So yes, after some discussion with my sister today I’ve decided to participate in this year’s Blogathon. I did it a couple years ago with some success (about $250 in donations), so I thought I’d try it again. Can I do an all-nighter? Only time will tell, but I’ll certainly try.
This time I’m just going to do it at this blog – no separate blog just for the blogathon. That was too much work and my attempt at a “themed” blog for animals (since the charity was for animal welfare) kind of petered out after a few hours and I ended up just talking about other participants and THEIR themed blogs.
Don’t know what I’ll do to help stay away for 24 hours – maybe I’ll hook up the DVD player in the attic and watch Buffy and Alias and Angel episodes. We’ll see. In any case, this year’s charity is Heifer International, a great charity that I gave money to during Blogathon 2003. Your money goes directly to buy specific things that needy countries require – whether you buy a cow to help provide milk or wheat to help provide food. Either way, I like how the website lets you decide what your money will go towards. And if you donate enough money they send you free gifts as a thank you (we got stuffed animals, calendars, and coffee mugs just to name a few things).
What is a Blogathon?
It’s a commitment by bloggers all over the world to post to their blog every 30 minutes for 24 hours. Sponsors donate money to those commited to posting every 30/24.
So the banner up there is active and goes to my specific sponsor page. Whether you sponsor $1, $5, $20 or $100 – all of it goes to Heifer because once the Blogathon is over you are asked to go DIRECTLY to Heifer to give your money. It doesn’t come to me at all. That’s a no lose situation in my opinion. So click on the banner and sign up to sponsor me and support Heifer International – no money up front.
And on Saturday, August 6th at 9:00 AM EST I will begin my 24-hour stint as a raving lunatic deprived of way too much sleep. Can’t wait!