I didn’t know what to expect when launching Pen Addict Memberships this past January. It was uncharted territory, although I was certain at least a few of you would come along for the ride. Hitting 400 members by November of the first year has exceeded my expectations - by a long shot!
This post is a big THANK YOU to everyone who has put their faith in me over these past 11 months. It is also a chance to share with those who are considering joining what Pen Addict Membership is all about.
The most common question I see is “What do I get for my money?” First and foremost, your money goes to supporting me, this site, and everything that goes into running it. Stationery is my life, and my job, and your direct support allows me to do this. I always want to be upfront about that.
Members get something tangible in return, too. Each week I publish Refill, the Pen Addict Members newsletter. This newsletter contains extra content not found on PenAddict.com. I usually start off with my commentary on a pertinent topic, a bit of editorializing, or a unique product review that I haven’t covered before. I follow with a big batch of Ink Links, where I share articles and images, and provide commentary on each. I also provide pen show trip reports, answer member questions, give sneak previews of products, offer discount codes to the shop, and much more.
I put hours and hours of work into Refill each week, and I think it shows. Members seem to think so too. It is the core of being a Pen Addict member.
Are you interested yet? I hope so! Membership comes in two flavors: $5 per month, or $48 per year (save $12!). It would make a great gift this holiday season as well for your favorite pen addict, or even yourself.
You can find the full details - including a sample of Refill - and join on the Pen Addict Memberships page. I’m happy to answer any questions you have in the Comments section below, or via the Contact Page.
Thank you for an amazing year, and watch out 2017!