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After a few years being hosted by a Big Cartel storefront I have brought the HYA shop in-house and it is now a sub-domain over at shop.hideyourarms.com built on the same platform as my camera accessories venture Rigu. I feel it gives more of a professional look and feel compared to the Big Cartel store (largely because I was using a stock theme, some amazing things can be done with Big Cartel), and gives more scope for expansion in the future. I do have more plans for the store in the future, hopefully branching out beyond the logo-based merchandise to offering a marketplace featuring items from HYA bloggers. That should be happening in the near future but does need the kinks working out as it is quite a lot of work compared to me running this shop.





There are also going to be four new items added to the shop in the next couple of weeks too, which is pretty exciting. I love white print on red so it was a no-brainer for me to have a print run of them done, discharge printed onto red American Apparel tees in sizes ranging from XS-XXL. The lapis blue tees are regular plastisol print so not quite as soft as the red shirts, but still a really nice classic colour choice and they will feel good too. I have done very, very short print runs of the vests, a few of my friends wanted them printed since they like vests, and thought I might as well get some extras done for you guys so you can still wear HYA with pride on those hot summer days. These items should be in the store within a couple of weeks, you can sign up for e-mail notifications on the product pages to be the first to know when they have been added to the store (and once you’ve been notified about the release, your address will be deleted, no repeat notifications and no spam).

As you’d expect, I would love you get feedback and comments from you all regarding what you like and don’t like. I know it isn’t perfect and that there are still things to be done, but this is an exciting development for HYA and I really want to push it on.

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Check out Doug and Leah in their HYA tees!

by Andy on September 5, 2012

leah in a HYA tee



HYA bloggers Doug and Leah sent over some pictures of them modeling their shirts from the HYA store. I’ve struggled to sell tees to women in the past, I’m not sure if that’s because you ladies don’t trust the sizing or perhaps there just aren’t many of you reading the site, but hopefully the above pics will prove to you that HYA shirts do fit women (Leah is shown wearing size small, Doug is in a large).

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Andy,

Thanks for adding me as a contributor to your site.
I look forward to saying things about things I may have not had a chance to say about those things other wise. AND, I promise to use spell check every chance I get.
Also, go to Face Book for my latest adventures.

Again, Thanks!
Meanie

Andy: Nice idea for a new contributor to introduce themselves this way, though I would have thought they’d do it by testing out the regular post system rather than the submission form!

This post was submitted by Meanie.

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hya bloggers

Back in the early days of HYA the thought of letting other people write on HYA scared me, I didn’t want to lose control of what was being put on the site, and heaven forbid something was posted that wasn’t on the schedule! These days I’ve become more relaxed about the situation and realised that for the site to grow and appeal to more people it’s important to have more than just my viewpoint on the site, and to provide all your readers with a wider range of t-shirts and clothing.

I’ve been slowly adding to the writing team over the past few months and I really like it, it feels good to have lots of people dropping in with something they’ve found or to cover the latest news, it feels like HYA isn’t just about me anymore and I like that, I want it to be a bigger part of the t-shirt community and become something that can be a real force to help and support t-shirt brands grow.

To show that Hide Your Arms is no longer a one-man operation (sure, I do most of the heavy lifting, but the load is getting lighter) I have put together a contributors page to recognise the people that make up the HYA writing team. Each writer has a little bio and a couple of links showing you where you can find them around the web, their posts on HYA, and also a picture so that we can put a face to the name that you seen in the byline on each post (like this one, but you guys probably know who I am already).

If you would like to join the team and write on HYA then I am always looking to take people on who have a passion for clothing of any kind (it doesn’t have to just be tees, this site started out being about hoodies, remember?). Please get in touch via the contact form or send me an e-mail (info@hideyourarms.com) letting me know who you are, what brands and kinds of clothes you like, and anywhere I can find your writing online if possible. Experience blogging is definitely not a requirement, though it would be useful.

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HYA black friday 2011

In the past on HYA I have written individual posts for individual deals on Black Friday, and frankly that was a lot of work and made the blog very messy, even if it was probably better for traffic. This years I’m going to be creating a single post that I will continually edit and grow throughout the week. As I update the list I will post tweets to notify you all, and also put reminders into the daily news roundup.

Store owners, if you want to ensure that your deal is included please be sure to tweet me, leave a message on the HYA Facebook page, send an e-mail using the comment form, or use the news submission form, and it will be included, no matter how much your brand sucks, we’re going for quantity over quality this year!

I will also be duplicating the list over at ShirtDeck for companies that have released coupon codes for Black Friday, ensuring that it is as easy as possible to find t-shirt deals.

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Daily Tees & News for November 8th

by Andy on November 8, 2011

mars university futurama t-shirt

Nice to see more Futurama shirts becoming available, even if it’s just for a day at TeeFury.


Great collage shirt from Qwertee today, one for children of the 80s I think.


Another cool design from Tilteed, but of course it is also an old design, I’d love to know what’s happening there and why we haven’t seen new shirts for so long, hopefully this isn’t the beginning of the end for Tilteed.


Whilst I don’t entirely understand the meaning of the bird painting itself, I do like the artwork today at Shirt.Woot.


Quite a few of the RIPT commenters are chiming in to say that they won’t buy this shirt because it will be out of date in a year, fair point.


It’s pretty rare that you get a shirt that draws from Picasso and Star Wars, bravo The Yetee, bravo.


Nope. I’m going to need someone to explain the reference to me on this 24tee shirt.


Gotta say I’m not in love with the Mario artwork at TeeRaiders today, sorry.


Nice to see this design at Loviu again.


Shirt Punch are exploring that oft-neglected crossover of Doctor Who and Wizard of Oz today.


The straightforwardly named Tshirt Contest have opened their first contest with a call for entries of beer designs.


‘War Torn’ is the Shirt Of The Day at DBH.


Delorean Dashboard is the deal of the day at BustedTees. $11 instead of $20.


I don’t want to complain too much about something that’s a 2 year old issue, but I saw it again and it annoyed me again. Total Film published a list of 100 Star Wars t-shirts in 2009 that I feel is clearly heavily inspired by my list of 202 Star Wars t-shirts. That post took me the better part of 25 hours work, work that they haven’t acknowledged in their list (they have picked all the same shirts as I did, and in many cases they’re listed in the same order. I’m of no doubt that Total Film have earned money from that post (they have ads, and they’re on the first page of Google for the search ‘Star Wars t-shirts’), but all I want from them is acknowledgement that I did the research for their article, and an apology for using my work without permission. If any of you would like to leave a comment on their article or tweet them @totalfilm regarding the issue I’d appreciate it.


Mashable have a short list of “4 Essential Facebook Page Apps to Improve Communication With Fans” that I think will be of use to brand owners.


New shirt today from A Better Tomorrow.


Javaboi Industries have a Steve Jobs tribute shirt. Frankly, I don’t care for the shirt, it’s just not for me, but I can understand why people would look up to Steve Jobs, and it’s cool that Javaboi are donating to charity with the sales from the shirt, especially as they are a brand that has unfortunately had far too many experiences with cancer.


RedBubble artist Tom Trager has released the above ‘Dalek Pest Exterminations’ Doctor Who shirt for £15.99, which I’ve now added to the Doctor Who list.


You can get an extra 15% off at PLNDR with the coupon HUSH15 provided you spend $50+.


Use the coupon code TRIPLE11 to get 20% off your order at Karmaloop from now until midnight (EST) on November 11th.


I’ve opened up a couple of new advertising spaces for your perusal (footer & sidebar skyscraper left). Don’t worry, this isn’t yet more ads on HYA, I’ve converted the two ads that had Google AdSense on them to regular ads (that are backfilled with AdSense at the moment, confused?). They’re on a CPM basis, meaning you only pay for what you want and I’ve made it possible to buy just a couple of thousand pageviews at a time, meaning you can dip your toe in the water advertising on HYA for just a couple of dollars. This also means that we could have hundreds of people advertising on HYA, which I think would be pretty cool.


Unestablish has opened for business, they seem to have some pretty cool higher-end looking clothing.




Counter Balance Clothing (who I hadn’t heard of before) released a big new Fall collection a few days ago, with that many new shirts you guys must be able to find something you like in there.


Time for me to feel bad again, Monstros Apparel have been running a Kickstarter Project for the past month, and now that I finally get around to properly checking out their e-mail the Kickstarter has got 3 days to go and still needs about $2,000 to be funded. I know that HYA probably doesn’t have the readership to give this guy $2,000 but I think there are probably a few of you out there that would have pledged for one of his shirts.

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New bloggers and new news

by Andy on August 8, 2011

exciting news at hide your arms

I’ve been quite busy since returning from my holiday in Cornwall. Aside from gaining a few new bloggers for HYA (that you will hear about in a minute), there have been a few changes to the way that Hide Your Arms looks and works.

    I installed the Disqus commenting system. This should make it easier for you to leave comments on HYA, using various profiles you already have around the web (such as with your Twitter account) or with your normal ‘name + e-mail’ input that has been used on HYA since day one. I like the style of Disqus and the way that replies to comments can be threaded. Let me know your thoughts about Disqus in the comments.
    Rewards for commenters! I really want there to be more interaction on Hide Your Arms, I get quite a lot of traffic but there doesn’t seem to be too much chatter considering how many of you there are. So, in the hopes of people sticking around and leaving more comments (and buying more stuff in the HYA store, to be honest), every time a new person leaves a comment on HYA they will be sent an e-mail giving them a coupon for 15% off in the Hide Your Arms shop. The e-mail will only be sent once, I don’t want to annoy anyone with spammy e-mails. I may think up other rewards in the future, but let’s just start with this and see how it goes.
    You’ve probably seen them already, but I have introduced some cool looking widgets in the right sidebar that help you see at a glance what has been getting people talking and what they’ve been looking at over the past week. The widgets display the most commented on posts of the last seven days (this widget only shows up if you’re looking at the front page of HYA) and the most viewed posts on HYA (this is always in the right sidebar and replaces the old popular posts widget). I think they look damn cool and hope you do too.

As mentioned earlier, I have gained a few new bloggers on HYA recently, as part of the continuing aim of helping the site grow by gaining new points of view from around the world to expose all of us to different brands and generally keep on top of new releases.


Umang will be joining HYA in a general role, blogging about any shirts or brands that he thinks are cool. Umang has his own shirt company, which I think will help give him a good perspective on the industry and provide a fair and balanced view in his posts. Here’s a few words from the man himself:

I like to take long strolls to the liquor store and pick up a nice bottle of Irish whiskey. While indulging in a lowball glass filled to the brim, I have a tendency to think about t-shirts. As I spill some on my 4.5 oz ringspun cotton t-shirt. The stain incurred, inspires me by its expressive, Kandinsky quality and I jump on to Illustrator. I work out some designs for my tee company, Chor Bazaar. Eventually I realize the costs associated with production and the fact that t-shirt sales are down thanks to things like the recession and the debt ceiling and pour myself another glass. My other interests are too long to bore you folks but I do love graphic t-shirts and their ability to spark conversations and or controversy with strangers. Excited to be part of the HYA crew!


Denise will also be joining HYA in a general role. Being from Singapore (and working for 9 Fountains) she will be researching emerging brands from Asia, which I think is a pretty exciting development for the site as I only know a handful of Asian brands and can’t wait to see that expand. Here’s a quick list of brands Denise is into at the moment (so that we all know she’s cool).

    9 Fountains (naturally)
    Truly Madly Deeply


Remy is joining HYA as yep, you guessed it, a general blogger. The man is clearly a total shirt-nerd so I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s going to be showing us. Here’s a few words from Remy:

My name is Remy Warren. I am an expat currently in South Korea. I started collecting t-shirts about four years ago as a game with my friend. Two hundred shirts and several thousand dollars later, t-shirts have become a passion. Art and design are two things that have recently become super influential in my life. Traveling around the world, having a vodka and tonic in every country, and collecting t-shirts are my top priorities for the next several years.

I have got a few more people lined up for blogging positions (all with the specific roles covering individual brands), but I’ll leave it at that for now as I haven’t sorted the bios yet. Please say hello to all the new bloggers and make them feel welcome!

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Off to Cornwall, back in 2 weeks

by Andy on July 16, 2011

Andy & liz at Land's End

I know I was away last weekend too, but I’m off again and this time it is for two weeks of fun Cornwall. We are camping in our massive tent (well, massive for 2 people, it would be a bit cramped for a dozen), so obviously I won’t be lugging around a laptop (times like these I wish I had an iPad and a big solar panel) and therefore you should not expect replies to your e-mails unless they are extremely urgent as I don’t intend to be spending much time working on the blog.

I have set up a load of posts to go live throughout the next couple of weeks so that you don’t miss out on your daily HYA updates, and of course the new bloggers will be posting regularly too, so there will be plenty of new clothes for you to be lusting after as well as quite a lot of old stuff that I’m posting from my bookmarks. My tweeting will probably be at a minimu, but if you’d like to hear random updates about how nice/rainy it is on a beach feel free to follow me.

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Off to Belfast, back Monday

by Andy on July 7, 2011

and wih his awesome white camera

Quick note to let you know that I’m going to Northern Ireland for the weekend so please have even less expectation than usual for me to reply to e-mails. I’m going to have posts written up for the weekend as usual, and the new bloggers will be giving their posts as well so you should have plenty to keep you entertained.

No new site updates to tell you about (I did add some quick tags to make formatting and adding links to comments easier, but it’s barely worth mentioning), but HYAs growth is not slowing, and I will have even more bloggers to tell you about next week, hopefully.

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mysoti price rises

MySoti certainly are the ‘little engine that could’ of the POD world, it feels as if they face a new challenge or problem every day, but they face up to it, convey the problems to their fans and users honestly and work hard at fixing things, and it’s that honesty that makes me really want them to do well.

Last week MySoti sent out a newsletter warning that price rises would be coming, not because they want to gold-plate their G6, but because with cotton prices going through the roof everyone is having to pay more for blanks. I had expected some massive rises that would make them a completely nonviable option for people that use MySoti. Thankfully that hasn’t been the case, by the sounds of it the rises have led to MySoti squeezing their margins, but at least they’ll be able to remain competitive. Here are the changes:

BASIC TEES
* Was £14.00 – Now £14.50
* Was €16.00 – Now €16.50
* Was $18.00 – Now €19.50

PREMIUM TEES
* Was £16.00 – Now £16.50
* Was €18.00 – Now €18.50
* Was $20.00 – Now €22.50

SWEATSHIRTS
* Was £23.00 – Now £24.00
* Was €28.00 – Now €30.50
* Was $30.00 – Now €32.00

Not too painful, huh? Here’s on of my favourite parts of their latest newsletter:

If you want to produce a small run of ‘Uncle Charlie’s 50th Birthday’ shirts then you’re probably right – Cafepress is better for you. But for high-quality, artwork then we still believe that MySoti.com is still the best place to be.

I have a bit of a personal policy that any company willing to say that they aren’t the right solution for you tend to be good guys that are passionate about what they do and not just in it for the money. Long live MySoti!

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ShirtDeck is reborn!

by Andy on April 6, 2011

t-shirt coupon codes

You will probably remember last year when I told you about a new site that I was working on called ShirtDeck that would be a marketplace for secondhand and rare t-shirts. Well, that didn’t pan out, to be honest it was too big of a job for just me to accomplish to a point where I’d actually be happy with it.

I’d been thinking for a while that it would be cool if there was a RetailMeNot that was focused more closely on the indie t-shirt world, so why shouldn’t I be the one to build it? People like t-shirts, people like spending less money on things, and brands like getting exposure, so it seemed like a winner for everyone involved. With that in mind I decided to switch the generic-but-cool-sounding ShirtDeck to being a t-shirt coupon codes website, where people can find and share t-shirt coupon codes and other deals.

I soft-launched the site yesterday over Twitter & Facebook and so far the response has been pretty good. As we’re only a day in obviously the database of coupons is quite small, but it is growing and with the help and support of t-shirt brands the amount of coupons will grow massively over the next few months, creating a fantastic resource for t-shirt buyers.

If you’d like to help out, please submit a t-shirt coupon or deal , the submissions go straight onto the site (no waiting), though you do have to pass one of those pesky reCAPTCHA tests which are a necessary evil. You can also sign up for an account which has a few benefits such as being able to manage your own coupons (editing them and the expiry date, that kind of thing). I would also be very appreciative of any tweets (@ShirtDeck is the twitter account for this project, and unlike @hideyourarms it will be all business), Facebook status updates (here’s the obligatory ShirtDeck Facebook page), blog posts, Stumbles, anything to help get this off the ground and rolling.

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A Special 5th Anniversary HYA Pin Badge

by Andy on March 31, 2011

hide your arms pin badges

I needed to restock on HYA badges recently after someone in Germany picked up three sets, which is fairly unusual, and whilst I was stocking up again anyway (all orders in the HYA store receive a free button, remember) I thought I’d whip up something quick to recognise that this is HYA 5th year of operation. Looks good, no?

Pick up a set of badges in the HYA store, or if you make an order instead of getting a random one thrown in your order send me a message (can you leave notes at checkout on Big Cartel?) with your chosen colourway of badge and I’ll do my best to include it.

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HYA hoodies have arrived.

by Andy on February 4, 2011

hide your arms hoody

This blog post is both awesome and terrible. Awesome because in that picture there is a Hide Your Arms hoodie (yeah!), and terrible because I’m letting you know that I’ve got to take a few days off from blogging and HYA stuff because I’m on driving missions for my parent’s business. I’ve already driven 1500 miles this week, and there’s another 600 to do this weekend. I thought I’d be able to write up some covering posts to get me through but it hasn’t worked out that way, and I don’t even have time to schedule the mounting backlog of submitted posts.

When I get back on Monday I’ll be straight back onto HYA work, so please accept my apologies that I’m not replying to your e-mails, tweets, submissions and requests for marriage (I’m taken ladies!). I am also procuring various blue shoelaces so that I can get the regular grey ones out of the hoodies and replace them with some more exciting blue ones to provide a bit of contrast and detail to the fronts of the hoodies. That does mean it will likely be a few more days before I can make the hoodies available for purchase, but I think it will give us a better product overall. If you’d like one which has the grey drawstring laces, or just don’t want to wait any longer, let me know and I will put one aside for you that won’t have the strings changed.

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Hide Your Arms Logo Stickers!

by Andy on February 1, 2011

hide your arms stickers

Ignore the dirt on my desk, look at the sticker, now nice is that!?

I’d been wanting to get stickers made up as soon as I saw the logo more than a year ago, and I finally bit the bullet and sorted the artwork (with a little help as my Twitter followers will know), and thanks to the guys at Awesome Merchandise I received the stickers less than a week after ordering, and they were great to deal with, and at no point got annoyed with my newbie printing questions.

I will add the stickers to the HYA store soon, selling them at only just above cost price as they are a promo item, and hopefully you guys will start covering your towns, cities, notebooks and laptops red & blue in the near future. Of course, if you buy a HYA tee (and soon a HYA hoodie, those are being printed at the moment), you’ll get a free sticker in your order.

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hide your arms hoodie

As some of you on Facebook and Twitter will well be aware, I’m going to be releasing a Hide Your Arms hoodie soon, but as you will be the people buying it, I thought I’d let you help me decide which design to release. I know which design I’m leaning towards, but if there is a massive swing of support for one or the other I will follow the will of the masses. Please comment on this post for either hoodie A or hoodie B.

I apologise about the slightly dodgy mockups, but I think they do give you a good idea of what I’m aiming for. Also, in case anyone was going to mention that little rant I had about people not using product photos that were in colour, that actually is a colour photograph, but the snow has a tendency to make things look very black and white outside my house. If you’re worried about having that large amount of black print, don’t, I’ve found a printer I trust, and they’re going to be using water-based ink so you’re barely going to be able to tell that it’s there, and as it gets washed you’re going to have a beautiful vintage fade. The hoodie is going to come from Continental Clothing stock, it’s a really lovely hoodie, one of my favourites, it’s quite heavyweight, and it’s also quite a fashion fit but still forgiving, I think the best way I can describe it is that when I wear it I feel like I’m being lightly hugged. Unfortunately Continental only produce it in S-XL size ranges, which is a bit disappointing, but if you would like an XXL, I will provide with with the files you need to create one via Spreadshirt or any other POD of your choosing.

The front of the hoodie will be blank, although I am trying to source some “HYA blue” coloured laces for the drawstring, as that will provide a bit of contrast and something different from the norm. I think I might prefer it as a pullover hoodie, but if you really would prefer a zip-up please say so in the comments, as it might be possible for me to split the order a bit (perhaps I could do pre-orders for people that want a zip-up?).

Obviously, I want your feedback on this, because hopefully you’ll be the people wearing it, so be honest, and let me know what you think.

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Happy 5th birthday, Hide Your Arms!

by Andy on January 20, 2011

Hide Your Arms

I realise that Hide Your Arms turning five years old doesn’t really mean an awful lot to anyone other than me, but I think it’s cool that I’ve run a website pretty much continually (I think the longest break was a month back in 2009 when I was touring LA-Vegas-Death Valley-Yosemite-San Francisco-LA), make new friends, help a lot of brands, learn a lot about a lot of things, and share my love of t-shirts.

I’ve got quite a lot of very HYA-centric posts coming up today, so hopefully you’ll all indulge me!

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How to connect with HYA

by Andy on January 17, 2011

nachos

I haven’t done a post like this in a little while, and as we’re at the beginning of a big week on HYA (5 year anniversary!) I thought I’d remind you of the many ways that you can get your fix of HYA goodness. Something I’ve been wondering about recently is why the site doesn’t get loads of comments despite having quite a lot of traffic, so in the future I’m going to be trying to encourage a bit more chatter on the site*, feel free to get involved and discuss the tees, hoodies and news that I post, if you don’t like something, let me know, and if you do like it, tell me why!

1. Visit the site directly! Old school, I know, but there is something nice about actually visiting a website every now and again and not relying entirely on Google Reader.

2. RSS! Even I subscribe to the HYA RSS feed, and I know what is going to be on the site before it’s published. Join 5000 other people and make sure you never miss a post.

3. E-mail Subscription! Not many of you have signed up for this (SHAME ON YOU!), but I think it’s pretty cool if you want to get every HYA post delivered to your inbox in a single e-mail at around 11pm (GMT). You get all the posts, all the pictures, all the fun of visiting HYA without the inconvenience of actually having to type http://hideyourarms.com in your browser.

4. Twitter! More than 2000 people now follow the HYA twitter feed (thank you!), but I am power mad and want even more of you to get the latest updates when a post is published on HYA, I share a deal or sale (that might not necessarily be blogged about on the main site), or mention how my brother, girlfriend, parents, or anyone in the world anywhere could beat me at Kinect. I have also been running a few Twitter only

5. Facebook! You guys haven’t quite toppled the 2000 fan mark on the HYA Facebook page, which may well just mean that there aren’t 2000 fans of HYA, but having 1800+ is pretty freakin’ sweet anyway. Of course, the Facebook page isn’t just for massaging my ego, I point out my favourite posts of the day/week (making it very useful for the casual HYA fan), and encourage brand owners (and everyone else) to post links and photos.

I’ve got some cool stuff planned for this week with it being the big anniversary celebration. I realise that this website turning 5 years old probably doesn’t mean much to you guys, but it is pretty special to me since I am *quite* involved with HYA and how it has effected the course of my life over the past few years, so I do intend to mark it with more than just a single “hey, isn’t that nice?” kind of post.

* I like nachos, do you?

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HYA is the best t-shirt blog of 2010, yay!

by Andy on December 30, 2010

the cravats

You may remember me mentioning the voting for the Everyguyed Network’s ‘Cravat’ awards for several blogging categories, of which HYA was nominated for best t-shirt blog of 2010. Well, I won, with 42% of the vote in the category. It’s awfully nice to win something, though I must admit that the award does ring a bit hollow considering that there were some notable absentees from the list of nominees. Thank you very much to the 123 people that voted for Hide Your Arms, it’s very nice of you, it feels good to have my work recognised, especially when it’s by anonymous people, not just those who write e-mails saying they love my blog… and can I write something about their brand!

Personally, I don’t feel that HYA has been as good as it could be this year, it started out well with the redesign but since then I don’t feel I’ve been able to meet up with my own expectations of how the site should be growing. I feel that this is because of needing to spend time on my other job, which has a tendency to take precedent over HYA. Perhaps I’ve also been a bit too focused on my other websites (some of which are live, some of which are only alive in my head at the moment) when I should have been working hard on the site that I’ve spent almost 5 years building, instead of spreading myself out over ideas that I feel have a lot of potential but maybe just don’t have the time for at the moment.

I didn’t really want this post to turn into a retrospective of the year and how I’ve just been too damn busy, but the coming of a new year tends to make you think about the past, and also about the future, in which I hope to actually deliver on promises more often than I have this year. 2011 will mark HYAs 5th year of existence, which does make it rather old in internet years, but hopefully I’ll be able to inject some youthful vigour and deliver our best year so far.

As ever, thanks for reading, thanks for subscribing, thanks for buying tees, and thanks for sending in all the news tips.

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Quiet week on HYA

by Andy on November 30, 2010

building

The building above is being worked on/built by the company I work for, and it needs to be finished by the end of the week, so HYA is going to have to take a back seat for a little while, but I wanted to let you guys know I didn’t just abandon ship. In the meantime check out t-shirtblo.gs, for plenty of other t-shirt blog options, sure, they may not have my quirky way of writing awkwardly and forgetting things, but they’re pretty good!

Things should be back to normal next week, but I will try and post when I can this week since I know it’s a busy time for lots of stores and people hunting down shirts for presents.

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the cravats

I know it may not seem like it from the way I talk on here, but I’m actually fairly modest and rarely court attention, so when I found out that HYA had been nominated I was in three minds. 1, that’s cool. 2, aren’t competitions like this just a way for sites hosting the awards to get attention for themselves? 3, how come so few tee blogs are nominated?

If you look at the list at the Everyguyed ‘Cravats’ Awards in the shirt blog category, you’ll notice quite a few names missing, which feels like it would devalue the prize were I to win it, but still, I would like to win it, becausem well, who wants to be a loser?

HYA is currently winning the vote in the category (there’s an overall winner prize too, but I’m not willing to beg for votes that much, surely one reason why you might like this site is that I don’t usually go in for these shenanigans), but of course your votes would be much appreciated. The t-shirt blog category is at the bottom of the list. Of course, if you see that list (including a blog that barely posts anymore, and a blog that is just a linked feed of Cottonable) and decide you’d like to vote for someone else, that’s cool too.

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