Help a Brother Out And Fight Diabetes

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My friend Scott Hanselman is on a mission to raise $50,000 and then some for the American Diabetes Association to help fund the search for a cure.

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Diabetes If you don’t know Scott, you should definitely subscribe to his blog.

His blog is has a wealth of information on software development, diabetes, .NET, and other topics.

He’s given much to the community over the years through his blog, podcast, Open Source projects, etc….

Interesting little tidbit: When I first started to take blogging I set a goal for myself. Setting a goal was my way of taking blogging more seriously. I surveyed the blog landscape and said to myself, “Hmmm, this Hanselman dude has a pretty popular blog. I want my blog to be as well known as that guy someday.”, not realizing at the time just how big a target I chose. His blog was an inspiration for mine, and many others I’m sure.

I’m far from reaching that goal, but along the way I have become friends with Scott (as well as a friendly rival with our competing open source projects, though we cross-contribute more than we compete). This past Mix07 I finally met the guy in person and he’s a laugh a minute.

Give now and have your contribution matched 7 times! Scott and his coworker Brian Hewitt have started a 48 hour blog matching challenge. From Wednesday May 9th at Noon PST through Friday, May 11 at Noon PST, contributions will be matched by seven bloggers, myself included.

Here’s the donation page.

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  1. Avatar for kevin
    kevin May 7th, 2007

    wow, now that's a good cause. seems like a really good guy and he's obviously a wonderful code/tech resource. My wife lost her sister due to diabetes related causes, so I have some understanding of the seriousness.
    Someone already Dugg the story...
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    *Maybe if we can pass around the diggs we can get it to the front page. Spread the word!
    I'm gonna go donate now.

  2. Avatar for Grim
    Grim May 7th, 2007

    I used to read Scott's blog, until he decided to start mixing politics in as one of his topics.
    And oddly, now that I've quit following his blog, I realize that I not only don't miss his content, I'd completely forgotten him until you blogged about him.

  3. Avatar for Darren Kopp
    Darren Kopp May 7th, 2007

    so if i donated 25,000.... would you send scott your car?
    alas, i have not 25,000 to donate being a mere junior dev.... so i sent $25.00.

  4. Avatar for Brian Hewitt
    Brian Hewitt May 7th, 2007

    Hi Phil, thanks for the mention! I'm really looking forward to the outcome of blog matching challenge.
    @Grim - If you don't read a blog because of the political opinions of the writer(s), you probably won't read all that many blogs. I probably don't agree with all of Scott's politics either, but that doesn't keep me from reading one of thing most informative and important technology blogs out there! Besides, I don't remember the last time I read an overtly political opinion on his blog.

  5. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked May 7th, 2007

    @Darren I'm matching up to a limit. I'm not made of money either. ;)

  6. Avatar for Scott Hanselman
    Scott Hanselman May 8th, 2007

    Wow, that's out of left field. I explicitly don't talk about politics on my blog. Is there a specific post you're thinking of? Or perhaps you're thinking of Chris Sells?

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    Brandon May 8th, 2007

    Trying to figure out how much I can give this year. But should be making the donation tomorrow or thursday.

  8. Avatar for Scott Hanselman
    Scott Hanselman May 8th, 2007

    Oops, shame on me. Looks like I talked about the election in a post back in 2004.
    That said, I haven't talked politics since, as a personal-blog-policy.