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So ... what is this? It's an online event for a good cause. "'Thonners" blog for 24 hours straight (beginning Saturday, August 6, 9am EST), posting a new entry every half hour, and collect donations for a charity of their choosing. You - yes, YOU - can sponsor participating bloggers by pledging a donation ($1 minimum) to the charity they support, and then making your donation directly to the charity's website after the Blogathon is over. It may sound a little dull, but it's one of the best things ever. This is my third year participating, and I know it'll be a blast. Maybe we can even have a local blogger party this time.
If you can't do either, stop by while it's on. See you there!