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We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Procrastination

Thursday, December 20, 2007
If you have emailed me about adding your blog recently, I have to apologize. I've been working on getting out a minor revision that makes a few changes to the structure of the database, so I would have to make any changes on both the old copy and the new. I had hoped to have it ready last weekend, but a few bugs delayed it until today. Now, however, I have no excuse - if I don't add your blog, just chalk it up to laziness.

"Philo-, Philan-... Good-deed-doers." I just discovered that David Montgomery over at the Crime Fiction Dossier is also running a charity drive this holiday season, collecting money for First Book, an organization dedicated to "give disadvantaged children the opportunity to read and own their first new books." Drop on by, and tell 'em I sent you.

Speaking of charity drives, the CrimeSpot drive is now more than 10% of the way towards its goal of $1,000. We can do better! And thanks to Megan Powell, Steven Torres, and Bill Crider, all of whom have mentioned the drive on their blogs. Remember, I'll kick in an extra ten bucks for each person who mentions it on their site (and please let me know if you do). There's room for ten more of you, so hop on the bandwagon.

posted by Graham Powell at 6:12 PM

The Season Of Giving

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Some of you may have noticed a new widget at the top of the "Recent Posts" column on the front page. Since this is the holiday season and all, I thought I would try to get a charity drive running, with donations going to the United Way.

My target is $1,000 dollars. Since the site statistics say I get about 500 unique visitors a month, that's only two dollars a person. (If you can't see the widget, the donation page is here.)

Now, CrimeSpot is and always will be free, and there's no obligation to donate anything. If you prefer just to read the posts, I promise not to try guilting you into donating. You heartless monster.

I've already kicked in a starter donation (and left an inspirational comment). I'll also contribute $5 for each of the first ten people who mention this on their website and provide a link to the donation page. The address is:

Thank you for your support.

posted by Graham Powell at 10:06 AM