Invites

One thing we’re doing different around here, at least for now, is that each person invited only gets 1 invite to pass along. The idea is for people to use their “golden ticket” for the person who is most likely to really take advantage of the service, rather than spraying invites willy-nilly across the internets. It may be a good idea to chat with the person before sending them the invite, too.

Oh, and welcome to WordPress.com. πŸ™‚

Update: There’s an invite giveaway here. There is also an invite on eBay.

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  3. I think you should change spraying willy-nilly across the internets to “rather than spraying invites willy-wonka across the internets.” But only because of your golden ticket reference. And because it sounds silly. And because I have nothing better to add in this here comment box.
    Can’t wait to see what’s coming down the pike.
    πŸ™‚

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  5. How can I get one? Will you be sending them out in order of the people that filled in your webform? Or do I have to find someone to send an invite to me? Do I need an invite if I signed up?
    Forgive all the questions – I am SOOOO excited that WordPress.Com is finally up!

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  6. I, like a lot of people, having been clamoring for an invite to wp.com without really knowing what I’m clamoring for. Since I’m interested in wp in organizations, including firms, it sounds relevant to me, and I hope I’m relevant to it.
    An faq might help me and others whether to cease the clamoring – or whether to step it up πŸ™‚ Please let me know if I can help write the faq. I’d be willing, for example, to put together some questions, chat via phone/skype about the answers, then type up a draft of the faq.
    I thoguht it was about time that this blog had a comment.
    All the best with and for wp.com!

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  7. Matt, what is the purpose for me (for example) to have an accout on wordpress.com if I already have a standalone blog? Aren’t pings and blogrolls enough to hold a community together?

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  8. Right, so this is the WP version of blogspot.com, and you’re doing invites in a GMail style fashion, but only one per person? Sounds pretty good. Although, just one invite seems like a bit of a bad idea: it’ll take a LONG time for the invites to get out of the circles they’re currently running in. Also, if someone’s on hiatus and gets invited, the whole thing will ground to a halt. Same if one person forgets or refuses to invite. I would have thought that two or three invites would be a better number.

    Of course, you could fix most of those problems by starting off more ‘chains’: i.e., you handing out more invites but still one per person. Try inviting some smaller bloggers and B-listers. Of course, those second rate bloggers will tend to invite up the popularity chain out of respect for the celebrity bloggers, and so all the invites will end up running around the A-listers anyway…

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  9. Love to get an invite. Btw, I wrote a story for mercury news today, folks, mentioning the blogging conference going on today, including Matt’s WordPress.com offering. Just wanted to say that the editors slapped a bad headline on it, implying all blog companies were trying to make money, including Matt’s. That is wrong. To my knowledge, this is still for free.

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  10. Matt,I would love to get an invite. I’m a long time wordpress admirer. WordPress is one of biggest name in blogware world. It’s a amazing that wordprss finally launch its own blog hosting system.I will be honored if I can join this great community!Thanks!

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  11. Mariano, saludos desde la PenΓ­nsula…viejo continente…
    Matt M. loved your article, (will refer to it/linking your blog version) …dont find the art. title so misleading, given the related “event” …

    …adding to the many above… any chance to get an “invite”?
    about to (download WordPress for a new blog … would love to use brand.com)

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  12. Mariano, saludos desde la PenΓ­nsula…viejo continente…
    Matt M. loved your article, (will refer to it/linking your blog version) …dont find the art. title so misleading, given the related “event” ?

    …adding to the many above… any chance to get an “invite”?
    about to (download WordPress for a new blog … would love to use brand.com)

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  13. sorry for duplication, pls erase (together with this one) cant do myself…

    FYI,
    first attempt brought message: “unable to read Safari”, aka no go…
    2nd one brought: duplication! without stop/fix options…can it be the Safari?

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  14. Funny, I’ve been asking all around for recommendations of blogging services as my blog needs a new home. Badly. I’ve been going back and forth between blogspot and Typepad all week.

    Let me just say this. If a friend ever says to you, “You don’t want to give Typepad all that money. Put your blog on my server, and I won’t charge you.” Just say no!

    If you want to provide an invite to someone who really needs and will use the new service, that would be me.

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  15. For those of you who can’t wait you’re all invited to try out Blogsome in the meantime. I’m looking forward to test-driving the new updated WP multi-user, myself. Well done Donncha.

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  16. Marshall,

    Thanks for the clarifying comment. The Washington Post picked up that title and said that bloggers are selling “blog-oil,” or even better “bottled air.” Apparently the author of the Post article didn’t read your article. He certainly wasn’t at the Summit. Other press has been very positive. And congrats Matt for the launch and interest in WordPress.com

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  17. Hi Matt,

    Would love an invite , I hve been wanting to use wordpress since long, with this new service I can ditch blogger(it crashes quite many times for me) and move to wordpress.

    Rajan

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  18. I already have a WordPress based blog, but it’s hosted off a home computer.

    Wow, has this spread around the internet. Choose me! Check out my blog.. I’d use an invite well.

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  19. Was on the verge of setting up with either WP or Typepad when I read about this. Seems to address any concerns I had about WP and now I would love, love, love an invite. Thnx mch…

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  20. Guessing its wordpress’ answer to typepad — and I am in line.
    Switched from MT to WordPress not too long ago, couldn’t be happier !

    — M

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  21. I have an invitation that will expire on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. Does anybody want it? I already have a WordPress.com blog, so I don’t need the invite. Contact me if you would like the invitation.

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  23. I’m studying at University of Minnesota and I wish to express my appreciation for your kindheartedness toward students that need help with this one subject. Your real commitment to getting the solution out there appears to be amazingly useful and has allowed students much like me to come to their goals. Your amazing help and advice will mean much to me and much more to my peers.

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