Yesterday I went to my PO Box and was surprised to find four Christmas Cards and two Christmas Gifts from ProBlogger readers.
Interestingly this is the third day in a row when I’ve had such surprises in my mail box – something different for me as last year I think the only Blogging Christmas mail was one card and a note from a deranged reader that bordered on stalking (don’t ask).
I find it interesting on a couple of levels.
- Firstly, in this cluttered virtual space that we all inhabit a way to stand out from the crowd a little is to send something tangible using snail mail (certainly got my attention).
- Secondly, what a wonderful little medium this is that connects people from around the globe that would never have heard about one another in any other way.
What to Get ProBlogger for Christmas
I’ve also had a couple of readers in the last two days asking me what they can get me for Christmas? On both occasions they said that they’d enjoyed my blog this year and that it’d helped them earn more money and as a result they wanted to give something back. One asked if I had a tip jar.
I feel very strange about this. For starters the idea of strangers wanting to send a present or tip for something I love doing (and make money from anyway) is a little hard to get used to.
Added to that that – I struggle enough telling my family what I want for Christmas. I feel very fortunate and lucky to not really need anything this Christmas. In fact I feel guilty about how much I have that I don’t need.
So – here’s my Christmas Wishlist. If you feel so inclined to give me a gift please don’t feel the need to send me anything but you might like to choose from this list.
- Oxfam Unwrapped – gifts that help people in poverty around the world
- Tear Australia’s Very Useful Gift Catalogue – similar to Oxfam’s
- Heifer’s Meaningful Gifts – similar again
Please share the love a little this Christmas with those in need.
And if you really want to give me something you can always help spread the news of my blogs a little by favorite-ing me over at Technorati or add a link to ProBlogger and/or Digital Photography School to your sidebar.