HI FRIENDS!! So it’s been like … I don’t even have words for how painfully low key, but Social Media for Social Good 2017has been a thing this year, or an attempt, and today is the last day. In fact, the last ~hour. So get on it?
I’ll add more to this post, but I just want to have something for now. You know how to do. You have until kickoff before the Big Ten Championship, but let’s just call it like what, 8:03 PM Eastern Time?
Hi friends! So October has “Make a Difference Day” and I’ve been doing a form of Social Media for Social Good the past, gosh, seven years now. It started my last year with another blog, actually.
This year things are crazy and I still have surgery brain, but we all know I love my Buckeyes like the thousands who have graduated from that university.
I’m still not 100% sure what charity I’m going to donate to – things are just so wild and so many different people and places need help. I think we also know though that I was out of work for most of this year so … I’m not 100% sure on how much I’ll be donating (I’m thinking $50-$100 per game, tentatively), but this is what I want to do to make it interactive.
Guess the final score of the Buckeye game. If we win, I’ll make a donation to a non-profit organization in your honor. If anyone puts in a guess for the Maryland vs. Ohio State game before kickoff (if I get this up in time) that counts too.
So – are you ready? You can guess every week, but only one guess per person per week please. Closest score wins and gets the donation!
GET SET … GUESS!!
Oct 14: OSU vs. Nebraska
Oct 28: OSU vs. Penn State
Nov 4: OSU vs. Iowa
Nov 11: OSU vs. M*ch State
Nov 18: OSU vs. Illinois
Nov 25: OSU vs. M*ch*g*n
Dec 2: Big 10 Championship [B1G!] OSU vs. Wisconsin
Dec 29 Cotton Bowl: OSU vs. USC
ETA: THAT’S IT! And this might be it forever! Forever. (Hi, fuck you, GOP Tax … fuckery.)
**N.B. for the Cotton Bowl: Please include the non-profit charity you’d want me to donate to. I’ll need to get it done before 2017, so there probably won’t be time for follow up. Thanks for playing! Xoxo
Hi friends! If you’ve been around social media for a while you’ll know I try to do a charity campaign each year. I call it Social Media for Social Good. I don’t think I came up with the phrase, but I can’t remember who did, so my apologies. The purpose of it is to use social media to raise awareness for a particular charity, and then also to make it a group effort.
Initially, I made it a “per comment” goal and fundraiser, and people got upset about it. (Of course people get upset about everything, but who needs that sort of negativity in their lives?) It was also super depressing, so in 2015 I tied Social Media to Social Good to Ohio State Football. I (perhaps optimistically) expect them to have a winning season, so that makes things easy.
Apparently in 2016 I did everything on Facebook or Twitter – but this year I’m going to use the blog. Time snuck up on me, so I don’t have all the details ironed out yet, but the purpose of this post is to see if anyone would like to join me in this years efforts.
I’m also taking suggestions as to what charity or effort(s) you think the focus should be this year. Does anyone have ideas? Would you like to join in? Let me know please!