This year finished for me on a high note after a period of ill health and a bit of surgery. I decided to go off to Majorca, Spain to recuperate and rest and whilst I was there I had the great pleasure of meeting up with our dear friend Martyn Sibley from disability horizons who was attending a Handisport conference to promote accessibility for the disabled. When i saw Martyn he confided in me that he had been voted as the 3rd most influential disabled person in the UK. This is an honour he truly deserves. Nobody has done more for campaigning on accessible travel and normalising disability in our country.
My next trip is to other side of Europe – up north in Finland where i have many friends and family. Funnily enough a really cool video promoting a Finnish dating site just passed across my desk and frankly it is so much better than the usual cheaply presented dating videos from Finland which is the poor man of dating promotions in Europe.
I enjoy looking at how other niche dating sites promote their offers and this offering from flirttideitti.fi is visually very nice indeed. OK. that was a ‘shout out’ now back to disabilitymatch which has been adding new members at a rate of knots. I have also been delighted at just how well our podcast has been doing. we have had hundreds of downloads for our episodes and, not just in the UK. We have podcast subscribers in Canada and Australia and we get social media coverage for the podcast all around the world.
I do recommend that you follow me on twitter @disabilitymatch where I tweet every day about things that are happening in the world of disability and in the wider worls of medical innovations. Finally we have rebuilt our store http://shop.disabilitymatch.co.uk and we are starting to get orders. We will be giving 15% of our shop profits to disability charities so if you need to buy a wheelchair or a disabled bed or a commode and many other things do buy from us because we will donate profits to a good cause.
Our latest podcast is ready for fee download from the podcast.disabilitymatch.co.uk site or from iTunes or most other podcast platforms. We hope you enjoy it. If you have 40minutes to while away then this is the podcast for you. It is an upbeat discussion on a variety of disability issues and our guests are shown in the video above.
Very happy that we have released our 3rd podcast episode! I am getting into the flow of things now, also we are getting great guests agreeing to be interviwed because they like our style. We are upbeat and communicative. Anyway you judge for yourselves
We have almost 100 downloads on our first day and we have high hopes of reaching 300 downloads by the end of the week. We have great guests on the show and our twitter following is amazingly supportive. We depend on you to share our podcast links and help get it widely known on all social media. Disabilitymatch is a vibrant community and we are thrilled to be able to help you get the most from it.
I am very happy to add a video from our sister site www.amputeedate.co.uk which is a specialised site for people looking for amputees or amputees looking for people;-) both ways work. Amputees seem to have more emphasis on fetish dating than regular disabled daters or wheelchair users. There are a breed of amputee seekers who are known as devotees who seek out disabled women to admire and worship. I know we get a bit of this on regular disabled sites like disabilitymatch but on amputee sites there is a greater emphasis on the bizarre. You even have people who undergo elective amputation – ugh – to make themselves more sexually interesting. Personally I get unhappy with elective tooth removal let alone losing a limb. I really dont understand the appeal but heigh ho live is varied and different folks different strokes. Even more odd to my mind are people who are ‘pretenders’ i.e they dress like amputees and use wheelchairs and other disabled parephenalia. From what i can see they have fan clubs and sell overpriced photos and videos of themselves online. But please ‘like’ this video and spread good karma on youtube.