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March 30, 2005

Email Ask and All You Get is...

When they asked me to send out a couple hundred i heart bloglines t-shirts, I said “Sure, no problem” [Little did I know at the time how much work would be involved].

It turned out to be a fun experience. In addition to the numerous emails I received thanking me for my efforts, I had the opportunity to send t-shirts all across the United States [from Hilger, MT to Dallas, GA] and to countries throughout the world [Latvia, India, Argentina, Nigeria and New Zealand just to name a few], touching every continent [with the exception of Antarctica of course]. Some of you might wonder why I consider sending t-shirts throughout the world to be fun - well I am a closet geography buff and this gave me the perfect chance to look up every foreign city that I had not previously heard of, allowing me to increase my “buffness.” This experience definitely enlightened me to the fact that “loving” Bloglines is a feeling shared all around the globe.

Here are a couple of pictures of enthusiastic users who have already received their limited edition t-shirts:

i heart bloglines i also heart bloglines

The pictures below show that this limited edition t-shirt is so cool, you can take a picture of it even if someone isn't wearing it:

tshirt picture tshirt picture 2

See you in the Blogosphere,

Paul Loeffler, Ask Jeeves Corporate Communications

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Well I know I love my shirt. And lately I've been using Bloglines a lot more (read: all the time) and it's great for keeping tabs on the sites I read. No longer do I miss articles and news.

Thanks for the shirt. And keep working hard even as part of IAC.

Posted by: Jason | Mar 30, 2005 10:54:18 AM

I didn't get mine yet :(
But I know it will take about a month for it to arrive here in Italy (sad thing).

Posted by: DElyMyth | Mar 30, 2005 11:07:55 AM

Wow...we are the founders of the most populair Dutch weblog about Search...we would love to get two t-shirts :-))

Paul and Henk

(just in case)
PO Box 269
6500 AG Nijmegen

Posted by: Paul | Mar 30, 2005 11:15:32 AM

I love Bloglines! How can I get a T-Shirt? :-)

Posted by: Mun | Mar 30, 2005 2:07:20 PM

How 'bout Ask Jeeves shirts? I'd like those even better than a Bloglines shirt..

Posted by: Jesse | Mar 30, 2005 4:03:43 PM


I've been tracking (checking) Ask Blog in the past few weeks. Though i currently dun use Bloglines, but i'm interested switch to Bloglines, maybe several weeks later. May I have 1 "I HERAT BLOGLINES" t-shirt, please?!

Kiss you in advance.


#C302, Ning Fung Crt
99 Lei Muk Rd, TSW-KWC
Hong Kong

Posted by: ricky cheung | Mar 31, 2005 6:14:55 AM


I've been tracking (checking) Ask Blog in the past few weeks. Though i currently dun use Bloglines, but i'm interested switch to Bloglines, maybe several weeks later. May I have 1 "I HERAT BLOGLINES" t-shirt, please?!

Kiss you in advance.


#C302, Ning Fung Crt
99 Lei Muk Rd, TSW-KWC
Hong Kong

Posted by: ricky cheung | Mar 31, 2005 6:15:51 AM


You are to be publicly commended for using the term buff and especially "buffness" in a single message. :)

Did you know that the word "buff" as is it relates to enthusiasts is actually part and parcel of America's Fire Service history?


Just thought I'd let you know that there are indeed some Fire Service fans..er,uh.. buffs of the Bloglines and Ask Jeeves.

Please keep up the great work!

Brian Humphrey
Public Information Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

LAFD website: http://www.lafd.org
LAFD blog: http://lafd.blogspot.com

Posted by: Brian Humphrey | Mar 31, 2005 8:00:32 AM

COOL! I'm the guy from Hilger, MT!

Posted by: Ben | Mar 31, 2005 4:03:49 PM

Just to give myself credit because no one else did :) --> I made the bottom-right photo.

And thanks for the shirt!

Posted by: Philipp Lenssen | Apr 1, 2005 5:37:01 AM

yeah! how did I miss the word for a bloglines t-shirt! I love bloglines and am currently tracking 139 feeds!

Stefan Hayden
11 parkway
north brunswick, nj 08902

Posted by: Stefan Hayden | Apr 2, 2005 12:54:00 AM

Hello Mr. Loeffler! I didn't think I'd receive a shirt because I'm located halfway across the globe, but I did! Thanks for the nice gift. Just got it moments ago. Many thanks!

(I posted a photo in my blog)

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