Blogger’s Guide Half-Price Sale for Charity

9 Dec 2013 | Charity

Super-quick version:

  • All four of my Blogger’s Guides are half-price from Mon 9th – Sat 14th December
  • All the money raised in that time will go to Divya Shanthi, a small charity in Bangalore, India
  • Details of the guides are towards the bottom of this post

Read on for the slightly longer version…

It’s my birthday on 12th December. :-)

Each year, I run a sale for my birthday to raise money to sponsor Ayshu, who’s now five years old. The Aliventures community have been supporting her since 2010, when she was two.

About Divya Shanthi … and Ayshu

I’m secretary of Divya Shanthi Mission Support, a tiny charity in the UK that exists solely to support Divya Shanthi in Bangalore. Back in July 2010, I only knew a little about Divya Shanthi’s work (our church has supported them for many years) … and when I went with my family to visit Bangalore for the first time, I was struck by the level of poverty there.

  • We saw kids dressed in rags, begging on the streets.
  • We saw shacks at the side of the road from the airport.
  • We saw children who’d been rescued from desperate conditions.

Divya Shanthi do amazing work  despite limited resources and take care of children who are some of the poorest of the poor (very sadly, many are abandoned by parents who can’t afford to take care of them).

Here’s Ayshu, who lives in the Divya Shanthi boarding home:


Once we’ve raised enough money to support her ($400), the rest of the money raised will go to help other children supported by Divya Shanthi Mission Support.

For the next few days, until Saturday 14th December, the Blogger’s Guides are:

  • $14.50 (instead of $29) for each individual Guide
  • $33 (instead of $66) for the four-pack of Guides

This is the biggest discount you’ll ever see on the Guides, so grab yours now!

The sale will end on midnight (Pacific time) on Saturday 14th December – that’s 8am on Sunday 15th here in the UK.

Note: The Blogger’s Guides are supplied in .pdf format, and can be read on almost any computer or device.

Get Your Blogger’s Guides Today…

 $33 for all four


$14.50 each

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P.S. I’d be hugely grateful if you could spread the word about this sale – by tweeting, sharing it on Facebook, or simply mentioning it to a blogger friend who might be interested. Thanks so much!


I’m Ali Luke, and I live in Leeds in the UK with my husband and two children.

Aliventures is where I help you master the art, craft and business of writing.

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    • Ali

      Thanks Dana, really appreciate it!

  1. Rapal Seni

    Hi Ali,

    As Dana said, this is surely a steal at the price! I’ll make sure to grab the pack. You’re not only helping Ayshu and other poor kids, but also helping people like me by lowering the price.

    I never knew you’d been to India! But great to hear you have been here.

    Thank you.
    Rapal Seni’s last blog post ..Why 60% Prices End With a 9?

    • Ali

      Thanks Raspal (I think a letter got missed out of your name…!)

      I really enjoyed visiting India and would love to go back. As well as visiting Divya Shanthi in Bangalore, we went to Delhi and saw the Taj Mahal, which was magnificent — but to be honest the best part for me was meeting all the kids at Divya Shanthi and seeing the new home for the babies and toddlers that our church had fund-raised for. 🙂

      • Raspal Seni

        Hi Ali,

        Yep, that was a typo. Just today I went to open a new bank account. The lady who helped me open it got a call from someone from the bank who asked her about how many new account forms are going out today. She replied, “only two forms, one is of Rasal Seni and another …”. Hearing that, I thought to myself, “Good God, she didn’t replace the P with a C in my name”. Someone had done that a few years ago.

        I’ve visited the Taj Mahal last year, but didn’t like it much – it’s just a tomb.. I liked Bangalore and Mysore much more.
        Raspal Seni’s last blog post ..Get 50% off on Blogger’s Guides – Less Than 12 Hours Left

  2. Annette Appel

    Hi Ali, happy birthday to you! i’ve just downloaded the sample of your book in pdf format. Can’t wait to read it!

    It’s nice to know that you’re doing charity work.
    I myself am a Christian and I know it’s the heart of God to help those in need.

    I’m going on holiday from tomorrow so if I don’t get the chance again this year, merry Christmas and a happy new 2014.

    • Ali

      Thanks Annette, and a merry Christmas and happy new year to you too. 🙂


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