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And they're off! - florafloraflora
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And they're off!
Today is Blogathon 2006. Starting at 9 am, 366 bloggers will be posting every half hour for 24 hours to raise money for charity, among them my friends buffra (doin' it for the children!), eireannaigh, who will be posting on her homesteading blog for Farm Aid, meirionwen who will be memeing (?) for PEN Canada, and the amazing boutell (but no pressure!), who will be writing sonnets for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. It's not too late to sponsor them (look them up in the alpha list, linked, or follow the links in their individual blogs), and it's all for a good cause.

Blog, my friends! Blog like the wind! [Yes, I know that by writing that I just lost any last bit of indie/punk-rock cred I might have had.]

ETA: (please see update, below) A word to the wise: not to discourage anyone from sponsoring, not at all, but be sure to use an email account that you don't mind having spammed. The Blogathon site must have shared my email address because as soon as I signed up as a sponsor I started getting a flood of mail from new friends like LonelyBoredHousewife and M.E.D.Mania. So much for ten years of scrupulous email hygiene... Well, it's for a good cause, all of it.
(Update) melydia tells me she's been getting the same spam, but she hasn't signed up. It must be some diabolical new kind of spamination that the filters can't catch. Disregard what I wrote above, and sponsor with abandon!

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teotakuu From: teotakuu Date: July 29th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to be having problems posting to phelan. It may be because I am on dialup or just the site load but if you are able and / or willing, would you give her best wishes from me and i will try again in about 8 hours when i have had some sleep etc.

Thanks FFF
meirionwen From: meirionwen Date: July 29th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to *try* so hard not to meme today - because it would be so easy just to meme! :D When you're around, can you hold me to my resolution? (Codicil: as long there is real content, a small meme might be okay...)
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: July 29th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, Merry, I was just goofing on your reputation as a Meme Queen! :P
meirionwen From: meirionwen Date: July 29th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's more than fair! I've probably more than earned it! ;)

So, any tips for avoiding the meme pitfalls?

*hug*
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: July 29th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I think your plan for writing about PEN Canada and the writers they support is a good one.

Not that it wouldn't be fun to read the memes, too. Nothing against memes!
melydia From: melydia Date: July 29th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
as I signed up as a sponsor I started getting a flood of mail from new friends like LonelyBoredHousewife and M.E.D.Mania.

That's interesting. I just started getting spam from those very same names about a week ago and I never signed up.
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: July 29th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! Maybe I'm not being fair then. I'll edit the original post again to dispel any confusion.
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