October 09, 2012

The 2012 Adoption Blogger Interview Project is Here!

It's back! The Adoption Blogger Interview Project, that is. Mark your calendars for November 14.

We had over 100 participants last year, each with their own unique and thoughtful interview post. I loved that in the middle of the noise of National Adoption Month we took the time to listen to each other, share our own stories, and make connections outside of our usual internet haunts.

The Interview Project is for any adoption blogger--not just open adoption bloggers, not just domestic adoption bloggers, definitely not just adoptive parents. If you are a blogger who (1) writes at least occasionally about adoption, (2) is interested in meeting a fellow writer with different views and experiences, and (3) wants to extend a welcome into your own online space, this interview project is for you.

The details, registration form, and button codes are here on this page. Registration closes on Thursday, October 18. You'll be paired with another blogger, read one another's blogs, and do an online interview of each other. On last year's feedback form a lot of people mentioned wanting more time to swap questions, so this year we have about three weeks to get to know our interview partners and prepare our posts for November 14.

Pairing is random, but like last year you'll be able to make special requests when you register and I'll do my best to accommodate them. For example, you might be a first parent blogger who prefers to be paired with another first parent. I hope that the option to limit the randomness helps make this a less risky undertaking for anyone who might be wary of participating.

Please help spread the word, especially among bloggers who aren't in my usual domestic adoption/open adoption circles. To encourage everyone to talk this up, I'm giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to someone who shares the link to this post or the interview project page on social media. To enter, leave a comment on this post with a link to the tweet/blog post/forum post/Facebook mention/Pinterest pin/etc. telling people to the project. Leave as many comments as you'd like, as long as each one links to a different mention. Entries close on October 18 when the registration period ends; I'll choose a comment at random by October 23. (Further necessary but boring giveaway blather here.)

Don't forget to register by October 18. I hope you will all join in!

30 comments:

Lisa said...

http://pursuingparenthood.blogspot.com/2012/10/interview-project-coming-up.html

Lisa said...

Shared the button on facebook, but I'm ignorant and don't know how to link that share here.

Lisa said...

Ditto for Twitter. I'm technologically impaired.

Susan & Mitch said...

This is a great project and we're looking forward to participating. We shared on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/glavasadopt.

Mama said...

I put this up on my blog and facebook page http://gnatalie77.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/?ref=hpskip#!/natalie.spontak

Mama said...

I put this up on my facebook page. I didn't follow the directions on the first post and linked both the facebook share and the blog post on the same comment. https://www.facebook.com/?ref=hpskip#!/natalie.spontak

BumbersBumblings said...

I shared on my blog facebook page and adoption blog facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/Bumbersbumblings

Lavender Luz said...

http://twitter.com/LavLuz/status/255771244870385664

Lavender Luz said...

https://www.facebook.com/lavenderluz/posts/293851664053718

Music-lover said...

I posted about it on my blog. http://paperthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/dreaming-the-same-dream/

nineyearpregnancy said...

I'm so excited about participating in this! I will post the link on both of my facebook pages. And, I put the button on my blog.
Thanks!
Delana
http://nineyearpregnancy.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/when-standing-on-tiptoe-is-not-enough/

Momo said...

http://momosapien.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/percolating/

So excited to be part of this again!

ritehere said...

https://www.facebook.com/elle.writehere

posted about it on my Facebook :)

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

https://twitter.com/monkeysoup1/status/256062504826978304

Excited for this years interviews!

Amber said...

I'm so excited to be doing this again!

http://alacartebaby.blogspot.com/2012/10/2012-adoption-blogger-interview-project.html

Anonymous said...

New adoptee blogger trying to connect with others with my shared experience .... WWW. Facebook.com/savonnelemon

Jenn said...

Here's my blog post about it!

http://insertbadmovietitlehere.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/interview-project-psa/

Jenn said...

And FB

https://www.facebook.com/insertbadmovietitlehereblog/posts/106119772880799

Kelly the Overthinker said...

I'm in and I shared!
http://www.facebook.com/MyOverthinking/posts/236681689793926

DENISE said...

Shared on FB twice, on Twitter today.
https://www.facebook.com/denise.roessle.7
https://twitter.com/droessle

Susan & Mitch said...

We pinned on Pinterest, http://pinterest.com/pin/7599893092570716/

Susan & Mitch said...

Which also tweeted, https://twitter.com/GlavasAdopt/status/257844682179112961

oneinchofgrace said...

Can't wait to participate again this year.

Jim and Amy Hoping to Adopt said...

I am happy to help spread the word:)

https://www.facebook.com/jimandamyhopingtoadopt?ref=hl

Jim and Amy Hoping to Adopt said...


I also shared to our personal facebook page:)
https://www.facebook.com/amy.thomas.75054

Mandy Jo said...

Share:) www.lovelikecrazy31.blogspot.com

On Loan From Heaven said...

Shared.... http://onloanfromheaven.blogspot.com/2012/10/open-adoption-interview-project-sign.html

On Loan From Heaven said...

Shared again... https://www.facebook.com/#!/adoptingbabysmith2

On Loan From Heaven said...

Shared again... http://twitter.com/onloanfromheavn

Wendy said...

Shared the link on my blog! http://wendy-steve-andg3.blogspot.com/2012/10/coming-soonadoption-blogger-interview.html

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