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Support Blogathon Bloggers This Weekend

The Blogathon begins tomorrow, Saturday. Support the Blogathon Bloggers by showing up, talking back, and giving to a worthy cause.

To date, there are 373 blogs signed up for the blogging marathon. That is a big bunch of blogs blogging for the Blogathon. These blogs have pledged USD $65,732.67 for worthy charities so far, with more to come. Wow!

I recently offered tips for getting through the blogging marathon and here are my tips to help support the Blogathon. After all, without an audience for our blogs, what the heck are we doing this for?

  1. Check out the list of blogs blogging for the Blogathon.
  2. Visit them.
  3. Talk back.
  4. Create your own blogathon called a visit-a-blogathon and set a goal number of blogs to visit every thirty minutes (or hour) for the whole 24 hours. At a minimum, 373 blogs over 24 hours equals 15.5 blog visits per hour or 7.7 per 30 minutes.
  5. Sponsor a blog and win prizes and premiums and do some good in the world around you.
  6. Write about what you are reading, learning, discovering, and even about how you are helping, on your own blog.
  7. Help them. This is more than an endurance test. It is a brain bender. Writing 48 posts in 24 hours is hard work. They might need help with ideas, feedback, and just “being there”. Help them make it through the night.
  8. Nap during your day, and talk to the bloggers during the lonely hours of their night.
  9. Play games with the Blogathon blog list. Visit first the blogs which support your favorite charities. Go through the list in alphabetical order, backwards. Print the list out and throw darts at it, visiting the blogs you hit. Have fun with how you visit the blogs. Don’t ignore the blogs in the middle or the end of the list.
  10. Follow through. If you sponsor or make a pledge, follow through and keep your promise. Help make this a huge success. This is not a cause to benefit the one. This is a special fundraising event because it benefits the many.

For all of the Blogathon bloggers out there, you are my heroes and heroines. This is a great thing you are doing. You not only put a great spotlight on blogging and your worthy cause, but you set an example of the good that can come of blogging. Thank you for setting the bar so high and giving so readily of yourselves. You honor us. Thank you.


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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 28, 2006 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Aww shucks, well…it may be kinda last minute, but if you do feel charitable, please drop by my blog or you can head on to my sponsor page and pledge to the Association for International Cancer Research. Your contribution may help in the war to end cancer and while we ‘thoners may be staying up late to make a difference, remember, it is in your hands that you are changing the world. :)

  2. Posted July 28, 2006 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the shout-out for us Blogathonners, Lorelle! Before I make the trip to the store to stock up on things that are very bad for me, I wanted to invite all of your readers to join in on the Really Hard Trivia Contest I’ll be hosting throughout the Blogathon:

    http://www.punny.org/money/contest-stay-up-late-with-punny-money-and-blogathon-2006/

    The top winners will walk away with $50 or $25 eGift Certificates. So if you’re planning to stay up late and watch the Blogathon in action, please join in the contest fun! It’s absolutely free to play, so grab your caffeine and see if you can make it through 25 mind-bending rounds of trivia action.

    Oh, and the first question is already up at that link!

  3. Posted July 28, 2006 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Cool I will Support the Bloggers, and maybe I will find some more sites to visit daily. Too Bad I didn’t find out earlier about Blogathon or I would of participated. Good Luck to all those involved


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