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15 Years of FlockHosting

Show Notes:

  • Amazing 15 years! Let’s celebrate!
  • Prizes Include (Only for FlockHosting Customers):
    • Key Chains – 50 45 Up for Grabs!
    • T-Shirts – 10  9 Up for Grabs!
    • Stickers – 250 249 Up for Grabs!
    • Google Home
    • Amazon Echo Dot
    • Video Projector Setup (Projector + Chromecast)
    • Starbucks Gift Cards
    • Amazon Gift Cards
    • Redbox Gift Cards
    • 15 Years Hosting
    • 3 x $200 Founders Club for Lifetime Hosting (New Founders Club Members Only)
    • 15% off Coupon (Good through May 15 2017) – Code: ITS15YEARS

Now here’s how we are going to get this going – the top 3 in green, are simply up for grabs! Once the stock is done, it’s done! To request it simply email me to request (Include Shirt Size), shirts will be up for purchase after the giveaways are all done so if you want a Shirt they’ll be up in a tiny WooCommerce Store, Stickers & KeyChains – send me a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I’ll send you back some goodies!

Blue items are entry based – you get an entry for just being a customer – so congrats, you’re all entered to win!  However if you want a few more entries into the fun here’s what you can do:

  • Tweet about your experience with FlockHosting (Tag FlockHosting or #FlockHosting15years)
  • Facebook about your experience with FlockHosting (Tag FlockHosting or #FlockHosting15years)
  • Instagram a video about your experience with FlockHosting (Tag FlockHosting or #FlockHosting15years)
  • Post a Comment here on the blog or YouTube comment.
  • Post ANYWHERE online about FlockHosting and send me the link!

You are not limited on entries, just ask you to not go spam crazy, but you can enter and post up until May 5th 2017, and I’ll tally the votes and have a set of winners announced on May 12th.

Lastly the Founds Club is first come, first serve – it’s not going to just go away, it’s here until every package is sold.

That’s it! Look forward to seeing what you guys share! Have fun!

And the winners are….

I missed yesterday by 4 minutes! But better late than never with a free prize or 6 at stake! 🙂

So the winners are [Insert Drumroll]:

  • Jarryd G. – 1 Year of Hosting
  • TJ J. – 1 Year WordFence
  • Jerry M. – 1 Year Email Server
  • Gary V. – 1 Year 512 VPS
  • Michael R. – ASUS Chromebook
  • Katie A. – Amazon Tap

There we have it! I’ll be opening a ticket with each winner here shortly – for goods; I’ll need to confirm addresses, and for those who got services, we’ll work it out!

Thanks again everyone for 14 great years! It feels like it was only yesterday this journey started! Looking forward to next year, and many more fun things to come in this year! Stay tuned!

Have a Blessed Week All!

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!

Tax Day Happy!

A little behind my window of posting, but none the less I’m here! Let’s get on with making today a bit lighter and fun, vs dread and worry!

Today is all about giving happy vs. worrying about the tax man! (I say this as I’m in the final leg of finishing my taxes, so hopefully your posts will help me too!) So here’s a few examples:

Hope this brought you a smile today! Remember God's in Control! #flockhosting
Hope this brought you a smile today! Remember God’s in Control!  #taxday #flockhosting


The best things in life are free! Hosting for your church is one of them! www.flockhosting.com #taxday #flockhosting


Romans 8:28 – No matter what happens on #taxday God is still God, and He’s in control! #flockhosting

Doesn’t have to be these exactly but light hearted, verses, encouragement, and through the day you can do up to 5 posts with the hashtag #flockhosting in your tweet or post – at the end of the day all entries are a name in the hat, and I’ll randomly select 4 winners, then from those 4 I’ll select 1 for the Chromebook and remaining winners will get Chromecasts!

This contest is open to anyone! Not just FlockHosters, so as long as your Tweet & Post are visible and meet the guidelines, you have a chance to win one of these great prizes! So get out there and post, if you’re worried I won’t see feel free to post a direct link in the comments below.

As for me I’m off to finish my taxes! Happy Tax Day All!