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Blogathon Vancouver 2008: Pledge Update

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 — 8:40am PDT
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Overnight, and since my last post, two shifts have started for Blogathon Vancouver 2008. To help keep the bloggers going I have some pledge totals that I have received on the form that I’ll share here…

Duane Storey: $205 (and growing by the minute)
Danny Dang: $15 (and growing by the minute)
Raul Pacheco: $26 (and growing by the minute)
My Pledges so far: $688

And Shane has been keeping track of his own pledges that are at a whopping $1056. In an email to me Shane said there was a $500 pledge that came in just as he was about to fall asleep on his keyboard but this kept him going. Everyone has done such a great job so far and for some, there are only about 12 hours left and for others like myself, Blogathon is still just beginning.

Sunshine Shift (ending at 10pm tonight)
Raul, Shane Gibson, Karen Hamilton, Danny Dang, Mehnaz Thawer, Jenn Lowther/Nadia Nascimento, Barbara Doduk, Chris Richardson, and Duane Storey.

Swing Shift (ending at 5:00am Sunday)
Isabella Mori, Ayeza Garcia, Colleen Vince

When I start my Blogathon (when I get back to Vancouver today) Ill be featuring the participants and their blogs for the first couple of posts, adding notes about their causes. There will be some overlap so hopefully we can get some nice traffic going between all of use.

Please visit the other blogger’s site to check out their content and keep them going – as Shane’s inspirational pledge proves, all we need is a little motivation for our charity to keep us going.

Tip for participants:
Have at least one blog post or a note in your sidebar about your cause and why you are doing this. People would like to know your cause and how they can donate directly if they are not going to pledge (see Karen’s site for an example, although don’t worry about a graphic if you don’t have one). Putting a link to the charity’s website at the bottom of each post also helps.

Other updates:
Duane has put together a big mega feed for lots of blogathoners and I will be starting my Blogathon with mini profiles of each of the participants as of 11:00am PT.

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  1. Raul says:

    We owe much of this to YOU, Rebecca, for providing the framework, organizing and for keeping our spirits going!

  2. Tyler Ingram says:

    Good job people! I would not have made it through the night let along 24hrs, I guess unless I drank lots of Xenergy but I doubt it even then.

  3. strawberryghetto says:

    Hey Rebecca!

    Hope all’s well.
    My cause is Donation is on the lefthand side bar of the site. I’ve asked people to donate directly to the organisation

    not sure what the amount is, but gonna keep on going


  4. Shane Gibson says:

    I’m sooo happy that you put this together. This Charity means a lot to some people very close to me (and a ton of children I haven’t met yet) and it’s so great to be able to contribute! Thanks Rebecca!

  5. Duane Storey says:

    Yah, a big thanks to Rebecca for putting this all together. It’s obviously been a lot of work on her side, and we all appreciate it.

    If anyone is interested, I’ve been compiling an RSS feed of most of the participants in the blogathon. If yours isn’t in there, just email me your website URL and feed for your blogathon posts (only those if possible) and I’ll quickly add it. My email is duanestorey at gmail dot com.

    Here’s the feed:

  6. Mark & Lesley says:

    Go Rebecca!

  7. Kevan says:

    You guys are officially hardcore, and Rebecca, you’re a genius for orchestrating this.

    I should also let you know that I updated the graphic on UGM’s donation page to include the Blogathon wordmark…if you wanted, it might be a good replacement for your current sidebar shout-out.

    Looking forward to the rest of the day!

  8. Jenn says:

    Thanks for putting everything together, you’ve done a great job. Just to let you know, we’ve raised $1446 so far towards our charity. I’m really impressed with all of the work that everyones done thus far and it’s amazing how much we’ve all been able to do in such a short period of time.

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