I’ve had the idea for this guest posting series in the back of my mind since the start of the year and have finally given myself a kick up the butt to get it started. So, here is all the info you need to know:
What is it all about?
‘Tales from the other side of …’ is all about sharing our successes. There are so many stages, achievements, milestones and heartbreaks we go through as parents and whatever we are experiencing, whether good, bad, exciting or terrifying, it’s always nice to know someone else has already done it and come through the other side.
How you can get involved
If you have a story to share, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Tales from the other side of …’ in the subject field followed by what it is you have come through (e.g. Tales from the other side of … returning to work). Please also give your post a title and include a short bio with links to your social media.
The topics are endless, from the heartbreaking experiences of miscarriage or loss or a diagnosis, to the more everyday experiences of getting past the night feed stage. Maybe you had a bad sleeper who has now finally started sleeping through the night. That first nursery/school drop off can be scary but we all go through it, tell us how you coped/felt. Other examples are, weaning, colic, moving from cot to bed, getting rid of a dummy or stopping thumb sucking, coping with PND, maybe you had a bad pregnancy or delivery but you’ve come through it, potty training, bed-wetting, chicken pox, bullying, teaching your child how to ride a bike or tie their shoelaces. The list of topics really is endless and these just scratch the surface. It could be a tips and tricks style post, or just sharing your story.
I will be kicking off the series on the 13th June with a post about making it through the end of naptimes and how it’s actually been a blessing (mostly). I’ll also be writing a post about making it through potty training which we are doing at the moment.
What if a topic has already been covered?
Don’t worry about it. Everyone’s experience will be slightly different and if I get a lot of duplicate topics I will compile a kind of database where all posts on a particular topic are kept together for people to read through. Posts will be published on a first come first served basis, but I have several on the same topic I may spread them out for variety.
What’s in it for you?
An all important backlink to your blog and links to your social media sites (please include those when you send me your post). I will promote the post on all my social media as well as through several linkies. There will also be a shiny new badge for you to display on your blog to say you have been featured.
So what are you waiting for? If you have any questions you can pop them in the comments below or send me an email. I can’t wait to read all your lovely posts and give your blogs a shout out x