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As some of you may know, I also maintain a blog called Something Good over at Livejournal.  It’s been running for a little over a year, and it sort of my pet project (in that I love it even if I don’t have enough time for it and the overall sense of satisfaction I get from it far outweighs the fact that it occasionally goes potty on the floor).  I already explained it pretty well when I set up the user info over there, so here’s a quick rundown on how the blog works:

 ”The purpose of this blog is very simple: To do Something Good every day. I’ll make suggestions of things we can all do to improve the world around us, feel better about ourselves, or just make our lives a little less stressful . . . Most of the suggestions will be quick and painless. They won’t cost any money and will leave you feeling like you’re a step ahead of the game. Others will take more time or energy. Some might even cost money, although we’ll try to keep that to a minimum as well. I just want us to be able to go to bed at night knowing that we did at least one good thing during the course of our crazy, hectic, brain-draining days.”

The Something Good blog is purely a labor of love.  I don’t make any money from it.  There are some ads there, but they were added by Livejournal because I use a free account, and they keep any revenue that might be generated. 

OK, now that the premise of the blog has been established . . .

With the Holiday Season upon us, I am putting together the Something Good Holiday Shopping Guide 2008, and I wanted to invite anyone here to make suggestions for businesses or organizations they’d like to see included. It’s basically a list of alternatives to shopping at the big box stores and will focus on individual artists, small businesses, and charitable organizations. By patronizing those folks during the holidays, our spending really has sort of a double impact.  With so many of our readers being work-from-home parents, I thought it would be great to open up an opportunity for a little exposure.

So, if you have a business, are an artist, or just know of a great organization that could use our support during the holidays, make me aware of it. (You are absolutely encouraged to nominate other small/home businesses, too.)  If it fits in with the overall idea, then I will happily include it on the Something Good Holiday Shopping Guide. It’s a great chance to maybe get just a little more advertising or one extra sale this year. I personally bought items from several of the folks featured on last year’s list.  Just keep in mind that your product or service should be something that folks would realistically give as a holiday gift.

You can get more information on the post Let’s Do Something Good for the Holidays, and you can send an email with your information to berrybreweradmin (at) gmail (dot) com. Please jump on board, as I’d like to post the list on Friday.

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