Blog-a-thon 2008

Blog-a-thon ’08: The Final Post

Support Our Troops

Wow. It’s over. I survived the 2008 blog-a-thon and I still have enough brain cells to type this last entry.


It was fun, folks. I had a blast and I hope you had fun, too. Even though I didn’t receive very many comments, I KNOW you were out there, reading and keeping me company and for that, I humbly thank you.

Remember, the reason I stayed up 24 hours wasn’t to entertain you, though that was certainly a pleasant side-effect, but to inform and remind you how important it is to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS and SHOW THEM WE CARE and that WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.

So, to all our military personnel and veterans, THANK YOU and GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

I’m going to bed now. But not before I remind you of three things:

1. The July photo contest post IS NEXT. Stay tuned and as soon as it shows up, put your name in the Mr. Linky so we can find you!

2. The Monday Morning Meme Questions (sneak peek and otherwise) will post at the regularly scheduled time.


3. I’m taking a short blog break because wow, I could use it after this weekend. I shall return on Wednesday. But what, are you kidding me?? You have 48 posts you can read and follow links on so you can’t POSSIBLY miss me while I’m gone. Right? 🙂

Thank you all for visiting and GOODNIGHT!

Blog-a-thon 2008

Blog-a-thon ’08: Promote Support the Troops in Your Schools!

Black Hawk, originally uploaded by cfain.

Promote Support the Troops in your schools, churches and businesses!!

Salute The Troops was established to encourage the support of our service members and Veterans and offer the community resources and ideas to better serve the needs of our military members and Veterans. Recognizing the honor, courage, and character of those serving in uniform, Salute The Troops takes special interest in projects that allow children the opportunity to interact with real models.


Write to Soldier Pen Pals
Display yellow ribbons
Invite a military guest speaker
Send Soldier Valentines
Collect new socks for Veterans Home
Wear camo for a spirit day
Collect and Retire worn US Flags
Host a dinner for deployed service member’s family
Recognize patriotic holidays
Pray for our Leaders and for our Troops.

Blog-a-thon 2008

Blog-a-thon ’08: Welcome Home, Daddy!

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welcome home daddy, originally uploaded by joghadban.

I finished my first online, ongoing story and I’m feeling pretty satisfied with myself. I think it came along nicely and I had a BALL writing it. I stayed just oooone step ahead of the game writing it and I think in some ways, it worked out better that way because I was forced to focus.

I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 🙂

Blog-a-thon 2008

Blog-a-thon ’08: Sending Music to Our Troops

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About Music for Troops

Music For Troops (MFT) is a 501 (c) (3) non profit that sends the gift of music to our Troops at home and away from home.

Music donated to MFT qualifies for a federal tax deduction. MFT has sent over 250,000 songs to our Troops.

Donated songs are uploaded on our site by MFT and only those in our military who register with MFT can download the music in a safe and legal environment.

MFT keeps track of the number of downloads for each artist and sends a detailed account and receipt to each artist at year end for tax purposes.

All ownership rights, copyrights, etc. remain with the artist or rightful owner(s). MFT acts only as a conduit to send the music to our Troops.

Those uploading songs to the site are agreeing that they are the rightful owners to the music or have the direct permission from the owners to do so.

I can personally relate to this one because I KNOW how powerful music can be. It can be a mood setter, an inspiration and a fountain of strength. Especially to those that need that strength.