So, where to next?

May 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm 6 comments

So far, I haven’t really put my blog too far out into the websphere. I have sent it to a few friends and they have given me some feedback to improve the blog so I have changed a few style points, etc..

I know that the next step is the biggie and that is to start publicising by more than using Twitter. I do find Twitter such fun as I can be sarcastic and more than a bit mischievous. I have laughed out loud so many times using Twitter as there are many smart and funny people who can use 140 characters to be very, very witty. I envy their talent but they are worth this little pain.

On the flip side, I feel that I have to be slightly more serious using the blog but I hope without appearing too boring or sombre. I suppose time will tell on that front. My next step, therefore, is to use a few ways to get the blog out to more people. If I want people to donate to charity and write to me I need to! There isn’t much point in me talking and writing to myself, is there? I do have a couple of things in the pipeline to promote awareness of this blog and will be actioning over the next few weeks. I also have, as I mentioned in a previous blog, a pretty large donation to write about soon, just getting all the ducks in a row for that one….

And so on to the normal message and the simple steps to follow:-

  • Donate to a children’s charity. Pick one you like, you may be involved in the charity yourself, been assisted by them or admire them. Your reasons are your own…
  • Please come to this blog and tell me about the donation, to whom, how much and the currency by commenting anywhere on the blog. I would also be grateful if you wanted to tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8
  • If you want to, tell others about this blog and ask them to visit.

I will:-

  • Read and publish all (appropriate) comments.
  • Keep a running total of the amounts to each charity
  • I will also add a link to the charity’s website so that any other visitors can see the good work they do.
  • I will also write about the charities as the donations are made to hopefully assist a little with the publicity.

Thank you for reading and take care of you and yours.



Entry filed under: Children, Donating, Giving, Life, wheniwas8. Tags: , , .

Giving is a Pleasure Eeeeek! Four Figures have been reached

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peter pomerol777  |  June 10, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I recently donated £50 to Kidsout charity. This covers a day out.

    At 8 I wanted to be an engineer

    • 2. when i was 8 i wanted to be....  |  June 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm


      Thank you so much for taking the blog totals to £1050! I am going to have so much fun updating the totals page this weekend and am delighted that we are seeing yet another great children’s charity being added to the blogroll. focuses on fun for disadvantaged children and fun is what children should have.

      I am also impressed that you had such a serious ambition as an 8 year old and I do hope that your current profession fits in well with your grown-up ambitions.

      Thanks again and take care,


  • 3. Tankthetories  |  June 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hello! I donate £15 a month to Plan, an international charity to give girls choices in life other than marriage and child-rearing at a young age. It provides education for girls (where this is otherwise unobtainable) as well as health care such as vaccinations. I sponsor Paraguayan girl called Griselda. The charity website is at

    • 4. when i was 8 i wanted to be....  |  June 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Tank (to use the shortform:-)),

      thank you so much for your comment on the blog and I will take this year’s donations to date as your total to show £60 on the blogtotal if that is okay with you. I will be doing a new post tomorrow and will update the totals and talk about the Plan charity then.

      The only thing I still want to know is what you wanted to be when you were 8? I do hope you come back and let me know….

      Take care,


      • 5. Tankthetories  |  June 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

        I wanted to be a deckhand on a trawler. Like my mum. Seriously. Quite an unusual family. She did it for 8 years.

      • 6. when i was 8 i wanted to be....  |  June 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm

        Brilliant, what an ambition. Your mum sounds class, kudos to your mum:-))

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