WordPress hosting up for grabs

In: Blogging|Open Source|Web development

17 Oct 2004

Update: All gone! Thanks everyone!

Update: seeing how pathetic the (non-)response has been, I’ve lowered the donation amount to USD2. C’mon people. Even as a gift for your non-tech-savvy uncle/auntie/grandma who wants to blog, it’s a good deal!

Update: There are 3 of the accounts is 1 account left. Thanks Jannah and Phu for making the donations to WordPress!

Jeff Holman of Revise Media wrote me awhile back to put up ads for his new WordPress weblog hosting service, and I gladly agreed because I was kind of a WordPress fan (caution: heavy understatement in use). His ad is on the left where you’ve probably been seeing it for awhile (if you’re not reading via a feed reader). (On the subject of ads, well, they fund the webhosting for this blog and then a little more.)

Anyway, Jeff offered to give me 5 Plus plans (1 year subscription) for free to give away to you, my dearest readers. There was supposed to be some contest, but I gave up trying to think of a good idea for one. So I spoke with Jeff on this other idea I had and he has agreed to let them go for a donation to WordPress (rather than for “free”).

Well, the Plus plans are going at $9.95/year each, and I ask of you to make a donation to WordPress of at least $5 $2 (this amount was of my choosing). Write me first (or leave a comment) if you’re thinking of donating and claiming a free Plus plan – Jeff has 5 of them for me to give away.

12 Responses to WordPress hosting up for grabs

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Nathan Nutter

October 18th, 2004 at 3am

I would except, I already signed up for web hosting, but I think it is a really good idea.

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Brian

October 18th, 2004 at 5am

I already have a weblog, but I think you should hand over the free accounts to WordPress themselves, and see if they can do some sort of contest. Alex King would be a good person to give them to as well… He’s good at doing contests, such as the best WP Style.

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TedFox

October 18th, 2004 at 1pm

Going by what brian said, you could give it in time for any wp1.3 theme design competitions….

but if you ask me, anybody who enter such contests, would have their own hosting plans already.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

October 18th, 2004 at 1pm

Brian: I know that Jeff has already offered the same thing to Alex (and Alex has given them away for free). I figured if Jeff wanted to, he’d have approached the WordPress devs himself.

TedFox: I really agree too.

If there’re no biters, I’ll drop the donation amount.

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alsotop

October 19th, 2004 at 2am

I’d be willing to do this for my friend, but er… me and PayPal dont get along well… which is a shame. It always spits at me for some reason… if I can find someway of sorting out my relationship with PayPal, I’d love to enter the competition for my friend!

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Michael

October 19th, 2004 at 10am

I, like others, already have the hosting… although this did make me decide to start playing around with WP.

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Jannah

October 19th, 2004 at 11am

I’d like some WordPress hosting! I really need to start blogging again, and being too broke to renew my domain, one of those plans would be nice. I’ll donate to WordPress whatever’s left in my Paypal account.

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Stephan Segraves

October 20th, 2004 at 3am

I am probably not going to host a WordPress installation with them but I will be setting up a few regular hosting accounts.

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skillzy

November 5th, 2004 at 11am

Tell Jeff that bloghosts.com is going out of business and putting a lot of bloggers (like me) out on the street, so it might be a good time to advertise.

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marco

November 5th, 2004 at 11pm

this comes rather late after your offer, so i’m not sure if there’s still any left for you to give away. i’d like hosting, but much as i want to donate, there’s no credit card handy to do so. email me? thank you so much.

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Philip O'Dwyer

December 23rd, 2004 at 7pm

Has anyone tried Blogsome?

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tierra

July 6th, 2006 at 6am

Here you can leave your mark