This is how it works.
I'll be blogging for charity for 24 hours straight from 9 AM July 17 to 9 AM July 18. Posting every half hour. A blogging marathon, hence the name... an all-nighter!
You guys pledge money to my charity of choice. Last year I raised approximately $2,000 for The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network - an organization that is close to my heart, to say the least.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.
Let's try to beat that total this year.
What do you get out of it? Whatever incentive I end up giving to sponsors - send me your e-mail receipt from RAINN! - and the amusement value of watching me get progressively loopier through the night, like last year.
What do I get out of it? The pride at doing something significant for a good cause. Oh, and last year, they sent me a T-shirt.
This is a relatively painless thing for you guys. Just go over and donate. Put "Shadesong - Blogathon" in comments so they know where the donations are coming from!
Donate $50 and get a t-shirt, donate $25 and get a keychain...
Donate as little as $5, and you'll get whatever incentive I give.
You can afford $5 to support this organization.
July 17. BlogaThon 2004. It's on.