Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Can a Hug really be virtual?

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, January 4, 2010

hugging_kittens1If you have learned anything from our blog, it is that we believe in REAL gifts,  and we see virtual-images only as a tool to facilitate real gift giving among family and friends.
This idea is rooted in the belief that the internet is a tool that runs without emotion. It is hardware and software, not warmth and compassion. The human element must be combined with these tools in order to create something that is of real value.
A virtual hug is a cheap disappointment, and we want to put human warmth into these social networks that are now connecting… Read the rest »

Stocking Stuffer Swap – In memory of a lost child

Posted by Princess Phant on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some good ideas and great causes come from a loss or tragedy. I learned of a wonderful way to use the gift exchange concept to share with children this season.
Julia Chambers, crochet artisan and the author of several blogs, including “The difference between a duck”, shared a stocking stuffer gift exchange that has its genesis in a personal loss. Some family friends were tragically killed in an accident near Christmas.
She and her daughter decided to gather small gifts for children and wrap them for a gift swap, as a way of healing the wounds of the community. They… Read the rest »

Holiday Book and Tea Swap – Reading Tea Leafs, Online

Posted by Princess Phant on Monday, November 9, 2009

People are very creative in the ways that they share gifts during the holidays.
I discovered what the book bloggers and the tea enthusiasts are doing, and it is very cool…
They use an online Secret Santa format to spread the joy of the season with their respective networks.
Bonnie at Red Lady Reading Room and Gwendolyn at Sea of Books both participate in a blog-based book swap.  This event was started a few years back by some passionate book readers who describe the party as: “a way for book bloggers to connect and celebrate the holiday spirit by sharing… Read the rest »

We don’t use offer scams – we may not be a social game.

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, November 3, 2009

pickpocketI just completed a quick educational study in social gaming scams. I still don’t understand all the many nuances of the scheme, but it doesn’t sound right to me.
At one time, I wanted our online party application to be considered a social game, but now I am rethinking the association.
From now on, AlbinoPhant is not a social game, but is a Gift Sales Facilitator.
This title is not nearly as catchy as social game, yet it does describes what we do… Maybe we should have an acronym in the title, like GSF party game…
The fact is that… Read the rest »