Monday, July 28, 2008

Essay Contest

A group of people in their twenties are looking for essays written by a wide range of people who are between 19 and 29 years old to be part of a future published collection of essays. The purpose is to create a book that reflects, but does not attempt to pigeon-hole or ultimately define our generation as a single entity. Write an essay that tells us who you are. It can be about anything -- mundane or monumental, a moment or a year, an individual or a group.

Any essay submitted stands a chance of being published in the final book (provided it comes to fruition, of course).

The details for submitting:
Essays can be up to 4,500 words long and should be e-mailed to
E-mail your essays by 11:59 p.m. on August 18.
Please paste your essay with its title in the body of the e-mail along with your name and contact information. Also attach the essay as a Word document.

Questions? E-mail us at

(This contest is not hosted by or affiliated with 20sb. It's just something lots of people might be interested in)
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

2000 Members!

Holy smokes! We've reached 2000 members!

Let's feature our 2000th member for a second here. Miss Tiff describes her self as follows: "I am your girly girl type. A bit of a geek also. I am strong headed. I know what I want and what I don't. I love spending time with the fam and friends. My heart is taken and has been for awhile now! :) Likes: Reading, scrapbooking, writing, taking pictures, strawberry chapstick, texting, scary movies, music that i can dance and/or sing to, flip flops, handbags, shoes, all things pink, vintage, knitting, volunteering, and much more! Dislikes: Fake people, lies (liars), hypocrites, snakes, bugs, wasps, road construction, being late places, stealing, and a few other things."

Welcome to 20sb, and congrats on being the 2000th member!
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Header Contest

If you've been looking for a way to contribute to 20sb, then this is it!

We need a new header. The current green and black one is a ning default and since we're over a year old, it's time for us to grow.

Admin will narrow entries down to the top 3, and then open the polls to the members. Entries should be posted in the 20sb Header Contest Flickr Group. Final date for submissions: August 3rd.

The winner will get something... I'm not sure what. What do you think the winner should get? (Note: we have no money)

Submission details fine print:
Headers must be 955x200 px. Each 20sb member can submit up to 5 entries. Email me (Lisa) with any other questions.
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Friday, July 4, 2008

Featured Blogger: Maxie

The current featured blogger is Maxie from i hate so much...

About Her:
I'm 22, live in a small town far away from everything and I find humor in the most unusual places. I love funny movies, wild dancing, and cracking myself up.

Previous Winners
Distracted Spunk
The Lisa Show
Princess Pointful
Michelle & The City
Bespectacled Brunette
Miss A
James The Ink
Free and Flawed
Jess (Du Wax Loolu)
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blog Carnival 4: Good causes

Featured posts:

Mallory from These Words Are My Own


Rediscovering Simple Joy


I've always thought that my mother was an amazing person. For the past twenty years, she's been working as a teacher's aide in a classroom for students with special needs. She is underpaid and underappreciated, but she loves those kids so much that it's unlikely that she'll ever leave.


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Angela from Wickedly Scarlett

A Disease Close To Every Girl's Heart

A long time ago, in a lifetime that seems far, far away, I received a phone call.  It wasn't a particularly long phone call.  It wasn't from anyone out of the ordinary, and I even remember being pleasantly surprised when I saw my father's name on the caller id.  However, that phone call changed my life and it changed my family forever.

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Adam from 20 Something Pastor

Where's Your Treasure?

In February of this year, a team of bloggers, traveled to Uganda to see the work Compassion International is doing, write and record what they experienced, and share the stories of the millions of children who desperately need help financially, but ultimately need to understand the love and hope of Christ. Anne Jackson was a part of the team and is the reason I knew about the trip.

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Suili from Because I Said So

Stop The Traffic

I saw some of the worst aspects of that trade on the streets of Phnom Penh and Siam Reap. Some people may only be trying to earn a living, but small children should not be selling trinkets (or themselves) to tourists — they should be in school. The training programs offered by this project are a valuable means of supporting survivors of trafficking to get their lives back on track in a country that is so heartbreakingly beautiful.

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Vanessa from Subject to Change

Give Life 101

Currently, there are about 98,000 people waiting on the list for an organ. Unfortunately, there are generally not enough donors to meet the demand for organs. About 18 people on average die every day for lack of organs. The lack of organs is especially punitive to minority groups such as blacks and Hispanics because generally the need is greater even though these groups donate at roughly the same rate as other demographic groups.

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