Thursday, February 7, 2013

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HERstory, Breastfeeding Blog Request #BlkBFing

In honor of Black History Month, ROSE (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere), United States Breastfeeding Committee, and Mom Rising are hosing a blog carnival. I haven't decided if I'm going to submit a post yet. I've already got some serious writing to do.... But I want to put this out there for anyone who may be interested. 

Below is a repost from the ROSE Breastfeeding Coalition website, and there are others floating out there as well. I think it will be so great to see what everyone has to say regarding breastfeeding. Even if I don't submit, I'll definitely be reading along, so let me know if yours is one of them!

Happy Black H(er)(is)tory Month.


Please email the following to Jane by Friday, February 22nd and copy Anita.

• Your name and email address
• Your headshot
• Your Twitter handle if you have one
• The title of your post
• The text of your post
• If possible, consider adding a photo or image to accompany your text with the photo’s credit. We find that photos and images help blog posts get shared around the Internet.
• If your blog post has been published previously, please include the URL to receive credit. Also please include a few sentences about why you want to share this post for this particular blog carnival.

Please feel free to visit this link

The more blog posts, the merrier (and the bigger the impact we’ll have overall). So in addition to submitting your own blog post, if you know anyone else who may like to participate, feel free to share this invitation with them.

TIMELINE: The blog carnival will be published on Tuesday, February 26th. We are accepting blog posts starting now – the earlier the better.

The deadline for submitting your blog post is Friday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. PST. Blog posts submitted after the February 22nd deadline may be added to the blog carnival slightly later. We are happy to tweet a link to your post anytime!

MomsRising will promote your blog post, as part of our blog carnival, via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. In addition, numerous other partners will be tweeting and re-posting on their respective organizations’ blogs or social media pages/accounts. We estimate that our blog and social media reach alone extends to more than 3.5 million readers. Below this email, you’ll find more information on blog carnivals and how you can participate. However, even if you can’t participate at this time, feel free to forward this email to friends you think might be interested.

TWITTER CHAT: Also on February 27th, the co-organizers will hold a Twitter chat at hashtag #BlkBFing to highlight this multifaceted conversation about breastfeeding and Black History month. Please join us!


WHAT’S A BLOG CARNIVAL? A blog carnival is an online action that aims to utilize the growing power of our combined reach on social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) to jumpstart – and jump into! – a national conversation. This “Blk BFing: Making HERstory” blog carnival will have blog posts ranging from the personal to the political, in a range of mediums, from text to video. MomsRising and co-organizers will collect and publish the individual blog posts. The links to all posts will then be gathered into one overarching post that will serve to host and introduce the blog carnival. In addition, MomsRising will amplify all posts on our Facebook site and with tweets from the MomsRising Twitter account @MomsRising using the hashtag #BlkBFing

BLOG PROMOTIONS – When the blog carnival is published on February 26th, each post will be tweeted with the hashtag #BlkBFing. Selected posts will be published on the hosting organizations’ Facebook pages. We encourage all blog carnival participants to join our members in retweeting our tweets and re-sharing our Facebook posts.

WHAT’S A TWITTER CHAT? A Twitter chat is a scheduled gathering of people on Twitter to discuss or promote a mutual topic of interest, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. On Wednesday, February 27th, the “Blk BFing: Making HERstory” Twitter chat will take place with the hashtag #BlkBfing. To participate, search for #BlkBfing and join in the tweeting!

Past blog carnival example: Making School Foods Healthier