A helping hand

This post will remain on top until the bidding closes Friday night.

On Monday Hugh Hewitt suggested the blogging community band together to raise funds and awareness for the charities helping provide relief to the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Glenn Reynolds suggested the date of Thursday, September 1st and offered to provide links. The Truth Laid Bear has setup a tracking page to help keep count.

In trying to do our part we, your friendly Apothegm Designers, are auctioning off a custom blog design (within reason) to the highest bidder. Samples of our work can be seen at the Apothegm Designs Website.

The bidding starts at a bargain of $150 and the funds will be donated to The American Red Cross, or the winning bidder's charity of choice.

Bidding is open in the comments of this post until Midnight (11:59:59) September 2nd.

Update: After exchanging several emails, we have decided to up the offering and auction a SECOND custom design. So unless there are any objections, we shall accept the two highest bidders.

Update #2: Pixy Misa, the benevolent leader of MuNuviana, has offered to throw in free hosting* and a mu.nu domain for the winners if they're interested. So not only do you get a custom designed blog, you get free hosting and you get to join the Mu.Nu family of blogs, really what more could you ask for?

Update #3: Sadie, the brains and the looks of Apothegm Designs, suggested that we include a bit of ongoing maintenance with the package. So should you hose up your design trying to add links or if you have a question about something, the answer is just an e-mail away!

Update #4: We have Winners!!!
Nugget snuck in just under the wire at 11:59 and That 1 Guy stepped in at 11:56. A million thanks to everyone who bid, it's greatly appreciated and we're humbled by your generosity. We'll be in contact shortly to start ironing out the details and getting the design process rolling.

Posted by phineas g. at 11:59 PM on September 02, 2005 | TrackBack

I realize I ruin my chances for this by bidding first, but I'll open it... $150.00!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 1, 2005 05:04 AM

No idea what you can do with my place but count me bidded at $200.00

Posted by: silk at September 1, 2005 02:46 PM

My bid comes in at $210.00

Posted by: Nugget at September 1, 2005 03:55 PM

$225 here from WitNit. I'm not much of an auction person but I'll give it a shot...

Posted by: WitNit at September 1, 2005 09:11 PM

How's about $230.00?

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 1, 2005 10:13 PM

Put me down for $235!

Posted by: Tom Hogan at September 1, 2005 11:29 PM

I'll throw in free hosting if the winners are interested.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 1, 2005 11:42 PM


Come ON! $5 increments are for whimps!

Posted by: WitNit at September 2, 2005 12:52 AM

Wimps and po peeps, Mark! And I'm a po boy. ;)


Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 2, 2005 07:19 AM


Posted by: halfmoonray at September 2, 2005 12:21 PM

$300. I've seen your work and it would be cheap at twice the price.

Posted by: RP at September 2, 2005 12:33 PM

And by cheap, of course, I mean getting a website designed by you. I don't mean to imply your work is cheap. Far from it!

Posted by: RP at September 2, 2005 12:34 PM

I bid $314

Posted by: meep at September 2, 2005 01:07 PM


Posted by: Aaron of LifelikePundits at September 2, 2005 04:01 PM

meep, you are TOO funny. ;-)


Posted by: WitNit at September 2, 2005 04:55 PM


Posted by: halfmoonray at September 2, 2005 05:09 PM


I came from basil's blog, btw. He'll be proud...

If I win it'll go to Mennonite Disaster Service, one of the first ones recommended by Instapundit.

Posted by: Hans Mast at September 2, 2005 09:29 PM


Hi, I am back after my hiatus. And my website looks crappy too. :-)

Posted by: Pluto's Dad at September 2, 2005 10:24 PM

Best I can do... 5 C-notes.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 2, 2005 11:56 PM

I'll need to sell my soul (again), but $510..

Posted by: Nugget at September 2, 2005 11:59 PM