Neurotic Fishbowl: 2005 Blogathon


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2005 Blogathon

Last year I participated in Project Blog where you blog every half hour for 24 hours staight to raise money for charity (you can read all of my posts here).

I'd been planning on participating again but somehow Blogathon 2005 totally snuck up on me and to make a long story short, it's next Saturday and I haven't even started raising money.

Last year I raised slightly over $400 for Heifer International, who I'll be blogging for again this year.

If you're not familiar with Heifer International, they supply poor locations around the world (including here in the United States) with a gift animal - a goat, llama, water buffalo, rabbit, etc. - which the people of the region are then taught to take care of. The animal supplies the people with food, (milk, eggs, meat, etc.) items like fur that can be sold or used to make clothing, and much more.

The best part is that the recipient of the animal is then required to give some of the offspring to another family or group of people in need. They in turn do the same and so on and so forth. By teaching people how to become self-reliant and having them help others, Heifer has assisted millions of people in becoming healthy, happy individuals that can stand on their own two feet. In essence, Heifer is the embodiment of the sentiment "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man, feed him for a lifetime."

For every $5.00 that you pledge to sponsor me, I'll put your name in a drawing for a set of my Burn It CDs, four CDs in total.

In addition, every half hour I'll put up at least one mp3 from my ginormous mp3 collection up for download. The music really ran the gamut and included stuff like The Lord of Acid's Pussy, Hooverphonic's Club Montepulciano, and Touch & Go's Would You...?.

I would love to top my goal from last year, so please sponsor me. It's for a really great cause and you get to watch me make sleep-deprived posts and download free music, so everyone wins.

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If you go out, you won't be able to participate... I take it you'll be partyin' at home during this event?

.: groovehouse said on July 29, 2005 03:26 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at July 28, 2005 08:30 PM to see this post.

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