Dear The Band,
It is I, Your Aunt Becky, back for another Sound Check Wednesday, a time where I can boringly inform you about what's going on around the site!
Some of you have gotten (or will get) an email from me asking after your draft posts. It's not something to be alarmed by or anything, I just want to make sure that all your posts that are in draft form are intended to be drafts.
So no worries - just let me know if you're having issues. Currently you have to hit SAVE then hit SUBMIT to get your posts into the queue to be edited and posted.
Tonight is our weekly #withtheband Twitter Party and we're going to talk about infertility. If you'd like to join us, we're talking from 7-8CST and even giving out prizes!
You're formally invited.
Be there or BE SQUARE!
While you're busily awaiting our Twitter party, be sure to check out our OTHER social media sites. Each social media site has a dedicated team that works to foster a community!
Our fabulous Resource Page Team has done a fantastic job pushing out pages this week. I bring you a small sampling of what we've done this week:
Happiness (no seriously)
We have over four hundred resource pages that can be found here.
Also: a list of hotlines.
Can you believe it's almost MAY?
With May comes a lot of awesomeness (it's probably my favorite month ever).
Our World Tour Theme for May is "I Am The Face Of..." While most people choose to write about mental illness, you can write about anything:
- I am the face of divorce
- I am the face of abuse
- I am the face of happiness
- I am the face of jealousy
- I am the face of infidelity
- I am the face of baby loss
- I am the face of PTSD
The possibilities are ENDLESS! Just make sure to include "I am the face of" in the title of your posts so we know for sure that it's for our World Tour.
Our Spotlight Series this month is "Invisible Illnesses," or #spoonies. Invisible Illnesses may include:
The list, again, is endless. Just make sure you include "invisible illness" somewhere in the title so we know you're writing for our Spotlight Series.
May also brings Mother's Day.
Last year, for Mother's Day, we decided to do an nontraditional Mother's Day carnival. We begged, borrowed and pleaded with you, The Band, to tell us your Mother's Day stories.
And you know we, The Band, didn't want the standard Hallmark bullshit.
This year, we're doing it again. Write about your battles with infertility. Tell us about miscarriage. Tell us about your own fucked-up relationship with your mother. Tell us why motherhood is hard.
Just tell us your stories. We'll have a carnival of posts from a nontraditional Mother's Day standpoint over Mother's Day weekend.
Again - throw Mother's Day in the title so we make sure to put it into the Carnival.2 Comments