Sunday, January 26, 2014

SpReAd The Love: First Challenge

Thank you all for embracing SpReAd The Love. Obscura should have an update this afternoon of where we stand in regard to the number of kindnesses we've logged so far but before we do that we wanted to let you in on our first blogger challenge. We'll be issuing these periodically throughout the year and the first one is a really fun one.

Dr. Seuss's birthday falls on March 2 and in the US it kicks off Read Across America in elementary schools and libraries. The challenge from us is to choose a book that meant the world to you as a child (or a children's book you've read and loved as an adult), blog about it and then donate a copy of it to a school, library or literacy program, or give it as a gift to a young family member or friend. Just let us know in the body of your blog post where you're donating and that's it, it counts. We have another anonymous co-conspirator who is willing to donate $1 for each act of kindness during March and April up to $200 to Richard Armitage's JustGiving charities so this one is going to be a win-win.

Wanna make that win-win-win? If you blog and are willing to host a guest post for someone who doesn't, let me know so that we can match you up with someone who might like to participate but doesn't have a blog of his or her own. Hosting a guest post is also a loggable kindness. If you don't blog but would like to participate we'll work it out. Just email me at funkybluedelphinium at gmail dot com with the subject line DR SEUSS. The target date for this challenge is March 2 but any posts between March 1-7 will count and please let us know so that we can link to them all.

Okay, it's Sunday which normally means poetry here and we talked about Dr. Seuss and it's yucky and snowy and cold where I'm sitting so I need a hit of sunshine so I'm going to spin a Burning Man vid that I've posted before. Have a great day whatever you're doing!


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