1) Friend request me. I’m not at the limit, just closing in on it.
2) I think you can comment under any one of my posts, I believe.
I don’t think I’ve got a way to do the “gift a month” subscription in WordPress. But their risks are $17 and they can cancel online without me even approving it. So their risks to “test the waters” are extremely low. Most people blow $17 over the course of a month.