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The Launch of the Blogger Challenge - Woot!


So, it's officially Day 3 of the Blogger Challenge, and this is DonorsChoose.org's first post about it. What's with that?Well I, for one, have been too preoccupied with 1. being über-excited as classroom projects are being funded left and right, and 2. reading the blogs of all the participants who have posted about the Blogger Challenge (and getting too frequently distracted by all the other great posts on said blogs....). So here, finally, is the official DonorsChoose.org Blogger Challenge launch post.The Blogger Challenge is an initiative to engage bloggers both big and small and their readers in a communal effort to help public school students get the resources they need to learn. The challenge will last through October, with some lucky bloggers winning the Google Award, Yahoo! Award, Six Apart Award, and Federated Media Award at the end of the month. If you'd like to read more about the Blogger Challenge, check out the press release for some more interesting tidbits.Almost anything is fair game in terms of encouraging one's readers to donate (although let's keep this legal and ethical, shall we?!), including offsprings' commissioned artwork ($25), magnets ($30), ad space (top donor) and tomato costumes ($40,000).Whether your challenge goal is $100 or $100,000, we welcome all bloggers to the fray. And donors, every little bit you can contribute helps to make projects a reality. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has already set up a challenge, donated, or spread the word!I would say bring it, but it's kind of already being brought... so keep up the good work! We'll be posting about the Blogger Challenge all through October, so stay tuned. And bloggers, it's certainly not too late to join.Any questions/comments/problems, shoot 'em my way - charlotte at donorschoose dot org.

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