$75,000 USD in the bag with two days to go – help us hit $100,000 USD!

Shayne Tilley

About 24 hours ago we launched what we thought was the best way we could support victims of the Victorian Bushfires. We put our best book deal ever on the table and decided to donate every single dime we earned to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal. We set what we thought was an aggressive target of US$50,000 USD and partnered with Darren Rowse from problogger.com, a man who we have great respect for, to set about spreading the word…

Within minutes the twittervese kicked in and proved that I may have been wrong about twitter — the response was phenomenal. 24 hours later we became one of the most rewteeted users on Twitter, appeared as a trend on RetweetRadar ,and more importantly smashed through our USD $50K target — but the jobs not done yet!

With $75,000 USD raised in the first 24 hours alone and two days to go we are now aiming for 100,000 USD.

To all the people so far who put their hand in their pockets you have our thanks, for those considering it, you’ve got 2 days left, so grab yourself a bargain, and help make a real difference to someone in need.

And whilst we may not have had any luck with Slashdot or Digg, to the twitterers and bloggers who have stood up when it’s needed – our hat tips to you all…

Forgive me if we’ve missed someone– please let us know if we have…

Together we can make a difference, so in the next two days, let’s dig deep and turn that $70,000 USD into something even greater! Visit sale.sitepoint.com for more information.