10,000 visits! –
As we announced on the 3rd of April, we finally reached our landmark of 10,000 visitors to ginblogger.com – just short of six months after launching the site – so were able to celebrate with our first ever draw for a bottle of gin from amongst our subscribers.
Our first blog, ‘Bartenders predicting new ice age,’ was published on the 12th October, and today – on the 12th April, exactly six months after our launch – that article alone has entertained 983 readers.
Anyway, just before Christmas, John Lawton of Dartmoor Distillery generously donated a bottle of his excellent Black Dog Gin, for us to raffle once we’d reached our 10,000 target. This was hidden in a cupboard well away from our personal gin stash; and surely you must admire us for not touching it, even though it’s one of our favourite gins! Back then we really had no idea when we would be holding the draw: six days, a year? Although Charlie Penny of Penny Web, our website designer, guide and guru, predicts it wouldn’t be long before we hit a million.
“We will be holding more competitions in the future, giving our subscribers the chance to win anything from a bottle of gin to distillery tours, merchandise and accessories – watch this space!”
We were really pleased to be able to ask our local publican, Gary Roberts from the Cromwell Arms in Bovey Tracey, to pull the winning number out of the hat, as it were. The lucky winner was Paul Murray from West Sussex, who reported that he’s never won anything in his life. Here’s what he said, upon receipt of his parcel:
“Morning GINbloggers! Thanks so much for the Black Dog – our Brown Dog, Joe, is an expert in helping opening the Post. Looking forward to adding ice and a slice tonight. Thanks again, Paul.”
We will be holding more competitions in the future, giving our subscribers the chance to win anything from a bottle of gin to distillery tours, merchandise and accessories – watch this space!
PS – post-G&T comment from our winner: “Hi Folks, loved the Black Dog – now one of our favourite poisons. We think it’s got a real marmalade hint to it – but in a good way! Thanks again for the prize. Cheers ! Paul.”
To read Dartmoor Distillery’s report on the raffle, go to the link here.