Sponsored stuff

Published July 19, 2005

I’m considering doing Blogathon this year. I’m tempted, I really am. The problem is, who’s going to sponsor me?

As a kid, I loved to do sponsored things. I did 24 hour famines (these were tough at the time cos I was always munching, but nowadays it would be a doddle) and silences and anything else you could think of. I loved having a reason to do something, and the sense of achievement at the end was always fantastic.

But my downfall was having to collect the money. If I’d been brave enough to actually ask people to sponsor me, which quite often I wasn’t, I would be too scared to go and ask for the money once I’d done it. The last time I did a sponsored thing, when I was in my young teens, I ended up paying whatever was left out of my own pocket (or perhaps my mum and dad’s pocket) rather than go and chase up some people for the money.

But now I want to do Blogathon. The idea is that you have to blog every 30 minutes for 24 hours. That’s right… through the night and everything. That would be tough for me because I need my sleep. The rules say you only need to be sponsored $5 before you can start, and I could get this, but I’d like to think I could get more than that. The signups are tomorrow.

I’m still thinking about it.

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