Okay, normally I wouldn’t go all out on a party for my blog. After all, whoopie. I’ve been at it almost a year now. Big deal. Join the blogging crowd with all those who have accomplished the same thing.
I appreciate that. The thing is, I’m grateful just to be alive. And Haunt Jaunts has EVERYTHING to do with that. Celebrating HJ’s anniversary is celebrating my New Life Birthday.
So…I’m going to do it up BIG!
Or as big as I can on a very small budget…
But here’s some of the festivities I have in mind so far:
- Without organizations doing work like the Lymphoma Research Foundation, I wouldn’t be here. They find new treatments, offer education, and provide support (to both patients and their loved ones). I literally owe my life to the people that dedicate theirs to finding cures for cancer. Therefore, first and foremost, it’s very important to me that any kind of celebration involves giving back. Which is why I decided that I’m going to donate .05¢ to the Lymphoma Research Foundation for every Twitter follower Haunt Jaunts (@HauntJaunts if you want to start following now to help the cause) has come March 30, 2010. (I know a nickel isn’t much. If I were to donate today it’d only be about $50. But I plan to try and get as many Twitter followers between now and then as I can. Just in case I’m super successful, I want to make sure I can afford to put my money where my mouth is! A nickel is affordable enough I could do that without being on the line for tens of thousands of dollars.)
- Speaking of Twitter, I’d also like to do a “guess the number of jelly beans in the jar” kind of game. Closest guess wins. Except, I’ll do a guess how many Twitter followers I’ll have come March 30, 2010. Closest guess wins. Same with Facebook. (But I have to double check and make sure that’s not against FB’s policies. They’ve gotten a little funny about stuff lately.)
- Show me your paranormal hot spots. I’ll have people either send me pics of Haunt Jaunts where they live or have visited to post here on the blog, or, if they’re Facebook fans, they can post them there themselves. Then I’ll pick posters at random and give them a prize.
- Speaking of prizes, I’ll also give out random prizes to people who RT on Twitter, leave comments on various posts, etc.
I still don’t know what kind of prizes I’ll have. However, I’m looking for sponsors. If you are an artist, author, travel or tour related company, etc and have promo items you’d like to donate, I’ll be happy to work with you to give you as much exposure as possible.
And for those of you interested in playing along and trying to win prizes, stay tuned. More info to follow about how to enter…