Sunday, February 06, 2005

Unloading Gmail invitations...

It looks like Google is opening up its Google Mail (Gmail) service. Many users (most? all?) have now been granted as many as 50 invitations to share.

For some reason, they've seen fit to add such functionality to my account. They obviously did not learn from their first experience with me (kidding!)

Seriously, please comment below if you want a Gmail account. Then dig into the comments on your own blog, pick as many folks as you want, and send them a comment on their own blogs with the following message:
"Carmi's giving away free Gmail accounts at http://writteninc.blogspot.com."
I'm hoping you'll all help me get rid of them as soon as is humanly possible.

And, yes, this is a shameless attempt to boost traffic. I'll try anything - except acid and other mind-altering substances - at least once.

But that acid that cleans the oil stains off the garage floor is OK.

15 comments:

sxKitten said...

I feel your pain. I sent out a gmail offer to everyone in my address book at one point and managed to get rid of 4 invitations. What the heck am I supposed to do with 50?

Find some new friends, I guess ...

Joan said...

...some will tell you that Coca Cola is good for oil stains in the drive way, too.

What is Gmail (besides being an email provider) and why is it so important to have an invitation and all that stuff? I've never understood that.

Gonzo said...

"I'll try anything - except acid and other mind-altering substances - at least once."

Oh, Carmi, I'm so disappointed. (NOT! ;-) Here I thought your prolific writing talent might be fueled, at least partially, by mind-altering substances. ;-)

Well, what the heck, might as well continue with this tangent.

I've had mixed feelings about drugs and alcohol being used as an imagination lubrication. Most of the time I end up accepting works created under the influence as just as worthy as those not. After all, having spent A LOT of time consuming mind-altering substances and hanging out with others doing the same, I can verify that not everyone in such a state can manage to be eloquent or otherwise creative. Rather, in the light of sobriety, often what they thought was so great when they were altered, is a mess. So, anyone who can manage to produce something praise worthy in that state, deserves the praise, in my opinion.

I think of Colerage's Kubla Khan, written on opium, as a god example.

As for Gmail, if someone were to explain how Gmail is any better than Yahoo Mail, I'd accept an invitation and check it out. But, I've been very happy with Yahoo Mail, my address book is there, would not fancy rebuilding it elsewhere, and I enjoy 2GB of space with ZERO ads for $10/year.

Kati said...

Hey! I'm visiting here from Michele's site...
Just saying hi.
And I'm totally with you on that crazy thing for Gmail. I have a few emails there, and it's like, oh my goodness. 50! I could barely get rid of three. :)

Mellie Helen said...

You mean, like this?

Mellie Helen's giving away free Gmail accounts at http://gollybloghowdy.com!Yeah, I've got 'em too. Want one, Carmi? ;)

Christine said...

I don't understand it. I suddenly have 100 invites! Why don't they just do away with the invitations and just let those who want to sign up?

wearedoomed said...

Carmi;

Interesting comments re: Sony's proprietary formats you posted on Cynthia Webbs blog. I agree with some of them and disagree with others. BTW, wanna send me a Gmail account :) Thanks.

Carmi said...

wearedoomed: I'd love to send you a Gmail invite, but you didn't leave your e-mail address in your comment. Your link leads back to a dead-ended site. Let me know and the invite will go out hastily. Hope to hear from you soon: that'll bring me down to 49 :)

Nortnat said...

Carmi perhaps those telemarketers from last week influenced you in a way you didn't expect? ;) would this be called gmailmarketing?

Judy said...

Carmi! Thanks for the offer of the invites. I took Anonymous Coworker up on his give away so I just signed myself up. I'll post something on my website for ya

Micky said...

Thanks for the possible invite for GMAIL. You can send it to diheedral@yahoo.com. Thans so much!

Jef said...

Is STUD4EWE@gmail.com still available? If it's not, I'd still like a gmail account anyway.

Rich Rosenthal II said...

Yes the exclusivity og gmail has faded. I think I was only ever able to give away 2 gmail invites before. I may have to change my my Master Plan (to take over the world) as one of the steps required creating a core cadre of the Gmail Illuminate (Secret masters of the internet) can't have that if everyone has gmail.

Gerald Buckley said...

I don't want one but I'll give you a plug on my blog... Maybe you'll return the 'favor'... :)

jOyjoY said...

hello.
are there any gmail invitation left? can u pls give me one?
my email add:joy_yee@hotmail.com

joyce