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Monday, December 04, 2006

Secret Santa, Bloggin Style

So, now that the Nablopomo is over (and the prizes awarded - I didn't win any *bummer*) I'm back to reading my usual blogs. Writing Space is one of them and he nabbed this from someone named DQ's site (Update - he did give me the link and here it is) and I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you folks:

Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your blog. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your blog, or link to this post (I'm going to try and get the original post from Writing Space so the kudos can go where they belong) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends of friends, or just random blogs) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

(And now, you can make a list and stick it on your blog! Who knows, maybe a secret santa will be visiting you!)



Blogger Sock Girl said...

So what's on your list?

10:48 PM  
Anonymous bitetherabbit said...

What an awesome idea...I'm seriously considering it!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

My problem is that I only want two things: more people to share the fun of my blog with, and a literary agent (that'll lead to a publication this time).

Not a great choice for people... unless it gets me more readers... Hmmm....

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Snarkattack said...

Ooh! Where do we find out about the winners of the prizes? Or does one have to check every single site listed that offered prizes?

Too bad my top wishes can't be bought...technically one of them could be granted but when people are involved, it's unlikely :(

2:28 AM  
Anonymous molly said...

I really like this idea. I want to play.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Gabrielle said...

The list is up and I hope you don't mind that I use my own button for this wonderful project :)

Have a happy week end!

5:59 AM  

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