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Welcome to the August e-newsletter for the 101 ways to make friends project

July 31, 2009
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thon2009_ljicon_newSusan has been away, on one end of the continent (in PEI) and I’ve also been away, on the other end of the continent (Tofino and then a Twilight inspired tour that included La Push).   When we got back, Ernie said “Hey, lets do a blogathon!” and we thought “what the heck, sure!”    Over a 24 hour period that began at 6 a.m. on Saturday July 25th and ended 49 entries later at 6 a.m. on Sunday, we had some 555 hits (in all, over the period of three days we got up to 638 hits) on our blog site.   It was our intention to tell stories all day and night long of folks with disabilities having recipricol relationships, so that people dropping in on the blogathon (at www.blogathon.org) might stop to read one of our stories.   A lot of the hits were from folks who had never seen our site (and didn’t know anything about disabilities and relationships).   We got great comments and feedback and it was lots of fun, and we raised about $475.00 which we’ll put to good use supporting folks who have “unfunded dreams.” 

We’re already looking forward to blogathon 2010, and might partner with other folks to reach the goal of telling 49 stories of recipricol relationships.   www.blogathon.org  was really excited – a day or two before the blogathon started they realized that they were almost at $30,000 in donations to the 200 charities represented by bloggers, and by the end of the blogathon they’d reached more than $40,000.00

Thanks to all those who sponsored us through the blogathon!   Given the short notice, we were thrilled with the responsiveness.    You can read the entire blogathon here  or you can click through on one of the stories below, told during the evening…   there are stories about friends, about bogs, books, living in the community and much more.  

We are also thrilled and excited to be sponsoring a day with David Pitonyak.    Don’t miss it!

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  1. August 4, 2009 3:53 pm

    Congratulations and good job on your blogathon! Maybe we can partner up next year and see if there are some synergies we can leverage off for the next blogathon!

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