If you're on my mailing list, then you'll know that this week I decided to give away a hat. Yes. That hat. I think that during Tuesday night's show the hashtag #ShittingHat was, albeit briefly, a Twitter trending topic but I didn't see it myself so I can't confirm it.
But on Wednesday morning, as I looked back at the number of people who sent me pictures of their shitting hats... and the number of tweets from people saying they were going to get one, I started to wonder if it was possible this show had done for, um, Shitting Hats, what Delia once did for cranberries. (Probably not)
@DaveGorman Everyone needs a #ShittingHat! Here's my friend Julie's. We were at the recording. Great show! pic.twitter.com/zfWgkwFgAY
— Helen Lawrence (@MrsHeckles) October 2, 2013
I think @DaveGorman has started something here... #ShittingHat #Goodish pic.twitter.com/TTZFvMTGOf
— Chris Driver (@ChrisDriver) October 2, 2013
@DaveGorman A Shitting Hard Hat #ShittingHat pic.twitter.com/2a0T9uSQwy
— Lindz (@LindseyBrogan) October 2, 2013
@DaveGorman This. This I blame you for. #shittinghat pic.twitter.com/ikVe4a6m5GAnd, perhaps most disturbingly, this...
— Kelly Warner (@KellyEcho85) October 2, 2013
@DaveGorman I need this for the smell too. pic.twitter.com/Bu18oSrWAbAnyway... the winner of the original hat will be picked tomorrow and, as the competitions seem to be going down well, I think I'll keep running them as and when there is something in the show that can be given away. Next week, there is. It'll be a pullover. I can't say more than that without it being a spoiler. But you'll know it when you see it.
— Boba Phil (@BobaPhil) October 1, 2013
If you want to be in with a chance of winning the pullover... you'll need to be on my mailing list before Monday - which is when I'll email the question and all the details. You can subscribe here... it will send an email with a link that you need to click on to confirm your subscription... and, um, that's it.
Of course, I'm incentivised to get people on to my mailing list because I use it to let people know about what I'm up to... but that seems reasonable to me because if I'm giving away one-off items from the series, I'd rather they went to people who are interested in what I'm up to.
Of course I'll email you to let you know about a new book or about updates to the tour and so on... but I also give the mailing list advance notice on free tickets for recordings and cheaper new material nights and things like that. So hopefully, it works for everyone...