OK, let’s set things .. straight(ish).
Karen voiced her opinion about Blogathon 2003, and I couldn’t agree more with what she said.
Now obviously I’m participating and yes, I’ve asked people to donate, and yes I know that ‘guilt’ feeling she mentions. I get it too, walking past the Big Issue seller, or the can shaker (that’s illegal by the way), and I choose not to give to them as I already give to charity via standing order.
However part of charity work is asking for donations. I’ve done it, stood in the cold rain with some damp stickers your only reward for dropping 17p and a button into the plastic can I’m proferring. The old adage “If you don’t ask, you don’t get” is uttered in every charity meeting I’ve ever been involved with, so I can see both sides of the coin (hey I’m a Libran, gimme a break).
Karen also rightly points out something I’d been worrying about. How do I maintain a ‘standard’ of posting over a 24 hour period. And that’s where you guys come in! I’ll be breaking the posting down a bit, and require 24 ‘themes’ to work with, I’ve got a provisional 14 already, so I only need another 10.
So if you have any suggestions, please head over to the just launched (but still not complete) Blogathing. Further Blogathon related postings will be put there (although I will still keep you up-to-date here too).
And Karen, your acknowledgement of my superiority as a coffee drinker wasn’t required (even if it is true… *ducks*)
P.S. There is a whole other thing about comment etiquette, the inability of the British to REALLY offend someone*, and other bits and bobs. Suffice to say that I haven’t fallen out with anyone over this, and don’t intend to, your opinion is, after all, your opinion.
* This is NOT a challenge