I’ve been neck-deep in Christmas (and snow from the recent storm), so not many posts recently. But I really want to thank everyone who is part of this community, for making Playground Hunt so awesome. Josh and I never wanted Playground Hunt to be a business. We wanted it to be a place where we parents can exchange hints for where to take our children. We think it’s a roaring success with over 400 playgrounds just in the Boston area (so far).
Thank you for all the suggestions and photos and emails we have received. We are in the process of making the map even better with more categories (Water-based, Indoor, Outdoor, Farm/Animal, and Museums) on the Map Page. Please keep on adding any places you come across through the “Add Playground” button in the lower right of the map. We are also working on making the individual location pages (through the “Directions” link in the pop-up bubble) more accessible and prettier.
Thank you for helping Playground Hunt have a large fan base on Facebook and Twitter. We use those websites to pass on notifications, news and deals we think you’d like. Please join us at those sites (or suggest them to your friends) – each and every fan makes us feel GREAT. And honestly, fans have been the source of what has kept us going.
Thank you for using the links in the left column and on the Support Page. Anything you buy through those links earns Playground Hunt an advertising commission from those companies, while you buy what you would buy anyway at the usual price. Sometimes we get special discounts or promotions from the companies, which we then pass on.
In 2010 we almost made enough from the advertising commissions to pay for the website hosting, but then we saw the post by The Bloggess where she sent $30 Amazon.com coupons to families whose kids wouldn’t otherwise have a Christmas. We thought that was awesome, so we gave away our commissions to two families who needed it. Please keep on shopping through our links though. We might eventually pay for the website hosting, but really, it felt so good to give the money away, we might just keep on doing that 😉
A heartfelt THANK YOU from Angelika, Josh, Alex, and Jen **MWAA**
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