Monday, 20. July 2009

Handspun yarn by me for Shira Lipkins Blogathon.

Handspun yarn by me for Shira Lipkin's Blogathon.

Good news, everyone! Blogathon auctions and information is up at [info]blogforbarcc! If you want to know what this is all about, read here (short answer: like an online telethon, with fiction, and auctions of cool handmade items for BARCC, because Shira Lipkin is awesome), if you want to see my three items, they are here, here, and here. For more information on the auctions, read here.

I don’t blog for Blogathon, because that’s just not a skillset I have, but I do very strongly believe in what the participants are doing. Blogathon is this coming Saturday, and I’ll be there with them. If you read that first post I pointed you to, you’ll see mention of me running a support crew. This is true. What happens is we get a houseful of people staying up for 24 hours and writing like crazy to try to change the world and make a difference. They’re busy, so other people come in and take care of them, and in years past that has lead to some organizational problems. Well, now we’re talking about my skillset! My hope is just to keep it running smoothly enough so that the bloggers can actually write, and not be plagued with questions.

So! Why am I telling you all this? Because BARCC is a wonderful organization, and they’ve had their budget slashed this year because of how the economy is crap. Last year Shira, with the help of the sponsors and the item auctions, raised over 3,000 dollars for BARCC. No, seriously, that’s the actual number. American dollars, even. It’s amazing to see what can happen with this, so consider sponsoring Shira directly, if that’s what you’re into, and check out the auctions (not just mine) that are up in the community. There’s a mask from Mandy, my first guest, there’s jewelry, paintings, books, music, it’s a lot of cool stuff, is what I’m saying.

And this Saturday, be ready to check out Shira’s posts if you want to see how the items fit in with the stories and poems she’s written. Fun! Really!

One of the most important things here is to remember: Even if you can’t donate or bid on things, or don’t want to (that’s ok, I promise!) PLEASE consider passing the links around for us and spreading the word! This is a hugely important issue and telling your friends or readers how they can help is just going to keep driving up the momentum on this project!  Thank you!

3 Responses to “Blogathon!”

  1. Tracey Says:

    I need to post about this on my blog. Keep forgetting.

  2. Emily Says:

    Thanks Tracey, that would be awesome! It starts tomorrow morning, and the auctions go until Monday!

  3. Dirk Says:

    Your post Blogathon! « We Have Thumbs was very interesting when I found it over google on Wednesday by my search for bid cancel. I have your blog now in my bookmarks and I visit your blog again, soon. Take care.

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