You – my love – oh and a winner!
Happy Valentine to all of you!
Here is the perfect kit to scrap all your Valentine pages!
Do you love it as much as I do?
I am totally in love with this kit!
I finished it super late and gave it to my CT late friday but they managed to do some awesome pages – lookie
and I scrapped as well – I got totally inspired by the theme
I also used my 365 button alpha, 365 months 02, 365 days white
and my page made GSO over at DST
the kit is 20% OFF already and if you are a newsletter subscriber you should check your inbox for your additional 30% coupon
edit: I totally forgot to post the winner of this kit!
I asked random and here is what he says
gonna send your GC asap!
as a little special I have a free frame for you matching this kit
download the big version by a click on the frame and enjoy!
as it is spring now (at least I want to have spring LOL) I have a new blinkie – grab it right away – you never know you could get RAKed
so come and subscribe for your special saving tomorrow!
thanks for all your opinion. I will take my consequences!
Just one more thing, it is YOUR time and YOUR blog so you can do whatever you wish. Just as your obvious readers, it seems fair that we can shed light on what we actually feel when told we are ungrateful, lazy and rude in a matter of implied meaning. I also see blogs with 66 thank you posts, what are they doing that gets that result? Usually, it is something unique or to be really blunt, something worth paying for. That makes people go „wow! I just totally got this gorgeous thing that I will use (thats key) and that is so generous of the designer.
I simply MUST thank them cos I want more of this and also I want them to know just how happy they made me today. Result = 30 thank yous.
Just look at the last Goodie Train.
Submissions that were of better quality do get the comments.
It may be not nice, but lets really get the truth out.
As I agree that you are right, most people dont say thank you.
The culture of thanking for freebies is not universal.
Some designers give too much away, and it devalues their brand.
Some awesome designers are too scungy, and it also ruins their image.
We all know who they are. But it does take tweaking and communication.
You have every right to tell us if you feel let down, i think its better to paint the whole story though – from both sides. Ask us why.
Don’t just tell us why you think it is, like most designers resort to doing because they don’t know how to value their brand and therefore the freebies are all akimbo.
It should not be a 5 minute download for one element and if so, then should the thank you add another seven? Some of your readers dont even speak english well, many people are dyslexic too, it just is a bigger picture.
Please note I am addressing designers who will no doubt come and read what we are saying if this gets posted, and I am fully willing to maturely discuss the matter. I used to run a blog on freebies, but there is already such a glut of them that I am persuing another project – most likely, more of a commentary blog on freebie hunting, so I am passionate about this subject.
Freebies do a lot to bring people into the hobby.
Kill the freebies, Kill the Hobby, in my opinion.
Thank you so much for providing this example of downloads that occur with no thank yous, it is dissapointing, but it is not isolated and for one reason only.
As you can see by the detailed post above and my own (I originally posted my thoughts on the explanatory post you kindly gave us) not all of us are just lazy freeloaders, I fully concur that due to spammers NOT us, we have to spend time logging in and out, clearing cookies for 4shared – which guess what, logs you out of everything all over again, and I think there has to be a better way, and personally speaking, I now know that you do prefer a thank you, so I would leave one especially, but I have seen many designers complain and yet not many feel inclined to change their behaviour.
What I want to know is, is the tick box provided by blogger (which requires no login) not enough thanks? No malice here, its an honest question as I don’t know if this is the case. I LOVE when designers have the feature enabled.
You can auto populate the checkboxes to say
( ) Thanks! I appreciate this ( ) Whoo hoo! More of this please!
( ) Thanks for the freebie, but it’s not my cup of tea.
This perhaps will increase the tick value because you will not only get thanks, but you will also get 1. customer interaction 2. trending statistics 3. an idea of what is popular with your readers.
Just an idea. I think with a little thought, designers can utilise the check box to do more than just say thanks or I dont like this.
You could even have
( ) I’ve been loving this week’s theme ( ) I would totally buy this kit!
( ) Please make more of this style of freebie
I hope this helps Gab xxx
I wish I could take this to a bigger forum, as I am starting to see a lot of tweet for freebies and nope, I get none of them. It actually drives me away.
It just seems like a non–gift, like I made this present for you, but before you get it, can you tell everyone how great it is (? unopened and unviewed) and how great I am ….. NO? Well, forget the present. No deal.
This is how it is? Is it not?
How many blogger/designers enable anon postings, which do take 5 seconds?
How many bloggers provide a chatbox at the side – and inform freebie finders
that they can leave a quick comment there ——>>>>>>
You must do both, as chatboxes have a reputation for being full of old redundant content and we dont know if the designer reads it.
Just some customer feedback, which I always think is connected to making an income as a designer, so I feel I do give back by leaving such comments xxx
Thank you for the fat and funny and sweet frame! I like all the wrinkles in the texture and the tiny half moons and stars scattered all over it.
It is very kind of you to offer your wonderful freebies to us, and I hope that you will continue to do so. I also hope that you and your fans can find a happy middle ground for letting you know how much we appreciate you, something that won’t involve PWATs or other such not-very-private means.
As for not taking „2 seconds“ to respond, I have found that it takes much more than that, not because I write so much but because I always have a very hard time logging into 4Shared, a site I’m very scared of, BTW, because of a horrible virus that I brought home to my computer way back in 2008 that caused no end of problems not just to my home computer but also to quite a few computers in the university’s open computer labs.
Just now I tried to leave kind words at the download site (4Shared), but I couldn’t log on. Because I haven’t logged in during the past 30 DAYS, they have already disabled my account, and I have to sign up now for a fee-based service that will guarantee they will keep my account alive, or I can go through the process of signing up again with no guarantees. I also tried logging in with my Google account, another option 4Share gives, but when I was taken to my Google sign-in page, I got scared reading the Third-Party sign-in verification information.
That’s the big, big problem I have with 4Shared, Twitter, Facebook, and all the other social networking sites. I just don’t trust any of them, and the loss of one’s privacy over the Internet can happen so easy. Before I retired, I worked as a librarian training others how to use licensed databases for research. One of the lessons I had to pass on to our young students is how vulnerable we all are on the Internet. Bad people out there are intent on stealing other people’s identities and using them to sign up for credit cards and a host of other purposes. Furthermore, young people are finding out way too late that they might not get the job of their dreams once they graduate because of materials they have posted at some of these sites, particularly Facebook and MySpace.
So I will do my very, very best to always, always leave you some love whenever I download anything from your website, OK? Viele danke!
A final thought: There is an old Nigerian saying that goes, „It is the heart that gives, but the hand that lets go.“ We all would do well to dwell on the nature of gifts and giving. Is it truly a „gift“ when something is expected in return? 🙂
Wonderful new kit! I think you may get me again with the cute heart tipped Queen Anne’s Lace. Thanks so much for the darling frame.
Congrats to the winner. . . I love this kit!
I had to get it, though knowing I should save my money.
Happy Valentines Day! :herz2: