! Such fun to read, I always look daily to see if you have posted something new. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

  21. Dear Mike and Phoenix.
    CONGRATS on One Year.
    I love both of you))!!!
    Kisses from MN.

  22. Grats to you and Phoenix,Mike on your one year anni! I hope you continue to have love,success and laughter in your life..

    Phoenix,you were one cute fur baby!

  23. Good job Mike. I always enjoy reading about the two of you!

  24. What a way to kick off year 2 of your blogging career! Congrats! 🙂

  25. Congrats to you both!! I have always loved your stories!! Keep them coming !!

  26. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! I just love the pic’s of Phoenix as a puppy and the two of you together. Sweet!

  27. Remy and I send you our best, along with hugs and big dog kisses! Phoenix was soooooo stinkin cute as a baby! He’s such a handsome boy now! Oh – Remy says she wants to win the slipper!! XXOO

  28. Me and Mocha, the Puggle, send our congratulations to you and Phoenix on your one year anniversary. $100 would help us pay our property tax and keep a roof over our head. We have our fingers and paws crossed. Love to you, both.

  29. Congratulations on your anniversary! Found this blog on ‘One Day at a Time’. I find most of the people that I read/follow through links on other sites. My sister and her daughter both have goldens. I’ll pass your blog along to them.

  30. Remember our friend Patti from one Road at a Time has a birthday on the 14th!
    This news is from her Monkey Sister.

  31. Very excited. I came across your contest through Patti’s blog – One road at a time.

  32. Oh Phoenix, you were one heart-melting puppy!
    Congrats on one year!

  33. Great one yr party at your place?

  34. What an adorable puppy! I want one! Very generous contest, by the way! I will post this on my blog also and add another comment afterwards.

  35. Thank you for your generous give away! Look forward to future posts! Quite entertaining, thanks to just a normal mom for finding you!

  36. Congratulations on one year, a big milestone.

  37. Congrats your anniversary and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  38. Haha Phoenix is so adorable trying to give away your hat and his puppy photo is so cute 🙂 Congratulations with your one year blog anniversary ! This is a very generous way of celebrating especially since you already did one for your 200th post anniversary. WoW that hits me now 200 posts in less than a year … I definitely need to start posting more. I love your blog and will for sure keep following for years to come. I have been thinking about doing a give aways as well on my blog but I’m not sure yet when or how. Have a great week my friends.

  39. Phoenix used to be so cute, I can’t handle it!!!! <3

  40. Popping over after reading Ally’s post from Just a Normal Mom. Love the website. LOVE the dog! Looking forward to many return visits. And yes, please enter me into the contest.

  41. It’s been a year already? Fabulous Mike! Keep up the writing!

  42. Happy new year and congratulations on your one year blog anniversary.

    Keep up the wonderful work!

  43. Congrats on your one year and hope for many more successful years to come!

  44. Hey Mike – didn’t you have a contest recently? You’re the contest king, and consider this my entry! Happy 1-year blogiversary!! Looking forward to reading your stories for years to come!

  45. Great one year anniversary celebration!! Doesn’t time fly by quickly when you are having fun 🙂
    Love that you and Phoenix are celebrating together, he sure has grown fast! And he is still so cute. Off to read more of your latest blog posts, trying to catch up on all that I have missed {love reading your blog}

    Cheers xxx

  46. Holy cuteness with that puppy photo Mike. And what a generous offer to make – especially because they are $US and our Canadian dollars are sinking like a ship!! I think you’re going to be around for a very long time with this blog. A huge congratulations.

  47. It’s hard, very hard, to believe it’s been a year! Time seems to speed up the closer it gets down the comode!

    Did I win???

  48. Many congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. A great achievement and here is to many more.

    You are also very generous in your prizes. I see there is a lot of interest 🙂

  49. Congrats on the 1 year Anniversary. Love the pictures of the dog……too cute!

  50. One year? Really? Is that all?!! I thought you were an old timer at the blogging! 🙂

  51. Congratulations! 🙂

  52. I just found your blog. I especially enjoy the posts about Phoenix, as well as the movie reviews. Congrats on your anniversary!

  53. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  54. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog! I hope you manage to hold onto your hat! I think there are many of us who would like to win a puppy like Phoenix, naughty and grown up as he is! However, a voucher for some books would rank a very fine second. Great initiative.

  55. Whew, thought I missed the deadline to comment! : ) Been a busy week! If you are going to give autographed pics, you know I want one! Congrats!

  56. Mike and Phoenix, I am very excited for you guys and your one year anniversary. I have enjoyed the last year of reading all of the posts and stories. The success you have seen this year is a sure sign that you have a great following and should be very proud! I look forward to much more 🙂

  57. Happy one year anniversary! What a cool idea for a contest! And cute photos of Phoenix! 🙂

  58. Congratulations!

  59. Congrats! and thanks for being so generous!

  60. Hi Mike, Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Wishing you more fruitful years in the blogosphere. Thank you for sharing your wonderfull musings.
    P.S. That’s a great shot of you and Phoenix.

  61. Thank you to all of you who participated!! These contests are a lot of fun and there will be more from us! 🙂

    But congratulations on your blog birthday you. And SEEEEEE? All these non bloggers? Dude.

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