The Silence of Our Friends

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Helping A Friend Get Through Hard Times

I realize this is probably the worst time of the year to appeal for donations, but BlackAmazon is in a bit of a fix and needs our help. Give whatever you are able even if it's a couple of bucks. If everyone who read her site gave $5, $10, $20 etc it would go a long way to helping her out. The donation button is through paypal and is on the right hand sidebar at her place.

UPDATE: Why is it that some of the best writers are broke? Maybe it's just me, because class issues are as important to me as race or feminism. They are all related. I wish more people were interested in them, and that the blogs that cover these issues in depth were as well trafficked as DKos, Eschaton, or FDL.

Another on my blogroll needs our help. Wampum's MBW and EBW moved from Maine to California and that can be very expensive. They've been hanging in there and doing the best they can, but first they had generator problems and now they have to replace the hard drives that failed in their servers. They run the Koufax Awards as a community building excercise. I've found many good blogs and posts through the Koufaxes and am grateful they are willing to do the amount of hard work it takes and the aggravation that comes with running them every year. The start for nominations is coming soon and their servers will be swamped and they need to get them up and running smoothly as quickly as possible. Do what you can. They have both a Paypal button and an Amazon link up on the left side of their homepage (it's on the right on specific post pages), you can give as little as a dollar if it's all you got. As with BA, if everyone who visited their site gave $5, $10, or $20 they would be replacing those hard drives in no time.

You know what burns me up? During the Koufaxes these huge blogs will have no problem sending their fans to stuff the ballot, overwhelming the servers, but I bet those same blogs are the least likely to make an appeal to those fan clubs to help out Wampum.

4 comment(s):

You are very sweet. I donated last night- now this post makes me want to give more. Her intelligence totally imidates me. She's kick ass.

By Anonymous bubblegum, at 12/14/2006 11:43 AM  

Done and done. Thanks for the invite, Donna.

By Blogger Ravenmn, at 12/14/2006 1:39 PM  

I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

I've enjoyed meeting you all so much. Really, this is where I'll be in the New Year.

Take care, good peeps.

By Anonymous Jenny from the Blog, at 12/15/2006 5:19 PM  

Thank you to everyone for helping out BA. I know she really appreciates it.

Sorry to be asking again so soon, but things are pretty desperate for Wampum too. I think it's gonna be that way for the next couple weeks too, EBW just started a new job and they have to wait for his paycheck. So even if you won't have anything for a week or two, keep them in mind when you do have a few dollars to spare.

By Blogger Donna, at 12/16/2006 2:35 AM  

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