WordPress is pretty cool. That’s why it’s the blogging service of choice at Modern Dental Practice Marketing — and I do not get paid to say that. In addition to great functionality, customizable templates, and traffic reports, WordPress has widgets, one of which really impressed me.
When I came across the SocialVibe widget, I was working on my agenda, planning a November retreat for Jill and me. Of course, I noticed that Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all the year-end holidays are almost here. Everyone is going to get super busy. We’re also going to have less time and more to do. The thing is, these particular holidays are meant for us to be appreciative, kind, caring, generous, reflective on the quality (the real quality) of our lives and the impact we have on people. For dentists, it starts early. Halloween Candy Buy Back supports Operation Gratitude, the charity dedicated to showing appreciation to US troops on active duty overseas. But we can’t send some candy to a warehouse for others to sort and ship, then call our philanthropic duties done, now can we?
We are blessed, lucky, fortunate — chose your term. We’re that.
Today, MDPM added a SocialVibe widget to our sidebar. We’re supporting Children Helping Children, a charity that gets our American kiddos hooked up with underprivileged kiddos across the globe. Children helping Children not only teaches our richly blessed US kids about the orphans, disease, and starvation other kids face every day. The charity gives US kids a chance to help. And, I love this, it’s not all about money. Sure, Children Helping Children allows our kids to raise money that helps less fortunate children in a very practical way. But the organization also encourages our kids to exchange letters and pictures with the children they’re helping.
I remember having a pen pal in Germany when I was about 10. I mailed her Madonna bracelets, and she sent me scratch-and-sniff stickers with German cartoons on them. Pretty cool. Children Helping Children takes pen pals to the next level.
It’s very awesome.
Now, back to the widget. I installed the SocialVibe widget to support Children Helping Children. Anyone who does the activity associated with my widget will earn money for my charity of choice. The activities are sponsored by big brands. The one I did today for a breast cancer awareness charity was a trivia question. The one for Children Helping Children was a Hotmail ad in which I voted on some commercial clips. It took seconds.
Jill and I want to encourage YOU to add a SocialVibe widget to your sidebar. We’ll do it for you if you’re an MDPM client. Just go to www. socialvibe.com, sign up for a free account, and choose your charity. Whether you support animal rights, organ donation, cancer research, or the arts, there’s a charity for you. Simply send us your SocialVibe logins and the charity you’d like to support. We’ll add the SocialVibe widget to your sidebar, just above the RSS feeds or links.
Come on, guys. It’s free. Let’s get global this holiday season.