You know I love giving stuff away for free and I especially love it when other companies show up and are willing to give things away to my readers here that they are passionate about. I’ve had a few neat giveaways historically and it’s probably one of the more satisfying things I get to do on occasion.
ThemeFuse.comis up now and wants to give away 3 of their premium WordPress Themes to 3 of you guys. ThemeFuse has been a growing company in the growing landscape of theme markets and has been churning out some nice looking themes (see a few after the jump).
Zyma has helped giveaway a number of free hosting accounts in previous giveaways and they are back to help another 5 individuals or businesses start off the new year right with free hosting for a year!
Like before, each account would last a whole year and there are no catches as renewals are manual and opt-in only. No hidden fees. Here are the features:
I’ve had a lot of giveaways historically but one of my favorite “types” of giveaways surrounds the new projects, new ventures, new blogs, and new businesses.
Specifically the ability to hook up some of my community with free web hosting and give them the opportunity to engage with their new dream! Well, we’ve got another one lined up and this time it’s via WebHostingBuzz, who live, sleep, and breath web hosting.
They have over 30,000 clients across 200 countries and have a growing track record of providing great service with 24/7 support, and they are looking to give 5 people 1 year free hosting (their “Silver” package):
Wow, just the introduction by Sarah Mae was enough to catch hold of me! You’ve probably have heard very similar things as Sarah has experienced, where you’ve been writing because you like (no, love) to write but no one has really ever tapped you on the shoulder and said:
Hey, you’re a good writer… you should do that professionally!
I know this from experience because here’s the simple fact: I’ve never heard those words either. At one point I wanted so desperately to hear those words from really anyone but I quickly realized that no one really saw me that way, even if I had been writing for years!
I was branded as a “developer,” a “coder,” a “web guy” or whatnot – not really a “writer.”
As some of you may have heard late last night I released a small OSX app called Dripps - it’s a super-simple file sharing system that allows you to quickly upload files to a certain directory (if it’s a shared directory for teams) and then given a direct URL link (via Google’s URL Shortener API) to the file for sharing publicly.
So you can share files publicly and privately. The premise was simple: I have been paying for some other applications that do very similar things (like CloudApp, Droplr, and many others) and also paying for a big account via Dropbox and in an effort to save a bit of money I thought I might as well have Dropbox handle the file management and sharing capability!
In addition, I wanted to learn more about XCODE and the Dropbox API and get my feet wet with those development environments. I’ve been known to tinker and experiment so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to build it on-off and on the side, especially since there was little pressure to ship it or even make any money.
It took quite a while actually – about 5 or 6 months. There’s a lot of reasons for the expanded timeline and I may end up sharing the soup-to-nuts process of building my first App Store app at some point. Right now I’m glad it was accepted (it was rejected three times…!) and I can go work on something else!
If you’re like me then you’re probably a super-freak when it comes to keeping your computer in tip-top shape. In other words, you’re probably obsessed with making sure that your computer is able to crank out the most processing power with the most available memory possible – all the time.
That means you’re cleaning your desktop, emptying your trash bin, and clearing caches like it ain’t no thang! Yeah, you’re like me (hey, not a bad thing!).
Occasionally I run across neat little applications that can do most of this for me automatically and one such app is EaseUS Clean Genius (there’s a free version too). It’ll clean your system, monitor the disk space, and even help uninstall applications for you comprehensively – all with the click of a button (or two).
I don’t do these types of giveaways often because I very protective of my community and want for them to be in the best of hands when it comes to blog hosting - it can make or break your blog, brand, or business!
So I’m always a bit cautious when approached but these guys have a great track record and a comparable service offering to some of the many hosting providers out there so I thought we’d give it a shot!
Zyma hosting is looking for to giveaway 1-year hosting plans to 5 community members here at TentBlogger! Don’t be fooled by the company being located internationally – they have partners and customers in over 80 countries (although if you’re from the UK you might like them because they’re based there) so people here in the US could use their service.
I haven’t done a giveaway in a while now, have I? Doh! I typically try to get you some free loot at least once a month (besides the content, of course)!
Well, PDF Converter Ultimate, a super-simple PDF conversion tool for Mac OS X (there is a Windows version, but I only have keys for Mac… sorry!) gave me four keys to share with some of my community here!
I also checked the application out myself and found it to be (wait for it…) just as advertised: Simple and easy to use.