January 04, 2005
74 bloggers raise a buck each in 48 hours

48 hours after I posted the tsunami charity challenge, I've counted 74 participants so far. We've been mentioned in The Guardian as well as apparently on MSNBC and we've still got 12 days to go:

Go on! If you haven't done it yet: Blog for charity now! It doesn't hurt if you donate a bit on your own (write about it!) nor if you add some links to charities of your choice (just make sure they're legit - apparently there are a lot of hoaxers out there "collecting some money to help 'my family'" or pretending to represent this or that charity but giving out personal mobile numbers - yet another reason to donate to solid, known charities)...

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Your are doing a good thing!

Posted by: The Cazman on January 4, 2005 09:51 PM

I am very new to blogging and am trying to get the hang of this but I loved your idea and placed it on my blog.

Was in a car accident and then went thru the summer hurricanes so I dont have much $$$, this is a great way to help plus I plan on donating $1 for each of my DVD's I put on sale to raise money to fix my hurricane damaged roof. So far I have sold 10. Not a lot of money but if everyone donates something, we make a dent, right?

Posted by: JP on January 5, 2005 04:14 AM

I do not intent to put anyone off, but the number of people who died because of the tsunami, die every 4 months in Africa.

The norwegian Red Cross has raised as much money for the Tsunami victims the last 2 weeks as they have the last 2 years for Africa.

You can't save the world alone and I praise you for what you're doing but don't think this catasrophe is unique just because it is new and all over the media. Good luck

Posted by: Agnar Ødegård on January 5, 2005 06:52 AM

A wonderful idea! (I'm not sure trackback works with my site so here's a line to let you know I've posted the links too.)

Posted by: feint on January 5, 2005 01:26 PM

Agnar: the good thing with this is that while the short timer goal is to raise money immediately, the links will live on in peoples blogs and archives, and give the charities in question increased visibility also in the future!

Posted by: Anders on January 5, 2005 01:42 PM

Spreading the word...
http://watsinmyhead.blogspot.com/2005/01/challenge.html

Posted by: Norzu on January 6, 2005 12:05 PM
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