A couple of days ago, I was idly watching Twitter when a twit tweeted.
They want everyone to stick a ribbon on their avatar in support of Haiti.
What an unadulterated heap of steaming shit.
It really pisses me off when people start that act – turn your blog green in support of the environment, or add a ribbon to your avatar in support of a fucking football team or whatever. It is a trite piece of shite to make you feel you are doing something, when in fact you are doing sweet fuck all.
I received a mail from English Mum this morning. She started on about ‘bloggers’ getting together to support Haiti. I groaned. Here we fucking go again. Lets all write about the terrible situation so we can feel like we have done something. Won’t it be a great consolation to some poor bloke in Haiti who has just lost his house and family to know that people are writing about him?
But then I read further. I should have known better. English Mum wants to promote a campaign to actually do something. She wants everyone to write about Haiti under the banner of ‘Bloggers for Haiti’ on Monday and to donate. That’s more like it. Good old English Mum.
This is what she wrote:
We are going to try and rally as many bloggers as possible to create a blog post on Monday (or before if you’re that keen!) about the wonderful Shelterbox.org and encourage as many of their readers, commenters, friends and family to donate. We’d love to be responsible for lots of Shelterboxes making their way to Haiti.
If you feel you can join in, then please create a post on your blog and encourage your fellow bloggers to do the same. Make sure you include a link to the justgiving page. There’s tons of info on Shelterbox on their website, including pics that you can use.
I’m writing today, because at my age and earthquake could strike during the night and I may not be around on Monday, so I am writing today instead.
So what I want you to do now is to shift your arse over to Shelterbox and give ‘til it hurts.
When you have done that, maybe write a piece yourself if you have a site? Spread the word.
It’s a lot more useful to a homeless Haitian than a fucking piece of tatty ribbon.