Friday, 30 April 2010

TeamMike

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am participating in Great Ride 'n' Stride 2010 (I'm doing the Stride part) to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society. The walk here in Burlington is on Sunday May 2nd.

So far, our team has collected in online donations $7,695.00. My online collection is $660.00 plus an additional $220.90 in cash donations. You can follow how well I am doing at the Canadian Cancer Society webpage.

In addition to participating in this fundraiser, I will donate 15% of any sale made from both my Etsy and ArtWanted stores to the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of my brother Mike, who recently lost his battle with this disease.

I have also set up a permanent store where 100% of the profits will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. The TeamMike store sells bookmarks and only bookmarks.

The money raised helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

World Wide Rave - A Book Review

I couldn’t sleep last night so I reached down and picked one of the books from the pile on the floor beside my bed. I thought I had picked the perfect book that would put me to sleep within the first half hour. Five hours later, I finished reading World Wide Rave Creating Triggers That Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories by David Meerman Scott.

World Wide Rave is about increasing your web presence by creating messages that go viral. You know the ones…you told 5 friends and they told 5 friends and they told 5 friends and so on.
This book captured my attention fast. It is well written and had numerous ideas on how to create your own World Wide Rave. In each segment, Scott provides techniques that others have used to their advantage. The techniques and challenges made me want to get busy starting a World Wide Rave of my own. I’m going to try an ebook –a small one for now to see if I can create at least a ripple.
World Wide Rave Creating Triggers That Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories
David Meerman Scott, Copyright 2009
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN 978-0470-39500-4
CDN $27.95 (US $22.95)