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I wasn't able to post this diary until late last night.  I'm "kicking it up" 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 in his diary last evening, if the powers-that-be are unable to unable or unwilling to extent meaningful economic help to most of the country and create more jobs, then, to the extent possible, we need to take care of each other.

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.  

The Kos Katalogue blogathon will showcase many of these talents, with diaries over the next two days by these entrepreneurs showcasing their wares.  This will be as much a celebration of our community's creativity as an opportunity for the rest of us to avail ourselves of those goods.

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.

How You Can Help to Publicize Kos Katalogue

Step-by-Step Process on How to Add/Change Your Daily Kos Signature

If you have never done so before, here is a step-by-step process through which you can easily change or add to your Daily Kos sig:

1. When you log on to Daily Kos, click 'My Page.'

2. Next, click 'Profile.'

3. Then, click 'Edit Profile.'

4. Scroll down a bit to the section titled 'Comment Preferences' - Signature (this will be attached to your comments).  Copy and paste the HTML code (in blockquote in this comment by belinda ridgewood) into the box below 'Signature.'

5. Click 'Save' at the bottom of your Daily Kos Profile page.

6. Your Daily Kos signature should now look like this, just as it does in my sig in the Tip Jar comment of this diary

Support Small Business: Shop Kos Katalogue
7. To ensure you did it correctly, type a sample comment in this diary and preview it, but do not post the comment.  Right click your signature, click 'Open Link in New Tab' and it will take you to this diary by Sara R.

Note: sometimes, it can take a couple of minutes for the new sig to take effect.  If your old sig keeps re-appearing, close your browser, log out, and log on again to Daily Kos.  Try again, your new sig should appear.

7. Congratulations, you are done!  

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.  

Should you have any problems, make a comment in this diary and I'll try to help.

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!!!

A Personal Request from Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Aji, and JekyllnHyde

Both sisters have been an integral part of Daily Kos for a long time.  In years past, the three of us have worked with them on several occasions in many blogathons and other special projects.  For as long as we can remember, they have selflessly comforted others in need and helped to foster a strong sense of community.  Now, they need our help.

Sara (Sara R) and Ann (winglion) are facing some hefty medical bills, vet bills for their beloved pooties, and a host of other economic issues.  If you can help, please go to and make a contribution to rainwoman AT mac DOT com.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.  

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

If you would like to be added to our email list used for email notifications once Kos Katalogue diaries are posted, or for our blogathons, please Kosmail Aji, Sara R, or Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.  Emails are always sent bcc to ensure privacy.

  • Wednesday, July 10

11:00 am: Tapping into our community's creativity and entrepreneurship by Kos.
1:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: Winglion Quilts and the Community Quilt Project by Aji.
2:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: Graphic Designs by Marko the Werelynx by michelewln.
3:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: Three Talented Kossacks: Fineena, Lorinda Pike, and asterkitty by peregrine kate.
5:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: Christmas in July!?! by jan4insight.

  • Thursday, July 11

9:00 am: Kos Katalogue: Shop Till You Drop by belinda ridgewood.
11:00 am: Kos Katalogue: Kossacks Love Silverwork by Wings by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.
1:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: For the Love of Her Goats & the Many Wonderful Things You Can Find by remembrance.
3:00 pm: Kos Katalogue: Our Choices Matter by rb137.
5:00 pm: Kos Katalogue - A little help from my friends by One Pissed Off Liberal.
7:00 pm: Kos Katalogue Challenge for All of Daily Kos: Could You Do THIS? It Will Help Lots of People by JekyllnHyde.

  • Friday, July 12

9:00 am: rserven.
11:00 am: ZenTrainer.
1:00 pm: Yasuragi.
3:00 pm: Kitsap River.
5:00 pm: Glen The Plumber.
6:00 pm: NinthElegy.
7:00 pm: smileycreek.

Please remember to republish these diaries to your Daily Kos Groups.  You can also follow all postings by clicking this link for the Kos Katalogue Group. Then, click 'Follow' and that will make all postings show up in 'My Stream' of your Daily Kos page.


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