WordPress Schwag

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.

Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.


  1. aldwin

    November 2, 2009 at 7:03 PM

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

  2. Allan

    October 24, 2009 at 8:04 AM

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

  3. Michael

    May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    freebies from wordpress? nice!

  4. loy

    February 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    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. :-)

  5. JP Habaradas

    February 15, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    @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

  6. Muneeb

    February 15, 2009 at 5:46 AM

    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.

  7. JP Habaradas

    January 6, 2009 at 2:50 AM

    @Vincent – Cool! Thanks for sharing with us. Btw, even without the pencils those are still very cool schwag. :D

  8. Vincent Chow

    January 6, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Received my schwag already: http://www.sheeptech.com/wordp.....a-received

    No pencils though, lol.

  9. JP Habaradas

    January 5, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    @loy – Oh that’s good! I hope you also get your WordPress schwag. When you get it, don’t forget to take photos and share it with us, ok? :D

  10. loy

    January 5, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Hey Jaypee, I got an email with Maya’s e-mail address, so I e-mailed her my postal address. I made a mistake by not including the country in the address. :lol: So I e-mailed her again, this time with the complete address. So far, I’m waiting for confirmation.

  11. JP Habaradas

    January 2, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    @Stefan – You’re talking about the WordPress tshirt right? If I’d get a WordPress tshirt, I’d most definitely wear it. :D

  12. Stefan

    January 2, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    Hehe, I’ve always thought of getting some sort of WordPress schwag. Would I wear it? Probably.

  13. JP Habaradas

    January 1, 2009 at 12:40 AM

    @Raju – Yes, they surely are! :D

  14. Raju

    January 1, 2009 at 12:36 AM

    That’s so damn cute !!

  15. JP Habaradas

    December 31, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    @loy – Hehe..don’t be! Anyways, you can try to leave a comment on Maya’s blog and wait if she’ll send it to the Philippines. I’ve seen several Pinoy bloggers leave a comment on her post. Who knows she might send it to you guys. Or you can wait for me to give away some of the schwag I got to the top commentators for this month. :D

  16. loy

    December 31, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    I’m envious…hehe… :-)

    loys last blog post..Merry Christmas and the Christmas Giveaway

  17. JP Habaradas

    December 30, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    @Dexter – That’s good! Hopefully they’d send it to you in Saudi Arabia. If not, you’ll have to get a friend’s mailing address here in the US. :)

  18. Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net

    December 30, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    They have already contacted me. but I do not know if they will be able to send it to Saudi Arabia

    Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Nets last blog post..Tech At Hand Dot Net in Year 2008

  19. JP Habaradas

    December 28, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    @mrintech – Thank you! I hope you get some WordPress schwag too. If you do, you should blog about it too and share it with us. Thanks for dropping by! :D

  20. mrintech

    December 28, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Hi dude Nice to hear that you won some Goodies :) I have also requested in the Maya Blog and Hope that I may got lucky.

    Congrats to you and wishes :)

  21. JP Habaradas

    December 26, 2008 at 5:25 AM

    @K – Haha..me too! But since I only got one, I don’t wanna put it to waste. I wanna use it when I would able to show it off to a lot of people. Don’t worry, I’ll post photos of it once I use it. :D

  22. K

    December 26, 2008 at 5:21 AM

    I’m curious about the temporary tats stickers. I wanna see how it looks on your skin tho, and post the picture too, Jaypee.

  23. JP Habaradas

    December 26, 2008 at 12:05 AM

    @ia – Really? I plurked about it, didn’t you see it? Anyways, I’m not the only one who got schwag from Maya, Jonathan the blog I read/saw it from also got it. Don’t know about the rest.

    Thank you! Did you request for some schwag too? :)

  24. ia

    December 26, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    I read this via QuickOnlineTips. It looks like you were the only one who won the schwag, if I’m not mistaken. Congrats! I want the pins and pencils! :D :D :D

  25. JP Habaradas

    December 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    @AJ – Have you sent a request too? Post photos when you get the schwag, ok? :D

  26. AJ Batac

    December 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Awesome! Gotta request too!

    AJ Batacs last blog post..WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” is out!

  27. JP Habaradas

    December 25, 2008 at 3:20 AM

    @PChere – Really? Does that mean that not everyone who leaves a comment on Maya’s blog gets the schwag?

    Anyways, thanks for the mention and link love on your blog post and for dropping by! :D

  28. PChere

    December 25, 2008 at 3:18 AM

    You really were lucky. Enjoy the goodies.

  29. JP Habaradas

    December 24, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    @Ria – Did they give these out to all participants of WordCamp Philippines? Or you got it coz you were one of the organizers? You lost the pin? That sucks! :(

  30. Ria Jose

    December 24, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    NICE! :)

    Got one pin and some stickers during WC but the pin got lost. :(

  31. JP Habaradas

    December 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    @jhay – Really cool presents even for a self-proclaimed geek like me. Hehe :D

  32. jhay

    December 24, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Awesome! Good gifts for geeks this Christmas.

  33. JP Habaradas

    December 24, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    @trench – Yeah, its geek style pimpin. LOL

  34. trench

    December 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM


  35. JP Habaradas

    December 24, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    @Ade – I know! So are you gonna get these schwag too?

  36. Ade

    December 24, 2008 at 11:48 AM


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