Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today was good, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Another Shakespeare Day has just about come and gone (although I'm sure I'll be tweeting for a few more hours yet!)

Here is the complete list of blog posts on the day.  Did I break the previous record of 28?

Counting this one it should be 29.  Record achieved.  :)

This year it's not about just quantity. I've always said that the mission of the site is to prove that Shakespeare makes life better, and this year we're doing it with a couple of projects that are donating money to the American Cancer Society.

First is the Shakespeare Haiku Project. One of the most popular posts ever on Shakespeare Geek is Bardfilm's epic Complete Works of Shakespeare in Haiku. Recently I put one of my favorites, onto a wall poster and suggested that we donate 100% of the proceeds to charity. The poster, depicting the famous "Great Wave off Kanagawa" woodcut that you've no doubt seen, is available in multiple sizes and price points from postcard up to framed wall hanging.  All proceeds from the the sale of this item will go directly to the American Cancer Society.  If there is interest in seeing a whole line of products based on Bardfilm's haiku, all the proceeds from those products will be donated as well. You just have to let us know what you'd like to see.  A coffee mug? A pillow? If you're willing to buy it for charity we're willing to make it.

The second is the return of our annual, limited edition Shakespeare is Universal t-shirt.  Last year we met our goal of 100 shirts, and I had people banging on the door trying to get them after the deadline had passed.  This year we're going for 150.  The image is an original graphic by my friend Peter Phelan  depicting Shakespeare cut out into little stars and making the heavens shine so very bright. Most importantly, we will be donating 30% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

I hope I kept you entertained for another Shakespeare Day, here and on Twitter. I did not hit my 5000 followers yet, but it'll happen soon I'm sure. If you're not yet following, please think about it. Some of the most spontaneous (and therefore funniest) material only ever shows up there.

That's about it for me. Please take a moment to visit our two charitable links, and consider a purchase/donation.  Then like and share them with your friends and family! Let's prove that Shakespeare can make a lot of lives better this year.

Happy Birthday, and Thank You Shakespeare!

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