...and this seems like a good one to jump on.
It's no secret that things are tough all over the place. That Canadian Boy I Married hasn't been laid off (knock wood, turn around three times, go outside and spit), but his work has definitely slowed way down, which means his commissions have gone way down which means we've had to tighten our belts. I've been applying all over town for part-time jobs and have an interview with Big Box Bookshop That Starts With A B But Doesn't Contain An N next week. I really hope I get it because, hello? Me? Books? Coffee and cheesecake? That would fucking rock.
But there are a lot of other bloggers out there who have it much tougher than me right now. Bloggers who don't have jobs, bloggers who are ill, bloggers who are going thru hell and writing about it with dignity and grace and even some humour. Kristin, at Motherhood Uncensored, has put together a Blog The Recession carnival for the month of August. All she asks is that you click thru from your feed reader to read your favourite bloggers on their site, generating a little more ad revenue for them. That's it. You don't have to leave a comment, you don't have to do anything, just that one little extra click.
I put a button up over there in my sidebar. If you want to see the other blogs involved in this, just click.
Community in action. It's a beautiful thing.