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#30DaysofGOOD Challenge: 28. Email Someone You Admire But Have Never Met

Each month, we challenge our community to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. September's challenge? To connect.

Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for September? To connect with other people. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Email someone you admire but have never met.

My approach to this challenge was to think big but not too big. To think of someone I really admire, but someone who isn't so popular that they would have a staffer to answer my email. Basically, to think of someone in between my mom and Michelle Obama. My current girl crush, the lovely crafty lady who writes You Are My Fave, a popular blog on all things arts and crafts, seemed like the perfect candidate.

After penning a letter of unbridled approbation explaining why I love her blog and why I kind of want to be her when I grow up, I headed over to her webpage and sent my note through her ‘contact me’ feature.

Shortly thereafter, her site was hacked, and it's been down ever since. So she'll either have a welcome surprise in the form of a complimentary email to welcome her back to a fully functional website, or my note will be lost like a message in a bottle to the online waves.

-Becca Nath


Ready, set, go! Good luck completing today's challenge. Share your experience on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook by using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD, or let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Tomorrow's challenge: Settle an outstanding argument.

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