Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Details of the blogathon....

Matt asked me in one of my last posts, "So what exactly is a Blogathon?"

A blogathon is generally a kind of competition where blogs try to see who can post the most, get the most comments, etc. But this one is different, it's more of a symbolic blogathon, and it's for charity.

This particular blogathon is being hosted by Day of Blogs, where I will be joining 63 other worthy blogs in a venture for donations for our respective causes.

It is a 24 hour blogging extravaganza, where my tired butt will be posting every 30 minutes, for a total of somewhere around 50 posts during the event. This is where sponsoring comes in. If you think I may only make it for a few hours, maybe you would like to pledge to donate $2 per post. [Note: Although I can almost guarantee you, I will be around for the whole deal...]

It's kind of like when you did the Jump Rope for Heart thing when you were a kid, or like if you've ever done one of those all-night cancer walks. The basic premise is to push your limits (in this case my mental limits) to show your support for your charity.

I will be putting links in the sidebar to organize all this information, including prizes, how to donate, etc.

Note to Self: Thank you all for your support so far, and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

9 comments:

livininsanity said...

What's a blog?

MJ said...

: ) Livin - How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?

Jayne said...

Good luck!
Hope you're able to generate a lot of money and posts :)

MJ said...

Thanks Jayne! Glad you stopped by my blog. Y'all come back now y'hear!

colbymarshall said...

Are you gearing up? Have you been eating extra veggies? Pumping iron?

MJ said...

CM - Lots of veggies and OJ - the orange kind, not the murdering kind. And planning out what the heck I am going to do 50 posts on...

K Trainor said...

How about the top 10 attractions in every U.S. state? Oh wait...that'll just put you to sleep. lol!

MJ said...

K - LOL. I've been mulling over quite a few things. I'm trying to stick to a central topic, but my brain keeps drifting back to other things... like tacos.

Matt said...

oh...I see.