Monday, October 12, 2009

What happened to my Blog!? And the 29 day challenge give away....

Uhg!!!!   For those of you who know what my blog "used" to look like I am as baffled as you are!!!  I had such a beautiful layout that Heather Simpson-Bluhm did for me and now its gone!!!   The banner is gone, the buttons are gone, all the beautiful images.....I am sooooo bumbed.    If ANYONE has had this happen to them and knows how to fix it please contact me!

In the mean time I have joined the 29-day giving challenge
 http://givingchallenge.ning.com/.   The challenge started with a woman named Cami Walker and the reason why I am doing this is because of my belief in serendipity.  Short story:  About a year ago I attended an event through Ladies who Launch.   In a nut shell it's an organization for women entrepreneurs.  Everyone was networking, there were inspirational guest speakers, everyone was handing out cards and for what ever reason I kept a card that caught my eye and attention and I still have it and yes it's for this challenge.  I never followed up on it but just two days ago on NPR (national public radio) I heard a woman talking about her new book called  29 gifts and she was explaining the idea behind it.  I don't know why I thought it related to the card I kept a year ago but it turns out to be the same gal who started the organization.  I probably even met her but can't remember.  I figured it was a sign so I'm doing it.   Here is a little history on her:

Cami Walker, 29Gifts.org Founder

Why I'm choosing to give:
Because my mom taught me that the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.
What I'd most like to receive:
May as well WISH BIG... * RECEIVED Sept 08 -- A publishing deal for the 29 Gifts book, which is gonna rock! * A baby. * A good screenwriter, producer and director to help make the 29 Gifts feature film... and some big money to make it happen.
How did you hear about the 29-Day Giving Challenge?
A South African medicine woman, Mbali Creazzo, gave me a prescription to do it and then I created this site.
About me:
I'm a writer, artist and healer who lives in Los Angeles, California. I worked in advertising for "the big boys" for a long time, helping companies who already have millions of dollars make millions more. After about 15 years of focusing on making money for these giants, I found myself feeling empty, unfulfilled and struggling with a serious health condition (Multiple Sclerosis) that required I stop living my over-driven lifestyle. Now my focus is on helping build companies and community projects that are spiritually-centered and wildly profitable on all levels. I created the 29-Day Giving Challenge to encourage my friends, family, clients and hopefully many strangers to give back to our communities--and as a way to help me heal.
Website:
http://www.29Gifts.org

  So for 29 days starting today I will give away something and it may or may not be a blog give away, it may be big or small so to speak,  it could be a kind gesture to a stranger or change to a homeless person etc.  But I will always tell you what it is daily.   That right there is a gift!
  For today I gave away a resource for cheap stained glass and industrial supplies that I normally only give to my students but today I gave to a complete stranger that emailed me and now I will give it to you:
http://mcgillswarehouse.com/
Enjoy!

7 comments:

BellaLunaArts said...

Robin! This is soooo cool!What a fantastic idea. I'm going to check out the site later after kids...but I'm very inspired! :) Loved seeing you at GF your stuff was amazing as usual! Love Bridgette(Bella is my daughter :)XO

Diva Kreszl said...

I am so looking forward to your journey over the next 29 days! How is it 'things' get lost in cyberspace...where do they go???

gypsylulu said...

What a wonderful idea, Robin!...
Geeze...and I loved your banner and set up!...hopefully, it will reappear as magically as it disappeared!...
gypsy

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Robin!

It was so great to finallyh meet you in person at Glitterfest! I hope the show was a huge success for you.

I hope to see you again sometime soon.

Take care,

Holly

Sid said...

Hey Robin,
If you have the images the designer created for your blog, or if you can get them, I can help you get set everything back up again.
Have you checked 'layout' or your html to see if anything is still there? It could be something silly like an accidental character in your html.
Let me know if you need help!
sid
xoxo

Elsa said...

Hi Robin,
Thanks for the stained glass site ... I've been thinking of getting back into doing my art again and it's good to have a less expensive resource.
Have to say that I really miss you and your classes. Know they are here too but it's just not the same. Really miss the familiar, like Piece Makers, Bead City, all my friends but not Southern California ... Want to move you all up here!

Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!