Hi friends! I’m alive! [Cue Frankenstein music?]
We all know I have a handle on absolutely nothing. Is it possible to have a handle on less than nothing? A negative handle? Because if so – I’ve barely got that covered. (Not even that?)
What I AM trying to do is bring back Social Media for Social Good (SMSG). This will be year eight. Can you believe it? We’ve gotten bigger and smaller since this started, but the important thing is we’re still going.
“Lime,” you ask “WTF is this ‘Social Media for Social Good’ thing you’re nattering on about?”
Well, it’s where we use social media – blogs, Facebook, Twitter, what have you – and raise both awareness and funds for charity! Last year I tied it to football – because that made things easier, and made things less sad. (Before I had relied on comments/group participation, but that didn’t pan out.) SO! Now, we depend on The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Or at least … I do.
You can feel free to tie SMSG to whatever team/sport/event you like. You could even tie it to however many times your favorite author uses the word “kiss” in his/her newest book. You see where I’m going with this? SMSG is extremely fluid. The greatest purpose is participation.
Last year I started at the end of the season, and donated $10 to charity every time the Buckeyes scored a touchdown. $5 for a field goal. Anyone who commented on the blog post with a charity got a response. (For the record – 2015’s SMSG image wasn’t supposed to be that fucking annoying. I believe the only bottom text was supposed to be glitter text, but that didn’t translate in the image saving so … sorry. We won’t do that again.) Since I’m kicking it off for the entire season this year … I’ll figure something out. We’re still planning.
As you see, this is all in the preliminary stages, but I’ll be keeping track of each game and updating – and picking charit(ies) as well.
At this point, we have four participants. Myself, and three other amazing, generous ladies. I really hope you’ll consider joining us.
I’m a football fiend, so I’ll also be doing things like this any time the Buckeyes break 60 points in a game. (On the off chance they ever break 100 points … I’ll do an additional donation of $20 to someone’s non-profit charity of choice. … And in the further realm of “impossibility” … if the Browns win the Super Bowl this year I’ve said I’ll donate $1,000 to a charity.) I used to do book giveaways, but I figure this is more worthwhile, and also ties things together neatly for SMSG.
Today was the Buckeye season opener, and they scored 77 points. This happened on twitter.
Do you have any questions? Is there a particular game you’d like to commit to for joining us? You definitely don’t have to go the whole season. Or you could pick a professional team! Or high school! Or how many rows of knitting you complete! Or you could pledge to donate $1 for every book you read from now until the end of the year!
If you want to join us anonymously I am 100% good with that too. You can just let me know through the contact form here: http://www.tartsweet.com/contact/, or ask any questions you don’t feel comfortable asking in the comments.
So – any takers? 😀