You can read all the reasons why I’ve created this blog here, but in short, I have a strong desire to be a voice of hope, encouragement, and inspiration.  I’m dedicated to the task, and to teaching and testifying of our Savior and His gospel, and in the process, I hope to add to the voice of Mormons on the internet.  That’s my role, but I need your help.

See, I can only reach so many people on my own, but with your help, that reach can explode to unimagined proportions.  You can play an actual role in this vision of building the voice of good on the internet.  Here’s what you can do.

Tell others – The easiest thing to do is email others about the blog.  Tell your family, your friends, or anyone else within your sphere of influence. 

Use StumbleUpon – For those of you who don’t know about StumbleUpon, it’s a brilliant new social bookmarking site.  When you find a site on the internet that is particularly good, you can bookmark it on StumbleUpon, which then allows others to find it.

It works brilliantly.  Whenever someone adds one of my posts to StumbleUpon, that day I’ll receive between 200 and 400 unique visitors.  What’s more, usually those visitors are NOT Mormons.  Which means when you “stumble” one of my posts, it’ll automatically be sent to hundreds of new people.  It’s almost evangelical – your actions will result in hundreds of people seeing that particular post.

It’s an easy way for you to pioneer missionary work online.  And it’s free.

All you have to do is pick the post you want to share, then click the little “Bookmark” button that looks like this (usually found at the bottom of the page you want to share):

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Then click the link on the left that says “StumbleUpon”.  A little window will pop up where you can add a short review of the post, select what it’s about (type in “Religion, Mormon, LDS, Church” and whatever else that post might be about).  Then check the “no” box to verify there’s no adult content and click “Add your review”. 

Now simply fill out your information (you only have to do this once to create your account).  Now you’re done.

Whenever you find a post that you really like, just click the “Bookmark” button, and stumble it.  The more posts you stumble the more people will find Ongofu.

So please, contribute to the cause and spread the word!  I certainly appreciate your help.

Rusty