Tuesday, August 6, 2013


A couple weeks ago, the greatest thing happened - I won a trip to BarkWorld Expo from Pruven by 3M. (If you missed it, see my post The Best News Ever.)

Well, guess what - the very generous people at Pruven and BarkWorld said I could give a BarkWorld ticket to someone else too!  So I'm having my very own BarkWorld ticket giveaway!

What is BarkWorld? It's an amazing conference for pet bloggers and pet brands and a fantastic way to network with others in the pet industry and to get exposure for your blog or business. They have some impressive speakers lined up (Victoria Stilwell is speaking), and they offer a number of education sessions on various aspects of pet-related social media.  I'm very excited to be going because I know my staff and I will learn a lot, meet a bunch of pet people & their pets, and have a great time!

To enter, just follow the directions below.  Please only enter if you know you can use the ticket.  This giveaway is only for a ticket - hotel and transportation are not included.

I will put all the entries in a basket and select a winner on Saturday, August 10, and I will post the name of the winner on twitter, my Facebook page, and my blog.

As an added bonus, the winner will get to meet ME at BarkWorld - they may even get to rub my belly!

Many thanks to Pruven by 3M and BarkWorld for sponsoring this giveaway!

You can earn one entry for each of the following:

  1. Follow me on Twitter: @garth2007
  2. Tweet about the giveaway.  Use the Tweet button below, make up your own tweet, or use this: Garth is having a #BarkWorld ticket giveaway! @garth2007 @BarkWorldExpo http://theworldaccordingtogarthriley.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-very-own-barkworld-ticket-giveaway.html  (you may tweet once a day - just let me know each time you tweet or post a comment Saturday morning telling me how many times you've tweeted)
  3. Share on Facebook
  4. Follow me on Instagram: @garthriley
  5. Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/garthriley/
  6. Pin the giveaway on Pinterest (either repin my pin or make your own)
  7. Like BarkWorld on Facebook
  8. Follow my blog by subscribing by email, following w/ Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin, or some other means

Leave me a comment and let me know what you have done to enter.  If you already follow me, you get an automatic entry, just let me know.  You can list what you have done to enter by item number, for example, "I have entered by doing 2, 4, 6 and 7." Remember, you get one entry for each thing you do.

Good luck!


  1. Wow, that is so cool! We wished we lived closer so going would be easier. You will havetotell us all about it!

  2. We are not entering because it's a bit of a walk for us to get there. However, we are already might jealous of the lucky winner who will win and get to give you belly rubs! Good luck to all the entrants!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. We hope you have a great time and come back with lots of news. Wish we could go but to far for us.

  4. What fun. To bad we can't go
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wow Garth! What an amazing giveaway! I would love to go to BarkWorld and rub your belly, but I won't be able to make it. =/ Maybe one day! Will share this contest with others though.

  6. Good luck to all those who enter Garth. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. That is a wonderful giveaway and the part about meeting you is very exciting! I am unable to go, so will not enter the contest, but hopefully next year! Good luck to everyone and have a wonderful time Garth!

  8. That's fantastic! Hope you have a great time

  9. Wow, that is great news but at this point we can no longer attend as Mom has something else scheduled. She said she would love to rub your belly which made me a bit jealous but I will get over it. We are going to BlogPaws, maybe I will see you there???

  10. That's awesome, Garth! I retweeted it for you, and I'll continue to do so to help you get the word out, but please don't enter @FurkidParent. There are so many going that I'd LOVE to meet, but after being sick, I'm just not ready to take any trips anywhere.

  11. don't enter me cause I am going! My Mom says she is sooooooooo excited that she will get to meet you because SHE is actually going, NOT ME! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. WOW! I just told EMMA but too bad. I wonder who will win it. Can't wait to meet you at BarkWorld. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. We will see you there! I will share this post and hope one of my friends will enter to win the ticket.

  14. This is awesome Mom is coming but brother is just hanging out at hotel so this would be awesome to win then you could meet him and get double belly rubs!!!

    I have done #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

    Good luck to everyone!!

  15. Congratulations Garth!! Please let us know how it is!! We are so jealous and hope you have an amazing time! We hope to go next year!

  16. Congratulations Garth! You will meet many new friends and take lots of swag away. Hopefully next year we will be able to go.

  17. We did everything except Instagram since the Singing Dogs don't have an account. We soooo want to win this! :)

  18. I wish I could use the ticket, but I'll be there next year. Best of luck to everyone who entered :)