Hey Tynan, so I've read your books, I follow your blog and I have to say props on your SETT! It sleek, its shiny, its new and I have an idea for it. So backstory. I just got back from spring break. I go to UF. I'm from the small town of Niceville, Florida and I had this scheme. One week before SB'12, I dreamt up an adventure. I was sitting in the library, looking outside and decided in that moment that for spring break I would circumnavigate Florida. 5 days, 7 beaches, 9 cities, 1 pair of rainbow coloured board shorts. It. Was. Brilliant. I jumped from one friend's house to another, met their hometown friends, went to their bars, eat dinner with their families, basked on their beaches and learned one important thing about life. People are important. And I'd have to say that from reading your works that you would agree. So back to the present. I'm in the library again, at the same computer and I have three tabs open: your site, Facebook and http://www.kony2012.com. Now if you haven't been to the last site in the list, check it out. Basically its propaganda. And I want you to be a part of it. I want you to promote SETT by using KONY 2012. Essentially show how powerful SETT is by promoting KONY 2012. Blogging is how you spread ideas, typically the best blogs have the largest audience and typically you get the largest audience because you have the the best platform. I know you want to prove that SETT is the best platform. So help inspire others while promoting your work. -Cody PK
Last Friday night, after two years of really hard work on SETT, we sent invite codes out to the four hundred people on the SETT waiting list, offering fifty spots. Whoever managed to snag a spot could either take a free basic account or buy a premium account and get 50% off for life.
The main point of releasing these spots is to start testing SETT on a wider scale, to get more feedback, and to begin work on some really cool blog to blog features. So if no one actually paid for an account, and everyone just took free ones to mess around with, I would have been satisfied. I figured maybe one or two people might pay, and maybe things would go really well and five people would pay.
As it turns out, thirteen people bought accounts, covering all three price points that we set. More than the actual money, which I've already used to upgrade the servers, I'm personally touched that people are excited enough about SETT to pay for it. I've worked so hard on this and continue to narrowly focus on making it the best blogging platform, that it's moving to have people who share the vision.
I'm also grateful for the people who set up free accounts and have already started using them. Many of the paid and unpaid SETT customers are members of this site who are active in the community section and comments, so I have high expectations for all of their blogs. As they get settled in, import their old blogs, and write new posts, I'll be linking to some of them here. Next Monday I will link to every new SETT blog that has at least one post on it.
I was a panelist at the Digital Hollywood Fall 2009 event, held at the Loews Hotel in sunny Santa Monica, CA (that's a picture I took on my iPhone of the happy hour event above).
You can find the PointAbout page describing the event here.