Although they haven’t reached the 4000 subscriptions they’d hoped for (see my 9/28/04 blog entitled “Save the Norm!”), the good news is the Jantzes have extended the deadline!
Here’s the latest from Nicole Jantze:
“Well, we are a few days away from our deadline. We’ve met 50 percent of our goal. Not bad. But here is the interesting thing, memberships are coming in each day now at a steady pace. In fact, if we were to extend the membership drive until the end of the year, we would make our goal. I talked this over with Michael and he agreed.”
“And so … I’m extending the membership drive until December 31, 2004. Not only can you tell all your friends, now you can buy them a membership for the holidays. Or, use some of your holiday funds to buy yourself a gift … a membership to The Norm.com.
“Also, I still see thousands of you visiting the site each week but not subscribing, hopefully this next bit of information will convert you:
“In order to see the NEW STRIPS, you’ll have to be a member. As some corporation always says, MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVLEDGES. If you choose not to become a member, you’ll still have access to the old strips currently running on the site.
“What will the new strips be like you ask? Since Michael met some of you at the cons in October, he had a reason to think about where the strip might go. And while the direction is up in the air, one thing is for sure: The strip will be more intense, more timely and more fun (those are his words, not mine). He even thought about offering The Norm for half the week and a new feature the other half. How cool would that be? If you ask him, he won’t admit this, but I sense excitement in Michael (Wow, I sound like Yoda).
“JOIN TODAY. Not only will you help us meet our goal so Michael will start drawing the strip again, but you will actually get to read the new strips.
–Nicole aka “Reine”