After reading a post on the RexBlog last year about MagazineLiteracy.org, I recommended it on my old blog as a great office holiday project. Shortly after, John Mennell, chairman and founding director, contacted me about possibly helping resize some ads that were offered free of charge by several national magazines - and helping make sure they were following the specs put forth by the magazine. I, of course, said yes.
Months later, I recommended to John that he start a blog. He agreed that it would be a good outlet but thought it might take too much time. I volunteered to help out with the blogging and at least get him started. Well, today John got his official start as a blogger. Let's all give him a warm welcome to the blogosphere!
Also, make sure that you continue to check out the Magazine Literacy blog as I write about my experiences trying to raise large sums of money to get magazines delivered to over 400 kids' homes in Mississippi, with help from the Children's Defense Fund Southern regional office (and my friend, Rhea Bishop).
This entry got me thinking though...how many others of us out there are using blogging for public service projects. I have often donated Web site skills to different entities but find that many of the projects I volunteer for also seem to be logical choices for blogging.
Any inspirational blogging stories out there? Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will collect the stories (if I get any responses).