Happy birthday to irisl, lyssrose, and storme!
Happy early birthday to zlana, who advances a year over the weekend!
Hello to new readers aric and contradicticat!
The weather causes a throbbing ache throughout the body - like from a 3 to a 5. Supposed to be clear tomorrow, though. *crosses fingers* Otherwise fine. Have been pacing myself as best I can.
$150 in straight-up donations (thanks, lynxreign and australian_joe!), and the auctions are up to $827.51! Get that total up over a thousand! We hit $3500 last year, and I'm hoping to get there this year as well!
shadesong: Yours truly. Blogging for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; writing short fiction based on pieces donated by some phenomenal artists. Sixth year.
slipjig: Blogging for the American Cancer Society. Writing lists. Nothin' but lists. :) Third year.
rafaela: Blogging for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson. Third year.
wired_lizard: Blogging for Planned Parenthood. Writing a genderflipped alternate universe based on 1970s Marvel Comics. Second year.
mllelaurel: Blogging for the Joslin Diabetes Center. Writing fanfic drabbles and BPAL reviews, and doing live reporting from our base of operations. Second year.
jennifer: Blogging for St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital. 48 fanfic drabbles. Second year.
eustaciavye: Blogging for bears: Vital Ground. No schtick, but some cute bear pics! First year.
nevacaruso: Blogging for Amnesty International. Whole lotta fanfic. First year.
hypnagogie: Blogging for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Writing 48 flashes of autobiography, triggered by your prompts. First year.
ewin: Blogging for American Heart Association. Writing essays, scenes, stories based on your prompts. First year.
Check out more Blogathonners on blogathon_2008 and Day of Blogs, including wytchchyld, sylverice2, and thesilentpoet!
Something you should know
Blogathon's hard. Hey, at our age (and, in some cases, in our condition), pulling an all-nighter is hard all by its lonesome.
Writing coherent fiction and essays for twenty-four straight hours, posting every half hour and stretching and diving back in as your body wearies and your mind slips...
This is boot camp, y'all. Blogathon is an eXtreme sport. theferrett said during his Blogathon some years back that it was the hardest thing he'd ever done.
We do this for our charities. We do this to make a difference in people's lives. I want to help BARCC work towards social change, because I am a rape survivor and, dammit, a warrior. slipjig does this to honor the memory of his grandfather. jennifer does this to honor the memory of her cousin. hypnagogie does this because Scottish Rite saved her life.
We are passionate, and are unafraid to do the hard things.
Something you should do
We're down to the last 24 hours before the Blogathon. Last chance to tell all your friends.
And sponsor us! Any amount you can. Little bits add up; little bits get big in a hurry.
During the 'thon, comment! Encouragement keeps us all going - and we're not going to have time to read and comment on each others' posts! *laugh*
And that's all for now.
Pulling this all together has been exhausting and crazy-making, yep. But Blogathon's one of my favorite days of the year, and I get to do it with some awesome people.
24 hours til Blogathon. Tell your friends. ;)