FREE XDN Professional for .NET Bloggers

For the past week I’ve had a nasty sinus infection I couldn’t shake, so today I finally got the doctor to give me some antibiotics. Hopefully they will bring me back to life soon.

Anyway, since lack of energy kept me from posting anything interesting lately, I decided to do something easy. :)  Today I decided to offer thru the end of May 2004 a FREE Xtras.Net Developer Network (XDN) Professional membership to anyone who normally blogs about .NET on a frequent basis. Xtras.Net sells XDN Professional memberships for $99/year, but what the heck, my sinus infection has me feeling a little delirious so I though “Why not give away a few?“

If you are a .NET blogger, do the following and I’ll sign you up for a free XDN Professional membership:

  1. Post a blog entry something like the following telling others about the offer (actually I’d prefer in your own words, but verbatim is fine of you aren’t feeling creative):

    FREE XDN Professional for .NET Bloggers during May 2004
    Mike Schinkel, president of Xtras.Net, made an offer on his personal blog of a free XDN Professional membership (http://www.xtras.net/xdn) during the month of May 2004 for anyone that blogs about .NET frequently. If you are a .NET blogger, see Mike’s post for how to get your free XDN membership.

  2. Post a comment on this page with your name, email address (you can “no-spam” encode it if you like), and a permalink to your blog entry about the offer so I can add your blog to my blog reader, and maybe my blogroll. :)

That’s it.  I’ll give a free XDN Professional membership to anyone who normally blogs about .NET even a reasonable percentage of posts, and the offer’s good through end of May 2004.  However, I do reserve the right to deny the offer to anyone, or to withdraw the offer for any reason (though I doubt I would. The little lawyer in my head told me to say that! :-)

P.S. Truth be told, it was actually Roy Osherove’s blog post, not just my sinus infection delerium, that inspired me to make this offer. :)

67 Replies to “FREE XDN Professional for .NET Bloggers”

  1. Great, I added your link. I just started my blog.

    I wrote a widely used C# wrapper for msi.dll. I plan on writng about accessing msi.dll from .NET as well.Among other .NET topics. I also about to release a beta of an managed SDK for Windows Installer as well

  2. Thanks to all who have posted thus far! 49 "comments" is definitely a record for my blog.

    HOWEVER, a quick note to anyone NEW that I’ll be in TechEd San Diego next week and not back in the office until May 31st. Anyone who hasn’t signed up yet will probably miss the May XDN Offers because I doubt I’ll return in time to process any more before the end of the month, since the offer requires I do some manual work for each request; work that our normal "sales" don’t require.

    But the offer is definitely still good until the end of May 2004, just please understand I won’t get to you in time for this month’s offers.

  3. Great, I added your link. I just started my blog.

    I wrote a widely used C# wrapper for msi.dll. I plan on writng about accessing msi.dll from .NET as well.Among other .NET topics. I also about to release a beta of an managed SDK for Windows Installer as well

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