Because I occasionally check my sitemeter, I happen to know that NaBloPoMo is bringing a few visitors to my crazy little blog home. And, I suspect, people who regularly stop by here might be stopping by a bit more frequently since they are guaranteed to find a new post every day. Not very often do I post every day. In fact, I try to make a habit of only doing it in November because I actually have a rule against posting every day. (It's a funny little rule, that requires a lengthy explanation which I might have to write about someday.)
All that being said, I figured since I'm going to the trouble of writing every day it would be lovely to have just a better idea of who all happens to stop by for a little read here at Creature Bug. So, perhaps you could do me a huge favor: leave a comment.
Not just any comment, and not just because I like comments (which I do as most bloggers do. They're such a happy little part of my life and I really wish I could comment more frequently on other people's blogs because it's a nice thing to do). I'd like to provide you with an incentive to comment, and I should note that this is an idea I got from Glory Laine.
By commenting on this post, not only do I learn a little something about you, but for every comment I receive I will donate $1 to Compassion International, a child sponsorship program that takes care of children in third-world countries. Just recently Jason and I have decided to "adopt" a child through Compassion International, specifically a little girl who lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Because Jason taught health for a few years, and also currently teaches world cultures, he has a particular sensitivity to children who live in areas affected by AIDS/HIV. Did you know that 63% of people infected with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa? It's devastatingly tragic.
What should you write in your comment? Whatever you like, but maybe you could tell me what you ate today, or what book you last read, or movie you've most enjoyed--these are all activities that children all over the world did not do today and hopefully can remind us that even the Corn Chex cereal I had for dinner tonight was a better meal than some people had.
Whether you've been around here for a long time, or are just clicking through; whether you have a blog or not; whether you know me or not--I encourage you to comment for a cause. (PS: No registering with Typepad is required.) And then go check out Compassion International and consider sponsoring a child. November is a good month to remember the blessings we have and find opportunities to share those blessings with others.
**I will keep this post open until the end of the month or until I get 150 comments--whichever comes first.**