#1000Speak: An Update

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion has a Facebook Page. The page went up today and already has nearly 300 likes. The group is almost at 650. There is a logo which I will use to create a sidebar link here when I have a second to monkey with the widgets.

100VoicesLogoI’ve never had an opportunity to watch something take off like this up close. Also, never managed to start anything this big myself. I’m happy to be a part of it, and glad I discovered it when I did. Diana and I are cooking up something special to help bring more attention to it. We’re still working out the details, but look for an announcement fairly soon.

The diversity and savvy of the activities being carried out in that group amazes me. There are not only promo posts being shared. There’s a shared pinterest board. A video being ironed out. #1000Speak was crafted there in less than a day. Ideas flying every which way. All being done with cheerful enthusiasm and very little formal organization. How can you not love this?

I’m going off-schedule for a bit. As long as I keep seeing developments, you will keep seeing late posts here on occasion. Basically, the part of the promotion cycle where I say “Hey! Check its out!” is over. My reach isn’t all that long, and I think everyone who I can possibly find out about this through me either knows about it or will find out this weekend when they catch up. Now, I am covering the news while brainstorming one more clever trick.

It’s fabulous to see so many bloggers in this group that I recognize from my threads and from Twitter. That warms my heart right up and makes me glad I am still blogging.

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What’s Up with Me

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So, I’d intended to be back on the social media yesterday and back at work today. I wasn’t able to manage that because the grandson and I both got sick on the way home from Florida. He started with a high fever and sore throat late Sunday night. We took him to the doctor as soon as we got home and found out he has strep. He’s got medication and is feeling better already.

My fever started on Monday evening, and I wasn’t able to get out of bed yesterday at all. I assumed I had the same thing the Little Dude has because we were closed up together in the car for 12 hours and we drank after one another a bit on the trip. I went to the doctor today, and it turns out I have Influenza A. So we picked up two separate, highly-contagious infections and didn’t infect one another. Weird, right?

Anyway. I can’t go back to work until Friday at the earliest, but I should be feeling well enough tomorrow to start catching up on the comments and whatnot. Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things by the weekend.