If you follow FlockHosting on social networks you may have seen this beautiful thing:
Yes, I’ve decided to make a new FlockHosting shirt you can buy! Heck I loved it so much, I got me one already:
Now the design above is only available for nine days. That’s it. The company I’m doing this through makes it, so I don’t have any up-front costs or anything else -but- I am hoping to throw in a few designs for FlockHosting. Over the next six months will be ready for Customer Appreciation Day/Week/Month (whichever I can schedule out correctly!)
This t-shirt, of course, is not the first design FlockHosting has ever had. Yes I’ve been dabbled with the shirt world before:
Amazing right? This t-shirt is still up for sale on CafePress.com, however, trying something new, something hopefully I can keep up as the goal here is to help fund growth of Church Hosting.
We’ve reached SO many sites and helped many churches get online, operational but as always I want to grow more. – The previous fund’s folks have helped with has helped us reach two servers, over 400 churches, and I want-to-do-more!
So if you like, instead of using the old Crowd Funding Site (which is still fine! Some of you do!). However, if you want a comfy t-shirt (sweater coming soon) and soon some other fun hosting themed, as well as some cool designs I hope to work on, all proceeds will go towards Church Hosting growth!
I will be doing a fresh article this month on the new goals of Church Hosting, including some cool options for design, backup, etc. So stay tuned, another FlockUpdate will be heading your way!
Lastly, if you have a design idea, I’d love to post a shirt a month or every two months, if your design is selected? You get a free print! And I’ll even throw in a $15 Amazon Gift Card! So submit any design ideas you have, if you need the logo click here. Legal Jargon: You submit it, FlockHosting owns it, we can reproduce it as needed.
So a year in review – short and sweet – I think I woke up after a break, FlockHosting is coming up on it’s 10 year anniversary in 2012 – as a one man show it has been quite the journey but I think I coasted and napped a little for a year or two in there really just trying to survive and keep my sanity 😉 but this year things have been moving!
With a website rebuild brought some new pricing options which really sort of flopped with everyone except churches, which was a blessing to me to offer a set of great deals to Churches out there, but I am going to kick that up a notch with the rebuild going on now, I want to continue to bless Churches, offer them more! (more on this in the 2011 section) – but the same for folks just wanting to have a site, more resources, affordable prices, and steady flow of deals!
New Backend Software – things on the cPanel interface have been improving both in speed, functions and features – this year has seen some great improvements to the backend, speed has improved, but also adding in Installatron and Softalicious – both offering some great auto-install scripts to get your website up and online.
Customer Appreciation Month – this was another big blast for me, getting to really bless those who have really blessed the heck out of me over the years, some of these folks have been with me since the first year, but each customer is a blessing and it was great to give out some great upgrades, still rolling them out – but looking forward and actually already planning next year!
Lots of little things in the background, some things just this past week like a mobile app designed for the billing system which actually lets me deal with orders, tickets, etc. all from my phone! So I can respond to your tickets, process new orders and deal with some issues on the road! And some new things in the works for….