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Call for submissions to the Friday Club Parenting Carnival – Five things I want you to know about your father

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The carnival has now been published: Five things I want you to know about your father.

The Friday Club Carnivals are back!

I’m sorry for the long break. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous that no-one will take part after such a long absence and I have written a little bit below about why there has been such a long time since the last carnival. Please take part this time if you can, I would appreciate it more than I can say.

Following on from the Five things I want my children to know about me carnival, next week (Friday 9th September) the Friday Club Parenting Carnival topic is ‘Five things I want you to know about your father’. If you’d rather write about another significant person in your child’s life that’s fine, I’m not really into rules :).

Please join in! Everyone is welcome, whether you are an established blogger or a newbie and especially if you have not taken part before.

Here’s what to do:

  • Write a post about five things you want your children to know about their father.
  • Publish your post anytime before noon on Friday 9th September.
  • When it is published, email the url of the post (the permalink) to me at fridayclub (AT) notesfromhome (DOT) com before noon (UK time – BST) on Friday 9th.
  • On Friday afternoon I will publish the carnival and you will get a link back from me when the carnival goes live. I would really appreciate it if you would link to me in your post so that others can take part if they want to.
  • What is not allowed: anything off-topic, sponsored posts, product review posts, competitions/giveaways, posts not written by personal bloggers or anything libellous or hurtful.

(If you’re a regular participant you will see that the Friday Club carnivals are changing format. When I originally set up the Friday Club the idea was to share the links between everyone taking part and to foster a community where everyone taking part got some link-love and traffic, not just the person hosting it. However there were some people who didn’t like that and I’ve been going through a tough time anyway and I am tired of dealing with those people. So I am changing the format so that everyone can still take part, be part of a community and get a link back from the carnival. If you know me you will absolutely know that I don’t blog for rankings or recognition – if I did I wouldn’t stop blogging for weeks and weeks – and that this decision has caused me some pain. I expect I will have more to say on this subject in another post but for now, I hope you will still take part as I really value our little community :). )

  • You can take your post in any direction: submissions can be serious, humorous, helpful or anything in between! It can be short and to-the-point or a long essay if you feel so inclined! Be as creative as you like and enjoy writing something that fits on your own blog.
  • Please share this post on Twitter, I appreciate your support!


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    And for anyone who missed it, here’s the first post about The Friday Club Carnivals.


    You can keep up to date with The Friday Club announcements by subscribing via email or subscribing to the NotesFromHome RSS feed. If you have questions about how it works just give me a shout.

    35 comments… add one

    • liveotherwise August 29, 2011, 11:09 pm

      Am really glad the carnival is back – I’m sorry that ppl didn’t want to go on with the way you were doing it. I really appreciated sharing the linky love in the way you did it, but I also knew it must be a lot of work for you.

      • ella August 29, 2011, 11:30 pm

        It is hard work doing shared links but I was more than happy to do it because I felt we all gained from it. I hope the carnival can get back to the way it was but I was tired of being given hassle about it and for now I just want to get it running again and see how it goes. Thanks for your kind words x

    • Rebecca August 29, 2011, 11:38 pm

      What a lovely idea. CAn’t wait to take part.

      • ella August 30, 2011, 10:40 am

        Yay! Looking forward to reading your post x

    • Jacq August 30, 2011, 9:17 am

      Hooray! You are back :) I’ve been checking every week or two just in case you slipped past me but no!
      Will be there with bells on :)

      • Jacq August 30, 2011, 9:30 am

        PS don’t relaly care about the links thing too much. I’m just happy to have someone give me a topic to blog on every friday!
        PS I hope you are all well.

        • ella August 30, 2011, 10:42 am

          Hooray! Looking forward to reading your post. And thanks for your kind words, I’m doing OK x

    • Bibsey Mama August 30, 2011, 12:21 pm

      Yay! So glad Friday Club is back. See you then.


      • ella August 30, 2011, 6:30 pm

        Looking forward to it, my lovely x

    • Cass August 30, 2011, 4:31 pm

      Welcome back ;-) I’m really pleased it’s back and even though it’s a shame you’ve had to change the format, some things aren’t worth getting hassle for are they? I’ll still be joining in x x

      • ella August 30, 2011, 6:31 pm

        Oh that’s great! Thank you so much xx

    • Midlife Singlemum August 30, 2011, 6:12 pm

      This will be an interesting topic for me as DD was born through IVF with an unknown donor. I’m looking forward to it :) Thank you.

      • ella August 30, 2011, 6:31 pm

        Please feel that you can write about a different significant person – I was thinking of you when I put that bit in the original post because I didn’t want anyone to be excluded! x

    • Mrs Shorties Mind August 30, 2011, 7:06 pm

      This sounds great, not sure if I will manage to join in just yet, but will follow you to remind me of it and I will join in at some point.

      • ella August 31, 2011, 9:25 pm

        That sounds great, would be lovely to have you join us!

    • Domestic goddesque August 30, 2011, 9:10 pm

      Hurrah, i LOVE the Friday Club and am delighted at it’s return! I am deeply annoyed about the whole link-issue thing: some people are so bloody tedious!

      • ella August 31, 2011, 9:25 pm

        Ah thank you for your lovely words x

    • Blue Sky August 31, 2011, 10:50 pm

      I’m so glad this is back and I hope to find the time to take part this week. I had no idea that people were giving you a hard time about it, Ella, unbelievable especially as you were doing us all a favour by running this every week x

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:27 pm

        Thank you my lovely. And thanks for finding the time to take part x

    • Fishfingers for tea September 1, 2011, 5:47 pm

      I’d been thinking about the Friday Club the other week and here you are, back again! I’ll definitely be there :-)

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:28 pm

        Thank you and thanks for taking part this week x

    • MummyMummyMum September 1, 2011, 9:55 pm

      I’m so glad you are back Ella, and I’m sorry you have felt the need to change from how you did things. I also really appreciated you sharing the links.

      I will definitely link up, we have missed you. xxxx

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:28 pm

        Thank you and thanks for joining in this week, really appreciated x

    • Cara September 1, 2011, 10:01 pm

      Yay! It’s a bloggers back to school treat, having Friday Club return. Lovely to have you back too x

    • Actually Mummy... September 7, 2011, 9:11 pm

      Oh what a shame people complained. It sounds great and I will certainly join in x

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:42 pm

        Thanks for joining in this week! x

    • mummy September 9, 2011, 7:21 am

      Welcome back Ella! Can’t believe you had complaints. Unbelievable.

    • Mañana Mama September 9, 2011, 1:42 pm

      Yay! Lovely to see you and the carnival back. I have been preoccupied lately, and so missed the deadline, but will get my act in gear and partake in an upcoming carnival. Thanks for the effort and the positive energy :)

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:43 pm

        Thank you and will look forward to you joining in when you can xx

    • Super Amazing Mum September 9, 2011, 4:23 pm

      Hello!! Would love to link up, not sure how a carnival works though? Can’t see a linky??

      Can anyone help!!!

      Love S.A.M xx

      • ella September 9, 2011, 9:21 pm

        Hello! When you’ve published your post just send the link to me at fridayclub AT notesfromhome DOT come and I’ll add it to the carnival xx

    • Multiple Mummy September 9, 2011, 10:02 pm

      Well this will be the first one I have taken part in and I can’t believe I have missed this before. I am very excited. Thank you for doing this. x

      • ella September 11, 2011, 11:44 pm

        Thanks so much for joining in this week x

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