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EntreCredits Raising Campaign – How much EntreCredits would you donate to a fellow EntreCarder who recently lost a loved one? Dedicated to Heidi @ shopdogdiaries.com

11 Mar 2008 | The Blogsphere |  87 comments

Heidi, a fellow EntreCarder who runs ShopDogDiaries.Com lost her husband – Joe to a sudden heart attack recently. Interested in donating EntreCredits to her? So why should you be interested in donating EntreCredits to her anyway? Interested in knowing a little bit more about some ancient Chinese Tradition? Find out more in this post.

The Shocking News
I only got to know about the news after GeekMom posted about it at the Official EntreCard Forums – Send your condolences to Shop Dog Diaries please – in which GeekMom mentioned the post where she got to know about this shocking news from Heidi’s announcement post – Taking Time Off – as a result of that, many EntreCarders jacked in there and gave their condolences.

A Moment of Silence
Fellow EntreCarder – Michael White @ Saphyrm.Com posted up a special MWF entry – A Moment of Silence – dedicated to Heidi. No other EntreCarder responded to that post except me and Heidi though.

About Joe
Heidi shared with us about what happened and Joe’s condition in – Obesity Kills – and it reminded me to always be on guard regarding my eating habits and my own body weight, thought at the moment I am considered to be quite underweight.

Why Donate? Learn something new today – Ancient Chinese Tradition
I would like to share with you all some ancient traditional Chinese Traditions that we Chinese still practices today when someone passes away.

For us Chinese, when someone passes away, the family of that someone holds an event which is called “Pai Shi” (白事) which involves paying last respects, memorial, burial services etc. The family of the deceased collects “Pai Jin” (白金) in Mandarin or “Pak Kum” in Cantonese or “White Gold” when loosely translated into English.

This “White Gold” is mainly used to offset the fees associated with the burial service. i.e. tombstone, monks, etc. However, some wealthy families tend to donate off these “Pai Jin” (白金) to charity institutions.

Wait!!! What does Heidi has to say about this?
Regarding this, I have asked for her permission first and so yeah, she is okay with this. I understand that she is selling EntreCredits and hence that any EntreCredits collected and donated to her would ultimately end up sold by Heidi.

So, if I donated, what’s in it for me?
Why, you would get a big thanks from Heidi, myself! That’s it! Nothing else! Nada!

Just joking! Everyone who donated would get a back-link from me. In the event that too many EntreCarders donated, the back links would be spread out across a few posts to prevent Big-G (Google) from branding my site as a link farm.

I’m interested. So how do I donate?
Using the comment system here below, pledge the amount you are willing to donate and wire transfer me the amount of EntreCredits and I will transfer to total amount accumulated each day to Heidi. Phirate would able to monitor the transactions so your EntreCredits are safe from any fraudulent Entre-Transactions.

Generous EntreCredits Donors
01 – 300 – beeker – beekerswords.com
02 – 500 – juliana – luceljuliana.com
03 – 500 – glitch – ebooktechie.com
03a – 100 – A. – travellingspouse.blogspot.com
03b – 500 – designerfrog.blogspot.com
04 – 500 – Dan Thornton – thewayoftheweb.blogspot.com
05 – 500 – Article Specialist – articlespecialist.blogspot.com
06 – 700 – Jolene – junodesigns.blogspot.com
07 – 500 – Arnold – chalkischeap.co.za
08 – 500 – Tim – yimto.com
09 – 500 – A. Caleb Hartley – environmentastic.com
10 – 500 – Heather – geekmommashup.com

11 – 250 – Ada – scramories.com/blog
12 – 300 – Haley Hughes – haleyhughes.blogspot.com
13 – 500 – Android Guys – androidguys.com
14 – 200 – offbeatnewsandvideos.blogspot.com
15 – 200 – teasastipstechniques.blogspot.com
16 – 200 – celebritynewsdotcom.blogspot.com
17 – 1000 – Chungyen Chang – anunsuspectingnotebook.blogspot.com
18 – 500 – Lightening – lighteningonline.com
19 – 50 – Tune Money – tunemoney.blogspot.com
20 – 500 – Lis – stickfigurelis.com

20a – 1000 – downonourluck.com
21 – 635 – onemillionpetpics.com
22 – 1000 – youcanlearnseries.com
23 – 300 – your-best-life.blogspot.com
24 – 1000 – pandorascasket.info
25 – 500 – chippedpolish.com
26 – 500 – mycfoonthego.com
27 – 500 – heavengraphics.com/blog
28 – 500 – worldwidetravelblog.blogspot.com
29 – 300 – mommamuse.com
30 – 500 – blog.leisawatkins.com

31 – 250 – [I mistook this as a donation]
32 – 100 – superheroesbase.com
33 – 100 – fxtraderman.blogspot.com
34 – 100 – inspiredartbeat.blogspot.com
35 – 100 – forex-hometrader.blogspot.com
36 – 300 – monfat48.blogspot.com
37 – 300 – fatherlyours.com
38 – 250 – ylitalot.net/en
39 – 300 – senoload.blogspot.com
40 – 500 – makapalm.com

41 – 500 – infectedloser.com
42 – 2000 – articlesnatch.com/blog
43 – 150 – chocolate-party.blogspot.com
44 – 500 – designersdepot.blogspot.com
45 – 300 – burkemperland.blogspot.com
46 – 200 – achingdebts.com
47 – 300 – debontherocks.com
48 – 200 – realitybanned.blogspot.com
49 – 333 – pen-pusher.com
50 – 300 – wherebloggersandhumansmeet.blogspot.com

51 – 750 – venessagiunta.com
52 – 5536 – boscardin.org
53 – 200 – work-at-home-wealth.com/blog.asp
54 – 200 – axlarevalo.blogspot.com
55 – 1000 – fabulouslyjinxed.com
56 – 200 – swordspecpanda.com
57 – 500 – moneyloveandchange.com
58 – 100 – eyespi20.com
59 – 1000 – razzball.com
60 – 1000 – ask-us.biz/wp

61 – 500 – neobluepanther.com
62 – 300 – girlforallstatus.blogspot.com

Deimos’s Daily Reads
No reading today, instead I would like to “tag” some of the most popular EntreCarders from the “Most Popular Entrecards” page and see how many of them would donate.

Marcus Hochstadt – www.hochstadt.com
Colin King – ageeksjourney.com
Max – sitehoppin.com/blog
StanHayes – razzball.com
Tim – yimto.com

Deimos’s Thoughts
I think this is a very terrible and very sad thing to happen to anyone.
I still remember the time when my Grandma passed away suddenly back in September 2004. It happened suddenly, it was too fast and everyone was shocked.

My Mum and Dad were overseas somewhere in Europe when it happened. My Dad talked to my Grandma (my Dad’s mum) over the phone before my Dad left Malaysia for a pre-planned group tour with his University Alumni Association’s members. Dad said Grandma still sounded okay before he left, that is why he left the country after knowing that Grandma sounded okay on the phone.

Thinking about this brings back vivid scenes of the past about how my Dad crawled into the room (another Ancient Chinese Tradition, offsprings of the deceased have to crawl in to pay respect first) where Grandma was placed in a coffin and sobbed uncontrollably.

Come to think of it, there are two doggies in my house hold who are of quite old age – Mickey Handsome Boy and Baby Girl – both of them are born in 1996 and this year would make them coming to an age of Twelve (12). Mickey Handsome Boy is still doing okay but Baby Girl is like 100% blind due to Cataract. I believe I will cry and shed much tears too if they pass away one day, but this is kinda expected since them doggies are of old age.

Deimos Asks
So, my dear fellow EntreCarders, how much EntreCredits would you be willing to donate to Heidi? 100? 500? 1000? 2000? 5000? 10000???!!!! Remember, this is not an auspicious event so no need to donate any figures that ends or rhymes with Eights (8) aye.


  1. 11th March 2008 
    12:40 pm         

    said the following:

    Sye Sye Ni
    Count me in. I can’t even imagine life without my husband.
    I will give my 300 credits from today toward your kind endeavor.

  2. 11th March 2008 
    1:33 pm         

    said the following:

    I’m sorry to hear this sad news. 500ec from me will go to this effort. Please advise who I’m sending it to. Thanks.

  3. 11th March 2008 
    1:36 pm         

    said the following:

    Not sure if my previous comment went through. I’m pledging 500 ec towards your effort. Please advise who I’m sending it to. Thanks.

  4. 11th March 2008 
    1:39 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    It went through. 😮
    Its for Heidi @ http://shopdogdiaries.com/ 🙂
    You can transfer the EntreCredits to me and I will wire it to her. 😉

  5. 11th March 2008 
    2:09 pm         

    said the following:

    My condolences to Heidi. I’m donating 500 ec, will transfer it later. Thank you, Deimos.

  6. 11th March 2008 
    3:26 pm         

    said the following:

    ec sent.

  7. 11th March 2008 
    4:36 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @beeker, glitch:
    EntreCredits received and delivered to Heidi! 😉
    Thank you for participating in this campaign! 🙂

  8. 11th March 2008 
    5:28 pm         

    said the following:

    This is a very kind thing to do, Diemos!

    I’ve already left my condolences at ShopDog — she’s one of my “regular” reads, so read her post before coming here.


  9. 11th March 2008 
    8:13 pm         

    said the following:

    I have been very sad since I read her blog the other day and read about it. I will donate a minimum of 500 credits, but I would like to donate more, so I will see how many credits I can accumulate through my two blogs and send them later today.
    Please if you recieve nothing from me by later tonight, send me a quick message to make sure I haven’t forgotten, I had a severe lack of sleep last night and have a lot to get done today and I don’t want to forget to send these credits to you for her!

  10. 11th March 2008 
    10:02 pm         

    said the following:

    I will donate 500 credits to start and see how many more I have at the end of the day. 🙁

  11. 11th March 2008 
    10:13 pm         

    said the following:

    I saw the Moment of Silence post on Saphyrm but didn’t understand what it was about. I’ve sent you the few ECs I have.
    A dreadful thing to happen.

  12. 12th March 2008 
    12:04 am         

    Dan Thornton
    said the following:

    EC sent

  13. 12th March 2008 
    12:44 am         

    Article Specialist
    said the following:

    Hi Deimos, I’ll donate 500 ec to Heidi. I will transfer them to you after sending this message.

  14. 12th March 2008 
    2:39 am         

    said the following:

    I have just sent you 700 EC’s for Heidi, no need to remind me now 🙂

  15. 12th March 2008 
    3:20 am         

    said the following:

    Hi Deimos, please count me in for 500ec. I’ll transfer to you right after this.

  16. 12th March 2008 
    4:04 am         

    said the following:

    Well, since you “tagged” me, I’ll gladly donate 500ec. Sending right away.

  17. 12th March 2008 
    4:39 am         

    A. Caleb Hartley
    said the following:


    I’ll transfer you 500 ECs for Heidi… please let me know if there is anything else I can do!

    A. Caleb Hartley

  18. 12th March 2008 
    4:44 am         

    said the following:

    I would like to donate some EC’s to Heidi as well.
    Thanks for doing this.

  19. 12th March 2008 
    6:25 am         

    said the following:

    I just transferred 300 ecs. I’d send more if I could. My deepest condolences to Heidi.

  20. 12th March 2008 
    7:20 am         

    Teasas Tips
    said the following:

    I’ve got 200 credits each from my 3 ec accounts for a total of 600 ecs. I know how it is, I lost my 23 year old son 3 years ago but it still feels like yesterday…contact me so we can make the transfer.

  21. 12th March 2008 
    7:31 am         

    said the following:

    I respect that you are trying to help out someone else, that’s very noble, and I’m sure she appreciates it.

    I wish I could help but currently I’m not involved with EntreCard… I keep seeing it everywhere I go though, so it’s about time that I look into it!

  22. 12th March 2008 
    7:41 am         

    Teasas Tips
    said the following:

    Done…600 ecs just donated…I’ll keep Heidi in my prayers.

  23. 12th March 2008 
    10:14 am         

    said the following:

    Sending 1000 credits…

  24. 12th March 2008 
    10:23 am         

    said the following:

    What a lovely idea. I would love to participate in such a generous gesture of reaching out to a fellow entrecarder. I will forward you some credits to pass on to her and will also plan to drop regularly on her entrecard so she can continue to gain credits that way while she is unable to reciprocate the drops.

  25. 12th March 2008 
    10:39 am         

    said the following:

    I have sent through 500 credits for you to pass on and a post about this will appear on my Lightening’s Blogworld blog tomorrow.

  26. 12th March 2008 
    11:06 am         

    said the following:

    I signed up… it will take some time to build up credits though (people – help! hehe).

  27. 12th March 2008 
    1:03 pm         

    said the following:

    :mrgreen: it’s really nice of you to come up with this idea. well, it would be great if we could donate real money thru paypal rite, just a thought.

    i will send mine.
    exercise regularly

  28. 12th March 2008 
    2:55 pm         

    said the following:

    SO I transfer credit to you?

  29. 12th March 2008 
    3:19 pm         

    said the following:

    Count me in for 500.

  30. 12th March 2008 
    4:36 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Just doing my part to help make the Cyberspace a better place for us all. 🙂


    No worries, any amount is okay. 😉


    Don’t need to Entre-Bankrupt yourself yo! 😯


    A dreadful thing indeed, I can’t imagine life without my Darling! 😕
    Though she mentally and physically abuses me often … 🙄


    @Dan Thornton:
    EC received and delivered to Heidi! 😎


    @Article Specialist:
    Thanks for the support! 😀


    Received your 700 EC and delivered to Heidi! 😎


    Thanks for your support yo! 500ec received and wired to Heidi! 😉


    Thanks for “tagging” back yo! 🙂
    I wonder where the other 4 I “tagged” are … 💡


    @A. Caleb Hartley:
    Well, you can blog about this “campaign” if you like to. :mrgreen:


    Thanks for donating! You’re most welcome yo! 🙂


    Again, don’t go Entre-Broke trying to help out yo! 😯


    @Teasas Tips:
    Received your EntreCredits and delivered them to Heidi! Thanks! :mrgreen:
    Terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your son. 🙁


    Thanks for your kind words yo! :mrgreen:
    EntreCard is awesome! You will like it! 😀


    @Teasas Tips:
    Amen. 😈


    Received and transfered yo! Thanks, mate. 😉


    Got your EntreCredits and passed them to Heidi! 🙂
    Thanks for the free advertisement yo! ❗


    Welcome to the EntreCard community yo! 😎


    Yes dear, you transfer EntreCredits to me and I will wire them to Heidi. 😳


    Thanks for participating! :mrgreen:


  31. 12th March 2008 
    5:49 pm         

    said the following:

    I missed this yesterday, I’ll give 100 credits. I’m sorry to hear about this 🙁

  32. 12th March 2008 
    5:50 pm         

    said the following:

    I’m just concerned that you didn’t receive the ECs I sent yesterday. They went from my account so I hope you did receive them?

  33. 12th March 2008 
    5:55 pm         

    Sharp Words
    said the following:

    Count me in for 150.

  34. 12th March 2008 
    6:10 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Better late than never! 🙂


    Oh poke! I forgot to include your URL in there! Duh! 😯


    @Sharp Words:
    Thanks for the support yo! 😉


  35. 12th March 2008 
    6:15 pm         

    B Carter
    said the following:

    I will donate 1,000.

    I saw Saphrym’s post and felt that if it was a moment of silence, then there shouldn’t be a comment because it’s a moment.

    Heidi, my best wishes go out to you. 🙁

  36. 12th March 2008 
    7:08 pm         

    B Carter
    said the following:

    I will donate another 635 from my other account.

  37. 12th March 2008 
    8:54 pm         

    said the following:

    Just read about this… how awful! My heart hurts for her. I’m sending you 300 credits to pass along to her. Thanks for your kindness during this hard period in her life!

  38. 12th March 2008 
    10:52 pm         

    said the following:

    That is so sad to hear. I sent in my credits for you to pass along.

    Such a nice thing to see that all these people ban together for someone in their time of need.

    I wish her the very best

  39. 12th March 2008 
    11:54 pm         

    said the following:

    I’m in for 500.

  40. 13th March 2008 
    1:05 am         

    My CFO on the Go
    said the following:

    Such a sad time, but it is amazing how many bloggers are willing to help! I am in for 500.

  41. 13th March 2008 
    1:08 am         

    said the following:

    ❓ I am sorry to hear about Heidis loss and will be donating 500 credits as soon as I have earned them.
    Regards Mark

  42. 13th March 2008 
    1:41 am         

    said the following:

    Count me in as well for 500. I’ve been out of the loop for a few days and just found out. So sorry to hear and my thoughts and prayers go out to you Heidi !

  43. 13th March 2008 
    2:14 am         

    said the following:


    Sorry to hear about Heidi’s loss.

    I am willing to donate 500 credits..will send them to you soon!

  44. 13th March 2008 
    3:10 am         

    said the following:

    I’m so slow on things… but I’m here.. and I’d like to donate 300 entrecredits today – sending now. Thoughts are with Heidi…

  45. 13th March 2008 
    3:29 am         

    said the following:

    Hi Diemos cancelled a load of pending ads to raise my donation and sent my 500 EC to you for Heidi. hope you recieve it Okay.

    Regards Mark

    😕 http://worldwidetravelblog.blogspot.com/

  46. 13th March 2008 
    4:54 am         

    Jen / domestika
    said the following:

    This is just heartbreaking. I sent my 500 EC straight to Heidi last night – I don’t know if that counts in your tally, but hope it helps out a little bit…

  47. 13th March 2008 
    9:40 am         

    said the following:

    Just sent 500 credits.

    Thanks for doing this. Just one of the reasons why I like EntreCard more and more each day.

    Dream ~ Act ~ Plan ~ Achieve

  48. 13th March 2008 
    1:27 pm         

    said the following:

    Put me down for 1000.

  49. 13th March 2008 
    7:04 pm         

    said the following:

    Count me in for 100 Ec

  50. 13th March 2008 
    7:06 pm         

    said the following:

    A nice gesture 100 ec

  51. 13th March 2008 
    7:09 pm         

    said the following:

    A wonderful gesture, and my condolences

  52. 13th March 2008 
    7:37 pm         

    Monkey Tale
    said the following:

    I’ll donate… 300 credits…on the way soon.

  53. 13th March 2008 
    8:06 pm         

    said the following:

    I’ll send 300 and kindly send my condolences.

  54. 13th March 2008 
    8:10 pm         

    Juha Ylitalo
    said the following:

    Just donated 250 credits.

  55. 13th March 2008 
    8:25 pm         

    said the following:

    Here’s another 300 on the way….this is a nice thing you’re doing.

  56. 13th March 2008 
    8:54 pm         

    said the following:

    I will go and give my condolences to Heidi, I hadn’t heard! I’ll have to go back and check my account I should have either 2 or 300 to send, I’ll send them later.

  57. 13th March 2008 
    9:22 pm         

    said the following:

    I’m so sorry to hear that. 🙁

    Will send 500ec for Heidi.

  58. 13th March 2008 
    11:46 pm         

    said the following:

    I heard about this on the forum. Although I do not know Heidi it is always hard to lose a loved one so suddenly. 🙁 My condolences. I am sending 500ec

  59. 14th March 2008 
    12:11 am         

    said the following:

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. I have no idea how I would cope if something ever happened to my hubby. Since I can’t send flowers I would like to donate 150 EC to Heidi. Not sure how I go about doing this though. So I will have to read in the forums to find instructions so I can!

  60. 14th March 2008 
    12:12 am         

    Matt Ellsworth
    said the following:

    I’m very sorry to hear about this. My fiance’s aunt had a heart attack a few weeks ago while working as a school nurse. So it certainly can happen to anyone.

    I’ve sent 2000 EC – please make sure they get to where they need to be.

  61. 14th March 2008 
    1:06 am         

    said the following:

    I’ll transfer you 500 ECs for Heidi.

  62. 14th March 2008 
    2:33 am         

    said the following:

    I left my condolences on her blog. 🙁 I am going to send Heidi 500 EC.

  63. 14th March 2008 
    4:02 am         

    said the following:

    I am donating 300 credits to Heidi. So sorry for your loss! Hugs

  64. 14th March 2008 
    4:54 am         

    said the following:

    I am donating 200 to Heidi. I left condolences on her blog.

  65. 14th March 2008 
    5:59 am         

    Deb on the Rocks
    said the following:

    I’m sending 300 for Heidi. Thanks for making this happen for her. All blessings, Deb

  66. 14th March 2008 
    7:36 am         

    said the following:

    I’d like to donate but i have never sent credits to anyone… can someone tell/show me how you do that?

  67. 14th March 2008 
    8:33 am         

    said the following:

    Hey, 333 from me, I already sent it to your account 😉

  68. 14th March 2008 
    9:24 am         

    Guardian Angel
    said the following:

    I just send in 300ec and I am planning to make a short post on my blog that lead to this post as an additional help.

    Ironically, my latest post was how to keep healthy when blogging. I posted it before I learned about your post.

    Pls. extend my condolences. Thanks.

  69. 14th March 2008 
    9:45 am         

    Venessa G.
    said the following:

    This is so terribly sad. 🙁 I do hope she can find some solace soon.

    I’m sending along 750 ECs.

  70. 14th March 2008 
    9:46 am         

    said the following:

    Since I’m currently taking a break from EC, she can have all of mine, which is probably around 3K or 4K.

  71. 14th March 2008 
    1:35 pm         

    Marcus Hochstadt
    said the following:

    Just discovered this one… I went ahead and donated and sent 2,000ec to her account.

    Now, Deimos, please do let us know when and where she sells the credits so we can purchase them. That way, the circle takes the right direction.


  72. 14th March 2008 
    1:50 pm         

    said the following:

    Sorry to read about her loss. I’m sending you 200ec. On the positive side, this mix of ancient traditions, community sense and technology setting together the wills of people all over the world with a helping purpose truly makes Internet meaningful.

  73. 14th March 2008 
    1:54 pm         

    said the following:

    @Marcus: If you go to Heidi’s blog (http://shopdogdiaries.com/), on the right sidebar you will find a PayPal widget. There you can buy EC credits from her.


  74. 14th March 2008 
    5:13 pm         

    said the following:

    My deepest sympathies to you, Heidi…

    May God grant your husband eternal rest.

    I’ll send 200 EC to you, plus my prayers.

  75. 14th March 2008 
    5:17 pm         

    Mike Huang
    said the following:

    I’ll throw in 1,000. My condolences to Heidi 🙁

    BTW Ahkong, it’s “BAI SHI” not “PAI” 🙂


  76. 14th March 2008 
    11:16 pm         

    said the following:

    I’ll give 1000. My deepest condolences to Heidi.

  77. 15th March 2008 
    12:04 am         

    said the following:

    Okay, so my estimation was off; apparently I had 5K+ in my account. Lol. Hope you got it all in one piece!

  78. 15th March 2008 
    1:08 pm         

    said the following:

    I will be sending 500ec credits in the next couple of minutes. I just read about this – thanks for your efforts in setting this up.

  79. 17th March 2008 
    8:42 am         

    Shari Thomas
    said the following:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Heidi’s loss. I’m sending 1000 EC your way for her. Thanks so much for spearheading such a thoughtful effort.

  80. 18th March 2008 
    10:46 pm         

    c gonzales
    said the following:

    Sorry to hear the sad news. I’m donating 300. I’m sending it now.

  81. 22nd March 2008 
    6:48 am         

    said the following:

    Wow! What an awesome response so far. What is the total tally? Go Entrecarders with big hearts!!!! :mrgreen:

  82. 19th April 2010 
    1:55 pm         

    said the following:

    I like this post here is all good point and also nice blog.

  83. 12th May 2010 
    8:15 pm         

    Lola Allen
    said the following:

    I really love sending flowers to my loved ones. I specially like sending Tulips and Roses.*;`

  84. 6th October 2010 
    2:13 am         

    James Thomas
    said the following:

    i always used to send flowes on my ex-GF but now i seldom do so,.*

  85. 20th October 2010 
    3:48 pm         

    Nursery Decoration 
    said the following:

    sending flowers to love ones is the thing that i always do, i love fressh roses”:’