Last year, with the help of all of you, I raised (roughly) a thousand dollars for Habitat for Humanity
This year, I’d really like to double that, but I need your help now. (I’m also considering a different charity. Something smaller. $1000 goes farther for a small charity than a large one.)
First, I need help with an over-all theme. You may remember that I solicited pix of doors last year, and used them, along with song lyrics, as inspiration for entries and flash fic on a theme of houses and home. This year, I’ll likely be MoBlogging at least part of it, because of external committments, and because it’s way easier to stay awake when you’re out and about.
Second, I need a support system. Especially during the wee hours of the night. If I know you, and you’re local, I’m willing to host a sort of “Slumber Party for Grown Ups,” just to have help staying up. If you’re NOT local, please consider chatting with me over IM during the ‘thon. This helps more than you could ever know.
Third, I need your money. (But not yet.)
Blogathon 2006 begins at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, July 29th, and lasts 24 hours, with a required post every half hour. Charities are chosen by individual bloggers, and must be able to accept online donations. No blogger ever handles any donated funds..
Hey MissMelyss! Don’t forget the Blogathon IRC chat – people are ALWAYS up there. Also, you’ll have a site monitor making the rounds and cheering you on, so you’re guaranteed to have at least one person to talk to whenever you need it.
Hmm, can’t think of anything clever for a theme, unfortunately. Maybe a history-type thing … like looking at how the American home-scape has changed through time, or looking at how homes are made differently throughout the world? It’d take a bit of research but it’d be very interesting, methinks. :)