Fans of David Archuleta BEGIN.s a new year! Happy 4th anniversary FOD! Vlog #4 – Favorite Songs, ContestOlogy ends today, get David to #1, BEGIN. twibbon from Annie, Walk or run a Thousand Miles, NewAngel’s Beautiful Person ~ David on the cover of People (not really but one day)!

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“Part of the process of BEGINning anew, or changing directions is to know where you want to go. I know this sounds simplistic and easy, but this is one of the most difficult of choices to make with clarity.”

Byron Pulsifer

Logo Credit: EBU R 128 Loudness logo Source 

 

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Fans of David is 4 years old!

More than a toddler, past our terrible two’s, ready for pre-school.  So, we are celebrating!

** HUGE DISCLAIMER HERE.  I am building on the themes from Joanie’s anniversary post last year.  In other words, I’m stealing shamelessly.  It was just too good!****

On August 3rd, 2008 Fans Of David Archuleta welcomed fans from everywhere to celebrate all (fan) things David Archuleta with them! The first official post came the next day on August 4th, but fans were made welcome and invited to be part of an exciting community on August 3rd.

I remember how I came to FOD. We were  had happily commenting and sharing at a certain place for months before, but our fearless leaders Richard Parkinson (Papa FOD), Jenny, Becky, and Miss Mary were going elsewhere.  When Jenny and Becky announced just a few days before of the new Fans of David fansite, I immediately recall thinking…”Whereever they are heading is where I need to go!”.  And here we are!

Joanie wrote in her post last year:

Our bond is David Archuleta and on a daily basis here at FOD, we have been happy, honored,  and privileged to  report, support, share, promote, celebrate, and “squee about” an incredibly talented, wise, sweet, endearing, and occasionally wonderfully random man and his music! (I could go on and on with adjectives ;) ). We can all look around and be amazed at the relationships that have formed. There are friendships here that far transcend any initial commonalities shared during our Idol days of hand wringing and go-phone voting. As David has continued to mature and grow as an artist, so has FOD as a fansite.

FOD by the numbers:

We have currently reached   2, 782 posts (daily,  morning/afternoon and evening), over a million comments, and are followed by 4036 people on twitter!! (and that number has increased even after David left on his mission). 

The team!

We’ve changed over the years, even our physical appearance, but we all love working in some capacity for FOD.

The FOD writing/technical team (left to right) Joanie (suttygal), Gail, Richard, Mary Lou (Pastel), Vicki, Jenny, and (seated) Becky and Kalei (see below)

Kalei is not in the pic above (my photo editing skills are horrid) but here she is below:

Kalei and David are our Late Night Chat mods!

And more of our awesome chat mods who all work so hard to give you a place to chat and listen to great music!

Chief Moderators:

David G. , Donna , Tricia

Moderators:

David (DOK) , Kalei , Diana, Penny

Below on the (L): Penny, Di, DFT,& Donna. Pic on the R is David with David from Kentucky

David with Tricia

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The 1st FOD Post!!!!

WELCOME TO FANS OF DAVID! Teen Choice Awards; Exclusive Fans of David Pictures!

Posted on August 4, 2008 by Jenny FOR THE ENTIRE FIRST POST CLICK HERE

David Archuleta on the Red Carpet at the taping of the Teen Choice Awards, August 4th.

WELCOME TO FANS OF DAVID! HOORAY!

Since January, my world has changed. Not only has David Archuleta shepherded music back into my life and inspired me to pursue creative endeavors with his extraordinary gift (and with the essence of who he is); he has been the catalyst for the nurturing of many new friendships. I cannot tell you how many phenomenal Archies, Arch Angels, and David fans of other names I have met online, and a few of them have become truly close friends; people to whom I turn daily for serious discussions about music, fangirly discussions about–well–fangirly things, and for support with that everyday real life stuff. That is why we are so thrilled that you have chosen to follow us here: we’re going to create some magic on this site: exclusive interviews, endless chats, fan stories and pictures, David Archuleta news and features and artwork, and most importantly, a safe haven for fans to discuss and celebrate David and each other! Thank you so much for joining us in the creation of this fan home. We envision this fan family staying connected for a long, long time as we witness David’s artistry blossom and his career unfold.

A sincere thanks to Richard Parkinson for starting this fansite, and a special thanks to Miss Mary who has worked long hours and pulled many all-nighters to get the website on its feet. We are still tweaking, so be patient while we create and refine. Just thank you so much for being here today. It means the world to us.

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FOD posts from August 3rd ’09, Aug. 3rd  ’10 and Aug. 3rd ’11!  Click below on the pics!

….. and one last thing

One of the great things about FOD is the ability of all of you to rally around a cause.  There have been many over the past years and we have been proud to be cheerleaders and promoters for them.  To round out our anniversary post, here is a recent shout out from the man himself to all those who helped make a difference with Invisible Children.  Hats off to all fans, including FOD, for always responding positively and generously when called.

That thunderous applause at the end of the vid is for all of you!

 

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BEGIN. vlog #4

What are your favorite songs  from the album?

David talks about the songs he put on the BEGIN. album. All of them are favorites of his and he enjoyed recording them but see the ones he just loved recording. He wanted to find songs people could connect to.

“They capture the emotions and mental states that I wanted to share with people”.

Have a listen.  Please comment too!

Humble as always, David gives kudos to the original artists and the pure love of each song the way they are.  These will just knock our socks off when we hear them live.  One day :)

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It’s getting closer now, closer now!

Only FOUR MORE SLEEPS until we BEGIN.  Thanks for the graphic Cindy!

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Show your support!

As created by AnnieDAFG, head on over to www.twibbon.com to show your support for BEGIN.  Here is a collage of the the avi’s of the first 50 people that did!  Click on it to go to the site.  Thanks for starting this Annie!

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Last day for ContestOlogy!  Get David to No 1!!

Head on over to David’s Ology board to help get him to Number 1!  He needs more followers and comments!  Its so quick and easy and take a look at what everyone is sharing!  Click on the image to go to David’s main page!

Looks like the man himself was over there yesterday (not really, but kinda) and 3 new posts were put up!   They need more comments!!!!  TONS MORE!  Click to go there

Anaheim 2010

Nandito Ako, The Crew

Nandito Ako There was no David harmed in the making. Just some "tv magic" (ks)

A collective awwww over that last one.  And how does something that looks blue turn out red?

Thanks for these Kari and for sharing in this fun!

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“I’D WALK A THOUSAND MILES FOR DAVID ARCHULETA”

 

Get ready to BEGIN. the “I’d Walk 1000 Miles For David Archuleta” campaign!  BEGIN.ning August 7th, 2012, the @DA2014FitClub encourages you to BEGIN. walking or running to complete, as a group, 1000 miles as a tribute to David and his new cd, BEGIN.  We’ll BEGIN. at 12:01 a.m. EDT, August 7th, 2012, so wherever you are in the world, put on your running shoes and join us.  Get a pedometer, measure your route or walk on a treadmill to keep track.

 The rules:

1.      You must be following @DA2014FitClub on twitter for your miles to be counted.

2.      Report how many miles you walk/run each day or each week to @DA2014FitClub.

That’s it.  Pretty simple, huh?  If you walk in kilometres, we’ll convert it to miles (1 kilometre = 0.62 miles).  Also, if you can, please send in a picture or twitvid/video of you running or walking via Twitter to @DA2014FitClub.  If you don’t want to show your face, just have someone take a picture of your feet or legs, or you from the back.  We’ll update how many miles we’ve gone as a group every week.  To help me, I plan to set a goal of how many miles I’m going to try to do every week.  It’s not how fast you can go or how far you can go; it’s that you BEGIN.  Remember even ¼ mile adds up to a mile if you do it 4 times a week.  Set a goal and BEGIN.!  We can’t wait to find out how long it takes to get to 1000 miles!

Who we are:  DA2014FitClub is a group of David Archuleta fans who decided to exercise and eat healthy foods to become more fit while David is on his mission.  We found there were many fans who wanted to join in on the fun and fitness, so @DA2014FitClub was formed on twitter to allow fans to encourage and motivate each other, to share tips and to report their progress.  Join us!!!!  No membership fee, just a desire to make your lifestyle healthier!

*Please note that bicycling or recumbent bike mileage will not be counted in this campaign, but we’ll work on having a biking challenge related to David after the “I’d Walk 1000 Miles For David Archuleta” campaign.  All you bikers, please join us with walking or running if you can.

Pattie (@attwittsend)

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Special feature: Beautiful inside and out

Since we are reflecting on past years, this is a perfect time to pull out a piece from NewAngel.  From May 1, 2009

I was at the grocery store today, buying ingredients to make panini sandwiches (which you can make in your waffle maker BTW, you don’t need a panini press…) and what should I see at the checkout but the latest issue of People magazine, the “Most Beautiful People” issue.  I think it used to be the “50 Most Beautiful People” issue, but now, evidently, there are far too many beautiful people in the entertainment world to  narrow it down to a mere 50.  Anyway, I’m sure you know where I’m going with this…

Guess who was NOT on the cover where he rightly belonged? Guess who was not in the “Under 21″ section with all the Disney kids or in the “beautiful smiles” section or the section for beautiful people with moles, or beautiful eyes or teeth, or those who are beautiful without makeup (hello Kara DioGuardi. I can only imagine how this went down with her publicist:  “Good news, Kara! People magazine wants you for their Beautiful People issue!  Yay!  Bad news:  They want you to pose without makeup!”  Not that she’s not lovely, but, heck, if I’d worked my booty off to succeed in show business and my triumphant “I’ve arrived” moment had me looking like, well, a normal, average mall-walker from the ‘burbs, I’d be pretty ticked off.  But that’s just me. And no one’s asked me to be in their most beautiful issue.  So, David Archuleta and I have something in common.  Finally.)

No, actually, I’m going to give People the benefit of the doubt here and assume they DID ask him.  And he was just too modest and did that whole, “Awww, I think I’m funny-looking” routine. You know, that whole “I can barely stand to look at myself, I avoid mirrors, I used to hide from cameras, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…” thing.  Or, maybe he was confused and thought they tapping him for the “Sexiest Man Alive”  or “Most Eligible Bachelor” issue and we know how he’d feel about either of those.  So yeah.  They asked and he turned them down.

Or.

OR, they’re complete MORONS over there at People.  Maybe they’re not exactly sure WHAT the word “beautiful” means. Because, no offense, but I saw quite a few celebs in there that  I’d classify as “cute” or “pretty” or even “quirky” or “interesting-looking” and one or two “say whaaaaaat?” types.  Not gonna name names– check the issue out for yourself.  But “Beauty.”  “Beautiful.” Those words hold one to a higher standard.  There are people you think, yeah, they’re nice-looking and then there are people who make you stop and stare, draw your breath in sharply and kinda go “ohhh-ohhh-ohhh” in a jagged little way.  They make you ache they’re so perfect and flawless and just ohhhhhh.

And it has a lot to do with their personality, their character, their being, their very SOUL.  Because if you see someone who is beautiful on the outside but you know they throw phones at their assistant or their maid, or they cheated on their spouse and left their kids to run off with someone decades younger, or they have a mouth like a truck driver and you can’t take them anywhere without them getting soused or strung-out, or they don’t bathe often enough and they look it, or they’re stuck on themselves, or surgically enhanced beyond comic book proportions, or whatever… well, it just sort of ruins the picture, doesn’t it?

They’re the “in spite of” types.

But David Archuleta.

Oh, David Archuleta is beautiful.

If I had to choose one word to describe him it would be beautiful.  In every sense of the word.  As in, nice-looking, handsome, pleasing to the eye.  As in flawless skin, amazing, sparkling eyes, dazzling smile, fresh-scrubbed-ness”… and so on.  But also, (and more importantly) as in glowing, lit from within, swallowed an incandescent lightbulb somewhere along the line, surrounded by some nearly tangible, memory-zapping aura of glowy glowiness.  As in, kind, caring, concerned about others, sweet, humble, joyful, goodness.  Beautiful.

So, People magazine, it’s your loss.

You missed the boat.  This year.

I KNOW you’ve seen him because he was in your magazine before.  Maybe your reporter was severely nearsighted. Or nearly dead.  Or mentally ill?  I’m trying to go easy on you.  That’s what a truly beautiful person like David would want me to do.

If you’re saving him for a special collector’s issue or devoting extensive coverage to him in the near future, I apologize.

Otherwise, 2010 cover boy.

(And heads’ up– print extra copies.)

Thanks NewAngel.  As we reflect over the past years, your words have  never been truer.

I thought I would put together, for NewAngel, and anyone else who cares to ponder, an idea of what a 2012 cover would look like.  Like NA said, only a matter of time :)

~ special thanks to @archugeezer for the submission idea teehee.

 

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Have a wonderful Friday and thanks again, all of you, for 4 great years!  And please head over to comments to say hi!

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297 Responses to Fans of David Archuleta BEGIN.s a new year! Happy 4th anniversary FOD! Vlog #4 – Favorite Songs, ContestOlogy ends today, get David to #1, BEGIN. twibbon from Annie, Walk or run a Thousand Miles, NewAngel’s Beautiful Person ~ David on the cover of People (not really but one day)!

  1. Martha says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD!!

    I remember when FOD started, still going strong!

    Thanks Pastel, memorable post!

  2. Martha says:

    I got this in my email this morning!

    Thanks for your recent Walmart.com order. The items shown below have shipped.

    It may take 24-48 hours before the tracking information is updated. Once it is updated you can track your package by clicking on Track Order. The carrier and tracking number are also listed below for your convenience.

    Your Current Shipment(s)

    BEGIN.; Format: CD

    Arrives by Mon., Aug 13

    I Hope it arrives sooner than that, glad I have Itunes.

  3. sarahhazel says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY, FOD & HAPPY 128TH DAY TO ALL!!! :) :) :)
    Stupendous, super awesomeage post, Pastel, thanks….and THANKS A MILLION again to you and the rest of the FOD STAFF AND MODS for keeping the fandom alive and kicking thru your wonderful daily posts and more!!! More than a million comments??? WOWZA!!!
    Cheers to 4 years of celebrating the one and only DAVID ARCHULETA and much, much more!!! Love you guys!!! :) :) :)

  4. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–mine says Aug. 9-13…..6 more days…hopefully earlier!

  5. Rohdegirl says:

    Congratulations FOD on your 4th Anniversary! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication and for always reporting with Love, Grace, and Humor. Looking forward to many more years of “Everything David”.

  6. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD! I remember well the early days when FOD first got started. This lovely site has been a special place for me & always will be my HOME. Thanks so much to all the FOD dedicated staff for all you’ve done for the fans over the past 4 years. It’s truly been an AMAZING journey & I can’t wait to BEGIN the NEXT CHAPTER. ((hugs)) to all ♥

  7. KathyH says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY, FOD!! It’s been a great ride all the way, hasn’t it?

    If any Kansas City area fans are interested, some of us are meeting for lunch on Saturday, September 1. Contact me via my twitter if you are interested. @KathyHsayshi

  8. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    Happy 4th anniversary FOD! Thanks to all FOD staff and Mod.
    I thought the People magazine is real lol, then I saw Not official for Entertainment only.

  9. kimk says:

    Happy 4th Birthday Fans Of David!!!!!!

    LOVE you guys!!!!

  10. kimk says:

    josie aww.. I loved you last post!! so true too.. isn’t it great!!!!

    Pastel thank you.. wow 4 years!?
    who would of ever thought.. not I!!!!

  11. TGRArchie says:

    Happy fourth anniversary FOD! I really love your site and visit it every day (“,)
    I want to share with you a post that I made at Ology which I think is also applicable here:
    Fabulous Archies
    I am amazed by the dedication and love that each and every Archie has shown here in ology. David is really blessed to have fans like you all. I consider myself a newbie since I just joined in all the fun last February 2012, primarily because of NA. Whatever happens (although I really hope we win this) we have given all the other idol finalists a very good fight. Thank you too to Kari for all of her help and consideration for us Archies! God bless us all (“,)
    Hats off to all the followers, posters, and all those religiously making comments…you guys are the best!

    I can also say the same for FOD…David is sure blessed to have you guys in his corner!
    Congratulations again!!! (“,)

  12. MunkFOD says:

    Good morning! Happy Anniversary FOD! Thanks for everything you all do for us! :D

  13. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning Martha, sarahhazel, Rohdegirl, Marylee and FOD! Pastel a SUPER DUPER 4th anniversary post! WOW! Time has flown by…but following David”s career has been such a JOY! THANK YOU to the FOD STAFF and MODS for their dedication to David and his fans by keeping this fansite going strong! We are so lucky to also have fans that have been taking videos, pics and doing blogs for the last 4 years…memories that we now can look back on and share! ARCHIES ROCK!

    Today is the last day for Ology…so comment and post if you can! FUN and EASY so check it out.. http://ology.com/ology/1784

    ENJOY YOUR DAY! Another day closer to BEGIN.!

  14. Jhen says:

    I’m 100% agree David is beautiful inside and out. His aura shine thru. He is the sweetest, caring and sincere artist I know. He is an Angel on earth.

  15. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello KathyH, Jhen, kimk, TGR and Munk! HAPPY FRIDAY!

  16. emilyluvsarchie says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD! Thanks for all you do!

  17. kimk says:

    Perci Intalan ‏@percinotpercy
    Just saw @DavidArchie in a @benchtm poster. Hope all is good with him, wherever he is. And with you too, our dear @kariontour :)

  18. Jhen says:

    Happy 25th Anniversary Bench, because you get David as endorser, I’m now patronizing Bench products .

  19. kimk says:

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG
    I sometimes think we can’t repay @DavidArchie’s generosity to his fans. He’s the perfect idol.

  20. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Happy 25th Anniversary to @benchtm Way to go @BCbench #happybirthdayBENCH #Bench25Years Hope @DavidArchie and will see you in 2014!

    :shock:

  21. kimk says:

    I still have the original FOD pin.. wore it for VABEACH!!

    http://twitpic.com/aey40c

    ha Mike K noticed it on the elevator across the street… he was with his wife and baby! :) think it was his first time with David!?
    what a show.. first time Zero Gravity performed.. was amazing!!!!!!!!!

  22. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–sounds like Kari is in this for the long haul…..saweeeeet!!!
    ……and possibly more gigs in the Philippines?! :)

    *love that FOD pin*

  23. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks for the Fantabulous post Pastel and Happy 4th Anniversary Fans of David staff, contributors and fans. So grateful for all you do for David and his Fans. :))

  24. VaBeachArchie says:

    kimk…Who would have thought that David’s 1st show on his FIRST SOLO tour would be in Virginia Beach? Thought I’d have to travel who knows where! Still watch yhe vids …and the ones from Richmond! David’s stage presence sure has GROWN!

  25. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Good morning! Just dropping by to say Happy Anniversary FOD! :)

    Tracy – I totally agree with your comments on the last thread. It may not be photoshopped but there is definitely something about it that looks artificial imo. Not my fave for sure but hopefully there will be in the future.

    Have a great day all! :)

  26. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    meant hopefully there will be better covers in the future

  27. Becca_Cali says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD!! Thank you for all the
    joy you have brought to me these last 4years! This website is like my morning paper! Even though I don’t comment, I’m still lurking and reading all the wonderful articles,looking at all the gorgeous pictures and all the polls and who can forget all the lively conversation in the comments! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  28. Grace says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD!
    Tks Pastel for your wonderful post!
    I saw pictures of all staff members for FOD and amazed by their dedication and love for David from start till now. I remember well when FOD first got started coming out of American Idol individual contestant fan threads. It has been a special place to fill my thirst for my interest in David. I thought I would stay away from David stuff while he is gone, but no! Still want to see a glimpse of David here on a daily basis. lol.

  29. Martha says:

    Yeah, I tend to agree with Tracy too. I know I’m in the minority. But, the current album cover will draw attention to the CD in the stores which is a good thing. I do LOVE the pic Tracy posted, though, which I think would make a great album cover. It looks so natural. Just my opinion, please don’t sue me.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m82ms7CLT61qc9rv6o1_500.jpg

  30. Martha says:

    The day to day dedication of the FOD moderators is admirable; the posts have been consistently informative and fun. What would we do without this place! I like other fansites, but this one is exceptional and always provides a welcome place to meet and discuss David with other fans and friends. Well done to all, appreciate you!!!

  31. Grace says:

    MYX Philippines ‏@MYXphilippines
    http://myxph.com update: DAVID ARCHULETA Talks About His Upcoming Album “BEGIN”! Click To Watch The Video! http://bit.ly/PHy8YY

    Have u done your voting for today? ING was #10 yesterday. We still have 1.5 hours to go.

  32. Martha says:

    If you can please post comments on Ology. The contest ends today at 5:00 pm. Comments are worth more points than posts. If you don’t follow David, to follow him is 50 pts! Hopefully, they credit us 1000 for trending worldwide last night.

    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  33. angelbymyside says:

    Hello and TGIF…only 4 more days until BEGIN. :D

    HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY FOD….one of the happiest places on earth! :) . Many thanks to everyone who makes this site so great…your hard work is deeply appreciated. And to all the commenters and lurkers…you’re all AWESOME in your support of David. Here’s to another 4 years…we are only just BEGINning! :D

  34. VaBeachArchie says:

    sarahhazel..Kari being in for the long haul is music to my ears! David and Kari are the PERFECT TEAM! And the Philippines is definately the place to resume his career when he gets back…so many opportunities for him there! The support of everybody from media to fans are there waiting!

  35. Martha says:

    I posted this last night after the trending. I don’t know where this person (Jessica fan) gets the info, but it shows our numbers increased more than theirs, especially the comments. We have alot of posts which are less points than comments, but we have more to post, 4 years worth!

    https://twitter.com/JSanchezCrew/status/231221869838209024/photo/1

    Lets make David #1

  36. sweetonda says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD! You have been so great in keeping us up-to-date in all things David and done it with such class. Even though I don’t comment often, I visit here every day! Thank you to all the mods and all the fans for your loyalty to our guy!

  37. jazzy says:

    Great post this morning. Happy anniversary FOD! And if you haven’t read newangel’s piece to People magazine, you definitely should as it’s fantastic.

  38. Good Morning FOD MODS and everyone .
    Happy 4th anniversary, i have been here for 4 yrs but lurked for the first year because i felt like i was intruding if i commented, but after i got brave and made my first comment i was so surprised at the welcome i recieved from everyone. SGJ always comes to my mind because she was the first one to say welcome. I have been so happy here, almost like a second home. Unless the good Lord says different i am not going anywhere, this is home to me.
    Happy 25th anniversary Bench.
    I have to go to work today, so will spend the rest of the morning commenting because it will be the last time i have to comment on ology. Have beautiful friday
    lets get David to #1 on ology.

  39. Sorry meant been here for 3 years on FOD

  40. angelbymyside says:

    So this is what Jason was talking about yesterday lol. Thought he was talking about David when he said “are you ready for Tuesday” :lol:

    @jasoncastro: Enough shenanigans, the new single #OnlyAMountain is hitting iTunes this Tuesday, 8/7. http://t.co/tPtL7EoV

  41. Robin Tuyen says:

    FOD, HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY !!!!
    Thanks so much for all the hard works that the whole team has given to us during the past 4 years and lots more to come ahead!! Like Martin Luther King Jr. said: “We may have all come in different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” I love in FOD boat with all the love and support. >3

  42. Ali says:

    Woot, happy birthday FOD!!! I’m so appreciative of having a place to find all the David news and talk about my favorite subject ;p

    Seriously, though, I can’t say enough how awesome it is that the writers and moderators and tech team who give so much of their time to keep this place up for us. GIANT HUGS TO YOU ALLL!!

    And thanks to all my fellow commentors! Even though we are all coming from different places and don’t always see things the same, we all are here because some guy named David has made an impact on us. Its probably better that we don’t agree all the time…how boring would that be?? lol. Love you guys <3

  43. Patty-Ann (a/k/a pabuckie) lol says:

    Just popping in to say HAPPY 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Love you! Thanks for all you do! Love your pics, your articles, your posts and your commenters :) It’s a GOOD PLACE.

  44. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD!!! I come here everyday when I can, and read all the wonderful posts! I don’t comment a whole lot, but I truly appreciate all you guys do to keep us informed and have a place for us to chat. Thanks for all you do! Can’t believe it’s been 4 years already!! Here’s to the next 4!!! :D

  45. Ali says:

    Someone mentioned numbers on Ology earlier.

    For those of you who are doing the Ology thing, David needs more followers. That’s the fastest way to get points since its 50 points per follower. Right now Jessica has about 100 more followers than David — that’s 5000 points! I looked at her page and noticed they’re asking everyone there to follow with as many accounts as they can. If you guys have more than one twitter or email or facebook account, you might follow David again. I know many of you who are voting on MYX have multiple email accounts. You can sign up for a new ology account for each email address. I believe that’s how Jessica is gaining so many new followers. I followed David with a couple of my other email accounts. They do need to be valid email accounts though because ology will send you a confirmation email.

    I’ll be glad when the contest part of this is over. I love looking at the posts at ology but its kinda stressful to be worried about points lol. I have no idea how I let myself get sucked into a contest again when I swore them off before. Sigh. I’m so easily persuaded ;)

  46. Monse says:

    Just came in to wish FOD a Happy 4th Anniversary!! This was the first place where I started talking to David fans and I’m so thankful for it! Thank you for everything you do! :)

  47. Grace says:

    David Archuleta Cannot Wait For BEGIN’s Release
    …. He has worked so hard to give something to his fans while he is away for the two years and he did it! I am so proud of David, and in awe over his dedication to his fans. I honestly cannot think of any other singer who has been so dedicated to their fans as he is, which is a huge reason for us to support him that much more.

    Are you happy to hear that he is excited about BEGIN? I am, he really loves giving to his fans and to know that he is excited for them. It will be a big moment for him and his fans alike. I certainly hope that the radio stations will support his album, despite of the fact that he is away until 2014. That should not take away from the fact that he has a new album and good music to air. Maybe we should start a campaign on requesting his music on the radio, wouldn’t that be a great way to show support?
    http://www.bsckids.com/2012/08/david-archuleta-cannot-wait-for-begins-release/
    ————-
    The author is very nice.

  48. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Ali thanks for the info on ology . I do have more than one account on gmail – like to keep business personal, and professional info separated – so I will use them!

  49. Grace says:

    Martha, I got an email from Walmart too about my order being shipped.
    But seriously, the arrival is by Aug 13. It takes as long as WOWHD from Australia sends out packages? Come on, Walmart. You can do better than that. lol.

  50. Heather says:

    Happy 4th Anniversay FOD!!!! Dont comment a lot but here everyday to support David any way I can!!!! THank you FOD MODS for everything you do to keep this site up and running and all the time you put into this site tooo!!! Thank you Thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Martha says:

    This was posted on Ology. I never have seen this pic. Apparently he wasn’t as shy as he is now! lol

    http://www.ology.com/post/178840/with-friend

  52. Martha says:

    Grace – hopefully that is the LATEST possible date. Hope it will be sooner. Glad to have Itunes!

  53. VaBeachArchie says:

    Martha..Think back then he was just a regular guy..not a pop star with everything in his life out there for all to see! Think he made a decision to keep all that PRIVATE…truth be told …we don’t know were David goes and what he does…with who when he doesn’t want us to! He’s a master at being a ninja!! lol

    Off to the waterpark for me with family! FUN in the sun! BBL

  54. Grannycrush says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD. You are my go-to place every morning. When I am unable to be on the internet. FOD is what I miss the most. Thank you everyone who makes all of this happen. You are greatly appreciated!

  55. CindyUT says:

    Happy 4th Anniversay FOD!!!!! A huge thank you to all the MODS who have worked so hard to give us news on David everyday. This is the place I visit when I need my Archufix, which is pretty much everyday. Thank you MODS for all you do and thank you my fellow Archies for all the fun chats. Oh, and while I’m at it, thank you Kari for being such a wonderful manager and friend to our favorite guy! David is so lucky to have you, and we are so lucky to have you both!

    Have a great day everyone! BBL :smile:

  56. bridget says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary…THANK YOU to all who dedicate time and energy to this site…I LUV FOD !

  57. Lill from Michigan says:

    Congratulations FOD. 4 yrs wow. The yrs sure went by very fast. I’ve been a fan, I said, a fan of FOD ever since it began to act as a home base for David’s fans. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work and devotion you have given us. It means so much. I can’t express it well in words. There are many people who cannot go to a David Archuleta concert, lack of funds, distance etc. FOD provides pics, videos, write ups etc etc. You make us feel that we are there right at front row center. May you have another wonderful four years as we Begin. again.
    Love from Michigan, Lil

  58. EL says:

    Just popping in to say, Happy 4th Anniversary FOD! It’s been an amazing, never dull, four years! Kudos to all of those who dedicate their time and energy to make Fans of David THE place to go for David news! I may not comment on here as often as I used to, but it is a rare day that I don’t come to FOD for the latest updates!
    I read the great article from NewAngel about David appearing in People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue… and I agree wholeheartedly…in fact, I have emailed the editor numerous times with photos of David attached, stating that this is what beautiful looks like…inside and out! Hopefully, one day, they will get a clue.

  59. tami lyn says:

    happy anniversary FOD! this is without a doubt the very best david archuleta website!!! mods~ thankyou so much for all the work you guys do every day to bring us entertaining and interesting things/pics/videos of our beloved david! :)

  60. kimk says:

    Martha lol just that he lets us all know!

  61. kimk says:

    sarahhazel I know.. saw that about 2014 and squeeeeeeed!!!!!!

  62. OoO says:

    I wonder how many points we get for just click Love It sign.

  63. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Happy 4th anniversary FOD. 4 years of support for our Angel! Love the Invisible Children 25 second video from David to FOD.

  64. meganloves2lol says:

    thank you for the amazing 4 years fod! and many more to come! :) i’m so glad fod has stayed here while david is on his mission. i believe the loyal fans will stay and wait for david and when he gets back it’ll be like old times again…well i hope at least!

  65. pocoelsy says:

    Happy 4th birthday FOD, thank you for everything you all have done for us fans and as well as David, this is definitely a “Good Place” :)

  66. Robin F says:

    Listening AGAIN to Broken last night I had a thought that it would make a great video promo for the Invisible Children charity. You know like Sarah M.’s Angel for the aspca. They could use video of these kids with D’s song. It would get attention for IC and also bring David back to the limelight. Maybe the church would let D do a short video promo for the charity. I know I am just dreaming but it would be great if it could happen.

  67. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Thanks for the last 4 years FOD. I remember seeing a lady at the Idols Live concert August 12th 2008 carrying a sign Mary from FOD. I had just joined and recognized the name. Thanks for all you do. The postings, the late night cell concerts, all the pics,video and just plain good friends. Awesome articles and showing the love to David. I am SO proud to be a member of this fansite and a fan of David.

  68. Robin F says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD!!! 4 years sure has flown by! You guys always have such great David info and I love the positive vibe!! I don’t have the time anymore to chit chat like I used to but I try to check the site for info everyday. Much love to all of you!

  69. djafan says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD!!!

  70. Martha says:

    Saw this on Ology:

    From twitter
    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    @davidarchie in deseret book. They are playing the full BEGIN. AHHH!

    ——————————————————————————–

  71. angelbymyside says:

    LUCKY PEEPS :D

    ‏@barbsmsl

    @davidarchie in deseret book. They are playing the full BEGIN. AHHH!

    Standing under the speaker, pretending to shop.

    lol

  72. Martha says:

    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    Standing under the speaker, pretending to shop.

  73. breanne says:

    Someone tweeted last night that the ology contest ended 8/5 at 5 pm. I hope it ends tonight!! I sent them a tweet asking them to let us know for sure. In the meantime be sure to follow, post & comment on David’s link. There are a lot of interesting pics & tidbits of info about David there:
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

    Vote for ING on MYX:
    http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

  74. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central:
    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

    ING mv:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

  75. breanne says:

    Forevermore has 1,030,000+ views:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

    Happy 4 year anniversary FOD!!!!! :)

  76. breanne says:

    Sorry, wrote down the wrong link for Forevermore:
    http://youtu.be/QYIwAwiKW-g

  77. Martha says:

    FROM OLOGY WEBSITE:

    The American Idol finalist whose ology has the most followers and fan activity by the end of the contest will win the title of “Best American Idol Finalist!”

    Contest Dates: 7/20/12 – 8/3/12 @ 5pm EDT.

  78. kimk says:

    OMG THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY!!

  79. breanne says:

    Ology tweeted @heidijoy5 back & said the contest ends tonight at 5pm. Be sure to go over there and comment & post like craaazzzzyyy until then!!! Let’s get David the win!
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta Go David!!!!!

  80. frio says:

    Feliz Cumpleaños FOD! :D *throws confetti*
    Wow 4 years and going strong! Glad I joined in 1-2 years ago..? Thanks always for the wonderful posts, wonderful mods ;)

    Hey pocoelsy, you’re welcome! Glad that link helped you. Having a US iTunes account sure eliminates quite a few obstacles huh. :)

    Happy celebration! Good night from this side of the world!

  81. kimk says:

    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    Juicy deseret book rumor. David made a vid for BEGIN. In Tokyo? Via the cash ier.

    :shock:

  82. kimk says:

    lol remember folks.. just a rumor..

    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    Take it for what it’s worth, folks…

  83. Martha says:

    The Ology contest ends at 5:00 EASTERN TIME. So I have until 3:00 pm here!!

  84. sarahhazel says:

    Taking a break from Ology…..Just wanna say I’m happy there are many FOD b-day greetings from lurkers and occasional commenters today!!! Hooraaayyyy!!!

  85. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Nally wants to meet me so I’m going to Simply Thai in a little while. I have to stop at Deseret Book to pick something up so now I’m excited. I hope they’re playing Begin at the one near me. I’ll pretend to shop too. LOL

  86. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD! Thank you to EVERYONE involved with this wonderful site. It is my daily fix, several times a day.

    FOD & David = Pure Class

  87. sarahhazel says:

    Tokyo???….think it’s just that….a rumor….LOL

  88. Penny (dangitdavid) says:

    Hi all!! First…NewAngel – Amen, Amen, Amen!!! Agree with every single word….not sure what People is thinking! Well, obviously they weren’t thinking at all……..

    kimk….Say what!!! Wouldn’t that be a nice surprise if the rumor was true ;)

    FOD Staff….Happy 4th Anniversay!!! You guys are awesome and this place is like a piece of home where you can sit back, put your feet up, catch up with friends, laugh together, cry together and squeeee together. Love this site and everyone here <33333

  89. kimk says:

    Maya Encarnacion ‏@Maya_Maribel
    He’s in my house. We got married and we wanted to keep it on the DL RT @BRilliantayyyy: “What ever happened to David Archuleta ?”

    rofl well that answer is different!

  90. kimk says:

    ha probs it just that.. but LOVE the thought!!

  91. kimk says:

    Mark Franklin ‏@IdolChatteryd
    Season 7 Idol fans rejoice. David Archuleta’s new album comes out next week.

    http://ydtalk.com/chatter/2012/08/david-archuletas-new-album-comes-out-next-week/

    David Archuleta’s new album comes out next week
    Posted by Mark Franklin on Aug 3, 2012 in David Archuleta, New Idol Music |

    One of Idol’s all-time good guys is off on a two-year mission trip.

    But David Archuleta recorded an album of cover songs before departing, and that album — titled BEGIN. — comes out next week, Tuesday to be precise.

    You can pre-order it now, and the first single — “Broken” — is already available.

    I’ve embedded the audio for that song below, and you can listen to snippets of all the others on David’s website.

    You can also watch four videos during which David talks about the inspiration behind the album, his favorite songs and his decision to go on that mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    “What we wanted to do was just kind of more easy-going, easy-listening kind of songs,” David says in one of the videos. “A more relaxed, more peaceful kind of feel … We wanted it to be more in sync with where I was going in the next chapter in my life.”

    As for his favorite songs, David says he especially enjoyed covering Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.”

    Gotta say, from the snippet I’ve heard, David’s version of the latter song sounds special.

    Like I said earlier, pre-orders are being taken for the album at a variety of sites. Pre-order on iTunes, and you’ll get an instant download of “Broken.”

    Here’s that song.

  92. breanne says:

    2 hours & 15 mins left on the ology contest!!! Let’s get David the win! Follow, post & COMMENT!!!
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  93. JH says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary, FOD! I took up residence on Day 1 and have never looked back…and don’t plan on leaving! A HUGE thank you and kudos to our fabulous front page ladies, chat mods both past and present, all the contributors and commenters over the years, and of course Rich, whose brain child FOD was. A day without FOD is like a day without sunshine…may this be a gathering place for all of us for years to come!!

  94. sarahhazel says:

    Let’s take time to comment on Ology…..contest over in a couple of hours! Go Archies!

  95. bychance says:

    Just have to add my heartfelt thanks and congrats to FOD! I LOVE coming here everyday! You are all amazing!! David is blessed to have you……….and we are blessed to have him!!!!

  96. nora says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD, thank you for all the hard work you put into this great site.We appreciate all you do to keep us busy with all things David until he returns in2014, and thank you for all you do for David. Lots of memories to ponder over. Great post today Pastel. Can’t wait until Aug. 7, will be amazing, just wishing David was here to enjoy this release with us. Miss him soooooooooooooo much.

  97. bychance says:

    Oh, that #4 interview!!!!……..the Angel vid is exquisite!!!!

  98. kimk says:

    RAINBOW??!

    :shock:

    http://twitpic.com/af2rz8

    DavidArchuletaSpain ‏@ArchieSpain
    @DavidArchie durante la grabación de Rainbow (créditos : @kariontour)

  99. sandritangel #DA2014 says:

    Hello everyone!!!! :)

    Happy 4th Anniversary to my favorite site!!! .

    Thanks for all your work this 4 years and the next that come. I can’t believe that time pass so fast.
    I still remember when I didn’t want to comment because my english was bad ( it’s better now but still bad haha). You were muy best teachers

    Felicitaciones!!!! (“Congratulations” in spanish)

  100. sandritangel #DA2014 says:

    Kimk

    i think the pic is from Rainbow MV. Look at his clothes :)

  101. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD. FOD has always been a wonderful ALL Things David place. I have to admit I joined many fan clubs in the beginning. Mostly was on FanBlast. FOD was always reliable. I knew if I needed to know when a concert or any kind of T.V. appearance was gong to be on, FOD knew it first. The fans here are amazing. The mods are wonderful and informative. It is such a pleasure to come here, HOME, every day. Thank you all for all you do for us. Aww Linda, you’re a sweetheart. Everyone here is a sweetheart. Our one common denominator, we all love David.

  102. sarahhazel says:

    A little over an hour left in Ology, guys! Go Archies!!!

  103. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Did we get extra points on Ology for WWtrending?? That would be awesome.

  104. sandritangel #DA2014 says:

    Update from OLOGY:

    “Since this competition has been SO exciting, WE ARE STRIPPING THE NOMINEES DOWN TO THE TOP THREE AND EXTENDING THE CONTEST THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH @ 12 midnight! Sanchez, Archuleta, and Alaina fans, get ready to play, and play hard.

    In addition, any ology that gets a Twitter trending topic between now and the end of the contest will be awarded 25,000 points.”

    http://www.ology.com/post/180988/-best-american-idol-finalist-contest-update-8-3-2012

  105. angelbymyside says:

    OLOGY UPDATE!!!!!

    Hey, we want to congratulate you all on making this contest so amazing. Celebrity retweets, celebrities joining Ology–commenting and posting (thanks Lauren!), and even creating TRENDING TOPICS have become the norm. Since this competition has been SO exciting, WE ARE STRIPPING THE NOMINEES DOWN TO THE TOP THREE AND EXTENDING THE CONTEST THROUGH MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH @ 12 midnight! Sanchez, Archuleta, and Alaina fans, get ready to play, and play hard.

    In addition, any ology that gets a Twitter trending topic between now and the end of the contest will be awarded 25,000 points.”

  106. sarahhazel says:

    Aug. 6??? Dang, thought we’d be done today! :mad:

  107. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel I was there all afternoon. Hope he wins. Did we get a lot of points for Kari’s post of David Doing the Dougie pic?

  108. kimk says:

    every time I hear this I want to cry… the emotion!

  109. Candy says:

    *Clicking Heels* There’s no place like home…and FOD has been my “home” since I followed Richard, Jenny, Becky and Mary here on Day 1. Never looked back, don’t plan to either! While David is the main reason we are all here, for me it is also the friendships that have been formed that I treasure the most. They have enriched my life a thousand fold. FOD has become that place I go to enjoy good company, good conversation, good times. And there have been many of all of them. Here’s to another 4 years and many more after that! *raises diet coke glass*
    THANKS A BAZALLION TO ALL OF OUR MODS! Your dedication is immeasurable; the time, the energy, your writing expertise, it’s what makes FOD a warm, safe, inviting place for all of us to come and share in all things David. *HUGS*

  110. kimk says:

    Cassie ‏@cassiemor
    YAY!!!!!!!! @DavidArchie is the #3 Most Requested Artist this week on @WISE_RADIO & they are playing Broken! So happy!!! :)

  111. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Angelbymyside. What kind of Twitter trend? Do they mean with ology in it or the idol and ology tweets? Did we get points for last nights WWT??

  112. kimk says:

    lol.. are these ology folks connected to Q100!!!!!!!!?

  113. Candy says:

    WAITTTT…WHAT?? Kari posted a picture of David doing the Dougie…where is that little gem hiding?

  114. sandritangel #DA2014 says:
  115. bychance says:

    Oh, just spent the last 2 hours on Ology and now they’re extending it????

  116. breanne says:

    Ology extended the contest between David, Jessica & Lauren until Monday, 8/6, midnight ET. David is currently #2. Be sure to follow, post & comment:
    http://www.ology.com/1784/david-archuleta

  117. kimk says:

    WISE RADIO ‏@WISE_RADIO
    @suttygal @DavidArchie You’re welcome! :) N\ext week we’ll be doing a feature for the release of his new CD, so watch for the times!

  118. Candy says:

    Thanks sandritangel, what a great picture of an always happy, smiling, young man!

  119. kimk says:

    Candy yes.. she has been gifting us fun things over there!! :)

  120. angelbymyside says:

    supergrand ~ think it has to have “ology” in the TT

  121. BellaGoGetter says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD, I been coming here since the begining. Thanks for a place to celebrate all things David. It sure has been fun and there’s so much to look forward to as we follow Davids career! He has so much talent, the world needs to see.

  122. nora says:

    Don’t we have to do more promo for BEGIN, like trending, what is more important, I was hoping it would be over today, now what?

  123. bluebird19 (attwittsend) says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD!!! Thanks for all the fun, the updates, the photos, the videos, the polls, the buzz, the humor, the cell-casts, the chats and most of all the place for David love and fan friendship to flourish! Wishing many more happy years together for all of us!

    NewAngel: Truly love the People article!

    Love the Aug. 3rd pics from previous years.

    I’ll be participating in the “I’d Walk A Thousand Miles for David Archuleta”! (wish today had counted-oh my legs)

    Thanks again to all of you at FOD for working so hard for this fan site! You’re truly “angels”.

  124. kimk says:

    nora would love Broken David Archuleta!!

    any TT where David is concerned is good.. I think tonight is a trend?

    Sing David Sing Begin… I think?

  125. Bobanna says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD!!! ♥ Thank-you for all that you do for us. Your time and dedication is soooo appreciated! We can’t thank you enough for giving us this wonderful site where we have truly become an Archufamily! :-)

  126. Virtue #2014 says:

    Oh, Happy Day!!!! Thanks, FOD MODs and FODs! You’re Archmazing!

  127. kimk says:

    barbsmsl ‏@barbsmsl
    @janey79 Mmmmm… Satisfying comes most to mind. Vocals top notch. Arrangements subtle and complementary.

  128. Martha says:

    Some Jessica Sanchez’ fans are bummed with the extension because they were winning. They are talking about trending more than once because they think they can trend any time they want to.

    “List all the Ology trends we can do
    after Jay’s bday for this…sigh hashtags, without hashtags, slight variation of wording but clearly they want Ology in it…25000 per trend and we can easily trend like 3 in a day lol ”

    Ology’s got me bummed, but it does give more time since he wasn’t winning.

  129. nora says:

    Kimk, I agree I guess I was a little tired after commenting on ology for a long time thanks for the info on trending. Just excited for BEGIN and Love Broken, want so much for David.

  130. Connie Kohl says:

    Wow, you guys are great! Nice to see all your faces. I feel like I know you by just checking in everyday. If you want anything David, you guys are in the know. I’ve been a fan of your site as long as I’ve been a fan of David’s. Looking foward to lots of more everything David and I really admire your kindness and respect for all. Sort of like David. LOL.
    Thanks again
    Connie

  131. Martha says:

    ***JMO***

    Probably should be more concerned with BEGIN. coming out and getting the word out for that (i.e. trending, etc) than Ology’s games. Jessica Sanchez’ fans aren’t going to let up (sorry, that sounds negative) and alot of time is needed for all that is required to get David to #1.

    **as Candy says “tomato shield deployed” **

  132. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Thank you Fans of David for 4 incredible years! I have read the posts every single day for 4 years & will continue to do so FOREVERMORE! Your dedication to all things David is very much appreciated!!! :-)

  133. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Hey guys we can kill two birds with one stone and include tweet about ology and the release of his album. I would love to see us trend each nite to see if there is a difference in sales. For his previous albums we didn’t tweet every nite.

  134. sarahhazel says:

    I agree with Martha….sorry…..**borrowing Candy’s shield**

  135. McKenzie Harris says:

    Happy 4th FOD. Thanks for being the definitive David Archuleta fansite.

  136. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Didn’t make it to Deseret Book. Before my meeting with Nally went to the GS office, then to Simply Thai and now I’m dawning a pounding out of my skull headache from the drive home. I’ll go to Des Book later if my headache goes away or tomorrow when I’m out doing other things. Picture I took of the picture of David and Nally (or Nalley? don’t know how to spell her name) at Simply Thai. https://twitter.com/Nellie1983/status/231487993800687616/photo/1/large

  137. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Nalley treated me to some Coconut ice cream. So nice of her! https://twitter.com/Nellie1983/status/231483820682141697/photo/1/large

  138. kimk says:

    Martha

    supposedly we are trending.. Sing David Sing Begin tonight!
    I think it has been organized by his SA fans!
    think at 8pm Eastern time?

  139. Tonight trend. Sing David Sing Begin. 7:00pm Utah time

  140. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Simply Thai Restaurant https://twitter.com/Nellie1983/status/231476128446042112/photo/1/large

    Nally posed for me. Didn’t realize she had her eyes closed when I took the picture. Oh well!! https://twitter.com/Nellie1983/status/231477401220182016/photo/1/large

    More pics will come the night of the fan dinner.

  141. Martha says:

    kimk – sounds like a great idea! I’m in!

  142. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Maybe we have enough fans to cover TT and commenting on Ology. Hate to see us lose ground this since weve invested so much time on it. I think I’ll spend time tonite commenting on ology and I’ll TT tomorrow. See y’all.

  143. tami lyn says:

    for anyone who thinks short guys can’t be super sexy, i just found out that tom cruise is 5’7″ ~ just like our david!!! :) why do these short movie stars look so tall on screen?? lol

  144. Kalei says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary to FOD! Great post Pastel! Love the People Magazine post – someday David will be on the cover!

    Trending for BEGIN. and Ology don’t have to be mutually exclusive. All promo is great for David and his music. Many of the Ology posts include the BEGIN. snippets and other BEGIN./Broken promo, so getting ppl to visit D’s Ology feed is great!

    The rivalry aspect of this Ology contest is kind of a pain, and Ology is definitely leveraging the popularity of the Top 3 Idol Finalists by extending the contest, but who would have thought it would be David and 2 of the most recent finalists? We’re usually battling Adam’s & Clay’s fans – the fact that David is in the top 3 is a testament to the loyalty of his fan base – even while he’s away – I think that sends a powerful message that David’s music must be EXCEPTIONAL to garner this much love & loyalty from his fans. I hope this translates into more people listening to the BEGIN. snippets and then buying the album!

    I understand that trending & posting on Ology isn’t for everyone – there are many ways to show support for David – and every bit of it is appreciated!

    Hope you’re all having an awesome Friday!

  145. tami lyn says:

    ryan seacrest is only 5’8″, he looks tall on idol. how weird lol

  146. tami lyn says:

    oh wow, this is surprising, bruno mars is only 5’5″!

  147. tami lyn says:

    omg another shocker, to me anyway, prince is only 5’2″! had no idea

  148. Bobanna says:

    Does anyone know if Target will be selling Begin.?

  149. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–David is taller than Bruno and Prince?…Yay!!! ;)

  150. tami lyn says:

    sarah- yes, yay!!! :) so when he’s at the grammys someday accepting his awards he will be the tall one lol!

  151. sarahhazel says:

    Bobanna–I remember Kari answering a while back that’s Target is gonna carry it….but when?…..who knows…..

  152. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–would be nice if Bruno and/or Prince gives him that Grammy trophy…haha!

  153. kimk says:

    I like that.. David is taller then Bruno mars!!

    considering Jessica S is current and out and about David is doing darn good at ology. speaks to how wonderful the Archies are!

  154. kimk says:

    rofl!

    think David has to earn that puppy!!!

  155. Kalei says:

    Prince is only 5’2″?? He’s only 2″ taller than me! He sure looks taller on stage.

  156. Anita says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOD!!!!!! I haven’t visited this site from the very beginning, but I think you all do such a spectacular job! Thanks for all you do for us, and especially for David. What an amazing post Pastel! The People Magazine cover rocks!!!! We can dream can’t we? I really hope someday that will actually happen.

  157. kimk says:

    Kalei I think it is his 3 inch heels that makes him look taller.

  158. Kalei says:

    KimK – I gotta get me some 3″ heels haha!

    The #DA2014FitClub Walking/Running project sounds awesome! I’m pretty sure I log a few miles walking around the mall lol *looks for pedometer

  159. tami lyn says:

    sarah- yeah that would be totally awesome! lol

  160. tami lyn says:

    kim & kalei – yes haha! :)

  161. kimk says:

    http://twitpic.com/af4c3c

    Pastel ‏@pastelpastel
    Woohooo! @davidarchie BEGIN. is front and centre on my iTunes Alert! Just landed in my inbox!

  162. kimk says:

    ha I got me some serious heels.. never where them around David though.
    I am about 5’6 and he is a tad taller then I.. very nice.

  163. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Happy Anniversary to @FODFansofDavid! I know David would say thank you for all the support you have shown him the last 4 years. (ks)

    aww. he and kari make me smile!! :)

  164. Mb says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD! I don’t comment alote but I have looked at your site almost everyday for the last 4yrs. For me I can say that without you guys I would never know what’s going on with David and anything having to do with David because of my hectic life with my 15 yr old son and my 3 yr old little boy.Being a Fan of David has drove my husband crazy! he just can’t get over how much I like this young man and why I must spend my money on anything David related including donating money to all the great causes he supports but like everyone else knows David has such a special place in my heart and I can’t help but adore and feel inspired by him.I can’t Thank you enough for your dedication to making FOD what it is.

  165. Anita says:

    I’m trying to figure out how to post comments on Ology. The page looks really neat. Was it Kari who created this for David? I wish someone would have explained what Ology is. I never heard of it. But I see there is an explanation on the site of how to use it, so I’ll check it out later.

  166. Mb says:

    Hey KathyH I am a resident of KC and want to join the get-together but I donot have a Twitter acct Since I have forgotten my password so wondering if there is another way to reach you? Would really like to attend.

  167. sarahhazel says:

    LOL…The 3 inch heels and that personality makes Prince taller than he is!

    Aww, love the tweet! :)

  168. sarahhazel says:

    Mb–I know…our poor hubbies…haha….can’t do anything with our ODD!

  169. Kalei says:

    Aww a tweet from David via Kari – makes me smile!

    Anyone here from the East Coast? What is a good time for you guys to trend? 8pm, 9pm or 10pm? Breanne is coordinating a trending party for Saturday – “Archies Rock Ology” – just need to set a time.

  170. Anita says:

    What a wonderful surprise David tweeting Happy Anniversary to FOD! That’s pretty awesome indeed!

  171. nora says:

    Kalei-I’m from the Boston area 8PM is probably best for me, but I can do it anytime that most of the other East Coast fans can.

  172. Anita says:

    I’m frustrated that I don’t get Ology! Ughh! Most all of you seem to understand it.

  173. Anita says:

    I need to step away from the computer awhile. I’m feeling a little down right now.

  174. tami lyn says:

    anita- u are not the only one. i tried to figure it out and it said u had to let them have access to your twitter and thought- i’m not gonna do that but i tried to go there too and then my computer got weird and i had to shut it down. thought it was just my computer but when i went to that site again the same thing happened.

  175. kimk says:

    Anita you just type in your comment in the box and hit return! :)
    not sure what ology it but it gets David buzz so I am ok with it.

  176. applegreen says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD! I don’t post much but always here everyday.
    Wise is playing Reaching Out, as I’m typing this…cool!

  177. kimk says:

    tamilyn and Anita you just find a post you like and there is a rectangular box you type in. then hit return.

  178. Kalei says:

    Anita & Tami Lyn – if you’re having trouble signing on to Ology using twitter, you can open an account using an email address – just create a log in & password – then you’ll get an email to the email address you used, so they can confirm the email is active. Click on the link provided in that email and you’re ready to go! Search for David Archuleta and find the feed with 600+ followers on it – the photo of David with a scarf – click the big red FOLLOW button & you can start posting & commenting!

    Commenting is easy and it’s worth 10 pts each! Just click inside the comment box under each post (pic or vid of David), type a comment and hit “enter” or “return” and the comment will appear under the post. You can do lot of comments on different posts pretty fast!

    Hope this helps!

  179. tami lyn says:

    thanks kalei- i will try that! :)

  180. Kalei says:

    Anita – think of Ology like a collection of giant bulletin boards online. We have created a “David bulletin board” that all fans can post whatever David-related material they want to share. Each post whether its a photo or a video etc… is in it’s own little rectangle, and there is a comment box under the photo or vid – you type your comment in the box – like “I love this pic of David!” then hit “return or enter” on your keyboard & it shows up on the bottom of the post so others can read what you wrote.

    If it was a real bulletin board it would be like seeing a photo of David posted, then you writing a note on a post-it and sticking it below the photo, then others can read what you think of the photo and add their own post-it notes beneath yours.

    Not sure if that explanation helps – but that’s how I think of Ology lol

  181. Janel aka Nellie says:

    OK, I bit the bullet and joined ology. I’m so confuzzled though. Where exactly do I post to insure points for David? Where do I make sure if he got the points for me joining in? Where do I watch how the race is going?

  182. jazzy says:

    lol Janel, you sound like me. Although you are braver than I am because I haven’t even attempted to join ology!

  183. VaBeachArchie says:

    Evening all! Back from the waterpark..can you say toast?! Too much sun and fun for me! lol Had a blast though!

    See that Ology has extended the contest! Well I’m on it! Check it out here…http://ology.com/ology/1784 EVERY comment adds 10points to David’s total…FUN AND EASY! Join in the fun!

  184. Kalei says:

    Janel – commenting on the posts already there count twice as much as posting new stuff – s0 just click in the comment boxes and type a comment then hit return/enter. You can prolly do 10 comments in under 5 mins and that’s 100 pts! Posting is 5 pts per post. The best thing is if we can get ppl to just follow David on Ology even if they don’t post or comment. Every new follower is 50 pts!

    Ology tracks the total pts and tweets an update every day

  185. Kalei says:

    Janel – make sure you follow David’s Ology Feed – search for his name then pick the one with the avi of him in the scarf – it has over 600 followers. Click the big red FOLLOW button under his pic

  186. tami lyn says:

    omg how annoying. went to ology.com saw the box where it said sign in with twitter or facebook and below that it says OR(which i assume is the place to enter your e-mail) but i can only see half of that box and i can’t drag it over so i can type in the box. i give up :(

  187. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol I feel you. all I figured out how to do is comment and love.

  188. Anita says:

    Kalei &kimk-Thank you so much! So fans just post what they want to on it. That’s pretty cool! I’ll try posting comments. How often does Ology have polls? Is Ology brand new? Is everyone who has an Ology Bulletin Board included in the poll?

  189. Anita says:

    I think it would be great if we all met on Ology every once in a while so we get the hang of posting comments and such.

  190. bychance says:

    I finally figured out Ology after several attempts…..but what I don’t get is the whole Avi thing…..how you create one….how it’s used…….I’m baffled….and such a techno dork.

  191. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks Kalei. I know I joined the right place, but right now I’m still fighting a killer headache. Will get on later or tomorrow.

  192. LucyPR says:

    Hola Familia FOD
    I hardly post here anymore but visit constantly. Had to post today and say

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOD!!! Thank You for these wonderful 4 Years. You are all amazing and can not thank you enough for your dedication and commitment to such a great fan base and of course our Main Man DAVID!!!!!!
    Love you all very much. God bless us all! We are The GoGetters Forevermore!
    Gosh so proud to be a FAN OF DAVID.
    MUAAAAAA! HUGSSSS!!!!!!

  193. Pastel says:

    Hi all! Thanks all of you for coming over to post today! Four years and counting!

    I am actually enjoying alot of the posts on Ology. Some I haven’t seen in ages. In a short amount of time, you can go down memory lane. We know alot of these contests are a way to get free advertising, but buzz is buzz, and I’m enjoying seeing what everyone finds post worthy! Fun!

  194. Pastel says:

    I have an avi!

  195. Pastel says:

    LUUUUCCCYYYY!

  196. Grace says:

    Sing David Sing Begin WWTT !! Right now!!!

  197. kimk says:

    Sing David Sing Begin is WW TT!!!!!

    but dang I am in twitter jail!!

  198. kimk says:

    Lucy howdy!!

  199. Anne-Marie says:

    Evening FOD! Just wanted to stop by and wish all of the staff and commenters very happy anniversary! Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since we all came together for the 1st time here. I have so many wonderful memories and will have more for years to come! One of my favorites was when David’s 1st CD was coming out and we heard the very first snippets of some of the songs! We were so excited and spazzing like crazy! Good times! And even though I don’t comment as much as I used to, I am always here lurking daily and checking out all of the wonderful posts! :)

  200. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOD, for four fabulous years, for being here while David is away, for being here when David gets back & for creating a home away from home for all of us. To say we appreciate all you do is an understatement to say the least, words cannot express how grateful we are, but we’ll give it a try :grin: (((((HUGS)))))) to everyone at FOD, both the mods & commenters!!!!!!

    Hey Pastel, My fine feathered friends, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd LOVE your plaid scarf avi, say you would fit right in as one of the fine feathered friends, seeing as how plaid is their signature style, well, that & the coordinating pair of moonboots. Of course, you have a pair, I’m sure :grin:

  201. lessha says:

    Thank You FOD for 4 wonderful years. I never miss a day lurking on here. This is my HAPPY PLACE! You guys are all the best, the moderators and everyone that comes on and chats and shows all their love for David! I am just so thankful to all of you. David is sure lucky to have such great fans and he knows that and continually expresses his appreciation. I miss him sooooo much but you guys make it so much easier.

  202. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Ology pet peeve: when you want to post a new picture or video and if there is a video right under the post box, it shows up in the box and blocks your ability to click on photo or video. You have to wait until the video moves over with just a picture or a post. They should do what Pinterest does and put you in a separate screen for a new pic or video. Then when it’s posted, you go back to the place you were before you posted.

  203. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    kimk, at 3:53, the persons comment, I’m
    assuming about hearing all of Begin at
    Desseret Book, they say satisfying????
    Telling the fandom about it, could use a
    more exciting word,lol, or 100, thats what
    I would’ve done. Well, I know I will have
    alot to say about it come Tuesday, cant
    wait. G’night :grin:

  204. sarahhazel says:

    Feels good commenting at Ology while playing David’s songs….his voice works like magic each time….instantly relaxes you and just brightens your mood…. :)

  205. A Fan says:

    Thank you FOD for four wonderful years of news on my favorite artist. Don’t know what I would do without this site. Visit here everyday for my David fix.

  206. Sing David Sing, trended in L.A. twice for about 5 mins. each time. That good because its hard trending in l.A.

  207. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Sing David Sing WWtrended tonight. I’m so proud of us fans at FOD. Happy Anniversry FOD again. Goodnight everyone. Sleep tight. You all are the greatest.

  208. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali. We did good girl. Goodnight See you tomorrow

  209. josie says:

    Happy Anniversary from me, too, FOD. :) The dedication of the staff has always amazed me. Tks so much for continuing to give fans a place to “hang.” You’re appreciated! I have to admit..sometimes I worry that David doesn’t have enough fans. But I never worry about the fans that he has. Y’all are amazing! As soon as David left, I honestly thought, “Our motivation is now in Chile, & there’s nothing left to keep us going. Everyone’s probably going to move on with their lives.” I’m very glad to be wrong about that.

    Y’all are still voting, tweeting, supporting him like always~ and yet he’s thousands of miles away. That’s awesome! And I think it shows why you are still here. Not necessarily because of what David does (although that helps), but because of who he is. Because you care about him as a person, period. :)

  210. Good job SGJ trending. Well i’m done with trending till tomorrow. Will say goodnight to everyone and spend the rest of the night on Ology commenting. Again Happy Anniversary Fod, your the greatest with some of the best family of fans.

  211. GGDoorsfan says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD!! Hi and Hugs to all the Faithful Fans everywhere…

  212. lizardj says:

    Thank you FOD for four years of fun! :) Check pretty much everyday and still loving it, and thanks to all of you who comment! Here’s to many more years to come!! :)

  213. josie says:

    Oh, p.s. That People Magazine is pretty awesome, too. I want one!

  214. lizardj says:

    Still no avi…dangit.

  215. Miss Vicki says:

    HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY TO FOD….I remember I used to follow David on FanBlast and then I found FOD…So glad I did….What a great four year!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE David on the front of People Mag…..Just too much!!!!! Miss Vicki

  216. Miss Vicki says:

    And Oh BTW….I’m not on Twitter…but I want my walking miles to count for David’s 1000 miles..Just started walking regularly…and I want to be counted in David’s fan miles….Miss Vicki

  217. HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD!!! I can’t tell you how much I admire and appreciate all of you and all you do to keep us connected with David. There is nothing like being a fan of David’s and celebrating it on FOD, the best David Fansite in cyberspace!!! Jenny’s 1st post read as follows:
    “…we’re going to create some magic on this site: exclusive interviews, endless chats, fan stories and pictures, David Archuleta news and features and artwork, and most importantly, a safe haven for fans to discuss and celebrate David and each other! Thank you so much for joining us in the creation of this fan home. We envision this fan family staying connected for a long, long time as we witness David’s artistry blossom and his career unfold.” Jenny, truer words were never spoken!!!

  218. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi GGDoorsFan…..Meant to ask you….are you a Jim Morrison fan????? We are going to London and Paris in October and one of the things we want to do in Paris this time is wander around Pere-Lachaise cemetary and see all the notables graves…You know Jim Morrison is buried there…And the Hard Rock Cafe has his portrait in stained glass in their cafe………Miss Vicki

  219. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi Idamae……I echo Jenny’s first post about staying connected….David will be home soon and we will all see each other again at a fan gathering or one of his concerts in 2014……Miss Vicki

  220. potluck8 says:

    Thank you FOD for all you do. I lurk more than comment and I am always grateful for everything. I read each and every comment every day, just love this place!

  221. MB says:

    Sarahazel- My husband always says “Did you have your fix of David today?” when he comes through the door at night or he’ll say “I’m sure David won’t be too mad if you have to wait to see what he’s up too” it’s just too funny that he’s so jealous!

  222. Koko says:

    Happy Anniversary, FOD! I don’t get a chance to go in chat much or post much these days, but I was here from the beginning, when we moved from the old site. Thanks to the original mods, Richard, Gail, Jenny, Becky, Christie & Mary, & all the wonderful mods since who have made this such a wonderful place to catch up on David news! Some lasting friendships have been made here. Thank you! :)

  223. By chance says:

    Josie, I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s the person he is that keeps us here.

  224. Hi Miss Vicki, I’m all for that! A special part of all David concerts is meeting up with friends :) There’s nothing like it, especially when David is the common denominator. Your trip sounds fabulous. It’s been ages since I visited London and Paris. Never went on the cemetary tour. It sure sounds interesting. Loved the Louvre, Les Champs Elysees, Notre Dame, the shops, the food. Actually London has my heart ever since the Beatles and I was thrilled when David went there and I saw him fotographed in front of Big Ben…priceless!!!

  225. hi MB, my hubby sends mixed messages. There are days when he’ll listen to my David banter then other days he tunes out. Yet he’s full of surprises. When I got my Contigo bracelet and showed my hubby he gave a little nod then he came back with a bright lime green wrist band and flaunted it. I don’t know what the heck it was promoting but I LOL!!! Then the next day he tells me he bought 2 copies of Begin. I couldn’t believe it. When I asked him why, he said they were on sale. He sure is an enigma haha.

  226. Koko, I do remember seeing you here from time to time. FOD IS THE BEST :)

  227. jan says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD!! Fanblast was the very first fan site I found when I typed in David Archuleta 4 years ago after AI went off. Then moved right on to here and even tho I don’t comment anymore, I am a dedicated lurker! I remember when everyone was keeping Jenny from jumping off the ledge!! lol
    MB, if you want to join us here in KC, we are meeting on Sept. 1st, 11:30am, at the Thai Orchid Restaurant in Mission, KS. I think it’s at 62nd and Martway. Hope to see you there. And anyone else that may be interested. So far there is going to be 6 or 7.

  228. Tina says:

    Hello to everyone! :D

    Happy Anniversary, FOD!! I’m here reading almost every day even when I don’t post in the comments. Thank you so much to the entire FOD crew for making it such a fun place to keep up with all things David. You are guys are awesum possum <3

  229. PandasMama says:

    Just wanted to stop by and say Happy Anniversay to everyone here at FOD. Thanks to all the staff for the awesome job y’all do here. I can’t believe it’s already been four years since that first post. It seems like just yesterday.

  230. Miss Vicki says:

    I JUST LOVE DAVID JAMES ARCHULETA’S SMILE!!!! Hey idamae…Yep hubby and I are getting excited for our trip to England and France….Celebrating our 30th Anniversary big time……..I might just have to check out the Beatles Tour or maybe research where David did his concerts with McFly….HA HA HA!!!!!….Miss Vicki

  231. Miss Vicki says:

    Nighty night all….Miss Vicki

  232. Goodnite, Miss Vicki, I know you and your hubby’ll have a great time. I’ll be there in spirit :)

  233. Time for me to turn in. Have a good nite everyone :)

  234. sj says:

    Happy Anniversary FOD, thank you sooo much for all who work so hard to keep this site open and interesting for all of David’s fans.

    Also want to say thanks to those of you who comment daily or regularly which also keeps things hopping around here.

    And lastly, thanks to David for sharing his beautiful gift with the world.

    Good night all, now back to my spoiler free Olympic night. ;)

  235. kimk says:

    RT @violet4ever Trending in Philadelphia too around the middle of the pack — Sing David Sing Begin

    Tiffany L ‏@Tiff_ArchAngel
    Sing David Sing Begin is trending WORLDWIDE!! :)
    http://twitpic.com/af5w01

  236. kimk says:

    http://twitpic.com/af5ul6

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    @DavidArchie Trending in the U.S. —> Sing David Sing

  237. kimk says:

    http://twitpic.com/af5u8c

    Tiffany L ‏@Tiff_ArchAngel
    If you click on Music on the iTunes store, BEGIN. and Broken are BOTH on the front page!

  238. lurker#1millionth&9 says:

    HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY FOD!!
    Thank you so much.
    I come here everyday to lurk.

  239. kimk says:

    David Archuleta Begins with Ology

    trying to trend again!

  240. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Found this on ology and I’d never seen it before. Someone told me it’s from the VIP M&G in Hanoi, Vietnam, just before his performance, 7-2011
    Me thinks me likes it. What a look he’s giving! http://twitpic.com/af8ujn

  241. Martha says:

    Already Trending WorldWide

  242. Janel aka Nellie says:

    WWTT this should be worth 25,000 right?? David Archuleta Begins With Ology
    http://twitpic.com/af91cr

  243. Martha says:

    Carmela F. Entoma‏@LakerGirlBlujay

    Archies fans are trending in the PH :/ Let Jessica Sanchez Win Ology and Jessica Sanchez Will Win Ology #BlujayPower

  244. Martha says:

    Trending in Indonesia

  245. Janel aka Nellie says:

    since I’ve been trying to WWTT, it has appeared on the list and disappeared within seconds. But it’s not even like it’s at the bottom then disappears, it’s either right before or after Jessica’s. What’s up with that??

  246. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Wow, I haven’t been in twitter jail in a long time. LOL…..it was fun. David is currently on the WWTT list.

  247. Martha says:

    We are Worldwide Trending Again

  248. Ali says:

    Awesome job with the WWTT guys!

    Just an FYI, according to the post over at Ology you get 25,000 for EACH worldwide trending topic. Jessica’s fans had a WWTT twice today with Ology in it. They had one or two others as well but not sure if they’ll count since they weren’t about Ology. I asked over there if it has to include “ology” to count. We’ll see what they say.

    But that’s at least 25,000 point they picked up on us. They also seem pretty ticked about the extension. I understand where they’re coming from and kinda wish it had just ended tonight like it was supposed to. It just makes fans mad at each other. sigh. THIS is why I said I wouldn’t do these kind of contests again. And here I am doing it. Sheesh.

  249. frio says:

    “Jedi4Life (^_^)* ‏@Jedi4Life
    OMG! BEAUTIFUL by @DavidArchie is playing in the movie theater right now!!!! The Total Recall audience loves it! Yay!!!”

  250. Martha says:

    Jessica Sanchez’ fans are starting another trend. Its trending WW

  251. jazzy says:

    it’s funny how so many people love that picture of David that Janel posted. I’ve always thought it was creepy! (I just feel like the picture caught him at a weird moment)

  252. KathyH says:

    Mb, sorry! I would’ve missed you if Jan hadn’t been more on the ball than I was! The information she gave is correct. You can also contact me via my email hgnhouse@aol.com and we can talk more that way.

  253. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Found this on ology.com. I guess the Jess fans are determined to win, lols. I think they did it. They went on a trending craze. Ology was only using the fan bases anyway for publicity for themselves. I think getting sales for BEGIN. is more important anyway. Tomato shields are up. hahah…. :)

    Jess fans posted this on ology.com…..
    “GUYS CHECKIT!

    WE ALREADY EARNED 250,000 FOR 10 WW TRENDS!! HAHAH OMFG. WE JUST TRENDED 10 OLOGY-RELATED TOPICS, GUYS! HOW EPIC?!

    OMFG. PLUS WE TRENDED A TOTAL OF 11 TIMES IN OTHER COUNTRIES!!!!! IWEUIWEUQOIWEU SO THAT’S ANOTHER 110,000 POINTS!!!”

  254. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! Was on Ology last night waaaaayyy to late!! You go there and can’t leave…SO MANY GREAT pics and vids! FUN commenting too! !EASY and FUN to do so join us if you haven’t by FOLLOWING DAVID (50 points) and commenting (10points) ! W could sull get David to #1!

    YAY! BEGIN< is one day closer….hope one of the places I ordered from will have it in my hands by August 7th!! Prefer hard copies to itunes….but ordered from itunes too!

    GREAT job Archies on the WW T! LOVE to help trend…will be late on tonights….have to work! But will be on it as soon as I can!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE! So much to look forward to in DAVIDLAND…we are LUCKY FANS! Thanks David , Kari and Team Archuleta!!!

  255. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/CanadianArchie/status/231637097885347841/photo/1

    Cindy #DA2014
    ‏@CanadianArchie
    @davidarchie @kariontour David Archuleta Begins With Ology worldwide trending!!!!

    OMJOSH IS THAT THREE WORLDWIDE TRENDS!!??
    IN LESS THEN THREE HOURS!?
    WOWZA!!

  256. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Good morning FOD! Soo happy it’s finally the weekend again. My BEGIN. (one copy…shocking I know, lol) will be here soon. It’ll be interesting to hear it.

    jazzy – yep…”creepy” is the word, haha! ITA. It just looks funny.

    Watching people freak out about Ology and WWTT is funny :P But, whatever floats your boat I guess. The good news is that hopefully at this rate 2014 will be here soon.

    Enjoy your day folks!

  257. kimk says:

    I am ok if Jessica wins Ology..
    I think the point of joining it in the first place was to get his name out there as BEGIN will be released Tuesday.
    free advertising is always a good thing.

  258. nora says:

    frio, that is great about Beautiful, where do you live?

    Kimk-I agree it is ok with me if Jessica wins, it has always been about BEGIN in the first place, if it was so important to Jessica’s fans to win that is fine, we gave it our best, I always thought BEGIN was more important, so the publicity was good for David!!

  259. kimk says:

    nora not to mention Ology is fun.. there are so many great posts there and a ton to explore and some I haven’t even seen yet.
    lol and to me that is surprising.

  260. kimk says:

    only thing is I don’t want Jessica fans to not like David.. I want them to get BEGIN too. so don’t want any hard feelings?
    want to spread the DA love not squash it like a bug on a rug!!

  261. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    True. Free advertising doesn’t hurt. I’m sure BEGIN. will be just fine regardless and do what D and his team expected when he decided to go on a two year hiatus :)

  262. Mckenzie Harris says:

    What exactly is the prize for winning the Ology contest? Will it be paying for an iTunes banner ad for BEGIN, paying for a music video or promoting Broken? Sorry about questioning their motives but I see all this work being put into this Ology contest and I just hope that at the end of the day, this work helps David. Or helps him as much as voting on Myx, Chart Central, trending about Broken, watching youtubes, creating YouTube videos, commenting on blogs. There’s only so much time each day. Archies can trend David Archuleta – they have proven that. Real question in my mind, and what should be in the mind of Jessica Sanchez fans, is why we should be trending Ology. According to Quantcast.com, which measures web traffic, Ology is the 14549 ranked website in US. Not bad, but not great. If it wants trends for Ology, It can purchase a promoted trend. It currently costs $120,000 a day. http://m.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/twitter-promoted-trends-cost-120-000-day-122786 Perhaps Ology plans to contribute $120,000 to the winner of Ology for each time Ology appears in a twitter trend lol.

  263. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    When does Jessica’s album debut? Or is it already out?

  264. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    McKenzie – exactly.

  265. potluck8 says:

    Just had to laugh at myself. A picture of Philip Philips came up and I thought it was Scotty Mcrerry, or whatever his last name is. Then I saw a picture of Kirk Douglas and thought he was Bob Barker. However I would never, ever mistake a pictue of beautiful David! NOT IN A LIFETIME

  266. potluck8 says:

    posted before I corrected picture.

  267. nora says:

    kimk- I agree with you about Jessica’s fans, we do not want Jessica’s fans to not like David, it would be great if some of them did buy BEGIN.

    McKenzie-I agree with everything you said.

    ksf-agree free advertising for BEGIN is always good.

  268. kimk says:

    if anything else have seen a lot more posts about David on twitter and that they love him so I am for anything to get his name out there right now.
    ok not the crazy win or die stuff but ology in general cause it is adorable.
    the posts are anyway.
    the movie promo is great, ology is ok, David’s official account does a lot, all the fans spazzing and WWTT too.. keep it ALL up folks make noise for the man!!
    make folks want to say..
    hmm let me check him out.. and then they will be hooked!

  269. kimk says:

    nora yup.. it will work out. know it.

  270. kimk says:

    potluck8 I think that of P Phillips and Scotty too.. both are cute.
    Phillip’s new video is cute too.
    that being said I think our man is better.
    ha what did I say about competition..

    but hey way I feel.. David ticks all the boxes.

  271. kimk says:

    tell you what.. watched JB’s new MV and it wasn’t that bad not to mention it has millions of hits in just one day. wth. sure has a huge budget to work with and that gets me all going not whether I like the kid of not. ha I say spread the wealth and pass some of that D’s way. or at least I hope the young fans buy BEGIN too!!
    1D and JB they are the it kids and well David is like the lil engine that can.
    I guess our lil engine.. or lol energizer bunny!!

    but if we keep it up.. David’s name will be out there come 2014 so when he comes back he can make us some pretty new music and have another tour for us to squee about again!!

  272. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/vianinadia/status/231761252609830912/photo/1

    Nadia #DA2014
    ‏@vianinadia
    David in chennai India for rising outreach :) – David Archuleta ROCKS IN OLOGY

  273. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/annLuvsArchie/status/231759265747062784/photo/1

    Vanessa Ü Ople ‏@annLuvsArchie
    David Archuleta Begins With Ology

  274. kimk says:

    Lisa Dano ‏@liisadeyknow
    Ugh David Archuleta will always have a huge place in my heart.

  275. kimk says:

    Courtney ‏@Courtney10e
    David Archuleta is basically my life. #DA2014

    I see a ton more posts on twitter about David and I love it!! :D

  276. kimk says:

    EEK!!!!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Part 5 of David talking about his upcoming BEGIN. album. You can check it out here —>

    http://youtu.be/s1qsmneeUwY

  277. kimk says:

    Marla Arreza ‏@marla_arreza
    No, I don’t like @DavidArchie. I LOVE him :’) [1st photo: As of 2010 || 2nd, July 2012] || @kariontour

    https://twitter.com/marla_arreza/status/231607194137796608/photo/1

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @marla_arreza @DavidArchie oh wow! Look at all your stuff!

  278. frio says:

    McKenzie and kimk, agree.

    nora, that was another fan that tweeted about hearing Beautiful in the movie theater. How cool is that? :) I’m from Aus.

    The reaction in the theater…haha:

    Jedi4Life (^_^)* ‏@Jedi4Life
    @erlindita yes, I heard comments like, “aw!”, “pretty cool!”, “wow!”, “is that david archuleta?”, “no way, I thought he was gone.”, “nice!”

  279. Candy says:

    Kimk-I agree with you, I don’t have a problem with JB, he has grown on me. Would I ever go to one of his concerts, buy his music…oh heck no! But I do have to give his team major props, they know how to work the fan game.

    I’m glad in a way I missed out on the whole ology thing…it came about while I was away. Don’t get it, haven’t gone to the site to see what its all about. Don’t want to invest the time or energy. After those dummy polls where I voted my fingers down to bloody stumps, I made a personal decision…that enough was enough. Major props to those that do…I will support David in every other way I can but for me voting is not one of them. Been “had” too many times. Throw whatever you want, shield is deployed! :)

  280. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @CanadianArchie @DavidArchie Thats great! that should give you guys more point on @contestology for David!

    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  281. kimk says:

    Candy heck yeah he has an amazing team.
    as for ology.. it reminds me of pinterest I suppose and it is nice.
    I just comment and like over there but there really is a lot of David stuff there and that in itself is good.
    the competition part well I think that gets things going for folks to post if anything else?
    just don’t want any bad blood between JS fans.. they are both great.

  282. kimk says:

    for me I say attack or promote in many places where David is concerned.
    he can’t be around right now so it is hard to make noise but lol three times WW TT in 24 hours I would say that is making noise!!

    ahh that vlog.. I miss him yet I am very proud of him.
    he is following his heart and soul.

  283. sarahhazel says:

    NEW THREAD

  284. Suttygal/Joanie says:

    Hi there! Saturday’s post is up with David’s BEGIN. vlog part 5! So beautiful!! :) Have a great Saturday everyone!

  285. kimk says:

    Janina ‏@janinachos
    @kariontour morning Kari! :) Hey, is this young fellow (in the blue sweater) in Kurt’s video, Jon Hunt??

    http://youtu.be/ppgABUdFkLs

    good question!

  286. kimk says:

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2012/08/04/david-archuleta-talks-about-recording-his-favorite-hymn-for-his-begin-album/

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta Talks About Recording His Favorite Hymn For His “Begin” Album

  287. Connie@Toronto says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary FOD. Love all the post. Kudos to you all working to keep this website enjoyable to all the fans like me.

    Thank you so much for everything. :) :)

  288. Connie@Toronto says:

    Love that Many Faces of David. It’s so cute. Thanks Pocoelsy for making that.
    So, nice to see David cover in People Mag. I’ll surely get it today.

    BEGIN is very near and I’m so excited.