Blogathon 2010 - Support Secular Student Alliance
By JEN MCCREIGHT - BLAG HAG
Added: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:23:34 UTC
It's time for this blogger to go mad from sleep deprivation for charity! Again!
Those of you who have been here for a while (the "I read Blag Hag before boobquake" hipsters) may remember Blogathon from last year. Blogathon is just what it sounds like - a blogging marathon. Starting on Saturday, July 31st at 8am EST, I will make a new blog post every half hour until Sunday, August 1st at 8am EST. None of these posts will be made ahead of time or set to autopost at a certain time - I'll be up blogging new material for the whole 24 hours.
But the purpose isn't to spam your Google Reader; it's to raise money for charity. You pledge on my behalf, just like you would for someone running a marathon. Except instead of showing my physical prowess, I'll be sitting on my ass in front of a computer frantically typing away while consuming caffeine - an equally impressive display, I'm sure you'll agree.
Like last year, my charity of choice is the Secular Student Alliance. I've gushed about them before, but let me reiterate what a fabulous organization the SSA is. The SSA aids secular, atheist, humanist, and freethinker student organizations across the US and the world. They help students start new groups at universities and high schools, provide information and event ideas to current groups, send great speakers to campuses, and encourage networking between the next generation of outspoken secular voices. If you're reading my blog, I probably don't have to explain why having these resources for young people is so important. For the sake of full disclosure, I am now a board member of the SSA. But that has just shown me how much hard work is going on behind the scenes at this organization.
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