I admit that I was not a Twitter-er until I took over the reigns at TTAK. However, with FaceBook screwing over business pages that don’t want to pay to play, I have found Twitter to both be entertaining and a more useful platform than FaceBook these days. In a nutshell, if you don’t pay to “boost” your posts, they only get seen by about 10% of your followers. I used to put a lot of work into a nightly fishing report for my guide service’s page, but it isn’t worth the effort anymore. Zuckerberg can go bite a tanto.
TTAK’s Twitter handle is @knifetruth. Please give us a follow. To encourage you all to join us if you haven’t already, we are holding a contest and giving away some more Empire Outfitters/Wilmont Knives gear. In this case the BeerDefender bottle-opener/keychain tool. All you have to do is send us a tweet to tell us why YOU NEED/DESERVE the Beer Defender. Best entry wins the Beer Defender, runner up wins the Empire Outfitter’s tshirt.
The Beer Defender is a pretty cool little tool. It is made by Wilmont Knives and is available exclusively from Empire Outfitters. It is made from aircraft aluminum (they have made them from titanium in the past), and looks kind of like a miniature pair of partial brass knuckles. I couldn’t stake my reputation on unproven gear – It has opened 2 or 3 beers (for scientific purposes), and has been attached to my keyring for a day before I had the idea for the contest and removed it. It has a couple of small pocket scuffs, but otherwise is in new condition.
The rules for the contest are simple: You need to tweet @knifetruth and include the hashtag #BeerDefender. So that leaves you 115 characters to come up with your best
grovel reason why YOU are the one who NEEDS/DESERVES the Beer Defender. You can enter as many times as you like. The whole point of this is to crank up activity on our Twitter feed, so tweet away. The contest is also open to our Twitter followers who are not necessarily everyday readers.
The tweets can be funny or serious, though I imagine funny will probably be more likely to fit the spirit of the contest. I am not ruling anything out. They can be off color, but try to keep it SFW. You can include a picture if you wish, though only 115 characters of text, so no holding up a sheet of notebook paper with a novel on it. Otherwise, pretty much anything else is fair game. Lets have some fun.
As far as the results of my testing…The Beer Defender does a superlative job of allowing me entry to my favorite bottle of frosty goodness. In this case it is a bottle of Dortmunder Gold the flagship brew of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Highly recommended, and as a native Clevelander I can’t resist putting in a plug for the 216.