Weekly Adoption Shout Out
Our ever popular linky – The Weekly Adoption Shout Out – continues to attract bloggers new and old (well, not old but you know…established!). For those of you who don’t know much about it, it’s a blog linky where you can add a specific blog post into a form, and it then gets listed amongst other adoption-based blogs. This means that lots of adoption blogs are in the same place each week and saves readers having to search for them. It also means you can find other bloggers easily. And through it, a lovely, friendly community of bloggers and tweeters has become established.
Just come back here every Friday when we publish the linky, which stays open until late on Sunday. We do our best to read and share all those that join in.
6 November – Making plans
20 November – Health services
Taspic is a great way to join in, without having to write a blog or say much on Twitter. All you need is an image that fits our theme…currently this is #todayistheday, but will be changing soon so look out for the next month’s post. Publish your photo on your blog, twitter or even Instagram alongside the themed hashtag and #taspic and we’ll share them.
The latest round up can be found here.
National Adoption Week
Last week saw the annual National Adoption Week take place. Here at The Adoption Social we supported The Open Nest’s view that the adoptee voice needed to be heard. Sarah attended The Open Nest conference which took place at The Foundling Museum at the beginning of the week, and here on the site we published posts exclusively from adoptees. Our viewing statistics were great which we were encouraged to see.
Taking place during National Adoption Week were the National Adoption Week awards. The Adoption Social was shortlisted for the best adoption blog award, alongside #WASO regulars and Adoption Social supporters Al Coates (from Misadventures of An Adoptive Dad, also known on Twitter as @nadjasmit) and the lovely Suddenly Mummy (funnily enough from Suddenly Mummy!). Our congratulations go to Al who won on the night and even snapped a selfie with Ed Timpson!
More awards news to follow soon.
We always need them. If you have something to say – whether it’s an opinion based post, a poem to share, or even a problem you’d like advice on, then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We love chatting with you all. Sarah is great out in public at events and conferences. Vicki’s more of a behind the scenes gal. But Twitter chat is something that we both enjoy. All you have to do is use the hashtag #taschat on each tweet you want to contribute to the conversation and search by the same hashtag to follow the other tweets. So next dates for scheduled #TASchats are…
November – Thursday 19th 9pm GMT – Surviving Christmas
December – Thursday 10th 9pm GMT – subject TBC
We’re really enjoying finding out a little bit more about what makes you all tick and have received and published MeetMe posts from all sorts of people. If you haven’t yet take part but would like to, here are the questions, just email your answers to us at email@example.com. (We have separate questions from adoptees and adopters).
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