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Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update: Just found out through the Blogathon website that one of the administrators, Sheana, will be interviewed on 95 Crave tomorrow morning with Nat & Drew. Tune in to find out more about the event which kicks off with me in my pajamas at 6 am Saturday

Since I decided to take part in Blogathon I’ve got some pretty good press for my cause, thanks to Buzz Bishop – local radio guy, tech blogger and proud new papa.

You’ve heard of Walk-a-thons and Dance-a-thons, but what about a Blog-a-thon? This Saturday, bloggers around the world vow to post to their pages a minimum of every 30 mins for 24 hours… …Should the weekend turn out to be sunny, as expected, [Rebecca] thinks the biggest challenge will be “finding a beach with wifi.”

(Hint, the FatPort guys blast Wifi at the grassy areas of Kits Beach along Cornwall) [Cyberbuzz.tv]

This article is in today’s 24 Hours free daily newspaper this morning on page 11, just past the dude with the beard of bees. Download pdf copy.

Miss604 in the 24 Hours today

I have also contacted the Surrey Food Bank to let them know what I’ll be up to this weekend. They seemed pretty enthused and will welcome donations of ANY kind, also any monetary donation over $10 will get a tax receipt.

Here are the details once more.

When: Saturday July 28th starting at @ 6:00 am

What: I will begin blogging and post something every 30 minutes for 24 hours, until 6:00 am July 29th.

Why: For my charity of choice, the Surrey Food Bank. Readers are encouraged to click on my “sponsor” button. This will take you to the Blogathon site where you will need to register so that we can get some totals and stats. From there, we truly hope that you will click through and visit the Surrey Food Bank donations page. I will not be accepting any money, nor will Blogathon, we simply re-route you to the charity so that a donation can be made.

I’m hoping that anyone who would like to contribute for one of my 48 posts will send me any material they wish. I would link back to their blog or Flickr (if you’d like to submit a photo) and share some link love (John, Duane, etc) Also, I’ll be open to suggestions and will be taking requests for post topics.

Today is also the Greater Vancouver Food Bank‘s “Christmas in July” food drive at the Centre for Performing Arts.

..the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society’s Christmas in July campaign is a great way to give. Come visit Santa and volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the Rogers Santa Claus Parade as they collect non-perishable food items and donations at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, 777 Homer Street, on Wednesday, July 25th from 6-9 a.m.

You can even drive-through your non-perishable food item donations between Georgia & Robson. The summer months are pretty important for local food banks as people are still in need but the bulk of their donations arrive around Christmas time. Join me here on the blog this weekend to help out a similar cause.

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  1. Tyler IngramWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 8:54am PDT

    A post every 30mins? That’s pretty cool and I like the charity you have chosen! I remember back in the day my mum having to goto the food bank for us 🙁

    So you’ll need to come up with 48 posts? Perhaps I can come up with something you can post about! Like the aftermath of that gushing oil geyser they had in Burnaby and how the clean up is going etc!

  2. Miss604Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:02am PDT

    Sure that would be great – I saw that on the news this morning, MAN what a mess!

    Yeah if you come up with a post I can publish I’ll note you as the contributor and link back to your site. I’m just hoping to have enough interesting content so that people will tune in and be in a giving mood 🙂

  3. MegWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:29am PDT

    I’ll tune in and link to you on the day — my readers are more American than Canadian, but they are pretty damn giving, so we’ll see! Good to see you getting all the “buzz” you deserve. 😉

  4. wynWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:40am PDT

    I wonder if Buzz got it a little wrong – isn’t this the first year you’re doing the Blogathon, not your second?

  5. Miss604Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:50am PDT

    Wyn – correct, last year I just watched a couple blogs and donated. I’ll let that slide… along with the “surrey girl” comment he threw in there 😉

  6. StephenWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:55am PDT

    I am a blogger too.

    Scope my site out and see how wacky my posts can be, especially the well-thought out conspiracy theories and the Buddhist-vs-Christian rhetoric.

    However, some of the topics of my articles are so Not-For-Work-Viewing.

    You could play up the Red Thread Zen theme (search for Ikkyu) a little too.

  7. fotoeinsWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 12:12pm PDT

    Congrats on the press, Beck!

  8. TinaWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 12:39pm PDT

    Hi! I’m Tina and I’ll be your monitor for Blogathin 2007.

    You can find me here: http://opendiary.com/entrylist.asp?authorcode=A962391

  9. buzzzWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 4:58pm PDT

    my bad, from your previous postings it sounded like you were in the blogathon last year raising money for canuck place.

    i’ll endeavour to email interview better next time and offer more proper props to the peeps in surrey. 😉


  10. Miss604Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 5:05pm PDT

    You are super, no complaints here 🙂 But correct, I *donated* to Canuck Place but it was via Alanah’s blog.

  11. gidiupWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 5:59pm PDT

    ok, so i’ll be in vancouver for christmas. how ’bout a post that provides a winter walking tour down town and an accompanying soundtrack of vancouver-connected artists?

  12. Terra (aka rilah)Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 8:52pm PDT

    how about a commentary on the amazing re-emergence of both boobs and strange men in speedos down here? that’s always interesting!

  13. gidiupWednesday, July 25th, 2007 — 9:49pm PDT

    hmm… speedos http://youtube.com/watch?v=h-Lx2ihpGbc

  14. Hummingbird604Thursday, July 26th, 2007 — 9:11pm PDT

    Well, I decided to join Blogathon (I guess that’d make me Vancouver’s third blogger on Blogathon 2007!) — thanks to you and your encouraging words! So I’ll be blogging for A Loving Spoonful. Most recent post on my blog should show my link too. How do you create the pretty button to link to your sponsor page?

    Good luck! Visit my comments page too and I’ll be sure to visit yours during the Blogathon. Caffeine overdose, here I come!

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