A GIANT THANK YOU
Take a look at those numbers, they’re enormous! I truly want to thank you all for making this year’s blogathon such a success. Not only did we top our goal, but we beat last year’s total by $1,500! And all for an organization whose mission I believe in like Doctors Without Borders.
But we never could have done this without your generosity and willingness to give and for being our online street team, spreading the word through tweets, Facebook posts, reblogs, and friendster messages. And when I was posting for 24 hours, starting to get delirious in the middle of the night, it was your support that gave me the energy to keep going. Seriously, when I stopped posting, I had too much adrenaline pumping through my system to fall asleep, no matter how tired I was. You are what made the event such a success.
I also want to thank the more than 30 writers for stepping up and giving of their time and creativity in their pieces. I’ve always envisioned the blogathon as a giant web anthology where some of the best writers can contribute analysis, humor, history, personal essay, and art and I think we’ve absolutely done that. Please, click here to see all 42 guest posts along with the 43 posts I made during my stretch.
I also want to thank Baseball Prospectus for donating subscriptions and copies of the two volume The Best of Baseball Prospectus; Out of the Park Baseball for giving away downloads of both the mobile and desktop version of the game; Ebbets Field Flannels for providing a $30 gift certificate; Big Leagues Monthly for offering ten downloads of their forthcoming spring preview; and Fantasy Trade 411 for donating their fantasy draft kit. All of these prizes, along with the MLB.com gift cards, vinyl records, baseball cards, books, comics, and more will be raffled off to everyone who donated one dollar and more.
That said, we are only $24 from $3,500, a nice, round number that I would love to reach. If you haven’t donated yet or would still like a shot at some of those prizes, I will be leaving up the donation link through the week and will begin contacting the raffle winners next weekend. So please, if you have anything to give, donate here. Every dollar really does count and will help Doctors Without Borders continue their mission of providing much needed humanitarian and medical aid in the places that really need it.
Thank you again.
Mike & Will, your blog operators.