Hosting II: Upgrade

The other day I got an automatic e-mail reminding me to update my credit card details and renew my domain. Which I did.

Then I got a random marketing e-mail which I found rather irritating at the time, saying I’d been this close to upgrading my blog to a slightly better plan, and I should have just clicked on the thing to get fancy new features like additional hosting capacity and so on.

I hadn’t been about to do that, and apparently the e-mail had been sent off because I had looked at the Plans page at some point. I don’t remember doing that, but they probably know better than I do which pages I click on. Anyway, the thing they wanted me to click only took me to the .blog domain renewal, which was meant to be done already, so that was mildly annoying.

I sent a perhaps over-sarcastic support request to the WordPress “Happiness Engineers” (yes, that’s still a thing), entitled “Was I really ‘this close’ to upgrading? Was I?” – and they were very nice about it all.

In my defence, my actual request wasn’t sarcastic, I explained that the link was confusing because I thought I had already paid for my renewal and I hadn’t been looking for an upgrade – I said I almost certainly would, at some point, but not if they kept spamming me with “you were this close!” e-mails. Anyway.

They were very nice about it, like I said, and offered me my first year of upgraded blogging free of charge.


So that happened.

Well played, WordPress Happiness Engineers. Well played.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
This entry was posted in Office Posts, Random and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Hosting II: Upgrade

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s