Blogathon Vancouver 2008


Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 — 1:27pm PDT
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It’s official, there will be a Blogathon in Vancouver this year (and by official, I mean that I created a wiki page with useful information and a sign up sheet).

Based on the Blogathon of the past, which is not in operation this year, bloggers are encouraged to sign up, pick a non-profit of choice, collect pledges (which can be a flat donation, or a certain amount for every hour the blogger manages to stay awake), and blog every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. No excessive post-dating entries, no making money (except for the charity) just purely and simply donating 24 hours of your time for a cause in hopes that your readers will pledge to keep you going.

Last year my amazing readers raised over $400 for the Surrey Food Bank. I’m hoping to shatter that record this year… [Read my 2007 Blogathon Posts]

I put the call out earlier this month and the response was quite positive so I have setup the wiki and we’re all systems GO for the weekend of July 26-27.

  • Sunshine Shift: 7/26/08 0500 GMT
    (10:00pm PT Friday until 10:00pm PT Saturday)
  • Swing Shift: 7/26/08 1200 GMT
    (5:00am PT Saturday until 5:00am PT Sunday)
  • Moonlight Shift: 7/27/08 0400 GMT
    (9:00pm PT Saturday until 9:00pm PT Sunday)
  • The wiki is there to get an idea of how many people are interested, and it’s also one big link-love blogroll. If you are not in Vancouver, you can still sign up and participate – this is simply the Vancouver initiative for the Day of Blogs a spin off of the original Blogathon which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities all across North America.

    I encourage all bloggers to save the date and make this effort to make a difference, especially at a time of year when charitable donations are at their lowest. You’ll have a support system of everyone else who is participating, lots of link love and many warm fuzzies.

    Sign up here

    Current contests on Miss604.com

    9 comments

    1. Meg says:

      Considering I’ve been up for 48 hours now anyway, and I can yammer on endlessly, pretty much, this one shouldn’t hurt too bad.:)

    2. Karen says:

      Thanks for putting this on, Rebecca. What a fantastic way to use blogging to bring about social change. You can count me in for the sunshine shift. Trying to secure permission from the organization I have in mind.

      Karen

    3. yes! i’m in! do we still sign up with blog a day, or does this information go directly there once their signup is up?

    4. Miss604 says:

      Our effort is seperate in terms of sign up and donations, we’re sort of a spin off chapter 😛

      Also for anyone interested, please make sure you sign up on the wiki so that we can track the group effort – I’ll be linking to everyone once the Blogathon is underway and in future promotions.

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