Tag Archives: News

The Next Chapter

Posted by on September 19th, 2012

In the past, I have hinted that there were some big changes for me on the horizon — now I can share them with you. After almost six months of living out my dreams in South America I’m returning to the United States and beginning the next chapter of my life. On October 1st, I join the dedicated team at Vittana as their community manager. Continue reading

Introducing DAWNS Digest

Posted by on July 30th, 2012

A little behind the scenes news for everyone who follows this blog: we just got our first sponsor! A big thanks to DAWNS Digest for coming aboard (you can find their ad in the “Featured Content” section of the sidebar).

When I started to get serious about this blog, I knew that if I was ever going to have advertisers they wouldn’t just be random. I wanted content that I actually supported and felt comfortable sending my readers to. DAWNS Digest fits that description perfectly. Of all the emails I subscribe to, DAWNS is the only one I consistently read all the way through.

What they offer are daily links to some of the most interesting stories from around the globe related to development, aid work, and significant events. (The acronym DAWNS stands for Development and Aid World News Service) Sometimes on busy days, DAWNS is the only news I get to read, but I never feel like I’m missing important stories.

The content they provide not only helps me keep up to date, but it also helps me discover new and interesting humanitarian storytelling. News-link emails are abundant and often redundant, but DAWNS has a knack for sending me stories I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Oh, and I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. The revenue generated by the DAWNS Digest goes toward micro-grants that support humanitarian journalism. How cool is that?

If you are interested in their unique brand of world news, you can subscribe on their website www.dawnsdigest.com. As of publication, they are offering a free month’s subscription to the digest but be warned; I took them up on their trial offer and was hooked.