Welcome to the 2012, PBS-Style Membership Drive and Giveaway for shawnblanc.net.
Yesterday I kicked off this years Membership Drive by introducing a new members-only perk (The Members Journal) and a new subscription level (the Executive Membership), and recording a new video.
For all the new members who signed up in the past 24 hours: thank you. To all the current members who have kept their membership going or who have upgraded to an Executive Membership: thank you. And to those who are about to join: thank you, too.
Members contribute nearly 50-percent of this site’s income. Needless to say there is no way I could be writing here as my full-time gig without the generous support of the members. It means the world to me that readers are directly supporting the work I do here.
Ideally, you are signing up to become a member because the value and enjoyment you get from shawnblanc.net is worth it to you, and the members-only perks are a nice bonus of course. But my job is to try and sweeten the deal as much as possible. And so, I’ve arranged for some things to be won if you sign up to become a member.
For those of you who have not yet signed up to be a member, there is, as they say, no time like the present.
The 2012 Membership Drive and Giveaway
Anyone who signs up for a membership before midnight CST on March 25 will be entered to win one of the prizes listed below. Current members who have signed up over the past year are also entered to win, so long as their membership is active.
There are a metric ton of top-notch prizes, all donated by friends of the site, with an aggregate value in excess of $4,200.
The List of Prizes
Jorge Quinteros photography: Two 20×30 prints (winner picks which prints).
Joel Zimmer photography: Two 11×14 prints (winner picks which prints).
Fantastical: 7 licenses.
Reeder: 10 license each of the Mac app, the iPhone app, and the iPad app.
Alarms App: 10 licenses.
Typekit: 5 Portfolio Accounts (one year long).
JetPens: A Portable Writing Kit, including: Field Notes Color Cover Memo Book, Red Blooded 3 Pack; Uni-ball Signo (DX) UM-151 Gel Ink Pen – 0.38 mm – Black; and Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Model Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil – 0.5 mm, Gun Metallic Body.
Flickr: 5 subscriptions to Flickr Pro (one year long).
1 bag David Lynch Signature Cup Organic House Blend. (Courtesy of Seth Goldberg.)
Enough: 2 signed copies of Patrick Rhone’s upcoming new book.
Day One: 5 sets of Mac and iOS app codes.
Fusion Ads: A one-week “Burst” campaign spot. (Winner must have a relevant product / service to promote on the Fusion Ad network.)
Symbolicons: 5 licenses for these icon bundles.
Writing Kit for iPad and iPhone: 10 licenses.
How to Win, Etc.
Anyone who signs up for a membership before midnight CST on Sunday, March 25 will automatically be in the runnings to win something.
If you are already a member with a current membership, you are eligible to win.
You do not have to live in the United States to win — international members are most welcome and most eligible (though some prizes are not available outside the US).
The drive ends at midnight CST on March 25, and the drawing will be held sometime around last week in March. It will be random and I will email the winners at their PayPal email address.
If there is a certain prize in particular that you’d like to win over another, please fill out this form. I will check it once the winners are drawn to try and get people a prize they prefer. You do not have to fill out the form to win, only to request a particular prize.