Blog the Recession

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 4, 2008

I don’t truly believe that we are in a recession in the literal sense. However, the last several weeks seemed to bring so much heart ache to so many in the blogosphere. My own set of problems last month kept me from blogging, twittering, and conversing more than seemed necessary, but they all seemed miniscule compared to what so many other were going through – illnesses, money-sucking problems, job loss, loss of a child, loss of a parent… the list just goes on.

I know… I can’t forget about the good that happened last month. It just seemed that every where I turned some thing happened warranting a virtual hug of sympathy to be sent through this vast world wide web.Because of all of this, Kristen over at Motherhood Uncensored, came up with a brilliant idea called Blog the Recession, in hopes that August would be a better month for us all.

The premise is simple. If you read blogs, then for the month of August, make the “pledge” to click through from your feed reader. No obligation to leave a hilarious comment or send a long stalkerish email (although both, within reason, are always lovely). Just click through to the blog (not on ads unless you are so led) and if you’re feeling generous, click around to their older posts.

Just those extra page views can make a big difference for bloggers who could really use the help…

So, I have made the commitment to visit many of my bloggy buddies whom I generally read through my reader. This might be a good time to tell you that you can subscribe to From Dates to Diapers in a reader. I know you don’t want to miss a single thing around here, right?

Oh, and Kristen has some really cool stuff you can win if you make the pledge and start spreading the love by posting about her event. You can win a Graco carseat, a $50 Amazon gift card and much more!

Will you make a pledge to Blog the Recession with me?

I am warning you now to be prepared when you visit Kristen – She calls her blog Motherhood Uncensored for a reason, so make sure your five-year olds aren’t reading over your shoulder!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Chic Shopper Chick August 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Awesome idea! I’m also clicking through to send some love — my page views went up significantly yesterday!

It was great chatting with you the other day. Let’s do it again sometime!


Mel @ A Box of Chocolates August 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm

This is such a great idea. I have read about it on many blogs and need to get my own post up. I’m getting there, I’m getting there. I’ve been so busy reading everybody elses blog that mine has been pushed to the back. Gotta get back into the groove. Have fun visiting everybody!!


Tara August 4, 2008 at 9:44 pm

yep, I’m on board too.


tata August 5, 2008 at 6:47 am

I’m leaving comments for everyone on Kristen’s list :) It’s the least I can do!


Whirlwind August 5, 2008 at 10:23 am

Just clicking through. I love your header and background.


TheAngelForever August 5, 2008 at 10:25 am

I just joined the Blog the Recession. Such a great idea and fun as well. Another fun perk is finding great new blogs to frequent :)


Birdie August 5, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Bloggers unite!! This is a great thing, not to mention a wonderful opportunity to read some new blogs! Cheers!


Stacey Moore August 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm

me 2!!


Sheri August 6, 2008 at 11:31 am

This is such a great idea! I’m clicking away.


Heather B. August 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Just dropping a “hello” In honor of the blog recession!


Daisy August 17, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I’m working my way through the list, determined to click on each blog listed before the end of august! Must add: if you could see the struggles of the kids I teach, you’d be much more likely to believe there’s really an economic crisis. Call it recession or something else, it’s real.


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