One thing led to another, and, in the heat of the moment, I impulsively dangled a $25 Beagle Project shop gift certificate in front of the two most rampant of the posturers (posers?).
And so, with that, the battle was on between Kevin Z of The Other 95% and Michael Barton of The Dispersal of Darwin to see who could send the most traffic to the shop between January 22 and February 22. To prevent cheating, I made them give me their IP addresses so that I could exclude their own computers from the MyBlogLog tally.
At the fortnight mark the two were in a dead heat. Each of our earnest bloggers had sent exactly 31 hits to the shop. It really could go either way, folks...
Wow, it's a photo finish! Just a single shop hit separates the two contestants!
And the winner is... with 64 shop hits, The Dispersal of Darwin!
Let's all congratulate Michael Barton, who will be shortly receiving his very own CafePress gift certificate for $25 worth of Beagle swag. And to cheer up our Kevin Z, why not head over and pump up his ego by leaving a (nice) comment or two on his Beagliciouis Beagle swag promo post.
Of course, in the end, the real winner is the Beagle Project, which gets commissions on all shop purchases. In fact, just this week, we passed the $350 mark in shop commissions, a small but very meaningful boost in the right direction! So thanks to Michael, Kevin, and everyone, for buying our swag and helping to build the new Beagle!