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Get ready for the upcoming Sock It to Me Week 2009

Posted Mar 29 2009 4:14pm

Did you miss out on the fun of the Sock It to Me Exchange? If you did, there's still a way that you can participate. The 62 bloggers and blog readers who signed up for the exchange about a month ago were assigned sock buddies to send a special pair of socks. The second leg of the Sock It to Me is coming up next week. During Sock It to Me Week (SITM Week), which is April 6-13, each of the participants will post a picture of the socks they received along with a post about this community provides them warmth, comfort, and support...just like a pair of cozy socks.

If you missed out on the exchange, it's too late to send and receive a pair of socks, but you can still participate in Sock It to Me Week by putting up a post about how this community has been a source of support and "warm and fuzzies" for you.

Here is what all SITM Week participants, both old and new, need to do:

  1. The week of April 6-13 is Sock-It-to-Me Week. Post a picture of your socks (worn or not worn) with a link back to the blogger who sent them to you. The topic of your post should be about what the support of this community means to you and how it has helped and is helping you. It's a week for warm and fuzzies. Like ummm...the socks.
     
  2. When you post, come back here with a link to your post and I'll keep a running list of the entries.
    ***If you missed out on the socks and are only putting up a post, please also come back with a link to your SITM post and you will be included on the list.
  3. On April 5, check back here to pick up your Sock It to Me participant award! Everyone who puts up a post gets a badge. Those who participated in the sock exchange part gets anElitebadge. Now don't you feel all special?
  4. Optional: Help spread the word about Sock It to Me Week by posting about it TODAY with a link to this post. If already have the original SITM badge posted, please take that one down and replace it with the one below. Here's the code to a badge to promote SITM Week:

    <a href="http://smartone.typepad.com/smartone/2009/03/sock-it-to-me-week-2009.html" target="_top"> <img  alt="SockItToMeWeek" src="http://smartone.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ff45294883301156e8c12be970c-pi"></a>

    SockItToMeWeek


Lastly, I need your opinion: the SITM Exchange has been so much fun and many people unfortunately didn't find out about it until after the deadline. I'd like to make SITM a tradition. Do you think this project should be done yearly or every six months in March and September? I think doing it more frequently than every 6 months might be too much, but doing it every 6 months might give new bloggers a chance to participate without having to wait a whole year until the next round. Thoughts? Please let me know in the comments. 

I can't wait to read everyone's posts!

PS:
I give mad props to my surrobuddy Kimmy for always answering my call for help with graphics. She designed all the SITM badges and also my kick-ass header. If you don't have any comments for me, drop Kimmy a line with a note about the awesomeness that is she. I know I've mentioned her before, but allow me to brag on her again. Surrogates after infertility like myself are a rare breed indeed. Kimmy is one of them. She had triplets after infertility, donated eggs to her sister (twins resulted), and she also went on to deliver TWO surrobabies - brothers a couple of years apart. She's a Superwoman in her own rights. Am I kissing ass? Totally. I have to keep her happy so she'll keep helping me when I whine about needing this, that, or the other. Just kidding. Love ya, Kimmy!

PSS:
Remember that ridiculous post that I wrote a couple of months ago featuring Reproducina the Rainbow-Farting Unicorn and Fertie the Fuzzy Fertili-Bunny? Kimmy took that graphic that I made and used it to surprise me with a new signature for my posts at Surrogate Mothers Online:

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Does the girl have skills or what?

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