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June 19, 2004
I am blown away by WWdN readers. Seriously.
In less than three days, I've gotten tons of responses to every single challenge I issued in the last post.
The result? gmail4troops.com!
And if that's not enough, some guys pulled together gmailforthetroops.com before we could even get our site going.
My favorite thing about this (other than the "good deed" nature of it -- I'm always looking for a way to do good deeds) is how for the vast majority of people, it doesn't matter if you're a liberal or a conservative, a dove or a hawk . . . we're all coming together to do something cool for our soldiers in the field. I hope that there's a bonus to this too: maybe someone will give out invites, feel good about it, and donate a phone card . . . then they'll help put together a care package . . . then, maybe they'll volunteer to help out a soldier's husband or wife, or become pen pals . . . this could really be the start of something cool, and may help improve morale for our guys and gals in uniform.
When I started this lame website so long ago, I never thought that any of these cool things would happen . . . and now, I can't wait to see what happens next!
I'll do my best to get back to regular blogging next week. I've been waiting for Anne to have time to write up about the marathon, and I've been crazy busy with auditions, meetings, and some actual jobs (!). More on all that after the weekend.
Posted by wil at June 19, 2004 10:07 PM
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