Favorite For Charity Update

by derek on April 16, 2007 · 17 comments

As you may remember, Stephen Fung was running a Technorati Favorite Contest where he agreed to donate $1 to charity for each person that added his site to their favorites (up to a total of $100).
Unfortunately, Stephen did not reach his goal of 100 new favorites but did receive a respectable 62 additional faves. Shortly after he started the contest, I decided to join in on the fun and match the charitable donation dollar for dollar.
By the end of this month, Stephen, Michael Kwan and I will be donating $62 each to World Vision and Shawn Knight will be adding $50.
Bonus Round
When I made my original post about matching Stephen dollar for dollar, I indicated that my matching contribution was not dependent on anyone adding my site to their favorites. In the process, I did pick up 3 new Technorati favorites though bringing my total to 10 favorites.
As a bonus round, I will contribute the full $100 if I can pick up an additional 10 favorites by Sunday, April 22nd.
Oh, who am I kidding? I’ll still contribute the full $100 whether I get those additional 10 favorites or not, I’m a sucker for donating to those in need. But I’d still appreciate those people that decide to favorite me at Technorati. 😉

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Matthew April 16, 2007 at 7:25 pm

added you to my favs 🙂 good luck on the 10… glad to see some charity love going around

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derek April 17, 2007 at 1:03 am

Thanks! I just feel fortunate to be in a position to be able to give back to charity.

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Matthew April 17, 2007 at 1:27 pm

definitely glad to see it
feel free to favor blogaboutyourblog 🙂

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derek April 17, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Had already added you Matthew! 🙂

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Michael Kwan April 16, 2007 at 11:02 pm

Already added you to my faves the first time around 🙂

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derek April 17, 2007 at 1:05 am

Thanks Michael! I got you back as well, sharing the Technorati love.

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Kelly Cho April 17, 2007 at 1:43 am

You’re definitely added!

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Shawn Knight April 17, 2007 at 2:03 am

Ah, thought I had already added you but I guess not… so yeah, got ya now 😉

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derek April 17, 2007 at 7:25 am

Kelly and Shawn, thanks and got you both back (thought I had already faved both of you but I guess not).

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Melanie April 17, 2007 at 8:56 am

This is a great idea! I’ve added you too!

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Ed Lau April 17, 2007 at 2:14 pm

I added you too.

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derek April 17, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Melanie & Ed – I’ve returned the fave, thanks for adding me.

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Danny Dang April 17, 2007 at 9:54 pm

That’s a great gesture! Added.

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derek April 19, 2007 at 12:17 am

Danny, thanks for the add. I’ve returned the fave to you.

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Thomas April 18, 2007 at 9:58 pm

Anything for charity, I’ve added you to my fav’s. Feel free to return the favour: Favorite me at Technorati or view my post on a similiar Technorati Link Swapping.

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derek April 19, 2007 at 12:21 am

Thomas, I got you back but you might want to look into your Technorati listing as I was getting the “Huh?” message when trying to add your blog.

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