Friday, August 7, 2009
Carnival Against Child Abuse
I am pleased to host August's edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse.
Submissions are due to me by Tuesday August 18th and I will publish on Friday August 21st. (NOTE - I'm running behind so if you've not submitted, just get it to me by 5 pm USA time on Thursday)
To submit, click here, and follow the instructions (theme info below).
Q - What is a Blog Carnival?
A - it is a collection of blog articles. The host (which is me this month) collects links to articles written by different bloggers and lists them all here in one place.
Q - What's the point?
A - to gather a group of people interested in a specific subject; to encourage people to read other blogs; to connect those interested in a subject to blogs featuring articles of interest. This Carnival focuses on Child Abuse.
Q - Is there a theme?
A - Yes, BUT you are not limited to the theme (see more below). This month's theme is Back to School. I've read a lot of blogs and stories from survivors that lead me to believe that many people are triggered by the "Back to School Season." It could be the schedule that changed when they were children, a parent's schedule that changed, or the influx of new people into their lives. I've also read accounts of teachers, educators and other school officials that stepped in and made a difference. Still other people suffered in school terribly. There are also parent survivors who are struggling with sending their own children to school. So however school-related, submit your stories here.
Q - What if I don't have a school-related post?
A - You can submit any post that relates to Child Abuse. On the submission page you will be asked to pick a category of - Advocacy & Awareness; Aftermath; Healing & Therapy; In the News; Poetry; or Survivor Stories. Pick one that fits best but do not be overly concerned. I'll reorganize so that it makes sense.
Q - I can't figure this submission stuff out. Can you help?
A - send me your submission directly - firstname.lastname@example.org I'll also try to answer questions.
Q - My blog is not about Child Abuse but I want to submit. Can I?
A - Yes, your blog does not need to be about Child Abuse - just your blog post.
Q - Can I submit an older blog post?
A - Of course.
Q - Can I submit more than 1 post?
A - Absolutely.
So please consider submitting. I would especially love to hear from bloggers that have never submitted anything. If you have questions, contact me.
The link to submit again is - here.