|I am reposting the diary from late last night in the hope that more of you would see fit to consider the simple request I made, which is rather easy to implement. As OPOL wrote far more elegantly than I ever could in his diary last evening, if the powers-that-be are unable or unwilling to extend meaningful economic help to most of the country, stimulate economic growth, and create more jobs, then, to the extent possible, we need to take care of each other. Also, see this excellent comment by Words in Action.
As you know, Markos kicked off the Kos Katalogue Blogathon yesterday morning with his diary - [Tapping into our community's creativity and entrepreneurship. He urged everyone to familiarize themselves with dozens of very creative Kossacks (Hotlist this diary) who toil day in and day out to make exquisite items all of us can use.
There is something else all of you can do to help. It's very easy, too.
Highlighting the Kos Katalogue in your Daily Kos signature will publicize the numerous goods and services provided by our community members and remind others every time you make a comment on this blog.
One other thing. There are character limitations for the Daily Kos sig. In other words, it cannot be "War and Peace" length. However, if you see my sig, you'll notice that I have two things in there. One is the Kos Katalogue link and the other is my permanent sig "A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma" - something I have never, ever changed since sigs were allowed on Daily Kos in late 2003. So, if you are wedded to a fairly short sig (as I am), you can still add a second one.
How You Can Help to Publicize Kos Katalogue
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What is the Kos Katalogue all about? Here's more information on it and the updated schedule of diaries. Please remember to recommend and comment in all diaries yet to be posted. Thanks.
Building Community. Creating Jobs. Donating Art to Community Organizations.
Kos Katalogue Blogathon: July 10-July 12, 2013
Daily Kos is the best progressive website for a good reason: it has, by far, the most vibrant, dynamic, and supportive online community. While policy and political issues dominate everyday debates and conversations, it is the participation, dedication, and caring attitudes exhibited by the blog's members that has made this place unique among online communities. In short, you are responsible for its success over the past eleven years since 2002.
When you decide to buy online gifts for friends and family members or for your own personal use, please consider buying an item or two from Kos Katalogue. By supporting the Daily Kos Community small businesses, you encourage job creation. With millions of average Americans struggling in this fragile economy, sensible economic proposals emanating from Washington, DC and the corporate sector are non-existent and, thus far, unable to stimulate sufficient job growth.
Kos Katalogue consists of dozens of online stores, encompassing the talents of hundreds of brilliant, creative people and featuring unique items for sale. It also connects our online community with towns and cities across the United States. For example, with generous financial support from our community members, the Gallery Kos Community Art Project has donated artwork to community organizations around the country. Such initiatives by members of Kos Katalogue facilitate networking in the real world and strengthen community ties.
A complete list of Kos Katalogue online businesses can be found in this diary posted by Sara R on Tuesday, July 9th - Kos Katalogue Mothership - HOTLIST THIS!!!
Kos Katalogue is easy, consumer-friendly shopping – just let your mouse do the clicking! If you hotlist this diary by Sara R, you will always be two clicks from Kossack-owned stores, covering everything from artwork to quilts to jewelry to scarves to personal services.
Please support members of the Kos Katalogue Community, as your help is needed. For those of you on Facebook and Twitter, please help to spread the word by hitting the FB and Tweet links at the top of this diary. Use hashtag #KosKatalogue to tweet all diaries posted during this blogathon. Our Daily Kos community organizers are Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Sara R, Aji, and JekyllnHyde.
Diary Schedule - All Times Pacific
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11:00 am: Tapping into our community's creativity and entrepreneurship by Kos.
9:00 am: Kos Katalogue: Shop Till You Drop by belinda ridgewood.
6:00 am: Kos Katalogue: Doing it wrong? by rserven.
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