With only one week until the official start to BlogPaws, I’m furiously printing, stamping, and organizing stacks of postcards.
Throughout this entire process, I’ve learned a lot of lessons – a full debrief will follow the final mailing – but the biggest thing I’ve learned is this: The animal-loving community is one big-hearted bunch. I am absolutely amazed, really floored, by how much help and support this campaign has received.
For one thing, the #endBSL hashtag on Twitter didn’t exist until Rod at GoPetFriendly.com came up with the clever idea to tweet it one Friday afternoon. Now, every single day, I see lots and lots of other people using the hashtag to spread news, alerts, and calls-to-action. That is incredible momentum that will continue, I’m sure, long after the last postcard hits the Mayor’s desk.
I’ve received nearly 1,000 postcards. That number just blows me away. My inbox is filled with postcards and emails full of support. I still have a whole bunch I need to respond to, which is just awesome! (So if you sent me a postcard within the last week, you’ll hear from me soon!)
There have been Facebook status updates and blog posts and tweets and so many other amazing shows of support that I haven’t been able to keep up with it all! From Best Friends writing about the campaign to all the daily mentions online, I’m so proud of this community for providing a big, loud, booming voice for these dogs.
So now, while I’m a little harried, I wanted to be sure to take a break to say thank you. Thank you to every single one of you for every single little thing you’ve done to help this campaign. From the bottom of my heart, thank you a thousand times over.
And – of course I have to mention it again!!! – if you haven’t made your postcard yet, now’s the time to do so! 🙂