August 27th, 2008
I’d love to say that I meant to pause blogging, but I did not plan it that way. Now I think it’s maybe just the natural cycle of things. Maybe I should plan for blog obsolescence every 18 months or so, and move somewhere else, somewhere new; before my passion for writing begins to feel routine.
I’ve done my best to stay visible by consistently sharing stuff I feel is of value to others on Twitter, on Facebook and in face to face conversations.
I still should’ve let you know earlier… but I’m now blogging over here.
May 31st, 2007
Thanks to Steve Andrews of Whitewater for this post pointing to a terrific example of how MÃ©decins sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) is using blogs to put donors directly in touch with the work they’re supporting.
Canadian doctor, James Maskalyk, is working for MSF in Abyei, Sudan. He is writing a blog about his experiences. It’s truly inspirational stuff; particularly because it comes directly from him in real time, not in a sanitised quarterly charity newsletter. He shares his doubts, his fears, his hopes and his triumphs. He happens to write beautifully, but it doesn’t matter when he leaves uncorrected typos or uses poor grammar. Because it’s real.
Here’s the link to Dr. Maskalyk’s MSF blog.
One commenter / donor wrote:
I have been a monthly donor to MSF for some time. On Tuesday, I will ramp up by contribution, because I have a house, a job, a healthy beautiful sometimes-maddening daughter, a garden, rain, food – and hope. I wish I could give those things to the mother whose baby you tried to save. I cannot, so I will do what I can.
Steve titles his post “Real Close”, which I think is right on the money.
blogging, msf, net2, social impact, sudan