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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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David Archuleta ~ Keeping Him Relevant

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The six month mark of David Archuleta’s departure has just passed and we have eighteen months to go. I’m measuring time by holidays and it seems to be working. Labor Day was just last month, Halloween is almost here and Thanksgiving soon after. Christmas is going to be tough this year without David but I’m so looking forward to it because it’s also close to the beginning of the twelve month countdown. There are days I miss David so much it hurts and although it was a tough road getting to this place, I’m ok with him being gone now; I truly believe he had to go.

In the meantime I have his music to get me through every day and his voice on interviews on my ipod to get me through the night. You may have seen my name, djafan, on comments on articles relating to David found on the web. You may also have seen me voting on polls and mentioning David’s name as much as possible, tweeting and trending, etc. You get it. LOL This is what I do.

We all have a comfort zone on how we support David and this is my way of keeping his name relevant.  By letting the world know he has passionate fans that are not going anywhere, the media stays interested in him. It works; it really does. For example, recently Cook and Kris Allen were dropped from their labels just months apart and it was barely a blip in the social media. David, however,  made mainstream media with the so-called “dropped” news that he was let go from his label when it was really the opposite. David chose not to renew his contract. As soon as his passionate fans started correcting the news the media then picked it up too, and many made an attempt to correct it.

The mission news made headlines also; not only on the internet but television also carried the news, showing clips of the video. I attribute this continued interest by the media to David’s go-getter fans.  Most reality show alums have just fallen off the radar, but David Archuleta has not and our intention is to keep his name  relevant and out there.

With this in mind and after much prodding from my fellow Adms, I encourage you to vote, to comment, to view David’s videos, to like his Facebook posts, to comment on his OS, heck even his MySpace page has been updated and it‘s beautiful.

I like to follow some charts on David’s social media status, yes the information is out there, you just need to look for it.  Here is a two month comparison. You can see that there have been some drops that can easily be reversed.

It’s really simple to get and keep these numbers up.  Watching his videos on Vevo and on his official you tube channel are all you have to do to raise the numbers. Typing David’s name into any search field and in any comment counts as a mention. Why worry about mentions? With every mention, his name is being counted on the internet, which raises his social status.

These are examples of things to do to increase David’s social status or popularity.

Wikipedia — Counted when a visitor loads an artist’s page.

Google – Google David Archuleta daily.

Twitter Mentions — Counted each time an artist’s Twitter handle (@davidarchie) is mentioned by another Twitter user.

Comment – Comment whenever David’s name appears in an article. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. Just writing David Archuleta will suffice in getting the internet bots* to count him.

*(An Internet Bot is a software application that does repetitive and automated tasks in the Internet that would otherwise take humans a long time to do. The most common Internet bots are the spider bots which are used for web server analyses and file data gathering.)

Here are some David related links you can visit to increase his status. You can use these to listen, view and/or comment.

Lastly, please don’t stop sending David mail. I read on several missionary blogs that it’s common for the mail to slow way down after the sixth month. They say family and friends start to get used to them being gone and not part of their daily routine. David doesn’t just have family and friends but a whole lot of fans he wants to hear from. Why else set up an address for us?

David Archuleta
P. O. Box 4297
Apopka, FL 32704

I hope you all can join me in my campaign to keep David’s name relevant during his absence.


110 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ Keeping Him Relevant”

  1. mspoohbear said

    Thanks Djafan! I would have not known that just by googling his name or doing an internet search on his name can make a difference in raising his social media status. I’m glad to say that unknowingly (LOL!), I’ve helped somehow because, it’s been a ritual of mine every night to go to the internet or Youtube to search for anything David Archuleta. Although I have to admit that I have failed to write him follow-up letters (bad girl mspoohbear!). With your message Djafan, I promise that I will start sending him postcards, if not letters just to say hi and let him know how much he is missed and that I will always be here waiting for his return. I’m also confident and pretty sure that David’s family will never neglect to write him a letter. They are one tight-knit family.

    So, when I get home tonight, I will start watching anything David on YouTube and will google his name gazillion times before I go to bed. I just hope I don’t start counting David social media status charts in my sleep! Goodnight everyone!


  2. annie 318 said

    dja~ thank you for writing this very informative post. Like mspoohbear, I didn’t realize I was helping to keep David’s name out there. I will do my duty as an Archufan to keep typing his name. I must admit I haven’t sent David any mail. It’s not because I don’t want to. I know people have said to send post cards because it is easier for him to read. Well, I haven’t found any post cards for sale! But tomorrow I am going to buy him a Halloween card. Heck, let’s all buy him Halloween cards! Anyway, thank you for all you do for us, his fans. I so appreciate it!!


  3. TOfan said

    ((((dja)))) it makes me smile every time I see your screen name out there in cyberspace promoting David… I especially appreciate the efforts you make on Twitter communicating with Latino/Latina fans in Spanish. It makes me sad sometimes that despite all of our collective “cheerleading” we weren’t able to make TOSOD a hit for David (in North America, anyway), that really shocked me tbh. I know we all support David in our own ways, but thanks for some great ideas!


  4. betsy said

    Dja, you are probably the David’s hardest working fan. Don’t think we don’t know it. I see your name everywhere. It’s not easy, either. It’s a ton of work. Thanks for working so hard to keep his name out there. We see you. ♥
    Some really good ideas. It’s interesting to me that his Vevo numbers went up. I wonder what we can attribute that to.


  5. djafan said

    MSPoohbear, “I just hope I don’t start counting David social media status charts in my sleep!” haha

    To late for me 🙂

    Annie, “But tomorrow I am going to buy him a Halloween card. Heck, let’s all buy him Halloween cards!”

    This is a great idea! David said he liked Halloween and liked dressing up as Dracula.

    TOfan back at you ((((hugs)))) “It makes me sad sometimes that despite all of our collective “cheerleading” we weren’t able to make TOSOD a hit for David (in North America, anyway), that really shocked me tbh.”

    I know, the timing with everything going on with label and management made it all the much harder. The Latin fans are loving David and interestingly enough his mission in Chile has actually lit many sparks 🙂

    Betsy, “It’s interesting to me that his Vevo numbers went up. I wonder what we can attribute that to.”

    The release of BEGIN. maybe has many viewing David’s Vevo videos, I’m not sure. I still don’t get all the tweets of “what ever happened to David Archuleta” or the embarrassment some have to say they are fans or at least like his music. Though I am seeing less of it.

    Thank you guys. It doesn’t feel like work and we all support David in so many different ways. I see others out there, Heidijoy, breanne, violet and more. I’ve been sharing these things with the adms for months now and they kept telling me I needed to write it up and share. I can’t explain why I feel am supposed to be doing any of this, I just accept it now 🙂


  6. Gwen Porea said

    Thank you for this fantastic article. Thanks for all of your suggestions. David Archuleta will always be front and center. He is such a wonderful singer and such a special person. His fans are always here for him. I know I am never going anywhere. Love this young man.


  7. lani said

    Thank you for all these helpful info DJA and thank you for everything you do for David. We, as fans should really take extra effort to keep his name out there as he himself can’t do it now. David is very lucky for having dedicated and hardworking fans like the moderators and writers of his fansites; like the fans tweeting & re tweeting his name; like the fans playing & replaying his music videos to increase the views; like the fans trying very hard to WWTT his name and music; and other things we do , all for the love of David!

    But I’ll say we as fans of David are luckier for having known him, his voice, and his person. Will be here for DA2014 but for the meantime will do my best to make and keep him relevant.


  8. MT said

    Thanks so much for writing an article about how we can keep David Archuleta relevant. I didn’t know these things helped. I haven’t really been usint twitter, but I can certianly make an effort to get back on twitter and use his @davidarchie name in my tweets if it will help. We should also make sure we use his twitter name in anything we try to WWTT.

    Question? When we write ” David Archuleta ” in comments here and other sites, does that count too? Because I tend to write just “David”. But if it counts, I can certainly write David Archuleta instead.

    And I have been a bad fan. I’m not much on writing letters so I never wrote to him. 😦 I will fix that tonight. 🙂


  9. bluesky said

    Djafan –

    You make me want to be a better fan. ^_^


  10. djafan said

    Gwen, “I know I am never going anywhere. Love this young man.”

    I’m with you on this all the way 🙂

    Lani, “But I’ll say we as fans of David are luckier for having known him, his voice, and his person.”

    Beautifully said Lani. I feel so blessed.

    MT, there is no such thing as a bad fan. We all do what we can and are comfortable with. One of the reasons the adms kept telling me to write this was that some may not be aware on how this all works and the the impact it has on David’s visibility on the net. Writing David Archuleta in any place is counted. When you set up google alerts those spider bots scour the net to pick up his name. And anytime you tweet you should include @davidarchie, especially when trying to trend.

    As of now this is the only place to vote for David. You can vote every hour. He has three songs on this, I’ll Never Go, Broken and Everybody Hurts. Vote away!


  11. djafan said

    Bluesky, you are a great fan ♥


  12. Dayzee said

    What a great gathering of information! Thank you for giving us a push, dja. I often see traces of you and HeidiJoy when wandering the internet.


  13. stenocruiser said

    Dja — this is all so illuminating! Who knew? Obviously, you. Thanks for sharing all this information with us — I’ll try to do my part to keep the name of this very deserving young man out there. I’m so looking forward to 2014 and, God willing, to attending a David tour performance.


  14. bebereader said

    You did it, djafan, the article I’ve been waiting for, (nagging you about haha); the one that’s chock full of information on how to keep David’s name out there! It had to be written so that others can follow your lead. There are fans out there who want to promote David but have no idea what to do. You gave us ample information and websites to use to complete the task. A great big THANK YOU!

    Now I must go vote. 🙂


  15. MT said

    Hey, I voted!! And I bookmarked the page so it makes it easy to vote again anytime I want.

    And just to let everyone know, you don’t have to sign up for this one. Just go to the page and click on the David Archuleta song of your choice. Easy peasy. 😀

    Ok, going to twitter now so I can tweet David and let him know we miss him. (He won’t see it, but that’s ok.)


  16. --bianca said

    Excellent and timely article, Dja. It really inspired me to continue doing what I do to support David. And to write him soon 🙂


  17. djafan said

    Dayzee, I always wonder if Heidijoy or violet have already been there when I click on links lol

    Steno, “I’m so looking forward to 2014 and, God willing, to attending a David tour performance.”

    I hope to meet you there 🙂

    Bebe, “There are fans out there who want to promote David but have no idea what to do.”

    You guys kept telling me, glad you guys pushed me to share.

    MT, “Ok, going to twitter now so I can tweet David and let him know we miss him. (He won’t see it, but that’s ok.)”

    Yay MT! It is ok. I figure Kari fills him in on how many still tweet him in the hopes that he knows we have his back ♥

    Bianca!!! “It really inspired me to continue doing what I do to support David.”

    Aww thank you and I appreciate all that you do for David ♥


  18. jans11 said

    Thanks for a very informative article, DJA! I knew about typing his name helped, but not to this extent. I vote when I can, but I do slack some once in awhile, but won’t anymore!
    I have been sending him postcards and cards with short letters about twice a month. Thanking him for all he has done for us and sometimes tell him some great news that might be going on around here. And the ladies in the nursing home is always wanting me to tell him something, so I do. Hope he gets a kick out of that! When the earthquakes were going on, I told him that I was worried about him being safe, that it was just the grandma in me I guess!♥


  19. cq#DA2014 said

    Djafan, great article and I will try to do my part. Fans can only do so much, it really is up to the Archuleta team/Kari to keep things going in his absence and keep his name relevant, Feeding the fans is what will help keep things going until he returns, imo. So far they are doing a pretty good job, hope it continues in 2013.


  20. bebereader said

    It’s Gladys’ Birthday!!

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  21. MT said

    Feliz Cumpleanos Gladys!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

    Wish i could put up a cake too!


  22. ray (rooster ) said

    happy birthday gladys,lot of great people born in oct.ya know lol


  23. stenocruiser said

    Hola Gladys !
    Happy Birthday ! Hope you have had a wonderful day — best wishes for the year ahead.

    Sorry to be late with my wishes but I was celebrating my daughter’s birthday shared with you.


  24. TXNancy said

    Djafan, your post is a great one to help us keep David relevant. It’s clearly evident you put a lot of work into this—gracias! It’s a beautiful example of how much you love David. I almost feel guilty for not being on twittter; may yet become brave enough one day. One thing I’ve begun to do lately is to remember to click onto the “Everybody Hurts” video and have it playing, while I visit the fansites…..a small way to help increase the # of views.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gladys! (I’m also an Oct BD gal)


  25. Abrra said

    Feliz Cumpleanos Gladys!



  26. gladys1961 said

    Thanks, I appreciate all your greetings and yes, today I had a good birthday.
    But I did not have good News of Rancagua, but I never lose optimism, miracles happen all the time.
    Four years ago I live above a cloud, witnessing a miracle every day, called David.


  27. betsy said

    Gladys, Feliz Cumpleanos! “Twas a very good year. 🙂


  28. jans11 said

    Happy birthday, Gladys!♥ Happy that you had a good one! Sorry about your Rancagua news though.:(


  29. bebereader said

    Gladys, What did you hear from Rancagua?

    Here’ s a really good review of “BEGIN” from
    The Charleston Gazette in Charleston, WV

    “September 6, 2012

    The Charleston Gazette
    David Archuleta is back with ‘Begin’
    By Samira Shahbandy

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After the finale of “American Idol” each season, we often don’t see many of the contestants again. David Archuleta, the season seven runner-up, was one we did see again, though. His song “Crush,” from his self-titled debut album, was a huge hit.

    After that, however, he wasn’t in the public eye as much. For many, he was a one-hit wonder.

    He’s stayed busy, though. On Aug. 7, Archuleta released his sixth album, “Begin.”

    Most of the songs are covers, but they’re beautiful arrangements. Depending on how you’re feeling, they might even make you cry. The songs sound so genuine that they make this album a work of art.

    One that is especially good is “Don’t Give Up,” featuring singer/songwriter Libbie Linton. It is so inspirational and incredible. The song, originally by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, is so lovely that I played it on repeat for hours. It never gets old, and it gives me a little bit of hope to deal with life’s curveballs.

    His cover of “Somewhere Only We Know” was hard for me to like at first because it is different from both the original and the version that Lifehouse did. After hearing it a few times, though, it became one of my favorite arrangements of the song. It’s unique and really shows off Archuleta’s vocal abilities.

    His cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” has beautiful music to go along with the delightful lyrics. I haven’t heard the original version, so I can’t compare it, but Archuleta’s version is a great song for any mood you may be in.

    My least favorite song on the album is his cover of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love).” There’s nothing really wrong with it; I just don’t think it suits him, and I don’t care for his arrangement of it.

    “Broken” is the one original song on the album, co-written by Archuleta and Jon Hunt. It is a beautiful song with enchanting lyrics and an incredible vocal range. It really shows how far Archuleta has come the past few years.

    No matter what age you are, this album may just give you some hope to help get you through hard times. Archuleta has really done well selecting his songs because this album will tug on heartstrings around the world.

    Before I listened to “Begin,” I wasn’t sure if it could compare to his debut, but I was wrong. If anything, I think it will be the best liked of his albums. It will keep you thinking of Archuleta and wanting to hear to more of his music for a long time to come.”


  30. gladys1961 said


    I spoke with the president of the Church of Rancagua, and he said they are very strict about the age requirement, and place. In part I knew but had some hope, I still have.
    He told me he could not make a ecepcion me. It would be unfair to all the people who sent requests.
    Ok. I’ll put one foot before the other, and who knows? maybe some miracle happens.


  31. Angelica said

    I will comment tomorrow on your wonderful, informative and very useful post dja. Too late for that now except to say,


    Sorry about your request being turned down but I guess rules is rules. Nice to know they are getting lots of requests though! Can your niece still go anyway? You can stay up with us in Unplugged and wait for any word from the event though, if no miracle happens.


  32. fenfan said

    Rather late but still – happy birthday Gladys! Here’s to many more to come, all filled with the wonderful music of a beautiful young man we all love!


  33. aw Gladys!
    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.♥ Ahh Rancagua. If age, were only measured by “young at heart” years, you would surely have no problem, Gladiola♥ heck, none of us would, right? Hopefully, Christmas will be an open to all ages event

    Dja, thanks so much for posting all the links. Your article made me realize it IS possible, to really make a difference for David while he is away. I do comment when I am able, but only in a few places, so thanks for giving us a complete list to work on!.So appreciative of all you do to keep us informed,and the work you put into it♥love you to pieces!


  34. Angelica said


    This is such a great article on how to keep David’s name out there while he is away and beyond. I really had no idea myself how many ways there are to support him online. I’m so impressed with your tireless efforts on his behalf and the sheer work it took to compile all this great information! All of us can do our part and it really does make a difference. Thank you so much!

    There needs to be a link made on the sidebar to click on this article for future reference. *hint* 😉


  35. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks Djafan for the inside info. It tells us what is going on and right now, that is our only way of knowing! Let’s hope for interesting times ahead!



  36. betsy said

    Let’s celebrate the release day of TOSOD, shall we?
    Here’s one I forgot about. It’s so….good lol


  37. djafan said

    Jans11 “And the ladies in the nursing home is always wanting me to tell him something, so I do. Hope he gets a kick out of that!”

    With the history he has of visiting nursing homes I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of it.

    CQ, I agree. I think Team Archuleta has done a great job so far. My suggestions are what fans can do if it’s in their comfort zone. Many support with purchasing and gifting many many CD’s. We have a few here who do that. I’m sure looking forward for more Team Archuleta surprises.

    TXNancy, “One thing I’ve begun to do lately is to remember to click onto the “Everybody Hurts” video and have it playing, while I visit the fansites…..a small way to help increase the # of views.”

    This is a great way to increase his views. I created a playlist from his Vevo and Official Archuleta youtube accounts that I play in the background.

    Sky, “Your article made me realize it IS possible, to really make a difference for David while he is away.”

    I little by all goes a long way 🙂

    A @davidarchie tweet!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    David’s album The Other Side of Down was released 2 years ago. What song do you enjoy the most off that album? (KS)


  38. djafan said

    Angelica, Thank you Angelica. Got it 🙂

    SB, I feel interesting things coming in my bones.

    My tweets 🙂

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary The Day After Tomorrow @karinontour #DA2014

    1h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary My Kind Of Perfect @karinontour #DA2014
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    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Things Are Going To Get Better @karinontour #DA2014

    1h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Complain @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Complain @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Good Place @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Look Around @karinontour #DA2014

    2h breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    VOTE 1 song hourly for @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts, Broken & I’ll Never Go on Chart Central:
    Retweeted by djafan#DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Parachutes And Airplanes @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Falling Stars @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Who I Am @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Stomping The Roses @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary The Other Side Of Down @karinontour #DA2014

    2h djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice
    @davidarchie David Archuleta #TheOtherSideOfDownAnniversary Something Bout Love @karinontour #DA2014


  39. djafan said

    Feliz Cumpleanos Gladys!!! Que se te cumpla tu milagro 🙂


  40. djafan said



  41. djafan said

    And who could forget this epic vlog.


  42. annie 318 said

    The”memory vlog” just reminded me of how cute David really is even when he is just talking. Btw, I can completely relate to his ADD factor in class.


  43. Gayle122890 said

    Happy Birthday, Gladys! Didn’t have a chance to come here yesterday Aunque tarde, pero no me olvide. 🙂


  44. betsy said I really enjoyed the 1st season of Once Upon A Time & it looks like the BEGIN.ning of the new season is starting off well. 🙂 @alwaysinourthoughts

    Will Broken be in this show? Who else thinks?


  45. betsy said

    I left Kari’s name off that tweet accidentally, but it was from her.
    I questioned her about it, am awaiting a response. 🙂


  46. betsy said

    I am turning into a rumormonger. 🙂 I see no one else thinking this. I probs read too much into it.


  47. bluesky said

    34 Angelica: I agree!!!


  48. MT said

    Thanks for the videos! I sure do miss the vlogs.

    That 1st vlog, 2:03 is too cute for words. That smile he does!! haha He sure does seem excited … and distracted. I just love rambly David. And did you notice, once the music starts, he couldn’t concentrate on anything else. LOL That’s our guy!

    You little rumor monger, you. haha You keep letting us know about anything you’d like. I would love to hear his song in a TV show. I don’t know how that would fit into it since I’ve never seen it. But I am ready to wach it if David’s song is on there. 😀

    It could just be her promoting his Album since the word begin was in her tweet, or there could be someting to it. Be sure to let us know if Kari answers!


  49. djafan said

    I asked to Betsy. Here is the picture she linked.


  50. Abrra said

    Once Upon A Time is a TV show about fairytale characters trapped in a modern day town ( Stroybrooke, Maine)because of a curse. Last season’s finale was about the curse finally being broken. The picture Kari is posting is a screen cap from the beginning of the show. They show a man in an office and he pics up a note with the word “Broken” written on it. I think someone was trying to let him know that the curse was broken so he can come back to the town.

    She is making the connection to the word and David’s song title. That’s all I can make of it. Nothing really too mysterious to we who watch the show. None of the show has any of his music. It has all original scores. I guess she is messing with fans again.



  51. betsy said

    Unrelatedly, I love the top picture in this article. A lot. A real lot.


  52. djafan said

    MT…love rambly David indeed.

    Ok Abs….party pooper lol I wouldn’t call it messing though, I ‘d call it keeping it interesting.

    Betsy, Who could ever say no to that face ♥


  53. Abrra said

    Next time I will let you swing in the wind 😉


  54. djafan said



  55. Blueberry Ice said

    Dja! Such timely & useful info … never imagined that we could make a difference. You set such a high standard that it makes me want to do more. So if I were to search, view, comment from each different computer at home, will that help count as a separate enounter or just as one count? I’ve wondered because when I’ve voted before, it didn’t help change the numbers even if using several computers but maybe it’s different when searching or watching? So much to learn but I’m trying, lol! Thanks for the encouragement to send postcards … was thinking he might get tired of seeing my name. It’d be great to have as many different fans write so if anyone needs postcards, I have a bunch of them to share. Hmmm … maybe I should change up my name a bit like Blueberry Crush or Blueberry Eyes or Blueberry Pies so David won’t get bored, haha!

    Betsy; vid# 36 … Loved the whole Clovis show … still holding hope to hear him sing all the songs from TOSOD in person. Such a good album that deserved so much more. Happy 2nd Anniversary TOSOD!

    Gladys! Espero que tengas muchos cumpleaños más maravilloso!


  56. bleubird19 said

    djafan, Thanks for this great post! Very good ideas and liked seeing the chart! We’ll get those numbers up in no time. 🙂 I always google David Archuleta every day and watch youtube videos, but I’ll make sure I get in a few more comments and twitter mentions. Always talk about him on twitter but so used to using “D” … need to use his whole name more often! 😀


  57. Djafan,

    Thank you for the great post, it’s very informative, insightful and a great riminder and guidance to help keep David’s name out there while he’s away 🙂 before this I was like a blind mouse haha, now I have a better idea and hopefully can do it more efficiently, glad to be able to help a little and to know we can make a difference 🙂

    Happy belated birthday Gladys 🙂

    Happy second anniversary TOSOD 🙂


  58. gladys1961 said

    I’m going to chile, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I was accepted, I received an email from McKinley
    diossssssssss ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy miossssssssss


  59. stenocruiser said

    Isn’t that the best news we have ever heard? Good for Gladys — she received her miracle.!!!!


  60. stenocruiser said

    Wake up everybody — time to celebrate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  61. stenocruiser said

    God has blessed Gladys !!!


  62. dancer952 said

    Ahhhh Gladys!!!

    Congratulations, I’m so excited for you! You get to hear him sing POP songs!!


  63. gladys1961 said

    I received this e-mail today (sorry, is in spanish)

    Musica pop con Elderes Coello y Archuleta – 13 octubre‏

    Élder y Hermana Gomez

    Para gladys yelma


    Hemos recibido su reserva y usted y su sobrina son bienvenidos a asistir en calidad de nuestras misiones especiales. Los nombres de los incluidos en la lista de reserva y el espacio será reservado para usted hasta 18:45 No hay entradas o curules reservadas para llegar temprano (las puertas se abrirán a las 18:00) para conseguir un buen asiento. Hay preguntas que dicen que son las misiones especiales de las personas mayores y McKinley hermana. Por favor, preséntese a nosotros.

    Nos vemos el 13 de octubre en Rancagua,

    Los McKinley


  64. stenocruiser said

    Gladys is in Unplugged and she can hardly contain herself !!!


  65. bebereader said

    I was praying for a miracle! See? They do happen!

    I used Google Translator to translate to English.

    We have received your booking and you and your niece are welcome to attend as our special missions. The names of those on the reservation list and the space will be reserved for you until 18:45 No tickets or reserved seats to arrive early (doors open at 18:00) to get a good seat. If there are questions say that you are special missions of the elderly and sister McKinley. Please introduce yourself to us.

    See you on October 13th in Rancagua,

    the McKinley

    Blueberry Ice#55,
    My hopes are your hopes! I never heard David sing the songs from TOSOD except for SBL and TOSOD. Call me greedy but I want it all. He did a few shows to promote the cd but since there was no formal tour for the album, he never made it across the country to my side, the East Coast, to sing those songs for us live. And I still want to hear them so badly; I loved the cd. I feel like we were cheated thanks to JIVE. No thanks to Jive is more like it. I feel much better now that I let that out. 🙂

    Happy Anniversary TOSOD!

    Has anyone noticed the difference between the top and bottom pics of David in this article? He’s equally beautiful in both but in the top pic he looks his age, 21. In the bottom pic, he could pass for 29. How does he do that?


  66. skydancer1x said

    40.♪’living your life like its golden’♫♪’living your life like its golden’♫♪….oooh I just looooove his face when hes lip syncing to that song at the end.well, love his face period. sigh, miss him. Miss those vlogs like crazy♥

    55. Hey Blueberry Ice!♥ “maybe I should change up my name a bit like Blueberry Crush or Blueberry Eyes or Blueberry Pies so David won’t get bored, haha!” LOL! thats a fun idea, but he may get hungry. :))

    56. Bleubird19, I love the spelling of your ‘name’ btw., and yes, his whole name,I need to watch that too.

    we have alot of B’s in this place don’t we? (wait..that didn’t sound right.) I mean many lovelies, whose names BEGIN.♥ with the letter B theres Bluebird, Bluesky,Blueberry Ice, Betsy,Bebereader.for example…. am I forgetting anyone?

    time for a few more video viewings before bed.:)) tgif!


  67. jans11 said

    Wow! Gladys I’m so happy for you! I would call that a very good birthday present!♥ Miracles never cease. I would love to be a little mouse in your pocket! Can’t help but be a little envious of you! haha You lucky dog!!!! Tell David we all said hi!


  68. angelofdja said

    So happy for you Gladys! 🙂 WOOT! WOOT!


  69. bebereader said

    We’re in The Voice Unplugged now with Gladys, who is over the moon with excitement! Join us!


  70. Happy birthday Gladys! And what better bday gift than the confirmation of your attendance of David’s next musicale 🙂


  71. pocoelsyforarchie said

    Woo Hoo, Gladys !!! you go girl …happy for you. Now go buy the new and the best camera in the market!!!if you don’t have one yet hehe, haha don’t forget to say HI to him for us…as for “hug” just safe it for after 2014 🙂 What a great “birthday” present you’ve got there!!!


  72. mlpb3 said


    Feliz cumpleaños y felicitaciones por su invitación al concierto en Chile! Usted realmente es bendecidos! Por favor, ser un representante de todos nosotros que les encantaría estar allí! ¡Que dios te bendiga! – Martha


  73. skydancer1x said

    Bleu, Bleu Bleubird,! I love your name (spelling of) and then I spelled it wrong (Blue) in the next sentence I wrote. I am such a dork.

    so good Saturday morning to all. :)) So excited and happy for you Gladys and how excited we will all be, when you return to tell us all about it?!! eeek!!
    Bebe, thanks for the translation of Gladys’ news♥ oh and this you said….”Has anyone noticed the difference between the top and bottom pics of David in this article? He’s equally beautiful in both but in the top pic he looks his age, 21. In the bottom pic, he could pass for 29. How does he do that?”
    I KNOW! when I first laid eyes on the top pic, I was doing some comparing to the one in top left sidebar, and thinking the same thing, before I saw the bottom picture♥ How DOES he do that? I sure would like to know his secret!


  74. fenfan said

    Congratulations Gladys!!! What a fabulous birthday present!!!!! You get to see and hear David sing again!!!!!!!!!!! OMG you are on lucky gal!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you get there early to get a front row seat. I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!


  75. mlpb3 said

    Saw this on twitter about 1/2 hr ago:

    Vania Andrea ㋡‏@DimeSavania
    Vimos a @davidarchie parado con su paragua esperando la micro, cuando íbamos en al auto de @PerfeectRainbow


    We saw @davidarchie stopped with his umbrella waiting for the micro, when we were in the car @PerfeectRainbow



  76. Abrra said

    Thanks for the info Djafan. It helps to have those links handy 🙂


    So happy for your great news. I hope there is a big crowd for the event! I went to bed early last night and missed the excitement. Bebe texted me but I was asleep.

    Abrra 538 days


  77. kaycee said

    Gladys! Just saw the great news! Congrats, and have a wonderful time!

    Djafan…wonderful article–helpful and informative! Thanks!


  78. Djafan said

    Blueberryice “maybe I should change up my name a bit like Blueberry Crush or Blueberry Eyes or Blueberry Pies so David won’t get bored, haha!”

    Ahhh you crack me up lol. Wonder what David would think?

    Bleubird “Always talk about him on twitter but so used to using “D” … need to use his whole name more often! ”

    I see this a lot. I want to get in there and finish the name 🙂

    Pocoelsy, ” before this I was like a blind mouse haha, now I have a better idea and hopefully can do it more efficiently”

    This was my intention. Just letting the fans know some little things we can do.

    Thank you Abrra and kaycee,


  79. djafan said

    Gladys, aqui no hay coincidencias. Estoy tan emocionada, tu milagro se cumplio. Disfruta cada segundo.

    There are no coincidences. I’m so full of emotion, your miracle happened. Enjoy every second.

    “Musica pop con Elderes Coello y Archuleta”



  80. djafan said

    Martha thank you for the tweet. I see she was at the previous temple event with David. She tweeted a picture of Elder Archuleta back then. I wonder if she’s going to the coming one.


  81. Abrra said




  82. emmegirl14 said

    dja, thanks for the info – gonna make it part of my routine to quickly hit a couple of those before I come here. The Voice will be my reward for completing my homework. 🙂

    Gladys, Haaaaappy Birthday!! So happy you are going to see David again. Must be karma. 🙂


  83. emmegirl14 said

    And dja, you are a rockstar at keeping D relevant.


  84. jans11 said

    75…wow a real live Archie sighting! That makes me feel so good, that he is really alive and well!!hehe♥

    Happy 2nd birthday, TOSOD!! My favorite songs are Good Place and Wait. Been playing the album all day honoring it. It is mindblowing that David wrote all the songs(but 2). He is just so talented…still waiting patiently for 2014…..♥

    Will be back later for chat!


  85. mlpb3 said

    djafan – I tweeted her because she had been to the last concert, if she was going to this one on the 13th. She said yes. Martha


  86. MT said

    Hahahaha But you are such a loveable Dork. 😉 And you are still up one on me. I never noticed the unique spelling at all!! Sorry Bleubird! 😀

    Thanks for sharing that tweet. So good to hear of someone seeing him.

    But … what is a micro? Is that like a tram or subway or something? Or the bus line? Anyone know?


  87. mlpb3 said

    MT – I was told a “Micro (pronounced mee-cro)” is a bus or a taxi.


  88. Abrra said


    La Micro

    La Micro = this is what the local buses within a city are called.

    – Voy a tomar la micro en la esquina. (I’m going to take the bus on the corner)

    NOTE: You need to be careful because even though the word ends in ‘o’, it is a feminine word.

    If you found this guide to Santiago Buses useful, share it with others:



  89. mlpb3 said

    Abrra – Thanks, I really wasn’t sure. This girl is the same one who tweeted this pic after the July 15 concert:


  90. annie 318 said

    Gladys, a belated happy birthday to you. I like to say “may all your dreams come true” but for you this year I kind of think maybe they have! I am so happy for you! Can’t wait to hear all the details!


  91. sweetonDA said

    Dja, thanks for all the info about keeping David relative. I see your name on many sites in their comment area. YOU ROCK!!!

    I was at the Harkins Theaters here seeing a movie and guess what I heard just before the movie started…David’s voice came over loud and clear singing BROKEN. I was so excited I almost didn’t get my mom into her seat before I started shouting, “That’s David!”. I never hear him his voice here in AZ. 🙂 He sounded amazing on the theater sound system.

    Happy Belated Birthday Gladys and I’m so glad you will be attending David’s music devotional. If we can’t be there we are sure glad you will have the opportunity. Looking forward to your updates.


  92. emmegirl14 said

    SweetonDA, awesome!


  93. gladys1961 said

    The word micro is male. They are long-distance bus, are those who are in the bus terminal. They are the same car that I take to Rancagua.
    You should write: el micro, not la micro.


  94. marlie7 said

    SweetonDA #91 OMG, I’d have fallen down in the aisle if I heard that at my theater. Wow – so glad to hear his stuff is being played…anywhere!


  95. Abrra said

    I guess it’s never too soon to start a Birthday card for David.

    This was linked by AFS on twitter. Click the pen at the top to sign.

    And a sweet tweet by @kariontour
    @dApVirata he is doing well. I hear from him weekly and every week I keep him updated on things you all are tweeting about and let him know he is missed and loved.

    Abrra 537 days


  96. stenocruiser said

    Really enjoyed chat last night (as usual) — we continued celebrating the good fortune of our Gladys being able to attend David’s concert in Chile. She is still up in the clouds but came down long enough to make her flight reservation and will now book the hotel. Very good turnout in Unplugged but later there was only Gladys and me left — Abrra made sure to leave us with the Jakarta videos that we enjoy so much and then JR4DA dropped by. She wanted to add her congrats to Gladys and stayed to chat for a while — she is always “interesting” and that was fun. When Jakarta was over, the Bench mall vids started — JR’s — and we thanked her for the abundance of videos and pics she has shared with the fans. After JR left, it was time to call it a night/morning — after 3:00 for me and after 4:00 for Gladys — time well spent !!


  97. mlpb3 said

    Stenocruiser: Is there any place where they chat can be replayed? Had meant to join last evening but fell asleep!. Wanted to see Gladys’ reactions/q & a on her upcoming visit to Rancagua. Thanks, Martha


  98. loulou said

    I am finally able to get in to make a comment ! Gladys am so happy for you,wish i could hide in your pocket and go with you, Have a wounderful time !!!


  99. poof said

    Late to the party, but arrived! First, congrats Gladys! Your love shown through and they couldn’t resist it!

    Djafan, thanks so much for this post. I realized after reading it, a big change in my habits is listening to my copy of BEGIN. continually, instead of listening to random David things, continually, on youtube. I will rechange my ways! Thank you so much for all your hard work on David’s behalf and ours.


  100. MT said

    97. Martha,
    As far as I know, chat is not recorded. But we usually get together for chat on Tuesdays too, for Nandito Ako, and Gladys may show up. Bebe usually puts an invitation up on the site on Tuesday evening with a link.

    Gladys is beyond excited! And we are so excited for her!


  101. MT said

    Oh, and I forgot to say … thanks to all of you for explaining what the “micro” is.


  102. mlpb3 said

    MT – Thanks, I’ll look in Tuesday!


  103. tawna21 said

    I tried to post a comment on Friday evening, but I was out of town and using my husband’s laptop and couldn’t get logged in for whatever reason. Anyway, thank you Dja for this vital info. I need to re-group and do some David Archuleta ‘sight seeing’ on the web.

    I also wanted to wish Gladys a very happy birthday, so now I will wish her a very, very belated happy birthday and a congrats on her dreams coming true! 🙂

    Why am I all of a sudden missing my artist of choice, David Archuleta, so much?! Man, I seriously am!! The Holiday Season is going to be really different this year. #itcouldbeabluechristmaswithoutDavidArchuleta


  104. marlie7 said

    I’m thankful that chat is not recorded 🙂


  105. marlie7 said

    Soap, anyone?


  106. mlpb3 said


    I look a little too happy :p “@mlpb3: @DavidArchie @jascurtissmith @jackryan4DA Pic from Archuleta Phils Fan Tribute!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  107. MT said

    Marlie … LOL

    106. Martha,
    Awww Sweet pic!


  108. bebereader said

    Thanks for your inquiry about replaying the chats. Unfortunately we don’t save the transcripts. Imagine the pages we’d have to go through if we did. Since Gladys is a frequent visitor of our chats., as MT suggested, please stop by any time we get together.

    Missing him too!! 😦

    And speaking of Nandito Ako, I found this touching fanmade video of Josh and his Mom reuniting. As the description says “One of the most emotional scenes of Nandito Ako…i think THE NUMBER 1 BEST SCENES EVER! LOL”

    Watch David’s eyes! For this scene alone he should win an award!

    credit selene07sparke
    She has some other cute NA videos on her page:


  109. mlpb3 said

    Bebereader – Thanks for your reply. I’ll make sure to catch it next time!


  110. Lorraine said

    Hello there @djafan and thanks for this info, you are so diligent, David fans are the best. I will do my best to keep him current from now on 🙂


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