What is a “Blog” ?
Blog is the contraction
universally used for weblog, a type of website where
entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed
in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular
subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some
function as more personal online diaries. A typical
blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs,
web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most
blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs
(photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and
are part of a wider network of social media.
The word blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to
maintain or add content to a blog.
The blog website is now open. Visit it at http://www.hrss.net/blog/
House Rabbit Society Singapore (HRSS) proudly announce
our very first Christmas 2006 Blog-About-Bunnies Blog-a-Thon.
Members of the HRSS committee blog off for a full 24
hour day on 2nd December 2006 to provide you readers
with non-stop, clock full of fun filled entries, with
information regarding anything and everything about
rabbits. Straight from our very own HRSS blog, to be
launched real soon, to you in the comfort of your own
All volunteers involved in this cause will lose sleep
over rabbits (in a good way of course). Help them by
making a pledge and giving our foster rabbits lots to
binky about this Christmas.
The launch of our official blog as well as youth programmes
are all part of our educational initiatives. HRSS has
been reaching out to schools as well to impart the young
with the right attitude in treating and caring for animals.
Your contributions and support of this online Blog-a-Thon
event will ensure HRSS continues to carry out one of
our important missions, which is to seek to reduce the
number of unwanted rabbits and improve rabbits' lives
Together, we can make the coming year a better year
for all rabbits, not just during the gift giving season!
Discuss about it here: http://www.hrss.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3517
1. An anonymous sponsor pledges $2 to all rabloggers, up to a maximum of $500.
2. Ms Wendy Chow & dog Wookie pledge $2 to Daphne for every hour she stays up to blog.
3. Mr Ryan Goh Yulun pledges $5 to Betty for every entry she makes, up to $100.
What's a Blog-A-Thon?
Now, remember when you were in school
and you would run a race for charity? And a dollar is
for every one kilometer you could run?
Usually during a Blog-a-Thon, volunteers would strive
to update their blog once every hour or 30 minutes for
24 hours straight.
For this, they will collect sponsorships from kind sponsors.
Pledges are usually a certain amount for each entry
made during the 24 hours as the blogger manages to stay
How to Participate
1. Start by going through the list of bloggers
below and find a HRSS committee member you'd like to
support and cheer on.
2. Visit this link (http://www.hrss.net/blogathon.html)
and fill in the form provided with your detailed personal
and contact information (your information will never
3. You may opt to be an anonymous sponsor or have your
name published under the list of sponsors for this event,
to be released when the blogathon begins.
4. Choose the denomination you'd like to sponsor per
entry made by the blogger (e.g. $1, $2, $5 per entry)
and also put in the maximum total pledge in dollars
which you will be comfortable with (e.g. $50, $100,
5. Please remember to include the name of your chosen
blogger or if you can’t decide, you can choose
to sponsor the whole team!
6. Once the sponsorship form is submitted, you'll receive
a confirmation email.
7. Watch the event between December 1st and 2nd from
midnight onwards! Well, as much as you can stay up for.
There are comment boxes available for you to give instant
commentary or to post questions on the entries made
by the bloggers!
8. After the event, you'll receive two reminders directing
you to fulfill your pledge based on the total number
of entries made by your blogger within the 24 hours.
The email will include payment information in detail.
9. Your pledge can be made via cheque, Paypal or Bank
Check out profiles and personal info of the
rabloggers, we mean webloggers, in their own words,
who will be giving up their bedtime hours, just for
I'm a part-time slave to my 2 masters – Nova
and Monty. Nova is a silly boy who does silly things
but that's what makes him so adorable. Monty is the
cunning girl who always has this look that she is plotting
on how to take over the world *Think Pinky & the
I love them both very much and life wouldn't be more
fun and interesting without them.
I'm currently a 2nd year student in Republic Polytechnic
studying Biotechnology. I've been fostering for HRSS
since 2004. I currently have 5 rabbits in my home. Woody
and Landy (whom we adopted), Sofi, Ink and Bitbit (who're
up for adoption still). I'm also helping out with the
Fostering & Rescue department of HRSS.
I feel happiest when a foster rabbit in my care finds
a good home.
Before the critters came along, I'd waste away time
alone at home in front of the telly or the computer.
Rabbits saved me from a mundane and ignorant life without
meaning! Being a parent/grandparent of 7 wonderful bunnies
(our fur grandkids came to us one day short of an April
Fool's joke) named Candy, Dazzle, Shayne, Heffalump,
Mr Blacks, Thumpy and “Little Ears” Xavier
provides us with a new experience every day.
Bugs and Thumpy, our first two rabbits (with the help
of Little July and Angie), inspired me to spread our
love of lagomorphs by helping out with the HRSS. As
they, like other loveable foster rabbits in HRSS, are
the results of pet abandonment.
Joanna is essentially trademarked by "bitbit"
or "bitbitster". She started appreciating
the company of rabbits since August 2002 when she acquired
Bitbit and Maomao (then family additions Socks and Dash;
Topaz and Eveie were adopted out) and joined the House
Rabbit Society, Singapore as a volunteer shortly after.
Ever since, she has participated in various HRSS events
and activities, and integrated into the Executive Committee
as an active member.
Her highest record is 7 rabbits: 6 being her own and
1 foster rabbit, Stitch, who has since found a forever
Apart from being Sanz, I have been roleplaying as a
maid to six erratic and constantly famished rabbits
for 5 years. They have been a boundless source of amusement
and laughter in my life. I adore seeing them go bonkers
for their treats; yes I do have a sadistic side! :)
In my free time, I like to gather them for a talk except
I do the talking the whole time?
Hi! I am a proud owner of 4 rabbits; Gracie, Oliver,
Baby and Crème. I adopted 3 of them from the
HRSS and have since been an active volunteer with the
HRSS since 2 years ago.
The four of them have amused me with their antics everyday,
making me laugh at the silly things that they do. I
call them my ‘masked-keteers’ as coincidentally,
the 4 of them look like they are wearing masks! They
have taught me what it means to love unconditionally
and how to be responsible for another being. Life has
never been the same without them. Although Crème
went through a difficult time the last 2 months, she
has since triumphed over her illness and has recovered.
It has been a worrying two months for my family and
me. I hope to share with you more about her abscess
problem so that other fellow rabbit owners can benefit