TGIF: Summer Holidays

We’re about to wrap up our summer holidays and get back into the thick of things. We’ve had a great time, including some adventures around the place. We hope you had a great summer, too. Enjoy every last drop of it while you can.

Friends having fun at a weekend getaway.
Friends having fun at a weekend getaway.

It was a great Extensive Reading World Congress. Last chance for discounts:

Andrew (me) was at the Extensive Reading World Congress, where I met lots of attendees, and had lots of great conversations with delegates. I had the chance to see Richard Day and Jennifer Basset give their wonderful presentations; I really wish I could have seen more.

We were offering the Lite and Premium Plans for USD$60 and $80 respectively, at HUGE discount for the Congress. Sadly, the prices have to rise, but we’ll hold off for a few days. Go to https://hellospace.me/host/cart.php to get your own website now. You will also need to purchase a year registration for your own web address, and we also strongly recommend getting an SSL certificate to protect and secure traffic, especially sign on / login pages.


Dr Jennifer Basset at the 4th Extensive Reading World Congress in Tokyo explaining benefits of extensive reading, and just how carefully they are crafted these days.

Win a free website bundle at the Tokyo ExtensiveReading World Congress this weekend

This offer is only for people at the Extensive Reading World Congress in Tokyo this weekend. Andrew from HelloSpace.Me will be at the exhibitor’s area all weekend. He can help current members with some tech issues, and help you win. There are three ways to win:

  1. If you are the first or tenth person of the day (valid for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before noon) you win! But first, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Google+, share the link Andrew’s interview with John about job interviews and online reputations on your social network, or some other article you really like, and show us you have done it (cannot be deleted). Also, show us the web address you want (see below).
  2. If you are the first or tenth person of the day (valid for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings only) you win! But first, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Google+, and share a link to HelloSpace.Me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or similar with “I’m going to install ____ on my new website”. Of course, replace “____” with something like WordPress, a blog, Mahara, Moodle, Open Biblio, or whatever your plan is (cannot be deleted). Also, show us the web address you want (see below).
  3. Be a social media influencer. See announcement here.

The prize

You will win The Lite Plan: 2017 with a free domain for one year. Webspace includes 3Gb of storage, up to 5 email addresses, and up to 5 database web apps like WordPress, Mahara, Invoice Ninja, Booked, and more (see the Knowledge Base for the list of web apps available). This is normally over USD$150/yr of value! Currently, the Lite Plan is discounted to $60/yr, but you get it for free for the first year, and then $60 for webspace and normal domain registration charges each year afterwards. Prices are subject to gradual increases. Details about the webspace: https://hellospace.me/host/cart.php.

Web addresses

Be sure to research your web address / domain first, and show us that it is available. You could try “yourname.com” or “yourname.asia” or “yourcodename.us”, whatever you like. See this article for web address ideas, and here to do your research: https://hellospace.me/host/index.php.