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Blogging for non-profit

April 15th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’ve been having fun today looking at The BloggerCon wiki for Making Blogs Make Money that Jeff Jarvis started as a springboard for his talk at BloggerCon on Saturday. It’s a garden of brainstorming. Some fun ideas that have got me thinking twice about the topic….

At first I didn’t like the idea of “Blogs” and “Business” together. The thought of making money from my blog is far from my mind when I write. Aside from the question whether the content of this blog is worth a financial transaction, to me there is a principle of freedom involved.

Then though I saw this post linking to a news report about hungry children. And I thought about my plans to someday to have my own business – a cookie catering company – where I’d donate the profits to charity. Whatever I’d make off of the cookies I’d give to help the homeless and hungry in my community.

Then I thought – perhaps I could use my blog to help feed families. If people can blog for business, why not blog for non-profit? If I do decide to try to generate an income, I could certainly donate that income.

Be assured: I don’t have any plans to get ads or create any kind of financial transaction associated with this blog. But if blogs can make money then why can’t blogs make hungry children happy?

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  • 1 Bob V // Apr 16, 2004 at 6:44 am

    I think you can still be a believer in freedom and have unobtrusive ads on your web site. How many people would say Google isn’t free? There is an important distinction to be made between “free as in beer” and “free as in freedom.” http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html