I held my breath before I published “ Life Feels a lot like Mega Maid“. There was a lot on the line, Chivers. Advertisers had stopped advertising, all our vendors stopped paying their bills overnight, and the fate of theCHIVE was suddenly in peril.
The Chivers responded in a way I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around. You all blew the 3 year ads-free subscriptions to the moon. To put it into perspective, we offer 3 tiers of subscriptions – monthly, yearly, and
3-year ads-free. The three year accounted for over 80% of all sales, effectively saving theCHIVE in its current form.
When theCHIVE was two years old Bob, Leo, Rick nor I felt entitled to a 3rd year. Now our 12th year, making it to the 13th isn’t a god-given right. You earn the right to exist, always. We might be dreamers but we still grew up in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where you had to work your ass off for everything you have.
To that end, I thought it was important to go the extra mile for every single Chiver who signed up for the 3-year subscription. I wanted to personally write a greeting card to every single Chiver who signed up during the last campaign. So I hopped on Ebay and ordered a ton of cards from pharmacy liquidation sales. The cards came in all shapes, sizes, themes, and holidays. Some of you are getting Father’s Day Cards, Christmas Cards; some of you are getting bereavement cards? I’m sorry, you drink half a bottle of rum a night and see where that takes ya’.
This is my personal favorite, From Grandpa’s Big Girl! I can’t tell you how much I actually enjoyed signing these cards.
And I have to give some credit to the man himself, Bill Murray. Here’s the moment I introduced Bill to his coins. You can see the wheels turning in Bill’s head. If you happen across Bill on the street there’s a good chance you’ll leave with a Gold BFM in your hand. Bill loves the coins as much as we do.
Through all this, I miss my HQ happy hours the most. I miss that dangerous-ass slide and I miss hearing our veterans swap stories. And I miss serving the Chive community. I was a bartender for 8 years in LA before I got my break. There’s something about bartending that brings me so much joy. And it’s all coming back, the doors will open again in late May letting in the spring air with all the gold coin carrying misfits. We’re extending happy hours from 4-8pm.
Today, we are going to continue the offer to get a BFM Gold with every 3 year ads-free subscription. Our 3-year ads-free is discounted from $138 to $99. Even our 1 year ads-free is discounted from $48 to $39. On top of never having to see an ad on theCHIVE again and getting 20% off theCHIVERY, all 3 year subscribers will receive a hand written card from me with the BFM gold coin nestled inside. The gold will also get you into theCHIVE HQ for life! I apologize ahead of time for whatever is written in the card.
The next order of random greeting cards has arrived and I’m strapped in my chair with a pen and a bottle of rum.
You have lightened our load, Chivers, and I’m happy to go the extra mile to thank you all for what you’ve done. This is one unique community.
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PS – We made a video of me signing the cards. Let’s just say there was a lot of rum and Garbage Pail Kids involved. That (short) video is below or simply click the link!
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