Explanations and instructions of all things Writing.Com.
Writing.Com is dedicated to providing the most unique and comprehensive tools available in a writing community. We make a continual effort to improve current tools as well as to develop new ones in order to meet the needs of our members. To meet this goal, we invest in resources such as top of the line servers, around the clock information technology support, advertising, and maintaining backup systems to ensure the safety of your writing.
Member support of the site comes in many forms, including participation, welcoming new members, answering questions, and of course, providing reviews to one another. While these are all important components of the Writing.Com community, they don't pay for the physical resources needed to keep the site running and running well.
How Can I Support Writing.Com?
Writing.Com strives to offer opportunities that benefit members in addition to providing financial support to the community, such as:
Purchase a Paid Membership for Yourself: Our paid membership levels not only support Writing.Com, but they each give you so many more benefits than our Free account. Additional portfolio space, item types, writing tools, and fancy features all make your time spent on Writing.Com that much more enjoyable. To find out what levels are available and the benefits of each, please see: "Free and Paid Membership Benefits" and "Compare Free and Paid Membership Benefits" . Purchase your paid memberships through the Writing.Com Shop .
Purchase a Paid Membership for Another Member: We make it very easy for you to gift any level of paid membership to another Writing.Com member. Send one month or a year, choose Upgraded or Premium Plus, choose a payment option ... the choices are yours! And this is a wonderful way to put a smile on someone's face, give them a big pat on the back and say "Enjoy!" To find out what levels are available and the benefits of each, please see: "Free and Paid Membership Benefits" and "Compare Free and Paid Membership Benefits" . Purchase paid memberships through the Writing.Com Shop .
Purchase Gift Points: There are many ways to use "Gift Points" within the community for showing gratitude, advertising and promoting items, rewarding for reviews, sending Merit Badges and more. They are both fun and functional. You can also use Gift Points to purchase memberships and items from the Writing.Com Shop. To learn more, see: "How to Use Gift Points at Writing.Com" . Purchase Gift Points through the Writing.Com Shop .
Purchase Merchandise From Our Shop: Visit the Writing.Com Shop and you will find a ton of items available for purchase! From Writing.Com branded gear to journals, bookmarks and more, there is sure to be something that you will love! Purchase items for yourself or as gifts for your friends and family on or off of Writing.Com. Every item purchased supports your favorite online writing community!
Send Merit Badges and Awardicons: Show your appreciation for members and items on Writing.Com by awarding them with "Merit Badges" and "Awardicons" . These are a terrific way to make another member smile and be proud of his or her efforts within the community, on an item or just in general!
Fill Those Wishes: Visit a member's "Wish List" and fill his or her wishes! This is a wonderful way to give a gift that you know he or she will love and support Writing.Com at the same time.
Shop Amazon.Com Through Writing.Com: Anytime you are shopping online, be sure to check out our Amazon.Com link from within our Shop link in the navigation under the Writing.Com logo. Choose "Amazon.Com" and you will be redirected to the largest online shopping website where you can buy almost anything you can imagine from electronics, books and games to baby supplies, tools and groceries! Writing.Com receives a small percentage of each purchase made at Amazon.Com through our online shopping link.
As always, we sincerely appreciate your support and will continue our endeavor to make Writing.Com the premier online writing site.1