Walk for Babies

Me and Sophie and the girls are doing a sponsored walk this weekend. It’s called the March for Babies and it’s a big thing that’s taking place all over the US. It’s  raising money for research into premature birth and helping to save the lives of babies who are born too early: http://www.marchforbabies.org/iaintait

Obviously it’s a cause that’s pretty close to our hearts. We’re some of the lucky ones though; a combination of good fortune and a wonderful hospital meant the girls managed to survive and thrive. Many others are not so blessed.
We’ve only just found out about the walk and we’re pretty late to the ‘money raising bit’ so would really appreciate some donations. Anything, big or small will help. And if you don’t feel like giving any money feel free to help by passing the link to our sponsorship page on to anyone you think might support the cause: http://www.marchforbabies.org/iaintait
I know it’s not like I’m riding bareback across the polar ice caps. But walking 6 miles with 2 unpredictable babies has it’s own set of challenges.
Eleanor and Josie say thanks. (I know it’s a cheap shot, but it is for a good cause).

Webby Vote crisis, please help

Oh, arsecandles! This was bound to happen at some point. My old life and my new life have crashed together in a rather unfortunate fashion. And now it's like I'm standing in-between 2 dueling cowboys with their guns drawn and the only thing I can do is duck as the bullets speed towards me. Or stand there and get 2 holes drilled in me, one from either end.

It's Webby People's Voice voting time and Poke and W+K are both up for a bunch of things which is great. But unfortunately Bakertweet is now directly up against Nike Chalkbot. Both are damn fine projects and deserve to beat those annoying musical stairs that would really get on your tits if you had to walk past them every day ;-)

The disputed battleground is Online Guerrilla & Innovation – I feel like I'm going to have to go Swiss on the whole thing and abstain, even though I'm sure I'll get countless wedgies in my new workplace for my disloyalty. And I know the Poke guys are safely 1000s of miles away from being able to grab the elastic in the back of my shorts – but they'll be able to administer some kind of virtually-activated-remote-bum-pain if I swing the other way – I know them too well. Sorry everyone. And may the best persons win.

Aside from that little conundrum I'm whoring for votes for:

You have to register first before you can vote, which is an unavoidable headache.

Not quite sure what I can offer by means of bribes for votes, but willing to take suggestions…

A little more on why I like UTweet

There's a few people on Twitter saying the UTweet thing is a bit underwhelming. And perhaps it is for some of you. For sure it's not going to change the world. 

But I'm looking at it as the digital equivalent of a double page ad in a magazine. It's got some nice shots of cool young people wearing t-shirts. But it has something playful and a little bit fun. If you were a brand like Uniqlo would you be better spending your cash on a photographer and a bunch of space in magazines. Or doing something like this?

Not everything has to be big and complicated to be good.

Uniqlo Tweet Show – Nice.

Ah, Uniqlo. What is it about you. Why do you always manage to do
things that are just nice. It feels tight and just right. And somehow
way cooler than if someone lesser had done it.
http://www.uniqlo.com/utweet/

What makes it is a killer combination of simplicity, aesthetic, and
importantly SOUND. And also they get the balance of Uniqlo and You
just about spot on.