I'm talking CyberMummy here of course...
Earlier this year (in the run up to CyberMummy10), I was approached by a lovely community minded blogger who was desperate to help others raise the money they needed to get to CyberMummy.
We had a few long discussions about what we would like to achieve - we set up a donation link - we both blogged - and tweeted - like crazy.
The response was dreadful. Five people donated to the fund. I was one, she was one and we had three others.
We were both shocked and disheartened I have to say. We put a lot of time and effort into our little plan because we wanted as many bloggers as possible to have the chance to be at CyberMummy. All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning our prize fund ticket was post a comment and donate (if you wanted to.)
We had lots of people wanting to win - but only three people willing to put their hands in their pockets.
We were both sad that we only managed to scrape two blogger places to the conference - we both looked like this :( :(
We didn't get it. It seems we are all too ready to ask, ask, ask but we're not willing to give anything in return.
So this year we are determined to make our 'mission' work and we need your feedback. Please be honest - that is all we ask.
If we ran a 100 club would you be willing to pay £10 for a number?
Obviously we would need to get 100 bloggers on board - but that's easy peasy.... right? We know enough bloggers to make a 200 or a 300 club ....
100 bloggers paying £10 each would enable 12 winners to go to CyberMummy.
This is our little trial - if we don't get any takers we are both ready to skulk back to our corners of the blogosphere and retire from trying to help others.
Yes it's Christmas - but you really do have to give and take.