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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Blogathon 2007

My thanks to "rift" for bringing Blogathon to my attention through a Care2 post the other day. Guess I'm too new at blogging ~ I'd never heard of it! But now...

I'm a Blogathon Sponsor!

Participating bloggers agree to post to their blogs every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight, each blogger raising donations for a charity of their choice by collecting sponsors. The donations are made by the sponsor through an online contribution directly to the charity after the blogathon. It all starts next Saturday morning, July 28th. We're currently sponsoring rift's blog, LeafShadows, blogging for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, and Sally's blog Living Without Meat, who is blogging for Farm Sanctuary. It all sounds like great fun, and I'm going to stay up as late as possible to keep "my" bloggers company and read their posts. I'm also considering becoming a 24-hour blogger myself, though I can pretty much guarantee I'll crash and burn long before the 24 hour mark! Staying up after 11 pm usually exacts a heavy physical toll anymore, but even in my college days I had an awful time pulling all-nighters and suffered various adverse effects the next day. The morning after my first all-nighter my freshman year I was in a communications class when suddenly, for absolutely no reason, I just burst into tears and couldn't stop crying! (I was deeply mortified, but that did nothing to turn off the waterworks.) So if I do become a blogathoner, I'll be easy to spot... I'll be the one weeping uncontrollably! Anyway, I'll keep you "posted" (harhar) on my decision, and if I join I will of course crassly beg you all to sponsor me. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Laughing. Thanks so much for the link to my site, Laloofah!

    It's been a while since I've stayed up all night. Okay. I can't remember the last time. laugh. You should do Blogathon and we can cry together!

    Happy Day,


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  • THE WORLD WITHOUT US ~ Alan Weisman

There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
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who believe that animals and the natural world
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That Nature is a community to which we belong
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