Thursday, December 27, 2012

#Kinderchat Joins #NaBloPoMo (or: so you want to be a blogger...)

Helloooooo, Friends!

Merry Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to one and all. Whatever you celebrate(d), I hope it is/was happy and full of peace and magic and delicious treats.

Based on the response I got on The Twitterz and The Facebook, it looks like several of you would be interested in helping #Kinderchat participate in BlogHer's NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). The rules of participation are simple: we need to post a blog post every day for 31 days. To do this, we need your help. Here is how it will work:

If you would like to contribute, please complete the form embedded below. Once you have signed up, you will receive a link to a spreadsheet where you can choose the date for your post.  If you sign up to contribute, your post is due to us, via e-mail or Twitter DM, or Facebook Message, no later than 3 days before your date of publication. This will give us time to proofread and format things. So, if you sign up for the January 15th post, please get it to us by January 12th. You are more than welcome to submit your post more than 3 days in advance. In fact, we would love that! 

Preliminary guidelines for posts:
  • There is no length requirement. You post can be as wordy (or not) as you like.
  • The topic matter is wide open, as long as it is in some way related to the care and education of young children. 
  • As much as possible, it is a good idea to include a picture, video, or image of some kind. This helps make the post "pinnable" and more Facebook friendly.
  • Whatever images or video you use, please make sure you are using them legally and with permission. can help you find images that can be used without violating copyright.
  • Your signup to be a contributor is understood as permission for us to use your content, images, and video, on this site only, for the purposes of this project only.
  • You are welcome to cross-post on your own blog. 
  • We will give full attribution for your posts, and will include (at minimum): a link to your twitter account and/or your blog. If you would like us to include additional attributions, please share that information when you submit your post.
  • Posts can be submitted as Word attachments via e-mail (kinderchat123(at)gmail(dot)com); by Twitter DM to a linked google doc, or by Facebook message at the Kinderchat Page (message should include a link to a google doc). 
Ok, ready to go? Sign up here to get started! Within 2 days of signing up, you will receive an e-mail confirming the instructions for submission.

Happy New Year, friends! We can't wait to read you!