Tuesday, October 26, 2004
New subscription plans and pricing launched
Dear Blogit Members,
Today we are launching new subscription plans and pricing for new subscribers. The last price increase was almost a year and a half ago in May 2003. In appreciation of existing subscribers who're at the rate in place since May 2003 we have no plans at this time to change the pricing for their plan.
The price increase will also mean an increase in earnings for writers since 50% of the Basic subscription (as is the case today) will continue to go to the writers who are read by each subscriber. This means that more than double the dollar amount is now available to writers from each new Blogit subscriber.
The change in price was necessary since our costs continue to rise due to the recently released new features, a significant system upgrade that provides improved hosting and reliability, and expanded capacity for the new photo hosting and continuing growth, redesign and customer service for the constantly growing member base. We will also be investing in additional marketing to add more members, which will make the site more valuable to everyone.
Due to increased blog spamming, we have received requests from customers to consider restricting the number of blogs and/or charging different amounts for the number of blogs. The new Blogit Basic service will now allow one blog per subscription while the top offering, Blogit Gold, will allow up to five blogs.
Existing subscribers currently have what is now called Blogit Basic. There will be no price increase for their Blogit Basic plan (as long as they are at the rate in place since May 2003) and they will continue to have unlimited blogs and access to the classic custom templates.
If existing subscribers decide to pay extra and upgrade to the Blogit Gold or Blogit Silver plans that include photo hosting, additional member photos, and easy/advanced control over layout and style, they will be charged the new rate for these new plans. However, unlike new subscribers, existing subscribers will continue to have unlimited blogs and access to the classic custom templates even if they change plans.
The new subscription plans are as follows, and include discounted yearly subscriptions:
Read hundreds of thousands of posts and comments, and publish up to five blogs (online columns). Includes 100 photos, advanced control over layout and style, and five member pictures.
Cost: $15.95/month (if purchased as a 12-month subscription) or $19.95 per month.
Full access to hundreds of thousands of posts and comments. Publish up to three blogs (online columns). Includes 50 photos, easy-to-use layout and style choices, and three member pictures.
Cost: $12.95/month (if purchased as a 12-month subscription) or $15.95 per month.
Everything you need to get started reading and writing. Read hundreds of thousands of posts and comments, leave comments on the blogs you read, and publish your own blog (online column) and one member picture.
Cost: $9.95/month (if purchased as a 12-month subscription) or $12.95 per month.
If you would like to upgrade to one of the premium Blogit packages, please go to the Blogit Change Plan page.
The Blogit Team
Updated: 12:05 pm PST on Thursday, October 28, 2004