I launched Sponsor A Law Kid a little over a week ago. I was surprised by how much traffic my blog has had over the past week. The ABA and Above The Law wrote articles about #SALK which literally brought thousands of people to my blog.
At first a lot of the comments were very critical, angry, and downright nasty. I was shocked by the hatefulness of some people’s comments. I figured if a person didn’t think #SALK was a good idea, that they simply wouldn’t sponsor a day and that would be the end of it. I’m not sure that everyone understood that people who sponsor a day get a blog dedicated to the person, company, or cause of their choice. Some of the comments gave the impression that I was simply asking for money and offering nothing in return. I am very grateful to my supportive friends and the commenters who followed the angry comments with their support and encouragement.
To date, I have sponsorship for 20 days. I was very humbled that two families have sponsored days to bring attention to rare illnesses that their children have and organizations that support the families who are coping with these illnesses.
I was especially touched by a lawyer from Cleveland. He saw the article about #SALK on Above the Law and he came here for more information. He had no intention of sponsoring a day, but when he saw “the unwarranted insults and anger” towards me in the comments, he was inspired to purchase my most expensive day. I am still in awe over his generosity.
I hope I can continue to use #SALK to bring attention to special people, companies, and causes. If you would like to sponsor a day, please contact me at SponsorALawKid@gmail.com.