Celebrating Two Years

kyle steed two-year blogiversary It's hard to believe I've been at this blogging thing for two years now. So many things have changed since then. I can remember the only way of finding new people to connect with was searching through people's blogrolls. Now we have twitter. And the content I write about has had a dramatic change from my very first post about The Darjeeling Limited. These days it's geared more toward design.

The Giveaway

Last year for my one-year blogiversary I gave away a 3-pack of Field Note Notebooks. It was a huge success. So this year I am happy to be giving away a Flip Mino HD (courtesy of the awesome guys at Firehost) with two available custom skins designed by yours truly, that one lucky winner will get to choose from.

I thought that since I've recently gotten in to video blogging (excuse my absence) this would be the perfect gift to give. And who knows, maybe it will help you break in to the video blogging scene.

Here's a preview of the two custom skins:

Steed Flip Video Custom Skin



The Details

Enter to win a Flip Mino HD video recorder. Your chance to win will run from now to next Tuesday, October 20. The winner will be announced the day after the contest ends on here and will be sent a direct message via twitter with details on how to claim your new Flip Mino HD.

  • Leave a comment saying why you deserve a custom skinned Flip Mino HD
  • Follow @kylesteed and @firehost on Twitter
  • tweet this message: Win a Flip Mino HD from @kylesteed and @firehost – celebrating two years RT to participate!

Good luck! And as always, thanks to those of you who have supported me over these past two years.

DesignFolio Plus Giveaway

DesignFolio Plus is a beautiful and highly customizable portfolio theme great for displaying logos, websites, print work and much more. DesignFolio Theme

DesignFolio Details

Perfect for the design professional with little or advanced knowledge of HTML /CSS and WordPress, DesignFolio Plus comes with the following features:

  • jQuery Slider for Portfolio Items
  • Easy portfolio uploading (create a portfolio category and upload an image for each post and the theme does the rest)
  • Museo Sans headings using Cufon text replacement
  • Theme Options page with Flickr integration
  • Colorpicker to change colors of “The Stripe” and other text and links
  • Custom Breadcrumb Trails (utilizing the BreadcrumbXT plug-in)
  • Twitter Integration (utilizing the Twitter Widget Pro plug-in)

Using DesignFolio Plus, it is easy to set up an online Portfolio using WordPress. This is one of the most straightforward and easy-to-use Portfolio-style themes out there, designed and developed by popular WordPress theme developer Chris Wallace, whose high-quality themes speak for themselves.

You can check out a live preview here or view the theme details on (currently available for $30).

Free Hosting

firehost secure hosting

Now, a huge thanks to Firehost, the deal has gotten even sweeter. For 1 of the 5 lucky theme winners, they will receive 6 months of free secure hosting with no commitment to stay from Firehost. This is the perfect combination for anyone just starting out online or looking to do a serious upgrade.

How To Enter

We are offering up not just one, but five theme licenses. So you have a greater chance of winning. Simply leave a comment below explaining why you would like this theme and how it would make your wildest dreams come true.

The contest will run for one week and the winners will be chosen and then contacted via twitter (make sure and leave your twitter name) next Friday, July 31, 2009. Details about the hosting will be taken care of through Firehost. Good luck.