I read a really good blog post this morning, which I highly recommend that you read and pass on to others (particularly anyone you know who needs it). It’s called:
Thankfully, no one on this blog has been mean to anyone, and I’d say that above all, it’s a rarity… but every year as NaNo rolls around, mean writers pop out of the woodwork left, right and center.
Head over there and read it. What do you think? Have you run into this lately?
Also, if you have time, I’d really really really (x 1,000,000) appreciate it if you could do me a favor. Have you heard of the Pepsi Refresh Contest? People submit their ideas for a chance to win $25,000 from Pepsi… they’re supposed to be ideas for charity-type things, betterment of society, that sort of thing… (though some kinda aren’t).
My husbando’s web development company put a proposal together for this, and I’d be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL if you could please take a moment to vote for their idea. They want to rebuild the websites of 5 charities who desperately need new websites, and I know you all know how important it is for businesses to have good platforms these days, and a website is a big part of that.
His company is also planning to match the $25,000 prize money, because to fully rebuild five websites costs a lot more than that (especially for large charities, which is why they have crappy websites to begin with… they can’t afford good websites, but that means they’re losing out on visitors and donations, but without the donations they can’t afford things… it’s a vicious cycle!).
The websites they want to re-do are for: Epilepsy Ontario, Ontario March of Dimes, United Way of Halidmand-Norfolk, Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel, Wellesley Institute.
If you’re so inclined, please go HERE and vote for Lifeline Design. I think you have to sign into the Pepsi site to do it, so I apologize for that (I think it’s so they can ensure no one abuses their voting privileges). You can vote once per day, so I have the page bookmarked for the month!
And if you want, share the link on Twitter and Facebook.
Thank you SO VERY MUCH in advance I really appreciate it, and I’d love to see these charities get new websites that bring in more traffic and awareness of each cause.
And remember… mean writers suck. Let’s all keep being nice to each other!