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Blogathon: Chilliwack Bloggers Unite!

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Update – Blogathon will be held on July 25th this year. I’ll definitely be participating and supporting a local Chilliwack charity. You can read more about it at Blogathon.org Last year my friend Rebecca Bollwitt organized a pretty big charity event called Blogathon. The participants of Blogathon were asked to write 48 blog entries over a period of 24 hours, all the while raising money for their respective charities. It was a lot of fun, and a pretty big success. Rebecca and I both chose to support the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver last year, an organization dedicated to helping […]

Blogathon 2008 & Union Gospel Update

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Rebecca posted a comment on another entry that said as of last night, we raised $7,992.50 for the Union Gospel Mission over the weekend. That’s the total between pledges on my blog, pledges on Rebecca’s blog, and Matt’s demo listening auction that went for $4000. Best part is that my mom had to mail her donation in because she couldn’t figure out the online system (not sure where I get my computer skills from honestly). That means when it arrives, we’ll be up to $8,092.50!. In terms of the entire blogathon effort, I think 13 bloggers raised roughly $20,000 total […]

Entry #39: Five More Hours To Go

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Well, there’s only five hours left in my first blogathon. It’s actually been a pile of fun, even though I’m fairly exhausted. I want to give a big round of applause to everyone that’s been a part of this event, especially those that are also nearing the end (and thankfully, get to go to bed soon). There’s a third shift starting tonight at 10pm, so there will be plenty to read tonight. And while the blog entries and those who pen them are obviously to be commended, I think we need to all remember our respective charities, and remember the […]

Entry #38 – Charity Update

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I did a quick tally of all the emails pledge I’ve received from Rebecca’s site, and we’re sitting at around the $400 $450 mark, which is great. Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far. My own personal goal was to try and hit $1000, and we’re doing pretty good so far. There are only about ten entries left, so if you’ve been sitting on the fences waiting to potentially donate, now’s your chance. As I mentioned in my last entry, Matthew Good has also generously donated a signed copy of his last album, Hospital Music, which hit #1 in […]

Entry #37: Signed Copy Of Matthew Good's Hospital Music

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Update – Matthew Good is also offering one lucky person to be able to meet him, and listen to the demo recordings from his new album in a private session. If you’re interested, head on over to the auction page. Most people in North America probably already know who Matthew Good is. Matthew is a well known writer, political blogger, human rights advocate and one of Canada’s most successful musicians. In the last ten years or so, Matthew has released seven full-length albums, all of which have gone either gold, platinum or double platinum. Last year, the release of Matthew’s […]

Entry #32: Union Gospel Mission's Blog — 'The Street'

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As you well know by now, I am supporting the Union Gospel Mission for Blogathon. The Union Gospel Mission provides assistance to the homeless people in Vancouver, and those who are in the most need. At last count, this blog has raised at least $320 or so towards the charity, and I’m hoping to bring it closer to $1000 as the event continues. As I mentioned in my last two posts, anyone that donates at least $50 to the United Gospel Mission will receive a free 8×12 print from my HDR gallery. It can be a permanent reminder for you […]

Entry #28: Blogathon Update

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Well, I imagine by now many of the early morning shift people are in full swing. It seems like so long ago I wrote my first entry, and here I am at number 28. It sure is getting difficult finding content on short notice, but I’m managing to stay ahead of the curve somehow. My Blogathon Setup Rebecca did a quick tally on her blog, and I think between all the participants we are up to around $500 so far. That number doesn’t include people who have gone directly to their charity’s website and donated directly, so ultimately the number […]

Entry #25: Keeping On Truckin'

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Well, ladies and gents, we just passed the halfway mark over here. I have to say, writing 24 blog entries has turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. I managed to close my eyes for a few minutes there are recharge my batteries slightly, but I’m currently in this weird groggy limbo that is making it hard to write anything. For those of you arriving here on the day shift, welcome. Please browse the pages and visit all 24 entries so far. As you know, I am doing this 24 blogging marathon to support the Union Gospel Mission. […]