December 2008 awards … congratulations!

January 13, 2009

1. Rewards

Congratulations to the following missioners – they earned the most mission points during the month of December 2008. So they win these automatic rewards …

– 1st prize: belindayoung wins $50 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 2nd: robertburnes wins $30 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 3rd: Tracy wins $20 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 4th: rhiannonatkin wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 5th: jogillespie wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 6th: Kosko wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 7th: KimRobinson wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 8th: jacqui.tohc wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 9th: jenniferminni wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

– 10th: jay-1996-cutey wins $10 worth of Amazon vouchers

2. Special prizes

– Commissioner of the Month goes to robertburnes who published this mission on 11th December: Try to get 2 MyMission2 T-Shirts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … we like missions like this! Robert will receive a special prize worth $50.

– Responder of the Month goes to belindayoung who has consistently been a very helpful and considerate missioner and who has excelled herself in her responses about promoting mymission2. Belinda will receive a special prize worth $50.

3. Special grant

– The December special grant goes to rhiannonatkin who published this mission on 11th December: Promote MyMission2 at my craft stall. Thanks very much to Rhiannon for promoting mymission2 at her craft stall. The question is … will she spell out mymission2 in beads at her next stall as per Jacqui’s suggestion? Our grant to Rhiannon is worth US$200. I wonder if Rhiannon sells her crafts online and whether we can help promote them?

What to do next …

If your mymission2 username appears above then look out for an email from us which will tell you how to claim your prize. If you haven’t yet received an email and you have checked your junk/spam folder then please make sure your email address is correctly entered into your mymission2 profile! Don’t worry – nobody will see it but we need it to be able to contact you.

Congratulations everyone and happy missioning!

Oh … and a smashing new year to you all from the team at mymission2 😉

5 pesky letters

January 8, 2009

Had problems starting a mission? That’ll be because we have been unwittingly discriminating against people with no profile photo!

Hopefully all now resolved


December 23, 2008

I’m taking advantage of the slower period over Xmas to make some improvements that I hope will speed up the resonse time. At some point I hope to work out why my address book feature is stubbornly failing to work as well

First potential outage in about five minutes!

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2008

We’ve had a great year here at Mission Control and we hope you have too. We thank you all for being a part of it and we wish you all a sincere MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Did you enjoy our Advent calendar?

Stuck for a xmas pressie? It’s not too late to buy our charity calendar!

We’re taking a bit of a break now to share the love with our families over the Christmas period but we’ll be back in the new year!


Remember kids … eating baubles isn’t normal!

A widget I have got…

December 19, 2008

It’s always the way that the most difficult looking things can be really easy (and vice versa)

I have been working through the site, line by line, debugging after the last upgrade. And there’s more to do.

However, this morning the Dear Leader and I were chatting about how to spread the word wider about the site, and I remembered we had discussed widgets a while back. I got well into widgets during my time with

I remembered that Widgetbox had some great tools for widget creation, so after some fiddling with the site, I was able to create a visually compelling widget that tells the world our latest missions

Next steps are to do this by category, and to let people sign up from a remote site.

Anyhow, for the moment, here’s the first one (which we can’t put on our own blog because don’t let us!)

This can be installed on virtually any blog

An example is here:

It gives the latest 12 missions

Also, there’s a bebo version as well:

Travels with a One-handed Cook

December 17, 2008

Mymission2 would like to welcome Jacqui Hynd to the community. Jacqui recently appeared in the mymission2 beat the credit crunch calendar and offered her support to people suffering hardship due to the economic downturn. An amazing effort considering that Jacqui suffered a near fatal stroke in 1995 and couldn’t read, write, talk or walk.  13 years later, there are many things she may never be able to do again. Jacqui has been nothing short of inspirational in her efforts to recover and live a normal life despite still only having the use of one hand.


During the photo shoot for the calendar Jacqui brought along a cook book she has been working on ‘Travels with a One-Handed Cook’. The book is written from her unique perspective and describes her travels before and after the stroke and the influences of her travels on her recipes. Her book aims to simplify cooking and these easy but delicious recipes are perfect for the busy home cook. All recipes were prepared using one-hand which should inspire even the most novice cooks to make an effort in the kitchen!  Below is comic strip drawn by her husband which illustartes her journey over the last thirteen years.

... getting mobile is the first step ...

... getting mobile is the first step ...

lose something but gain elsewhere ...

... life is about balance: lose something but gain elsewhere ...

... and really using that gain! maybe with a bit of caution?

... and really using that gain! maybe with a bit of caution?

“I’ve been inspired to go on line at mymission2 with my books and have published a mission on the site. Check out my mission here. You can also check out my books at the links below:

Travels with a One-Handed Cook as well as

Cook, Eat, Be Happy! have now been listed on

Cheers, Jacq”

To show our appreciation to Jacqui and the inspiration she has been to all of us at mymission2 we have granted her $200 to put towards advertising her cook books. The grant was part of our November awards and more details can be found at our blog.

It’s official! Dermot O’Leary’s world record is smashed!!!

December 12, 2008

Yes, that’s right. It’s official …

This week mymission2 received confirmation from Guinness that they smashed the world record time for 2 people to burst 100 balloons. Their new record is a lightning fast 12.25 seconds which shaved 12 seconds off the original record set by Dermot O’Leary and Alan Conely on the Paul O’Grady show in 2006.

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

And below is the certificate to prove it!

The record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons was 12.25 seconds achieved by David Ashford and Charles Ferrand (both UK) in Bishop's Park, Fulham, London, UK, on 27 August 2008

Official certificate from Guinness World Records

There’s a reason behind mymission’s crazy challenge. The project came about because of a “mission” which was posted on the website “to become a world record holder”.

“A large part of our success in breaking this record is down to the support received from the users of the mymission2 site where everybody helps each other to achieve their goals; even if their mission is to break a world record!” explains David Ashford, CEO of mymission2.

David and Will are feeling very pleased with themselves … but … is a rematch on the cards?

Watch the record attempt video here.

See the original blog post here.

Press release is available here.

For more information or to request a press release in another format, please email us.