Okay, I'll admit it - I had no idea what a "blog crawl" was when Keysha Whitaker over at Single Women Rule asked me to participate in one. She and Terry Hernon MacDonald (they are the co-founders of Single Women Rule) proposed the blog crawl as a way of celebrating National Singles Week, September 20-26. Kudos to them - I think it is a great idea.
So what is a blog crawl? Well, I'll let Terry explain in this lightly edited version of her press release:
Singles Week BLOG CRAWL
Get Your Crawl On!
SingleWomenRule.com presents the first Blog Crawl for National Singles Week
Friday, September 18, 2009 (New York, NY) - Join millions of people as they crawl the web's most popular blogs for singles, during the first SingleWomenRule.com's Blog Crawl for National Singles Week. In the virtual world, a blog crawl works like a pub crawl, or museum crawl in the real world; each day, you'll visit a designated blog to read featured blog posts from our favorite voices in the singles community.
"The Blog Crawl is an excellent example of the strength and connectivity of the online singles community," said Terry Hernon MacDonald of SingleWomenRule.com. Hernon MacDonald, author of the e-book, How to Attract and Marry the Man of Your Dreams, co-founded SingleWomenRule.com last August.
Featured guest bloggers include:
• Dr. Bella DePaulo, Harvard Ph.D., author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After and Single with Attitude: Not Your Typical Take on Health and Happiness, Love and Money, Marriage and Friendship
• author of the novel The Divorce Party, Laura Dave
• dating/relationship writer and author of The Real Reasons Men Commit, Kimberly Dawn Neumann
• writer Simone Grant of Sex, Lies and Dating
• dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan of NeverTooLate.biz, and
• Maryanne Comaroto, author of Hindsight: What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers
"We hand-picked the guest bloggers and host blogs for their tenacious spirit and voice," said Hernon MacDonald. "Guiding readers from blog to blog in a crawl helps each blog build their readership, while bringing a fresh perspective and new audience via the guest bloggers, each day."
The Blog Crawl begins on the first day of National Singles Week, Sunday, September 20, 2009.
"On Sunday, we'll start our crawl with Kimberly Dawn Neumann on Vanessa Torres' site, That Happened to Me. Then on Monday, we'll crawl over to Singlutionary for a guest post by writer Simone Grant," said Hernon MacDonald. "Each day of National Singles' Week, we'll get a great post from our guest bloggers, and an opportunity to read some different blogs for all aspects of single life."
The Blog Crawl ends on Saturday, September 26, 2009 with Dr. DePaulo blogging on Onely.org.
Hernon-MacDonald said, "SingleWomenRule.com's Blog Crawl 2009 is an innovative and exciting opportunity for the online singles community to show solidarity, strength and community during National Singles' Week."
SingleWomenRule.com's Blog Crawl Schedule for National Singles Week
Sunday, September 20, 2009 - Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Kimberly Dawn Neumann on That Happened to Me
Monday, September 21, 2009
Simone Grant on Singlutionary
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ronnie Ann Ryan on Single Women Rule
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Terry Hernon MacDonald on Sex, Lies & Dating
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Maryanne Comaroto on Dating Advice Almost Daily
Friday, September 25, 2009
Laura Dave on Living Single
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Dr. Bella DePaulo on Onely
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Living Single readers know that this blog is typically a dating-free zone. The guest essay that will be posted here on September 25 will continue to be dating-free, as will my guest essay for our friends at Onely.
In a future post sometime this week, I will list some other singles websites and blogs that deserve our attention and ask for your additions, so start your list.
Singles Week Special: Give yourself or someone you know the gift of attitude - Single with Attitude, that is! You can get $3 off your purchase of the book between now and the end of Singles Week (September 26) when you order it from this website and use this coupon code during checkout: WR6PYUZQ. (You can also order it from Amazon as a paperback or Kindle version, but I can't create discounts on the Amazon pages.)