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‘I Blog With the Sisterhood,’ TSP’s Contest With Type-A Mom

sisterhoodbadgeB LOGGING CAN BE A SISTERHOOD, and TSP is all about the S word. With that in mind, we’re sponsoring a contest with Kelby Carr and our other friends at her Type-A Mom network, with the top prize a scholarship to their upcoming blogging conference, where 300 women who blog will enjoy a September weekend of learning and networking in beautiful Asheville, N.C. The details:

  • First prize: Personal-expense sponsorship for the Type A Mom Conference, Sept. 24-26, 2009, including hotel, transportation and meal allowance (up to $750 total), plus conference registration. $900 value.
  • Second prize: $150 Visa gift card.
  • Third prize: $75 Visa gift card.

Blogging together as The Sister Project has made Margaret, Marion, Paige and Anastasia of TSP as close as sisters, we realize, and we suspect that no group of bloggers is closer-knit or a bigger digital sisterhood than those known as mom-bloggers. So here’s our challenge:

In words (not to exceed 500), or words and images, describe your own digital sisterhood with other mom bloggers by filling in this blank:

“You know you’re a sister when…?”

Bring the experience you’ve had and the connection you feel to life.

Entry deadline: 6 PM EST Friday, July 31.

Post your entry on your own blog, and include a link to the official entry form page on Type-A Mom as well as The Sister Project.

Important: Use the form on Type-A Mom to submit a link to your entry, so judges will see it.

Winners to be announced August 15. Yes, members, writers and editors of Type-A Mom may enter! And so can any moms who blog, even if they don’t call themselves “mom bloggers” or blog about motherhood as their main subject. TSP’s Marion and Paige are both moms who blog, including sometimes about their families.

Winning entries will be selected by the TSP founders, plus three new sister-friends we’re also sponsoring to the conference. Together that team of seven blogger judges will choose an eighth: the newest sister to help connect The Sister Project and Type-A Mom. No guys from an accounting firm required: a true jury of your peers.

Entries will be evaluated on:

  • Quality of the writing and/or images;
  • Originality and creativity;
  • And enthusiasm counts, too. Display an “I blog with the sisterhood” badge (grab one below); follow @sisters on Twitter; stumble, Digg, Facebook or otherwise socially share the link to this contest or The Sister Project; tweet about the contest; sign up for TSP’s weekly email newsletter (just check the box on the entry page on Type-A Mom indicating you would like to sign up when you submit your entry, and we will). Cheer us on like we’re all sisters!

To see how other TSP readers and bloggers we have profiled have answered the question, have a look at this page of inspiration.

To include a Sister Project badge on your site, please use the following code (or right-click to save the badge image below and link it to http://thesisterproject.com ).

sisters

<p><a href=”http://thesisterproject.com”><img src=”http://typeamom.net/images/stories/sisterhoodbadge.jpg” alt=”sisters” border=”0″ /></a></p>

The Sister Project is a blog network or family of related blogs: sister blogs, you might say. The 4 founding TSP “sisters,” all writers by profession, explore the many facets of the word sister, and the concept of sisterhood, from twins or older-younger, to sister to a brother, to sister-in-law, or in-friendship, or in-feminism. Whatever “sister” means to you, we’re interested. The Sister Project was founded by Margaret Roach, former editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and blogger at A Way to Garden, in November 2008 to explore the meanings of sisterhood. Type-A Mom, the brainchild of Kelby Carr, a site designed to be created and maintained by the real know-it-alls in parenting—the moms—was founded in April 2007.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Thrifty Mama B July 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I had to right click and save and link back here b/c the badge code isnt working for me but at least I have it right? :-)

2 margaret July 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

Sorry, Thrifty Mama B (and welcome!). Perhaps the one from Type-A Mom’s page works better for you? At any rate, we are glad to have you among us, and thanks for being tenacious and making the workaround. See you soon again.

3 Courtney Velasquez July 31, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I wrote my post, filled out the Type A Mom form and grabbed the button. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything:)

4 margaret July 31, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Welcome, Courtney. Sounds like you covered all the bases. We are so happy for your entry, and your vist to TSP. See you soon!

5 Buck "Daddy' Rogers August 1, 2009 at 4:24 am

I wish I had seen this earlier. Probably was only open to the ladies though. I bought my tickets today and am going to TypeAMomCon.

6 margaret August 1, 2009 at 8:34 am

Welcome, Buck. Nice to have you here with us. I saw the Type-A Mom badge on your blog; good deal. We are big supporters of Kelby Carr and her work. See you soon again!

7 Tamara May 15, 2010 at 8:52 am

Just came across your contest and listed it at my blog conference website, http://www.BlogConferenceNewbie.com under “tix contests.” ;-)

8 margaret May 18, 2010 at 7:50 am

Thanks, Tamara, and welcome to TSP. Hope to see you soon again.

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