Saturday, July 28, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started! (Blogathon #1)



Yay! Blogathon 2007 is finally here! Will I make it for 24 hours? I hope so! Right now the blogathon has 527 participants and a whopping $88, 336.73 in pledges!

As you know, I am blogging to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. They purchase new instruments for schools to restore music education programs that have been cut due to budget restrictions or to save music programs that are at risk of elimination due to a lack of instruments.

Unfortunately, music education programs are being cut or eliminated all over this country. It happened it our schools. We went from having superior music, art and sports programs to nothing at all for over a year. The school district that I am in is one of the lucky ones. A tax referendum helped put the music and sports back in our schools, but not every district is so lucky.

Their website is loaded with information about what they do, so take a minute, go over there and please help support their work with a donation in any dollar amount of your choosing.

A few things will be different with my normal blogging style during the Blogathon. I won’t be using song title names for my posts. (ok, I did with this one!) I know, bummer, but I don’t know how many posts I’ll be posting (at least 48!) and I don’t want to use them all up ;)

Many thanks to my wonderful guest posters, too! If you are reading this, you are in for a treat! They will be appearing throughout the day with links to their sites. These are some fantastic writers so be sure you give their blogs a visit!

AND....don’t forget, we will be playing Trivia Questions between the (Central Time) hours of 12 and 1 pm, 5 and 6 pm, and 9 and 10 pm. I will post one question after another during that time period and the first correct answer in the comments wins a raffle ticket! I will have the raffle drawing at 10:30!!

Please see my "Rock Around The Clock" post for complete information on the raffle, prizes and ways you can get raffle tickets and help support this great cause.

You can contact me anytime today via e-mail at jessicatherockchick@yahoo.com. I also have my Yahoo Messenger on and my ID is jessicatherockchick.

Let’s get this party started!

UP NEXT: Q & A #1. I've received quite a few questions and they've been chosen in random order! If you have a question you'd like to ask me, just e-mail! (you'll get a raffle ticket for doing so, too!)

2 comments:

This Eclectic Life said...

Glad to see you up and rolling! I'll check in with you through the day. After I balance my checkbook (ACK!) I will see if there is a pledge left over.

The Rock Chick said...

I shouldn't have stayed out so late last night, that's for sure!!!!