Yes, you read that right. We’ve been reduced to kidnapping a sassy little piece of pork who is beloved among the internet in an effort to raise funds for this conference.
We’re not proud; we never said we were. We just want to be able to pay the bills for this conference.
We have a fantastic line up of guest speakers, some really cool swag and a lot of great blogging tools to share. But we do have a few bills to pay.
We’re writers not accountants (glares at the non-accountant next to her.) Who knew two extra zeros would make such a big impact on the bottom line?
So that brings us to Bacon. We really don’t want him to fry. Everyone loves Bacon; we know that. Even we love Bacon, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
How can you help?
What’s the bounty?
While most kidnappers want a million dollars in unmarked 20-dollar bills, a fully fueled jet to Cuba and medium pepperoni pizza, we are reasonable. All we ask is that Bacon’s supporters rally around him and pledge their support at Kickstarter.
How much is Bacon worth to the internet? Only you can decide what the bounty is. You have 17 days — to pledge your support to the Save the Bacon fund.
Don’t be lulled into complacency just because that ticker says the goal has been met. The clock will not stop ticking until May 23, 2011. We will let you know when the goal has been reached. Don’t you worry about the details.
What’s in it for you?
Every dollar you pledge in an effort to save Bacon earns a little something for you.
$1-$24 = Good Karma and two months premium membership at Tribal Blogs ($12 value)
$25-$34 = Even better Karma and a six month premium membership on Tribal Blogs ($36 value)
$35-$49 = Still better Karma, a six month premium membership on Tribal Blogs and mention on Tribal Blogs sponsor page with link to your website.
$50-$99 = Great Karma, a year long membership on Tribal Blogs ($60 value) and mention on Tribal Blogs sponsor page with link to your website.
$100 or more = Great Karma, a year long membership on Tribal Blogs ($60 value), mention on Tribal Blogs sponsor page with link to your website and a one day pass to the conference for you to use or give away.
Encourage all of your friends to help Save the Bacon.