BuzzBadge: BuzzBadge to Blogathon

Monday, October 23, 2006

BuzzBadge to Blogathon

Charity starts at home. GoodSearch and GoodTree have been doing a great job. Today we will look at Blogathon, a yearly event that raises funds for the charity.

On July 29, hundreds of bloggers from around the world will put their endurance to the test for charity, blogging every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. This is the Sixth Annual International Blogathon, an event that creates a worldwide community for a day, serves up fascinating content, and most importantly, raises tens of thousands of dollars for dozens of charities. Bloggers choose the charity and collect sponsorships. At the end of the event, those sponsors fulfill their pledges directly with the charity.

Every year, bloggers will join Blogathon and choose a charity to blog for. In a non-stop 24 hours, they will write one blog post on their blog every30 minutes, totalling 48 blog posts. Their blog readers will decide whether they will support the blogger's good cause and pledge for donation. Donation can be a lump sum payment or hourly amount.

This is quite a big event in the sense that during Blogathon, there are live podcasts and radios specially dedicated to report on the event, simultaneously helping participating bloggers to stay awake. Their effort deserves salutation.

Directly taken from the website, next year's Blogathon will be on July 28, 2007. This year's Blogathon had a total pledges of 104,881.64. With new blogs being established every second, we can easily foresee this amount will only increase, which is good for the humanity as a whole.

1 Buzzes:

Say Lee said...

Wow, 48 blog posts in 24 hrs? That's a tall order.

But I've already marked it on my calendar. At the rate I'm churning out (about 1.5/day), I would have to increase that rate by about 1.15/week in order to peak at the right time. Doable?