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I'd never heard of a blogathon before just now. And while I think raising money for charity is admirable and all, I have to say that I think the concept of a blogathon is perhaps the stupidest concept I've seen in a long while. It boggles me, it actually annoys me in its idiocy. I preferred not even being aware such a thing existed.

I am: irritated irritated
Current Media: Matthew Sweet - Evangeline

From: dirteecrayon Date: July 17th, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
do you know how it's suppose to work?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 17th, 2003 03:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

You pledge to support a person, they post blog entries every 30 minutes for 24 hours, you pay the charity.

Basically people sit on their ass and post pointless blog entries for a day - so just like any other day, only probably more entries.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: July 17th, 2003 04:01 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I've never understood the performance pedge charity funding gimmick. "Run for the cure", etc etc.

The best I've been able to wrap my head around it is that it is a way for people with no money to donate and no useful skills to contribute towards solving a problem to enjoy the illusion that they are actually doing something useful.

I've always hated "make work", and someone doing it to themself is just... bizarre.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 17th, 2003 06:49 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Just here to share the pain.