Getting awareness and online community help

Hey guys,

Recently (middle of last year) I had a double lung transplant. I was born with Cystic Fibrosis and it all came to a crunch last year. Anyway, I had the transplant and it was a success, however, I live in Australia and my family lives in the uk. As they haven't seen me since the transplant, in fact they haven't seen me since 2009. I was thinking of creating a blog and seeing if I could raise some money to help get me over there. I don't need help creating the blog, but how do I get people knowing about the blog? How can I raise awareness? Are there charity websites I could post on? I am desperate to get over there in time for Christmas. I haven't had a Christmas with my family in years. I know I haven't left much time for this, but it's worth a try right? Figured you guys might be able to help. I am in the middle of creating a blog spot at the moment, but outside of creating the blog, what can I do to achieve this?

Thanks guys, appreciate your help.

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  • SupersplinesSupersplines Registered User
    edited October 2012
    Here is the blog address. [edit]
    Any ideas?

    ceres on
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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    Well, you can't really link it here like that, because then it's sitewhoring unless you're asking for specific advice related to the appearance of the site.

    I don't know much about advertising in general, but on this forum the main thing you can do is link it in your sig and post as normal. We take a really dim view of self-promotion in general around here. :)

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
  • SupersplinesSupersplines Registered User
    Thanks ceres. Appreciated. I guess I didn't really see it that way. Can you delete the thread for me?

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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    I can delete it if you want, but you may still be able to get advice that doesn't involve funneling traffic from here to there, unless that's all you were looking to do.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Really glad to hear that the transplant went okay dude, cystic fibrosis is a motherfucker.

    Have a look at ChipIn as means of raising money. I've used it a couple of times now for a fwe charity drives I've done and I found it very useful

    Like Ceres said, a link in your sig to your blog/ChipIn would be the way to go for around here. Try getting in contact with Cystic Fibrosis Australia and they may be able to help. I've not had any experience with them, so I don't know what the chances are though

    Other options include getting in contact the Lions Club and the Rotary Club.

    Have you got your permanent residency here in Aussie? I'm not sure if that would affect anything if you weren't though

    Good luck mate!

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