Happy Friday, everyone!
Boy, am I glad to see the weekend roll around! Over the past couple weeks, I had a complete time-management meltdown because I accidentally bit off more than I can chew: an on-site copywriting gig, the start of the semester and teaching English Comp, articles due, meetings to attend, html email campaigns to execute, newsletters due, and – of course – postcards to print, print, print! PHEW!
This past week, I didn’t spend much time updating this blog, tweeting, or posting on Facebook. I also didn’t get to spend enough time with Emmett and Lucas, but bless their darling little hearts… the time that I did make for them they showered me with love and kisses and snuggles instead of holding it against me that I’ve been so busy. This blog’s theme seems to be “Lessons My Dogs TRY to Teach Me.” 🙂
With BlogPaws only two weeks away (wooot wooot!!!), I’m getting all the final postcards printed, stamped, and packed up. I can’t WAIT to mail them off. But we still have two more weeks to go! I know I normally post a huge range of topics, but for the next two weeks, most of the posts will be a final push toward our goal!
Since I’m sort of frazzled, I left my sticky note with all the stats at home today, but here’s an approximation of where we stand:
Donations to offset printing/mailing: $215
I discovered very quickly that it will save a fortune if I print them all at home. I happen to have a fancy schmancy printer that produces beautiful cards. With a humongous box of cardstock from Costco and a couple ink cartridges, there will be money leftover to donate to bully rescues in CO! There have been a number of suggestions for rescues. Please keep them coming. Next week, I’ll post them all and get everyone’s feedback!! The remaining money will go to whichever organization you choose!
BlogPaws attendees: I’ll have a big stack of pre-printed postcards. Find me or John – who I’m dragging along for just this purpose – to get some to sign and personalize!!
Check back every day next week! There are going to be fun promotions and a daily push to get more postcards in. I want to reach 1,000, and I KNOW we can do it! I’m also going to post tons of the adorable, heartwarming, inspirational postcards that have come in over the past two months. I’m amazed at how the brilliance and the thoughtfulness that everyone has put into creating these postcards. You guys are AMAZING!
Just a few reminders of easy ways you can help:
- Bloggers: Blog about BSL!! (either on your own blog or I’d be happy to post what you write if it doesn’t fit with your normal blog/audience!)
- Create and send a postcard!
- Tweet with the #endBSL hashtag
- Post the campaign on your Facebook page