It find it ironic that artists are often asked to donate their work to charity events, when we’re among the lowest paid professions. I wasn’t asked to donate a painting for my company’s upcoming silent auction, but I wanted to. I’m building a “Silent Auction Blog” for them. It’s actually a very interesting reuse of blogging software: I take the “Comments” functionality and morph it into a bidding mechanism. Instead of entering a comment, you enter a bid. Looks like it will work well. The software we use at work is Moveable Type. I image my employer wouldn’t mind sharing the code I wrote, so if you use Moveable Type and would like to build a silent auction blog, let me know.