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Third Wednesday Funday

Probably could come up with a better title, but I think it works 🙂

FlockHosting has been around 5021 days (13 years) and one of the things I used to do way back when was sponsor a site on a monthly basis. Where did it go? Honestly? I don’t remember! Didn’t have the blog back then to document – and this only goes back to 2007. So let’s not fret about when it disappeared, let’s focus on Today. It re-appears.

So how does this work? What is Third Wednesday Funday?

What it is:

It is plainly a giveaway. Every third Wednesday of the month I’ll take nominations from the following sources:

  • Email
  • Voicemail
  • Text Message
  • Blog Comment
  • IM
  • LiveChat (even leaving a message if I’m not on)
  • Facebook – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)
  • Twitter – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)
  • Google+ – Use #fhfunday (or Tag us!)

All you need to do is nominate someone. On social networking, you would tag their username, on the others, provide a Name/URL/Email address. Any and all information isn’t going to go into some database or marketing list. I’m going to use it ONLY for these giveaways; their name goes into a hat, a person/company/band/etc. You find deserving gets a chance at the following:

  • 1 Year of Hosting
  • 1 Year SSL Certificate
  • 1 Year of Weebly Starter
  • $10 Credit for the person who nominated you!

Only cost the winner has, is the cost of a domain. If they already are online, then no cost, we point their domain to FlockHosting! This offer will power your nominee’s website for a full calendar year, and then they’ll be given an additional year at renewal for 10% off current pricing.

Why do this?

The web is “accessible” to most people. For many the $5 month cost of hosting means cutting out a coffee or a taco bell run from their month. Let’s be honest beyond that – the web can be scary. The plan with this offer is to help stop the “I don’t know what I need!” going into the world of web. All goodies included will give folks room to play for a year and build/experiment, etc. No risk of that $5 going to waste.

For others nominated it may mean getting away from a host that’s not meeting their needs. Outages, out of resources – they need a change to keep an active website successful.

My hope is that with each winner in the 12 months can build a website at no cost, and see the benefit of FlockHosting and will continue to be FlockHosters even after the free year is up!

I’m already with FlockHosting, Can I be nominated?

Sadly the goal is to take folks, not on FlockHosting and bring them in, but if your nominee wins, you do get a $10 credit on your account, so you can get something out of this if you nominate!

How many times can I nominate?

Up to 3 people per monthly funday.

When do I start?

First thing tomorrow! I’ve already got a post in the queue, it’ll go live at midnight and have comments open through the day – as well as you can use the listed options above some most listed on the communicate page. So look at your twitter followers, facebook friends, websites you visit, and pick some folks to nominate!