Please, make no mistake: no-one, not even a desperate, red-headed bastard stepchild of a South Asian call centre janitor, would go into Blogathon for the swag. But it does ease the pain of making 48 (OR SO!!!) posts in a 24 hour period when one has hot and cold running carbs and caffeine.
- Workspace to work in. Well, I work here already anyway; in fact, Greg asked if I’d moved from yesterday (which is now the day before yesterday) at all. I did think about just sleeping here and starting at six when people got here, but as I said somewhere, I don’t keep my gin here, so OBVIOUSLY that wouldn’t work.
- A MakeGood gift certificate, worth $99US
- A MakeGood badge, just like the ones I got in Guides.
- An amulet card of DH Lawrence, from UncleWeed which he was quite horrified I was thinking of scanning, but then I do think of a scan as a reference, not as identical or a substitute. Ah, I should have had more caffeine and then I would have thought of it at the time.
- A card to promote his podcast on TheHempenRoad
- All the jellybeans I could scarf, and I mean, like, a jar the size of your head. And that other guy’s head, too.
- Mini KitKat bars. Everything’s more beautiful when it’s mini, don’t you think?
- Diet Redbull, to counteract the sugar. That totally works, too. It’s true. It’s a Fact.
- Regular Redbull, in case of sudden insulin coma
- Pizzas of every description, including Tandoori Chicken.
- A whole room full of people who are better photographers than me, from which to steal to illustrate my blog posts, thus making The Sister totally jealous of my office space.
- A budding chef and food blogger who wants opinions on this bowl of pho, that box of cookies, etc, etc.
- DQ chicken wraps, onion rings, and fries
- Coke and Diet Coke
- a spiffy aluminum water bottle from Paws for a Cause
- and much more stuff I’m not remembering because I’m really, really tired!!!
Also plenty of links and support from all those other bloggers in the room. If you like the idea of Blogathon, but you don’t live near other bloggers (or not near other bloggers you’d want to spend 24 hours with) you can do Blogathon in your own space; it does, however, have to be done between 6am and 6am Seattle time on the defined days. I liked this setup, but then I know the space really well and get along with all the bloggers. AND I live a five minute walk away, which does tend to give one some options.