Blogathon 2012!

This announcement was originally published on the Humanist Community Project Blog. We will be reposting all of our Blogathon pieces here on NPS in real time, so be sure to follow along!

As part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s ongoing end-of-year fundraiser, Assistant Chaplain / Values in Action Coordinator Chris Stedman and Campus Organizing Fellow Chelsea Link will be joining together for an epic feat of endurance: a twelve-hour blogathon!

What in Sagan’s name is a blogathon?!

Think of it like a marathon, except less sweaty and with more pictures of cute animals.

Okay, so how does it work?

From 9 am until 9 pm on Tuesday, December 18, we will camp out with our computers and type until our fingers fall off. The rules of engagement are simple: (1) each blogger must publish one new post each hour, for twelve hours straight; (2) none of the posts can be written or drafted in advance – all the writing must be done during the blogathon.

What are you going to be blogging about?

You can expect to see a mix of reflections on a variety of issues related to nonreligious life; in-depth discussion of the work of the Humanist Community Project, the Humanist Community at Harvard, and the wider secular and interfaith movements; and – especially toward the end of the day as our brains turn into pudding – some more light-hearted material. There might even be one or two vlogs (video blogs) in addition to written pieces. Nobody knows what the blogathon holds!

Sounds awesome and/or appalling – I can’t wait. How do I follow along?

Keep checking our blog at – remember, there will be two new posts every hour! You can also follow @ChrisDStedman and @ChelseaSkyLink on Twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #BlogWithoutGod to read and join in the discussion as the day unfolds!

What does any of this have to do with fundraising?

We’re going to pull out all the stops for you by providing you with an unprecedented quantity of fresh content on the HCP blog. We are willing to lock ourselves in with our laptops for twelve long hours for your entertainment because we love our Humanist community that much. If you enjoy our antics, if you also appreciate belonging to a Humanist community, and/or if you want to help us provide bigger and better programming to more and more people, we hope you’ll consider chipping in to support our work.

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