This post is certainly overdue, as many people contributed time, effort and money to the success of last week's Blogging 'Round the Clock.
I heard from the Garden's development office on Thursday, and they'd received $195 in donations via sustainablog. A big, big thank you to our donors:
- Steve Balogh, Syracuse, NY
- Karen and Gary Gillette, Gainseville, FL
- Elizabeth Logan, Atlanta, GA
- Ivan Storck, Oakland, CA
- Otto and Jo Strasburg, Lake Charles, LA
- Thomas Strohmeyer, Yona, Guam
- Ryan and Poppy Thibodaux, San Franscisco, CA
- Debbi Thibodaux, San Francisco, CA
One More Hand for the Contributors
I owe a big debt of gratitude to all of the post contributors for Blogging 'Round the Clock. I simply could not have made BRC such a substantive event without your help. So, one more time, our contributing writers:
- Curt Rosengren, Alternative Energy~Renewable Energy and The Occupational Adventure
- Al at City Hippy
- Ryan Thibodaux, The Higher Pie -- Ryan gets extra gold stars for his promotion of Blogging 'Round the Clock.
- Jason Trout, GreenBusiness.net
- Chris at Organic Matter
- Harris Ueng, The Deep Fried Ghost and Forging Inertia -- Harris get a special mention for contributing four guest posts, one that he wrote on the fly when I was starting to fade a bit in the wee hours.
- Dave Pollard, How to Save the World
- Brian K. Patton, brianpatton.org
- Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth: A Journal of Incisive Ideas
- Jamais Cascio, WorldChanging
- Dave Roberts, Gristmill
- Joel Makower, Two Steps Forward
- Lowell Feld, RaisingKaine
- Steve Balogh, baloghblog
A note: One might think that we're a bit lopsided genderwise, so I wanted to note that I did invite a number of women bloggers to contribute...
Finally, I also owe thanks to a number of other blogs and websites that helped spread the word about Blogging 'Round the Clock:
- How to Save the World for Free
- Bloggers Blog
- East of the Sun, West of the Moon
For Taking on Extra Work:
The folks in the development, public relations and information technology offices at the Missouri Botanical Garden. I know they've got much bigger donors, but everyone was very kind and helpful.
So, What About Next Year?
I definitely want to do this annually. Some ideas I have:
- Ask guest posters to take a "shift" on the blog.
- Approach green businesses about sponsorship and "door prizes."
- Make a different local organization the beneficiary of fundraising -- I'm torn on this one, as you might imagine, between a great experience this time with the Earthways Center, and the fact that we've got a number of organizations and institutions in St. Louis doing important work to promote sustainability... Thoughts?
- Improve PR, especially locally.
Overall, though, I'm really happy with the way the event worked out, and very grateful to all of you that participated.
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