Friday, July 14, 2006

Blogathon

Now there are a few other things I love as much as cats. One of those is sleep - or anyway because I don't get a lot of it during the week, I tend to catch up on my sleep during the weekends.

However I realised there's something called the Blogathon. This basically involves blogging for a period of 24 hours every half an hour over the weekend of the 29th of July and the idea is to get sponsors for your favourite charity. Guess who I'll blog for if I do it? :)

So here's the thing - I'll definitely take part in the blogathon, but only if enough people will sponsor me during the period of the blogathon because otherwise frankly, I'd rather sleep. It does mean I can't sleep or leave the house for those 24 hours because I need to be near a PC for one thing. At the moment, my best friend is promising to donate a certain amount to CWS if I go to sleep instead of blogging all night!

Thoughts? Sponsors? Let me know! If enough of you think this is a good idea, drop me a line. I may not also have enough cat related news to blog every half an hour so it may have to be on other topics too. Or you can contribute to the go to sleep Dawn fund :)

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not a 'blogathon' as well as a "Go to sleep Dawn" sponsorship. Ppl can sponsor that you blog for 12 hrs and others can sponsor that you sleep the other 12 hrs.

14/7/06 7:23 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hahah - I can do that :)

14/7/06 7:27 PM  
Anonymous elaine said...

Ya ya! I think tat is a brilliant idea I would support! Dun want Dawn to burn out! She's an inspiration to us animal lovers and the great hope for the strays out there. :) :)

14/7/06 8:26 PM  
Blogger Sivasothi said...

Yes, yes, I'll support a sanity preservation campaign for our inspirational Dawn too!

14/7/06 9:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wow at this rate I won't need to do any actual blogging on the day itself ;)

14/7/06 9:42 PM  
Blogger san said...

Sure. I thought of sponsoring someone else who came to my blog to leave a note but she lives in USA. So possibly its better if I sponsor someone closer to home. :) I will sponsor the amount of 5 sterilisations for the cats if you blog for 12 hours -on behalf of my 3 cats + 1 for my sister's cat and 1 for the calico downstairs :)) To whom do I make out the cheque? Actually I do not know how much it is but anything done for the benefit of the kitties is worth the money. You need to just send word. :)

14/7/06 9:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

san - wow that's great! Okay let me look into details since people are showing an interest and thanks!

14/7/06 11:05 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I'd rather sponsor Dawn's sleep fund because we (plus all the cats) need to keep Dawn in the best of health to continue to speak out for our dear "dumb" friends to improve their welfare.

15/7/06 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Vegancat! Thanks also to Sivasothi who came up with great ideas which have given me some other thoughts to toss about. Will think about it somemore and post it on the blog!

15/7/06 1:08 AM  
Anonymous mr giggles said...

Yes, Dawn, totally agree with the sponsored blog for 12 hours, and sleep the other 12 :-)

Can't have you burnt out...then what am I going to read the rest of the week after that????? OK lah, not so selfish... we need you in good health, skinny as you already are! Any more loss of sleep, you may disappear!!!

15/7/06 1:33 AM  
Anonymous mr giggles said...

By the way, the blogathon can be in a group, sort of like a relay. Why don't you round up few people to help you blog so that you don't have to stay up the whole 24 hours? The group can be split into 2- or 3-hour shifts per person.

15/7/06 1:52 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Mr Giggles - I was trying to find that in the rules actually.

15/7/06 1:55 AM  
Anonymous imp said...

i can volunteer to do shift work on the blogging if rules allow!! then i'll contribute to the other half for 'DAWN TO GO TO SLEEP'!!!

15/7/06 5:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Great Imp! Michelle and I were discussing this last night also to see how much people might be interested. I don't want this to degenerate into "Sleepy, Need Sleep" posts :)

15/7/06 6:37 PM  
Anonymous corinne goh said...

yes, dawn... if we can get 6 people to blog in sequence, each only needs to blog for 4 hours at a go. I can help if you need more people. I've a blog of my own, was considering getting into the blogathon, but chickening out as I can't stay awake for that long!!!!

17/7/06 1:46 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Ok so we've got bloggers - now do we have sponsors ? :)

17/7/06 1:47 AM  
Anonymous mr giggles said...

Got to pass the word around for sponsors. Via email or "word of mouth" or "sms-ing". By the way, you can check out the FAQs for the part of group blogging.

17/7/06 3:36 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks Mr Giggles!

17/7/06 3:39 AM  

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