There is an auction going on, starting yesterday, that can seriously increase your readership as well as raise money for a great cause. This is the first of it's kind and it's on, you guessed it, Ebay. If you use Twitter to promote your post, or if you have another blog that you are trying to promote, then this is a win-win situation for you. You can gain exposure as you bid for your favorite celebrity to follow you on Twitter, Twit-talk to you, and retweet one of your tweets. The money raised from this auction will go into the rebuilding of the Miriam Center in Haiti. This Center will house orphans with cerebral palsy, severe autism and other disabilities. The Miriam Center along with 30,000 other commercial buildings in Port-au-Prince and surrounding cities were damaged or destroyed after a catastrophic earthquake occurred there on January of this year. In this disaster, over 230,000 people died, 300,000 were injured, and over 1,000,000 left homeless.

This auction launched on September 15th, and it will run until September 25th. There are over 175 celebrities that have signed on, and more are joining everyday. The mix up includes famous singers, actors, and athletes. These people have a huge following on twitter. This is good for the charity, good for the children, and good for your blog promotion. If you don't want to bid you can always go directly to their site and donate.

How is this good for your site. Well the highest bidder for each celebrity is a winner. In turn for your donation that celebrity will follow you for 90 days on Twitter. They will Twit-talk to you, and they will retweet one of your tweets, or mention something about you in a tweet. At their discretion, they can even continue following you after the 90 days are up. Depending upon the popularity of the celebrity, your exposure can be massive. Most celebs listed have over 100,000 followers, some like Alyssa Milano have over a million. Her latest bid is over $3,000.00. This will not be a cheap endeavor, but in many ways a worthwhile one. Some celebs only have a couple of hundred bid on them, but have a large quantity of followers.

In any case, if you decide this is for you, you need to register for an account on Ebay. Once there, search for TwitChange. Here you will find a list of speakers like Tony Robinson, singers like Lenny Kravitz, and the ever popular Kim Kardashian. I think that you will be quite surprised by the line up. Get your bids in and you will be on your way to more exposure than you can dream of . Either way, it will be interesting to watch and see how much money this new concept in fundraising can accumulate in for the Haitian people.

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