I love WordPress! I’m not only an avid fan and user but I also consider myself as an advocate of WordPress as evidenced by this blog where many of my posts are about WordPress news and updates, WordPress themes and plugins. I’ve been using WordPress for about five years now. I don’t exactly remember how I found out about it or who introduced me to it, but I’m just glad that I discovered WordPress. Anyways, I got an early Christmas present two weeks ago in the form of some WordPress schwag*.

About three weeks ago, while reading and commenting on Mark Jaquith’s post about WordPress 2.7’s comment moderation keyboard shortcuts, I came across Jonathan’s blog and happened to read his post about WordPress stickers where I found out that Maya Desai of Automattic was giving away WordPress schwag in her WordPress.com blog. The only requirement is to leave a message explaining why you’d like to have some WordPress schwag. I didn’t wait any further, I immediately wrote my message and submitted it. The next day, I got an email from Maya asking me for my mailing address. I sent her my mailing details and a couple days later, here’s what I got:

WordPress Schwag

Wanna know what was inside the package? I got the following stuff:

WordPress Schwag

  • WordPress pencils
  • WordPress stickers
  • WordPress pins
  • WordPress temporary tattoo

WordPress Schwag Pencil

WordPress Schwag Stickers

WordPress Schwag Stickers

WordPress Schwag Stickers

WordPress Schwag Stickers

WordPress Schwag Pins

These items are not available anywhere even in the WordPress Shop.

So what do I plan to do with it? I’ll use some of the stickers and pins myself but most of it I’ll be giving away to friends. I also plan to give some away to the top commentators of this blog for the next few months.

If you’re interested in getting these WordPress schwag yourself, you can ask Maya by visiting her blog and leave a comment on her WordPress schwag post.

*schwag is the slang term for promotional items or products that are used for marketing. schwag items usually have the company’s name, logo or slogan, and are given away at trade shows, conferences. other names include swag or loot.

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  • aldwin, November 2, 2009 @ 7:03 PM Reply

    wow. i’ll be moving to wordpress very sooner…hmmm… sana mg.bigay krin ng schwags! hahaha. ^^, [joke]

  • Allan, October 24, 2009 @ 8:04 AM Reply

    wow its great that you received some of the wordpress schwag. I hope Maya will grant mine.

  • Michael, May 31, 2009 @ 10:48 PM Reply

    freebies from wordpress? nice!

  • loy, February 25, 2009 @ 6:39 PM Reply

    Hey Jaypee! I received the WordPress schwag from Maya. I was about to write a post about it, but I’m still very busy as of the moment. :-)

  • JP Habaradas, February 15, 2009 @ 5:50 AM Reply

    @Muneeb – Yes, Maya has gotten a lot of requests for schwags that she closed the comments. I’m sure she’s gonna open it up again once she’s done replying to previous comments/requests. :D

  • Muneeb, February 15, 2009 @ 5:46 AM Reply

    This was really a great promotional Schwag but i missed it :(

    i would love to have some stickers for my lappy !!

    commenting on her blog for the time being is not available may be because of the overload of the people trying to get free schwag lolx

    here is what i can see there when trying to comment

    Comments are not allowed at this time.

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