10/25 2010

Gladiator “What’s Your Favorite Blog” Comment Contest

There’s no doubt that our team here at Gladiator GarageWorks is a diverse bunch. We all have our personal picks when it comes to what blogs we love to read.

We’ve had many heated debates about what are the best blogs for DIY weekend warriors, tools, car and bikes, organization and home improvement advice.

During those debates, we slugged it out amongst ourselves making strong cases for our own picks.

And eventually we agreed on a few things — the blogs you need to read (if you aren’t already.)

And to kick off our very first comment contest here on the Gladiator blog, we’ll share with you our hard-fought list of favorite blogs. Then you can enter the contest by telling us about yours.

Our Favorite Blogs

Check out the list (in no specific order) below, and then read the contest details to see what you can win.


The Garage Blog

The Garage Journal


Apartment Therapy


DIY Life


There, I Fixed It


Woodworkers Journal

Cool Tools

Car and Driver

Money Pit

The Pioneer Woman

Okay, now that you know which blogs we love to read, it’s time for you to enter the comment contest by sharing yours.

Contest Entry Details:

1. Go to your favorite blog and copy the link to the site, or a specific post. Then paste the link in the comment section below.

2. Next to your pasted link briefly tell us why that blog is your favorite.

3. Enter your name and email address (email info will be used only for contacting the winners and verifying entries)

4. Click “submit” to post your comment. That’s it – you’re officially entered!


  • First comment counts as official entry.
  • You can enter more than once, but each entry must have a different link and explanation. Duplicate links and comments will not be approved.
  • The blog that you share must either be from the list above or be an organizational, DIY, Tool, Auto or related blog. Any unrelated links will not be accepted as entries.
  • All comment entries will be approved before posting
  • The contest starts on 10/25/10 at 10am CST and will end on 10/31/10 at 11:59pm CST

Contest Entry Example:

Site link: http://toolmonger.com/2010/10/18/ryobi-recalls-drills-due-to-fire-hazard/

Comment: Toolmonger is the best! This post helped me learn more about drills and how to use them better. Now I’m excited to start my next woodworking project!

Prizes and Winners:

  • 5 winners will each receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • 5 winners will be chosen through a random selection process but must meet the criteria regarding relevance noted in the contest rules.
  • Winners will be contacted via email
  • Any questions can be sent to gladiatorgarageworks@gmail.com

The winners will be announced on the Gladiator Blog the first week of November following the end of the contest.

Good Luck and we look forward to discovering and learning about your favorite blogs!


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  2. 10/25 2010


    Over 40,000 projects, and a really great community – where else does the CEO of the company send people postcards for Hallowe’en?

  3. Jason Owens
    10/26 2010

    Awesome idea for a contest!


    Huge fan of the Garagejournal, and this thread in particular. It is awesome to see the cool storage tricks that each user has found to store things in their garage!

  4. Tristan Wood
    10/26 2010


    I love The Garage Journal. It’s a great site for ideas on how to organize your garage.

  5. 10/26 2010


    If you haven’t seen the top of your cluttered workbench in years, then you need to swing by garagejournal. No other site has the depth of creative minds to help you when it comes to optimizing your own garage space.

  6. 10/27 2010


    This is an interesting site for basic do it yourself projects around the home. I’m on the Gladiator GarageWorks team so I’m not entering the contest, just providing a helpful blog link to others.

  7. Bill S
    10/28 2010


    This is one of my favorite blogs, not so much that I want to live in a tiny house, but it helps spur my creativity when searching for different kinds of room layout and storage. I enjoy looking through the different posts and finding things that I can apply in my projects and life in general.

  8. 05/31 2011

    I love the Woodworkers Journal Ezine. There is lots of interesting information & plans. The Ezine is fun to read & easy to understand.The April 1st issue always gives me a good laugh.