2 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway Celebration

2 Year Anniversary + Huge Giveaway Celebration

Blogs rarely last very long. They age more in dog years than human years, so making it two full years feels like quite an accomplishment. I’m stoked with the progress the site has made and the support from the design community and my sponsors. I’m shocked and humbled it’s already been a full year since the birth of my son, which I shared about in my 1st year anniversary post. He’s healthy and amazingly energetic, he makes me smile constantly, and is just a blessing in the truest sense of the word. Below is a little glimpse of what I mean :)

Timmy's 1st Birthday

Some MIB Tidbits, Facts and Musings

I love checking out other blog’s milestone/anniversary posts. It’s nice to see how far they’ve come and where they are headed. In my last anniversary post, I missed the opportunity to share some numbers with you, so I don’t want to make that mistake again. In a style inspired by Little Box of Idea’s Anniversary Post, here are some tidbits, facts and musings about MIB’s first two years.

  • MIB’s most viewed post remains Design with Swirls and Flourishes with over 305,000 views.
  • Yes, I do realize most people associate MIB with Men in Black, but I’m lazy enough to still use the acronym quite often.
  • I started MyInkBlog’s Facebook Page on December 6, 2009. It now has 761 fans (likes, followers, or whatever facebook decided to do with that?)
  • The name MyInkBlog is a play on words from ink blot to ink blog thanks to a little help from my wife. InkBlog.com was taken so MyInkBlog became the name of choice.
  • MIB has published over 265 posts from 31 different authors, and we are always on the lookout for new talented contributors.
  • There have been over 4,995 published comments from you guys. The first such comment was from April DeStefano, a friend of mine.
  • Akismet has saved me the burden of looking through over 56,000 spam comments. Wow, I love that plugin!
  • Twitter has proven to be more helpful than my wildest expectations, which isn’t all that impressive considering my early skepticism. MIB now has over 5,800 followers and has been listed 616 times. If you aren’t already, I’d love if you follow along.
  • I received a tshirt for my post on Adobe Kuler from the folks at Adobe. A gift that my geeky side rejoiced about for long enough to make it a running joke amongst my wife an I.
  • MIB’s RSS feed climbed over 10,000 a couple times this month, and is currently at just over 9,700 right now.
  • MIB averages about 6,000 page views daily. The record day was 39,840 set back on May 25, 2009 thanks to the Stumble Effect on 10 Awesome Free Handwritten Fonts.
  • Over the past year I have developed a real distaste for list posts and have made a conscious effort not to waste your time or mine with more posts like “458 Websites with Purple Robots” (although come to think of it, that may be pretty cool).
  • Allowing BuySellAds to manage my advertising was one of the best decisions I’ve made with this blog. Time saved is invaluable!

The Huge Giveaway

I promised a huge giveaway, and thanks to some awesome sponsors I’m going to deliver. Two successful years in the blogging world doesn’t come without lots of loyal readers. I could think of no better way to thank you folks, than to give away some incredible gifts. So here is what is up for grabs.

2 Copies of David Airey’s Book – Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love

An awesome book by David Airey that explores logos and branding identity. You can read my thoughts on this book in the review that I wrote.

2 Copies of Billings


Billings is a fantastic invoicing solution at a reasonable price. They’ve just added an iPhone app making it even more convenient. For more info, check out the review of Billings that I wrote.

3 Licenses of Pixelmator


Pixelmator is a very nice Photoshop alternative at a much better price. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, but it does have more than enough to do most jobs, and the interface is slick.

3 Licenses of Brush Pilot

Brush Pilot

Brush Pilot is a fast and easy application for previewing Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements Brushes, built exclusively for Mac.

3 Copies of Digging Into WordPress

Digging Into WordPress

Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr’s comprehensive book on building WordPress sites.

5 Cloud Pack Textures from Brian Iannone

Cloud Pack 001

This is a premium set of 24 awesome cloud textures.

$9.99 Vector Pack of Your Choice

Go Media Vector Pack

Go Media has some of the best premium vector packs out there.

3 Copies of the Smashing Book

Smashing Book

The Smashing Book is a printed book about best practices in modern Web design.

How To Enter

I wanted to keep the entry into this contest as simple as possible so the focus stays on thanking all of you. To enter simply drop me a comment below to be eligible to win any of the prizes. That being said, I’d still love it if you friended MyInkBlog on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribed to the RSS feed. The winners will be chosen at random by mysql queries. The deadline to enter is June 7th, 2010, after that point commenting on this post will be turned off. I will announce the winners in a followup post.

About the Author

Andrew is a primary contributer for MyInkBlog. He is a full time web developer for Niagara University. When he's not working there, he's a blogger, twitter'er, wordpress'er, silverstripe advocate, blessed father and husband.

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  • Steve Robillard

    Congratulations on your anniversary, and your well deserved success.

  • http://www.kevincarobine.com Kevin Carobine

    Congrats on making it two years! Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.rebeccakdesigns.com Rebecca

    Congrats on the 2 years! love the site!

  • http://ampersandindustries.com David Mandel

    Congrats on the anniversary! I think you owe it to yourself to go ahead and do a “458 Websites with Purple Robots” post. For the kids!

  • http://twitter.com/sammographer Sergei Tatarinov

    Happy anniversary :D 2 Years is a serious date for a blog! Thank you for all the great content you provide and keep it up, rock on man! As for the giveaway, it’s unbelievable.. it’s so damn HUGE! I wish I could win LDL or Smashing :)

  • http://www.thewellgathering.com/sultree TheTizzz

    Congrats on the two years!

  • JohnnyBob

    Yeeeee!! Seamless texture!!

  • http://www.product-vlog.com Robert Romero

    I hope your blog continue for many years to come!!!
    you do some great work and contest.

    @productvlog :D

  • http://www.angelashetler.com Angela

    Congratulations on two years of great content!

  • http://www.appleheadwebdesign.com Jessica Rodgers

    Cool another giveaway.

    Happy Anniversary My ink blog. Your articles are truly appreciated. :)

  • http://justcreativedesign.com Jacob Cass

    Congrats Andrew and here’s to many more years!

  • Suzie


  • http://www.admixweb.com Holly

    AWESOME Giveaway!! Happy 2 year Birthday inkblog! I would love to win this one :)

  • http://www.admixweb.com Teylor Feliz

    I would like the Digging into WordPress! But, I would be happy with any of these prizes. Thank you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deneshia Deneshia Bryant

    Congrats Andrew on the 2 years!!! I’m signing up for the contest as well. Now following on twitter and adding you to Facebook

  • http://ChristianJamesPhoto.com Christian James

    Congrats! Keep up the wonderful work, it’s very inspiring to all of us.

  • http://www.wpbeginner.com Syed Balkhi

    Andrew, you have done a great job with this site. Count me in for the giveaway :)

  • ewangdesign

    congrats! quite an accomplishment. Happy fatherhood! oh, yeah the blog too :P

  • http://twitter.com/sharad2020 thereyougo

    yayy.. you guys are awesome. keep up the good work, and hope i become like you guys ;) also, the freebies are nice as well. Thanks a lot

  • http://elitebydesign.com Brian Lovin

    Congratulations Andrew, it was great interviewing you back in March. I’ll be keeping an eye out for MIB

  • http://www.metamags.com Ritam Das

    Wish you a many many happy returns of the day. I had got a numerous help for my web designing and developing career from the first day your site had launched. And till now you have you has share us very quality post. Thanks for the contribution. Long Live……

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Waheed Akhtar

    Congrats Andrew for completing 2 years. Keep up the good work!

  • http://designingwitheve.com Eve

    Congrats on the 2 years!!! I love getting your posts in my inbox- it is like a little treat for my day LOL

  • http://sugengfiles.wordpress.com Sugeng

    Congratulations, I gonna love this site..

  • http://www.tricksdaddy.com Simrandeep Singh

    Congrats on your 2nd Anniversary Andrew :)

    Count me in…!!!

  • http://www.jawswong.com Jaws Wong

    Congrats Andrew! Happy Anniversary!

  • http://www.rorschach-design.com rorschachdesign

    Congrats, I originally found your blog, because I was going to name mine the exact same thing, I saw you were already doing it, and in the same realm as me, and doing it better, so I bowed away gracefully!

  • http://www.denbagus.net denbagus

    Congratulations bro..

  • http://the-x.weebly.com/ Josh

    2 years or success means another 2 years of success, keep it up man. Hopefully I can get myself up there some day! Keep up the good work! Following you on twitter and facebook !

  • Craig

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary.
    You’ve been a regular stop for me for design tips and articles for the past 3 or so months. I hope to be there for much much longer.

  • http://designinformer.com Design Informer

    Wow! Your son looks so cute. Looks like you have a great family.

    Anyway, congratulations to you Andrew. Also, thanks for your continual effort to make the design world a better place. I really enjoy your articles and the effort to stop the ‘list post’ mania that’s been so overdone. Keep up the great work and I hope to see MyInkBlog another year from now.

  • http://thesportsgeeks.com Alex

    Congrats on two years Andrew. I’ve enjoyed the quality, original content since I discovered your site. Keep up the good work man.

  • http://drosko.com Doug

    Congrats! and I look forward to following your posts.

  • http://www.roundpyxel.com David

    Congrats! Great work :P

  • http://www.littleboxofideas.com Sneh Roy

    Congratulations Andrew! I love MIB :). I have also mentioned this in an interview somewhere but yours was one of the blogs that inspired me to start my own and the first guest post I ever did [I have done 3 so far] was for MIB, so it was very special.

    Here is to you, your blog and all your efforts .. hope to see many more celebratory posts!

  • http://www.tigersluv.com Sabina Denton

    Congratulations Andrew. I have been following the blog for a long time and you never cease to inspire me.

  • http://www.mckeldencreative.com Jessica

    A huge Congrats for you, Andrew, and everyone at MyInkBlog! You guys have been my go-to graphic design blog for more than a year now and I look forward to reading great quality content from you guys for many more years to come!

  • http://www.lakeside.com.np Lakeside Techies

    Congrats on the two wonderful years. Hope to see many more years to come.


  • http://voras.org Voras

    Hey Andrew, congrats with anniversary! MyInkBlog’s just great, keep up the great work ;).

  • http://www.jamigibbs.com Jami Gibbs

    Congratulations on your anniversary!! And thank you for such an amazing giveaway. I’m looking forward to your next 2 years!

  • http://www.seancwing.com Sean Wing


  • http://twitter.com/JenniferWilke Jennifer Wilke

    Happy Anniversary! Fantastic posts and strong contribution to the design community…. Cheers!

  • J. Teague

    Congrats on the 2 years!! I’e been a follower of your blog for a while and really enjoy your entries. Keep up the great work!

  • http://psd-tutorial.com Ben

    Excellent comp.
    Brilliant 2 years!

  • http://thegraphicpost.com Alex Too

    Fantastic achievement Andrew, a true inspiration to all design bloggers. Keep it up!

  • http://go4webapps.com. vinay

    Congratulations!! for you success and Wish you all the best for future…

    Have a successful Feature Ahead..

  • http://mmahgoub.com Mohammed

    Congrats and thanks for giving us the chance to win your giveaways =)

  • http://www.logobird.com.au/blog Duane Kinsey

    Brilliant stuff Andrew. Reaching 2 years is a huge achievement. Congratulation on your success! Keep the awesome posts coming.

  • Axlwaii

    Congratulations Andrew! Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.expatwerp.be jay

    Congratz! Keep the posts coming , keep up the good work! Cheerz

  • http://www.peterdedene.com Peter

    Congratulations with the 2 year anniversary!! It’s amazing how fast time flies by.. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.graphdesign.com Michela Cappelli

    Congrats for your success and thanks for the good content :)
    I’ve also retweeted your message about the giveaway.


  • http://victorsosea.com/ Design Minimalist

    Good job and congrats for the 2 years. Keep up the good work.

  • Emily

    wow. 2 years is a long time in web years. well done. keep it coming

  • http://aext.net AEXT.NET MAGAZINE

    Great, Andrew! Congratulation for a new year blogging. Hope you continue give us more excellent works as what you did here. By the way, the giveaways are amazing, lol.

  • Prakash ghodke

    Congratulations on 2 year anniversary…keep doing good works

  • http://tyga.co.uk Andy Jones

    Well done man!!! Regular reader and following you on twitter! Keep up the good work – and congratulations!!!!

  • http://www.utskiboo.dk Jannick Utke

    Wohoo congratz amigo!

  • http://www.askia.com/ Uncleserb

    Congrats for your blog! Keep the good work up!


  • http://www.reddy2go.com Ritesh Reddy

    Rawk on and keep the blot spreading! Looking forward to your hatrick!

  • http://www.moraywebsolutions.com MorayWeb

    Congrats on the 2 year milestone, and long it may the blog continue! MIB is one of my favourites, mainly because (as you mentioned) it’s NOT built on list posts and roundups! :)

    Keep up the good work chap….

  • Justi

    Congrats !

  • http://www.miketowers.co.uk Mike Towers

    Congratulations 2 you.

  • Simon K

    congrats on 2 years of fresh content!

    following on Twitter!

  • Sahra Tam

    Congratulation ;)

  • Abulafio

    Congratulations mate! Well done!

  • Sebastian

    Your blog is great! Please continue, so we can all celebrate the 10th anniversary soon…

  • http://piotrbox.com Piotr

    Congrats from Poland. 2 Years already. Fantastic.

  • rohnn

    Congrats !
    Keep on bloggin’ !

  • Justas

    Congratulations on your 2 years anniversary!

  • Alexander Kvamme

    Congrats! Keep up the good work! :)

  • Rhys Bevan

    Love the site, wish I had the energy and motivation to get a similar one going! I know how easy it is to start at full pace and then it all drops off after a few months, so extremely well done for 2 years! Keep up the good work and hopefully your 5 year giveaway will be the next step!

  • http://www.lautr.com Hannes

    Congratulations ;) Keep on the good work!

  • http://madc.at tomcat

    will i get lucky??? probably not .. but who cares :)) great articles nevertheless

  • http://www.pindo.se Daniel

    Keep on writing!

  • http://www.theroxor.com Kevin

    Happy birthday MIB!

  • http://www.scriptyweb.com Scripty

    Congrats and keep up the good work! :)

  • http://dyvantity.com Dany

    Congrats Andrew for this great blog!
    Keep on, you’re a great inspiration for smaller blogger like me :)

    Regards from France.

  • Alexander McIntosh

    Well done for the huge success :)

  • http://www18five.com Rosti The Snowman

    Congrats Andrew! two years is a great achievement!

    I have just launched my blog this morning! if it’s still going in two years time I will be more than happy :D

    I wish you a lot of success for the future! keep the good posts coming!

  • jPomfret

    Wow! Congrats on making it two years, hoping for many more! I love your blog!

  • http://www.markedlines.com Stratos

    Congratulations. Keep up your good work!

  • http://iamjosie.tumblr.com josie

    congrats! keep up the amazing work :)

  • http://www.ourtuts.com Madalin

    Happy anniversary! MIB was in the first design blogs I read more than 1 year ago…How fast time is passing!

  • http://www.pagedesignltd.com Linda

    Great achievement, well done! And thank you.

  • http://www.fudgegraphics.com Franz Jeitz

    Congratulations and happy birthday to you Andrew. Since we both started out roughly at the same time (think fudgegraphics is about 1 month older) I remember the times when you just started out. From the beginning I was impressed with the site and it just keeps getting better and better.

    Keep it up mate!

  • http://www.alamalnet.com Abdelhadi Touil

    Congratulations and good continuation!
    Thanks very much for this giveaway.

  • http://www.eelcoverbrugge.com Eelco Verbrugge

    Gratz with the 2 years!

  • http://themethesis.com Matt

    Good job! 2 years definitely is an accomplishment for a blog. Here’s to another two. :p

  • NieM

    Congratulations ! Keep the flow !

  • http://www.katado.com Robert Hoppe

    Nice nice :) i definitely wanna win

  • Luis

    Oh my! Such a awesome giveaway! Congratulations man!

  • http://www.dhdesignonline.com Jason

    Congrats on the 2 years! love the site, tweets, updates and rss.

  • http://www.sonaliagrawal.com Sonali Agrawal

    Congratulations Andrew! Wishing you the best in future and hope to see some more great things…

  • http://skprasad.com S K Prasad

    Excellent Giveaways. If your blogs were not enough, I am sure these Giveaways are gonna bring you much much more readers.

  • http://interactiveblend.com Louis Gubitosi

    hey Andrew, I would love to win this giveaway… and congrats on your 2 year anniversary!!

  • http://www.digitaligor.com Igor Mustac

    Congratulations on the 2 years! I really love the site!

  • Cynthia Tjhie

    Good job! 2 years may seem like only 2 years but it’s an achievement to stay involved for that period and still have the readerbase you have :)

  • http://www.initpixel.com Ajay

    Hey congrats ! Happy birthday :)

  • http://omaciel.wordpress.com Carlos Maciel

    95 comments and growing fast! Got here following Roy’s tweet. I now follow your tweets. Best whishes for the next ## years to come, may $$ and health come as fast as comments.

    The giveways? I wants it!

  • http://www.nwarddesigns.com Nataliie

    Great giveaways!!

  • http://pablolarah.cl/ Pablo Lara H


  • Royal8

    Happy 2 year. Kudos.

  • Mathias

    Great Job :-) Congratulations for your anniversary!

  • http://francoaverta.com.ar/blog/ Franco

    Awesome, Thnks for the giveaway and Happy 2 year Birthday!!!

  • http://www.fgcartographix.com Francois Goulet

    I discovered MIB not long ago and love it. I hope to be able to follow it at least another 2 years!! :)

  • http://mrqwest.co.uk MrQWest

    Wow, 2 years already? Keep up the goodwork.

  • Ben

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Keep up the good work on this blog. It’s one of my favorites to visit!

  • http://www.iamyung.com Yung Tsai

    This is a huge giveaway and two years is pretty good, kinda motivates me to try again!

  • Andrew

    Happy birthday!! Congrats.

  • Chelsea

    Wonderful! Congrats on two years.. What an amazing accomplishment! Awesome giveaway as well. :)

  • Jason A.

    Congrats on the two years! Keep up the excellent work!

  • http://monstersofcode.com jon

    great blog. congrats on two years! i wish you continued success.

  • http://www.roamingart.com Chris Stevens

    Congrads Dude! Keep postin and I’ll keep readin!

  • Waleed

    Great man and happy anniversary

  • Juris Jansevskis

    Great and excellent work in a name of Progress.

  • Kristijan

    Happy anniversary and wow, great giveaway. Keep up with good work.

  • rafaelpampoch

    Feliz aniversário!!!

  • ExpressSpa

    First of all, congrats for the 2 years. And in second, great giveaway.
    And by the way, great Blog. I only discovered now. XD

    Votes of success.

  • Allie

    Congratulations! Keep up the good blogging :)

  • ahher

    woah two years! Congratulations and Happy Two Years Anniversary! :D

  • http://en.yourinspirationweb.com nando

    Congratulations, Andrew!!!

  • Jeff Hoffman

    Congrats! Keep up the excellent work!

  • http://graphicdesignblender.com Preston D Lee

    Congratulations on all the success. I have been an avid follower of MIB for a long time. Keep up the great work. I would love a copy of any of the books you mentioned above. Good luck in the future!

  • http://erayne.com Bill | Edward Rayne

    Congrats on the 2 years and best of luck in the next 2. Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.royalty-club.com Rondell Paul

    Congrats on the 2 years!!!! keep posting the good stuff…i look forward to it

  • http://www.ghostlabstudio.com Rondal

    Two years of sheer awesomeness, Andrew! Thanks for all the tips, tidbits and training you’ve shared over that time and congrats.

  • http://www.mediabit.cz David Ryned

    Wow 2 years? really? Time is running out with super speed of light. I love your freebies and tutorials and especially your design. Keep going in good stuff and be better if it´s possible!

  • http://www.alessandromaruccia.com Alessandro

    Go for it! HB

  • http://[email protected] trevor

    that is absolutely awesome, great stuff for the 2 years anniversary dude congrats.. be looking forward to the new post :D

  • http://warstwy.com adone

    Happy birthday! I love MiB:)

  • http://mesopinions.ca Francois

    Nice giveaway and congrats !! Keep on going !!

  • Kristoffer

    Well here’s my submission. Congratulations on the anniversary, there’s always a lot of great posts here :)

  • http://www.baywebdesigns.co.uk/ Sharon

    Happy 2nd birthday :-) May there be many more…

  • Jeannine

    I’m a new fan… glad I found your site!

  • Aura


  • http://cssensei.com CSSensei

    Happy aniversary!

  • http://www.iBatesDesigns.com Ian

    Happy 2nd birthday, and hope for many more! A long time lurker, it’s blogs like yours with quality content that keep me coming back. +FB fan/like/whatever its called now.

  • Peedeejay

    Huge giveaway. Makes me long for your 3-year celebration. :)

  • Scott

    Congratulations and keep up the good work.

  • http://www.alephnaught.com/Blog Bob Hays (@purplehayz)

    I’ve been subscribed to your RSS feed for a while and love your blog! Typography rocks!

    Happy birthday, hoping for many more! – Bob

  • Juanmi

    Great ! I love this blog.

  • http://twitter.com/michalkozak Michal Kozak

    Congratulations, Andrew :). Keep up the good work. Found some resources here during last year. All the best!

  • http://www.kostandinos.com Kostandinos

    Congrats! I’m thrilled to be along for the ride. I look forward to your updates in my inbox… as well as posts on Twitter/Facebook. Here’s to at least 2 more years! lol
    Oh yeah, cute kid, too! :)

  • Valerie

    I subscribe to your feed. I love your blog. I would like to enter for the prize.

  • http://twitter.com/tomaslau Tomas

    Congrats! Good luck in future!

  • http://www.seibelgroup.com mare

    What wonderful giveaways… Congrats to you and your endeavors!!

  • http://crispytech.com Saad Bassi

    Awesome. Happy Birthday.:)

  • http://paulotruta.net Paulo Truta

    Hello! I’m a big fan of your work, so congratulations and i hope you work on MIB for many years more :)

    PS: I’m from Portugal, but i can pay taxes for the transportation if necessary :)

    1 more time, congrats and cheers ;)

  • Gupocca

    Wow, great stuff.

    I always look forward to reading MIB articles because of their high-quality.

  • http://www.grumblebeestudio.com mikeo

    happy 2 years on-line


  • Jolis

    Fantastic giveaways. Congrats on 2 years. And I am so glad I have your RSS, so I can see all your great entries on this blog.

  • http://www.pixelsteam.com PixelSteam

    Great Giveaways and Congrat on your anniversary. I am new on the Design blog scene and came across your blog. Best of luck for the future…peace;)

  • http://www.adammunky.com Adam

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Tracy

    I love the posts! …and Congrats on 2 years!

  • http://www.lucascobb.com Lucas Cobb

    Congrats Andrew and good luck ahead on year number 3.

  • http://wingothewolf.com Jess

    Congrats! Lots of cool info here, I’ve enjoyed following!

  • http://dmwebsitedesign.com Dems

    Congratulations on 2 years! Heres to many more to come! and thanks for the goodies!

  • http://www.ashout.com/ Arun

    Congrats! Thanks for the nice giveaway :)

  • Nick

    Congrats on 2 years! That is almost as long as I have been talking about starting one…

    Great choices for the giveaway too.

  • Scott Gunn

    Congratulations on two years and thanks!

  • http://cammy.me Cammy

    Keep up the great work :)

  • derek

    Congrats on 2 years. I look forward to great work for years to come.

  • http://www.freelancereview.net Chris McConnell

    Wow, I thought we had a big giveaway earlier this year! Cool idea and really interesting stats. Thanks for participating in our recent interview series!

  • http://www.se7enize.com SE7EM

    I’d like to win logo design love.
    Congrats on the anniversary. Thanks for the opportunity :D

  • http://www.nathf.com Nathan

    It’s been a good two years. Well done Andrew

  • Lisa

    Congrats on a successful 2 years :)

  • http://Thebestofdiy.com Allison

    Awesome! I love this blog and I love free stuff!!

  • cleiva

    congrats! nice website.. keep up the good work!

    following you on twitter

  • Kartik


    Keep up the excellent work :)

  • http://chrispjr.com Chris Pittman Jr

    It’s been an honor reading and sharing your content over the last few months. Congrats on making it to two years!

  • http://saranelsondesign.com Theresa

    HAPPY 2 YEARS!! I know there are many of us out there who appreciate your blog in so many ways! Thank you for your ongoing great posts!

  • Gerry suchy

    great blog, one of my favorites. congratulations on the anniversary, here’s to many more to come.

  • http://www.smashingeeks.com SmashinGeeks

    Awesome Giveaway

  • http://www.kchains.com Keychains

    Cool Baby, happy birthday!

    Great Giveaway

  • http://twitter.com/rmasoni Rafael Masoni

    Happy anniversary! :D
    Keep it up!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/webbografico?ref=webbografico webbografico

    Happy birthday and congrats!

  • Annukka

    Two years, great, and a great giveaway :)

  • http://tonijover.wordpress.com Toni Jover

    wow! great giveaways in a great blog ;-)
    (just discovered it!)

  • http://technshare.com Dev @ Blogging Tips

    Great contest count me..

    following you on twitter and joined you on fb..!

    Thanks for this great contest.

  • Sullen

    Awesome Giveaway!

  • http://www.starflower.at Matthias

    Happy Birthday!

  • Alex

    Congrats! and happy 2nd anniversary!

  • Artis

    Congrats! Happy anniversary!

  • http://www.fsmetroorlando.org David Fain

    Congrats on two years! I’ve tried a couple times at starting my own and lasted only rwo weeks. I decided I should leave ikt to pros like you.

  • Lubinrho

    Congratulations on 2 years! I have found a lot of great info from MIB, thanks for that! Keep up the great work!

  • Luke

    Nice work and Congrats!

  • http://phiredesign.net AJ Troxell

    Not because im special, but I can remember when this site was just starting off…and look at you now! Great job Andrew!

  • http://blog.sporkycomplex.com Sporky

    Congrats on the second year!

  • Richard Martin

    Congratulations and keep up the good work and helpful advice!

  • jona

    nice. :)

  • it

    just recently started viewing your site a week or so ago… love it so far. Congrats.

  • http://www.bloggerthemes.net Asker

    You are going to be a member of Smashing Network soon…I hope

    Good Luck for your future.

  • http://kelly.theSikkemas.com Kel

    Congratulations! Count me in!

  • Zoran

    Happy 2nd year in the blogging world !

  • Joel Drapper

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

  • Laurel

    Yes – he definitely looks energetic – Congratulations

  • http://twitter.com/jdohren Johannes

    Congratulations and keep up the great work.
    That’s a huge giveaway. Wow!

  • http://clifference.com Cliff

    Congrats on the 2 years!

  • Istvan

    Great giveaways :D

  • http://www.puppetkaos.com Kelvin Kao

    Congrats! Two years is not a long time for certain things but certainly is an accomplishment in itself for blogs. I first found out about this blog when someone linked to a tutorial here, and I was immediately drawn by all the images here, even though I am not much of a design person. Keep up with the good work!

  • http://www.creationsdunet.fr daniel aka Tanaka13

    Happy anniversary Andrew!

  • http://www.danieleliberati.com/ Daniele

    Awesome giveaway!

  • ahmad abboushi

    Happy anniversary Andrew
    Hope that your blog become better every year
    thank you

  • Kyle

    Love the posts. Congratulations on 2 years.

  • http://n/a Guy C

    Congratulations on your sites anniversary. I havn’t been following your blog for long but I find it very helpful.

  • Brad

    Great giveaway! Congrats on two years!

  • Rick

    Happy anniversary Andrew
    I’ve always been a fan of your site

  • http://blog.purebox.org purebox

    Awesome articles.

  • http://vasdegua.blogspot.com/ Omar

    Hey congratulations.

  • http://inspirationfeed.com inspirationfeed

    Congrats on this successful website.

  • http://www.webdesign-gm.co.uk Website Design Bristol

    Logo design Love! Pick me!


  • Maria João

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway :)

  • http://www.theallin1der.com Allin1der

    Wow. I would LOVE this to start my collection of design literature! Happy Anniversary! I hope to be a great blogging designer too soon!

  • http://www.dcypher.co.uk Steve Webster

    Congrats, your blog is awesome.

  • http://www.cagrioner.com Cagri Oner

    Happy anniversary and great way of celebration!

  • Nils

    looking forward to the next two years!

  • sean

    Happy Anniversary! Awesome blog –
    their is good reason to why you have a huge following and readership :)
    Thanks and may you have much continued success!

  • http://www.rachilli.co.uk Rachel

    Wow, 2 years! Well done, it’s easy to see from the stats that you’ve done extremely well :)

    I’ve been a follower of the blog since roughly February (not sure how I hadn’t heard of MIB before that!) The site has been an invaluable resource for me and is definitely one of the fresher design blogs of 2010!

    Good luck for all the future – I hope the blog only continues to develop and grow as it has done over the past 2 years :)

  • http://www.designjuices.co.uk jared thompson

    wow you’ve come so far in two years and im super blessed and happy to be a part of mib, with my guest posts :)

  • http://davidg.ro/ davidg

    congrats & happy anniversary! :)

  • http://www.designhobo.com Bree

    Happy Anniversary! I love this blog!

  • http://perishablepress.com/ Jeff Starr

    Congrats on your Second Anniversary!

    Pass the tequila! :)

  • Dungol

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway :)

  • http://www.ninc.at Philipp Hummer

    nice giveaway packs, well, would love to win some:)
    (and thanks for all those effords over these 2 years, highly appriciated!:)

  • Matt L.

    You’ve always produced great content.. keep doing what you do!

  • http://vgal.info Veronica Davis

    Some pretty cool stuff! I’ve never heard of Pixelmator before. Following, subscribed (I just stumbled on yo your blog for the first time – love it) and friended ;) I’m not a designer by trade, but a freelance writer (and SEO/social media)… so if I somehow win (I’m not a very lucky person) – I’d like to pass on the logo design and graphic sets (Let a designer who will use them more have them). I’ll gladly take the WP book, pixelmator or billings, though! :)

  • http://www.katerconcepts.nl Joffrey Kater

    Gefeliciteerd! Congratulations!

    Keep up the good work!!

  • http://nloureiro.com Nuno

    Congrats!!!! 2 years it´s great thing, keep up the good work and thkxs for the awesome articles….

  • http://refreshrenewexplore.com Rachel

    Congratulations! I always enjoy your blog posts. What a great way to celebrate!!

  • http://jacobsowinski.com Jacob

    Congratulations on the anniversary!

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

    I’m blown away by the awesome response to this post. Sure the giveaway may account for most of these :) but it’s nice nonetheless. Thanks again everyone, and good luck on the giveaway!

  • Matteo

    Thanks for the contest, I hope I win :)

  • http://nenuno.co.uk/ Daniel

    Two years! Excellent content to boot. Heres for another 2 years myinkblog!

  • http://www.simalam.com Adam Malamis

    Two years and almost 5000 comments! I bet you’ve cleared that mark with this post alone :) Congrats!

  • Kushal Chap

    Thanks for this cool giveaway

  • http://weblogbetter.com Kiesha @ We Blog Better

    Wow! Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! 2 years might not sound like a lot to some, but in the blogosphere – that’s an awesome accomplishment!
    I wish you many more! Follow you on Twitter, now!

  • John Green

    I just recently stumbled upon your site and it has some amazing tutorials. I hope to win this contest, too. :)
    Happy 2nd anniversary!

  • LaToya

    congrats on two years :D nice giveaway! hope i win a book or pixelmater!

  • Lester Ho

    Congratz on the 2 years!!
    Great Giveaway especially the Smashing Book :)

  • Nigel

    Congrats on the 2 years!

  • http://www.aaaphoto.com chuck

    Happy 2nd anniversary!

  • http://www.pekoe.se matteth

    Great prizes! Congrats!

  • Maddy

    Congratulations! I love this blog.

  • Virgilio

    Happy anniversary :D

  • http://www.appleheadwebdesign.com jessica rodgers

    Congrats. Great giveaway.

  • Rhett

    2 whole years AND a new child?! Congratulations!

  • Erik Berger

    Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • http://www.free-ebooks.gr Dimitris S.

    Great giveaway! Happy anniversary!!

  • http://www.vectelligence.com Ilie Ciorba


  • mastersson

    Happy Anniversary & Great Giveaway!

  • http://shutterskills.com Rish

    Congrats on the anniversary of the best design blog I found ever!

  • Zach


  • Joe

    Congratulations!! Great Site really like what you are doing with it!! Keep it up!!

  • http://bencarr.net Ben Carr

    Congratulations on the anniversary!