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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:20 PM

Yoohoo...you prolific, popular posters at DU!!!

Last edited Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:08 AM - Edit history (2)

You know, the ones who get recs out the wazoo. I won't name names for fear I'll leave someone out, but you know who you are.

I have a HUGE FAVOR to ask of you.

I've tried everything I know to get attention for the Wishadoo posts which seek to help other DUers. I know such posts can be a downer, as they're yet another manifestation of how many people all around are in need and, after all, we're each merely one person on a message board.

But if I've learned nothing else from my experiences with people over my life it's this:

TO SIMPLY BE ACKNOWLEDGED IS A HUGE GIFT IN AND OF ITSELF.

Regardless of what someone may post to the Wishlist, the one thing we can each do is to acknowledge them. If we can't send money or provide suggestions or empathize because we've had similar experiences, we can send well wishes and let them know we see them...we hear them...that they're not alone. That is precisely why I created Wishadoo.

DU is a community. It breaks my heart (for the DUers who had the courage to post to the Wishlist and ask) when these posts aren't acknowledged, and I know it's mainly because a lot of people never see them. After all, DU is a popular, busy forum!! It's no one's fault.

Would those of you who are able to capture the attention of others with your wonderful sharings please consider referring people to the latest Wishadoo-related post? It's already too late to get more recs, but visibility would help.

I add each OP to my journal, so perhaps as you share and if the thought crosses your mind, you can link to the latest entry in my journal (I only do Wishadoo-related posts there). I know that's a lot to ask, but I figure it can't hurt to ask.

The latest OP focuses on a long-time DUer's need of a new wheelchair van for her daughter. This is a big wish, with a huge $$ goal, and she's only received $55 thus far. We may not be able to come up with the full amount, but we can get closer...and those of you on Facebook and Twitter and other social media can at least share the Wishlist link, right?

(CHECK OUT THE OP DONREDWOOD WROTE LAST NIGHT)


I realize this is rather lame to beg for help and I hate to sound whiny, but I'm trying anything I can.



THANKS SO MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU WHO DO ACKNOWLEDGE AND KICK AND REC AND LEAVE KIND COMMENTS AND, And, and.....













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Reply Yoohoo...you prolific, popular posters at DU!!! (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 OP
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #1
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #6
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #15
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2012 #2
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #3
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #4
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #7
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #8
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #9
DonRedwood Dec 2012 #16
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #17
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #5
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #10
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #11
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #12
WillyT Dec 2012 #13
steve2470 Dec 2012 #14
Melissa G Dec 2012 #18
babylonsister Dec 2012 #19
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #22
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #20
ReRe Dec 2012 #21
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #23
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #24
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #31
JimDandy Dec 2012 #25
spanone Dec 2012 #26
JNelson6563 Dec 2012 #27
silvershadow Dec 2012 #28
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #29
silvershadow Dec 2012 #30

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:33 PM

1. I love what you do and have donated when I could.

I think your idea is wonderful and should be getting a lot more support here imo, even if it is only acknowledgements and kicks.

I wonder if people can find your site, which is beautifully done btw, on google? I remember being told that the way to be found on Google is to have something in the title of the site that is used as a search word or phrase often.

Meaning even people not looking for your site directly, will have it come up when they do other related searches? Just a thought as I think it is one of the better ideas people have had here.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:05 PM

6. Hey, sabrina1...

Thank you so much for helping as you can.

I'm really speaking of acknowledgment and visibility here at DU, because my OPs here are very specifically for DUers' Wishlist posts.

But people do, amazingly, find their way to the site via Google, even though I don't have funds for official marketing campaigns and promotions. When they search for "wish" and "find help" and "compassion" and any number of things, they find their way.

Thank you for saying it's a beautifully done site. Honestly, that means an awful lot, as I've worked on it for years and this is about the fifth incarnation.

Thanks again!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:41 PM

15. I hadn't thought of that, the words you already have to attract google searchers.

It IS a beautiful site you can be proud of.

Btw, one of your campaigns, the one that got the two cats transported across the country a few months, provided me with info on the animal transport company which I will be calling again this week. We are moving from Ca to NY in a few weeks and I am mostly worried about the animals. I spoke to them a while ago and they gave me an estimate and some info on how they work.

So, aside from those who benefit, you also inadvertently help others, (I had no idea there were services like that eg).

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. I don't want to boast and say I'm popular but Wishadoo just got added to the #1 Post on DU right now

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021947067

and it was certainly my pleasure!

Namaste :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:52 PM

4. And on this one.

Best I can do for you today! :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:06 PM

7. YOU!!!!!

I you, DonRedwood.



Thank you!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:09 PM

8. Every once in a while my weird little essays get LEGS. This one hit #1 in just a couple of hours

So, there's a good chance it will perch there for the next 15 or 16 hours. :0) See? Wishes do come true :0).

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:12 PM

9. Here ya go, you can make a wish now....

(thank you again, Dear Sir)

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:07 PM

16. This post is in your honor Mr OneGrassRoot...I dearly hope it helps.... (link)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021948905

If you don't like it, I'll happily take it down, but I hope it helps. At least we know a couple hundred people will see it. :0)

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:14 PM

17. psssst....

I'm a she, and I adore what you wrote, and that you wrote it.

More

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:56 PM

5. K & R!

Just because what you do is so awesome!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:13 PM

10. Muchas gracias, LeftOfObama!





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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:25 PM

11. +++ what you said

k&r

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

12. K&R!

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:37 PM

13. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!






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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:37 PM

14. k&r nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:44 PM

18. Kick for OGR!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:48 PM

19. Who loves you, and all you do?

You are so selfless, I cherish you as a friend, my dear.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:14 AM

22. ...

I'm all verklempt waking to such kindness.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:20 PM

20. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

21. To one of our Angels walking upon thus little blue Dot...

K&R

... Thank you so much for being you. Yes, we ARE all in this together.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:03 PM

23. Thank YOU!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:43 PM

24. Email me when the exact link is posted


K&R!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:22 PM

31. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:28 PM

25. K & R

It's the least, and the most, I can do right now. Hope others can help get her daughter more mobile.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:29 PM

26. k&r...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:41 PM

27. k&r

Being poor as a proverbial church-mouse, all I can do is help with kicks & recs. May the gods show you great favor for your efforts my dear.

Julie

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:40 PM

28. I have a wish on Wishadoo. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:42 PM

29. I'm messaging you now. :) n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #29)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:15 PM

30. Just responded...I'm back and forth to the computer and the kitchen. lol nt

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