Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sharing the Love

Dear TWC readers,

Last night I got an email informing me that this humble blog was chosen as one of the Winners for BlogTalk Radio's "Women of the Blogosphere".

I share this with each of you, and thank you for your trust, honesty and dedication. This blog only works because people share, read and comment. I remain amazed that this "little idea" I had to avoid packing has grown into the space that TWC has become. I remain amazed at your willingness to share the not-pretty parts of marriage and partnership, as well as saying what you love about your husbands and partners. This, as one reader recently commented, is the "real deal".

I am researching the charity that will get the donation in TWC's name. I am leaning towards the National Domestic Abuse Hotline. How do you all feel about that?

Keep the confessions coming (No...Seriously, the stash is getting low....)

And congratulations to you all. You should be very proud that we grew this together.

Love,
Dawn

28 comments:

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Dawn. Of course I already knew you were awesome, as did all the TWC loyal readers. Thank you for being the "momma" to this site.

I think the National Domestic Abuse Hotline is a fine charity, and very appropriate for a donation.

Rachel said...

I think the National Domestic Abuse Hotline is a great idea. There are toooooo many women out there that are still in abusive relationships and that may be their only way out.

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea for a charity and given a lot of the posts we've gotten here that have teetered on the brink (if not gone totally over the edge) abuse, I think it's perfect.

I will keep 'em coming...I'm the one who sends about 10 at once, at least once a week...I will NEVER run out, lol.

jen said...

Dawn,
Congrats. My .02 as a non-profit wonk...perhaps find a local DV charity, one that has a small overhead, so you know your dollars go the farthest. Local cats have a hard time surviving amidst the big guys, and local groups stuggle to keep afloat while serving our neighbors.

mex said...

Great choice, Dawn.

We WILL see you on Oprah... May I chaperone?

Anonymous said...

I'd definitely go with either the National Domestic Abuse Hotline or RAINN. Both of them are causes very close to my heart.

Dinosaur Mom said...

Yay! Good choice of charity.

Andrea said...

Woot! Go Dawn! Go Confessors! Go Commenters!

I think a domestic violence charity would be perfect. Such a thing could only help.

Anonymous said...

qI think you chose a fine charity. Congrats to you!!!

Suebob said...

Congrats, Dawn. You are the best.

And I think your charity is right on.

Anonymous said...

Congrats dawn. I think this charity is very apropo.

Lori said...

Woo Hoo! In agreeance here! Way to go!

sophiecat said...

Congratulations!! I think the charity is a great idea, to take it one step further do they have a national hot line that abused women can call? If they do you could put it with your links.

Jenny said...

National Domestic Abuse Hotline gets my vote too.

Anonymous said...

The National Domestic Abuse Hotline is the perfect charity! Thank YOU, Dawn, for providing us this space to rant, rail, and be honest about our marriages.

Mommy off the Record said...

Congratulations, Dawn! Wonderful stuff!

Karen Rani said...

Great job Dawn! Congrats and yes, the NDAH is perfect for this. How awesome that this site continues to give and give.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love this site. I'm not surprised it's winning awards.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Dawn! It's just like that store clerk told you, that one day you would be famous.

Now if you could get a book deal and get these published like the PostSecret book...oh, and thumbs up on the charity-excellent choice.

kschic said...

I think something along the lines of domestic abuse is the only way to go. The most disturbing underlying theme here is women that are abused. Thanks for what you do.

DawnD said...

The Hotline is a fantastic idea. I hope you give them the money because one day I hope and pray that my sister will finally reach out and use it.

Anonymous said...

Congratualtions to you, Dawn, and all the feirce and heroic women who lay it all out here. Bravo.

Sunshine said...

Congratulations! :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! THIS WAS AN AWESOME IDEA AND IS A GREAT OUTLET FOR MANY WHO FEEL THEY ARE IN THIS GAME OF EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS ALL BY THEMSELVES..

NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE WOULD GET MY VOTE TOO!!!

Ann said...

I support the donation to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline.

Fraulein N said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

great idea. . .just like this blog. Sometimes I feel better just knowing that I can send a "confession" to this site-even if I don't that time--it makes me yell at the kids a little less or resent my husband a little less because I can take my frustrations elsewhere, somewhere safe where they can't hurt me or my family. (I don't feel that stuff ALL THE TIME but once in a while I could just smack them! THAT would be a bad thing--it's nice to be able to just say "I'd like to smack those kids!" and not have someone call CPS!!

Donna said...

Great charity to donate to considering some of the confessions here. I admit I have several confessions I need to send in.