January 03, 2005
Great response!

So far so good, less than 24 hours since the challenge posted we've been featured at numerous weblogs:

Below are the charity-links-for-dollars "Tsunami fundraiser challenge" entries I have counted so far. To be updated as the challenge progresses (read more about the challenge here). This list (properly de-duplicated, should I log someone multiple times) will serve as the final count for the donation. If you've posted and don't show up here after a while (list manually maintained) please send me an instant message or leave a comment:

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Hi Anders,

I've added those detail to my blog.
Great thoughts.

Posted by: Phil on January 3, 2005 07:37 PM

Really is something special to see your brilliance and generosity spreading across the blogosphere. I really mean it when I say it was you, your post and your idea that somehow allowed me to move on in blogging. I was really stuck until I hit upon your post last night.

Posted by: Crystal on January 3, 2005 08:31 PM


Posted by: Anders on January 3, 2005 08:46 PM

Hi Anders,

Glad to see this going so well! Here's my post: http://bgbg.blogspot.com/2005/01/forward-looking-fundraising.html

Posted by: Denise Howell on January 3, 2005 09:35 PM

What a fantastic idea! I've been wracking my brain, trying to think of an effective way to encourage others to help out. Sending in a donation just didn't seem like enough to me. I wonder if the aide organizations track their website traffic well enough to tell if bloggers are significantly helping.

Posted by: Kristin Henry on January 3, 2005 10:13 PM

Way cool! Very generous of you.

Posted by: Dave Justus on January 3, 2005 11:46 PM


Posted by: hafiz on January 4, 2005 02:05 AM

Hi... I have added the links into my humble little blog. Thanks! May you be blessed richly as you give and serve.

Posted by: pea on January 4, 2005 08:06 AM

Posted the links on my main page.

Posted by: Norzu on January 4, 2005 09:03 AM

Count us in! as we all know from little things huge things grow ...

Ram Dass would have loved digital waves: There are two waves drifting along in the ocean, one a bit bigger than the other. The bigger wave suddenly becomes very sad and upset. The smaller wave asks what's wrong. "You don't want to know," the bigger wave says. "What is it?" the small wave asks. "No - really - it's too terrible. If you knew what I knew, you'd never be happy." The small wave persists. Finally the big wave explains: "You can't see it, but I can see that, not too far from here, all of the waves are crashing on the shore. We are going to disappear." The small wave says," I can make you happy with just six words, but you have to listen very carefully to them." The big wave doesn't believe it -- what does the small wave know that he doesn't -- but he's desperate. After a while of doubting and mocking the small wave, the big wave finally gives in, and asks the small wave to tell him. And so the small wave says: "You're not a wave, you're water."


Posted by: Jozef Imrich on January 4, 2005 10:37 AM

Why not just donate $500?

Posted by: Mike on January 4, 2005 10:54 AM

Mike: Because I already donated 150$ and thought that this way, if things work out, thousands of blog readers all over the world will find information on how to donate, hopefully yielding tens or hundred times more donations than just little me chipping in my money. From the response I've gotten it seems like this challenge has kicked off a lot donations by other bloggers, plus of course form their readers.

Posted by: Anders on January 4, 2005 12:37 PM


The Tsunami Fund Relief links.

Posted by: CLF on January 5, 2005 12:16 PM

Hi Anders,

I had a little bit of trouble publishing the links on my photoblog, but I will republish later if I have time playing with CSS. I did publish it also on my personal weblog if you'd like to replace the Still Memory link with this one for the time being.

Thank you for the initiative and hopefully more links will be added!

Posted by: Riri on January 5, 2005 08:21 PM

Cool idea. I'm in.

Posted by: ugarte on January 6, 2005 05:32 AM

I'm in. Thanks.

Posted by: Benny on January 6, 2005 06:26 AM

Hi, I left yesterday a message and asked you to replace Still Memory with Riri's Braindump link instead. Please, the entry in Still Memory does NOT exist.

Posted by: Riri on January 6, 2005 07:16 PM


Here's my link - http://www.vanillasky.co.uk/blog/2005/01/charity-challenge.html.

Great idea - thank you.

Posted by: vanillasky on January 6, 2005 08:01 PM

Thank you! Here's my post with your list of charities:

Posted by: Fran on January 7, 2005 02:32 AM

Kudos for your idea.I am in. Thanks.

Posted by: Rajendra Alapaty on January 7, 2005 07:31 PM



Posted by: anna on January 9, 2005 07:54 AM

I've posted it on my blog. Thanks for doing this for the victims. I appreciate it. And I'm sure the family of an fellow student I know who died would appreciate it too.

Posted by: austine on January 9, 2005 02:24 PM

i posted too-www.purplepen.org

Posted by: kate on January 9, 2005 06:00 PM

I posted it on my blog, too. :D

Posted by: JxT2J on January 10, 2005 08:05 PM


Posted by: JxT2J on January 10, 2005 08:08 PM

Great thing you're doing here! Posted on my blog, too.

Posted by: Phil on January 11, 2005 05:13 PM

heres another one http://abhicom2002.blogspot.com

Posted by: iman on January 12, 2005 04:13 AM

Hi Anders, thanks a lot...really great what you're doing, we really appreciate it :)
I've posted it in our blog http://weinandy.net/blog

Posted by: Ayu & Volker on January 13, 2005 10:56 AM

i know it might be too late for adding up to what you'll donate but i still posted it at my site.. hope there'll be more people who are as generous as you..

Posted by: :+:pinkposh:+: on January 31, 2005 07:56 PM

Hi Anders.
I have posted your links several month ago from my website.Liked your initative to write about it,and give out all links.And the donation idea was so from your heart.
I dedicated a hole page to this.
Thanks for sharing..

Posted by: Pepita on January 24, 2006 01:09 AM
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