Special Needs Blog Hop – Take 2

Why be involved with a special needs blog hop?

Special Needs Blog Hop

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Are you hoping to find more folks to connect with? More friends? More reading?

The choice is up to you! For the Special Needs Blog Hop – Take 2 – I want to offer you a blog hop that’s part of a new tradition. A tradition steeped in making connections.

We’re going to change it up for this hopping adventure…

To sign up for this and future blog hops you will need to make a choice and do the following:

  1. Sign up for the linky below (that part’s easy, and don’t forget your own thumbnail image!)
  2. leave a comment with (here it is) your choice of one of the following (you get brownie points for both!):
  • Your Twitter handle (preference here!)
  • Your Facebook Blog page or personal link.

Here’s why the Special Needs Blog Hop matters to me:

Here at the Cafe, I am all about making connections. And making connections goes far beyond writing a post, reading a post, or hopping along the continuum to all the other special needs blogs. It’s about being there for each other, being there *with* each other.

Of course I want more than that. I want to meet you all! I want to learn more about what makes you all tick. And if that doesn’t scare you enough, I want you to be around at the Cafe grows.

Oh.

Didn’t I tell you?

Yep.

There are two new areas of the Cafe I will be unveiling, one within the next 2 weeks and the other within the next 2 months. I need help with both of these new endeavors. One of these is a secret *shhhh* but I can tell you about the other one.

Within the next 2 weeks, I plan to open up the Writing and Blogging section and Open Mic night here at the Cafe; I’m calling it the Literary Corner.

Stay tuned for more details about this very exciting new section of the Cafe. But know that you will have a chance to provide valuable input and even content for this section to help get it off the ground.

Why a writing and blogging section? Because while I am a special needs mother – I am also a writer, and an editor, and a dreamer. (it even says so in many of my taglines across the web!). My life isn’t just about special needs advocacy and awareness. And yours isn’t either. In fact, if you are a blogger (you’re going to join the hop, right?) then I think you will glean a lot of great knowledge from this new section of the site.

More about that in another post!

Back to the Special Needs Blog Hop

Are you ready for this week’s challenge? It’s a blitz to the finish line, guys! And the prize is one for us all! As we visit each others’ blogs over the weekend, I want to challenge you to do the following:

  1. Comment! Don’t just visit a page, find a post that speaks to you and comment on it!
  2. Tweet or share it. +1 it. Find some way to share it along the special needs community.

Why?

We don’t raise awareness or make connections by being passive, guys. We have to take the reigns and support each other, promote each other, encourage each other. So, sign up for the blog hop this week, and be prepared for yet one more change to the Hop next week.

The lofty Cause of the Week badge of honor!

You want one, don't you? This is a combined Award for Caryn Haluska from last week's Blog Hop profile & Cause of the week!

I’ll be posting the new hop each Wednesday from now on, giving us two days to sign up and spread the word about it, and then two more days to make a difference for each other. And starting next week, each blog signed up for three weeks in a row will earn a permanent spot on the Blog Hop wall of fame. Oh, and I will pick one of you great folks to profile each week. So you see, there are lots of reasons to be involved, right?

By the way, my Twitter handle is @moody_mommy and find me on Facebook at my Kat’s Cafe page — like me and follow! I’ll put together a list on Twitter of all the blog hoppers and use the hashtag #SNBH to specify posts about the hop. Could you return the favor?

Are you ready for the challenge? Special Needs bloggers unite!

Katrina Moody

Katrina Moody

Graphic Designer, Wordpress Addict, Blogger at Kat's Media & More
I'm a special needs parent before just about everything else in life, but also a passionate advocate for my three boys and husband, who all have a bit of awesomeness about them. Awesomeness = Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, and more. It all adds up to some awesome kids and an amazing family.
Katrina Moody
Katrina Moody
  • jillsmo

    I LOVE this hop! This is how I met everybody when I first started blogging. YAYY!!!

    • Katrina

      So glad to see you back again my friend – but you didn't include your Twitter or Facebook — must give everyone one more way to say hello to you, my friend! ;-)

  • http://polyhobbymommy.com/ Zoila

    I found you via twitter. Nice site you have going on over here. I do a blog hop on Thursdays as well. I just started blogging about Autism, Gluten Free, Homeschooling, and everything in the middle. Feel free to check me out. PolyHobbyMommy.com

    • Katrina

      Think we caught you twice my new friend. I'm keeping both comments though (You can't make me give them back! Hehehehe) since this one has your link in it as well. :-)

  • http://motherofshrek.blogspot.com/ Casdok

    Some great ideas there :)

    • Katrina

      Happy to have you aboard! Don't forget to include a link to Twitter or Facebook so we can connect further! Can't wait to check out your set further – as my kids would say, "anything with "shrek" in it has to be good" :-)

  • http://www.babyjandbean.com Mama to Baby J and B

    I love, love, love this hop, too! Found so many great blogs to follow last time.

    As for fulfilling the rules, here's my deets:

    Twitter handle: @babyjandbean

    Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventures-with-Bab

    Thank you so much for putting this together :)

    • Katrina

      So excited to have you aboard again my friend! I so enjoyed getting to know so many of you the last time around and can't wait to have a weekend's worth of reading ready to go again. And connect with you all! Because you guys rock! Oh, and you get virtual cookies for including both Twitter and Facebook! :-)

  • http://polyhobbymommy.com/ Zoila

    I love what you have going over here. I blog about Autism, homeschool, gluten free, and everything else in the middle. I just started blog hopping too. Feel free to check me out.

    Take care

    • Katrina

      Excited to have you! Don't forget to reply with your Twitter or Facebook link so we can all connect with you further! I look forward to checking out your blog! *mommy hugs*

    • Katrina

      I love your site as well (I had to take a peek!) but I noticed you didn't fill out the linky to take part in the hop :-(

  • http://www.outoftheazul.wordpress.com Blue

    Excellent! Happy to join the blog hop :) My twitter handle is @outoftheazul. Look forward to reading & commenting on everyone's blogs!

    • Katrina

      So excited to have you aboard! I look forward to checking out your site this weekend for sure! :-)

  • http://imjustthatway.com Dani G

    Woohoo!

    We're back, baby!!

    @TheRealDaniG

    Facebook.com/imjustthatway

    • Katrina

      So glad to see you back and loving it! Can't wait to check your site out this weekend and yay! More blog hop buddies!

  • http://www.sharingstories.co.uk Jane Gregory

    Thanks for the opportunity Katrina. My Twitter handle is @Jane_Gregory. Look forward to connecting with some more special families.

    My blog is http://jgregorysharingsstories.blogspot.com/
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    • Katrina

      So excited to have you along for the fun Jane! I will definitely look forward to checking your site out as well! :-)

  • http://www.sharingstories.co.uk Jane Gregory

    Sorry, meant to upload my pic. Can I do that after the event!?

    • Katrina

      If you send me an icon for your site I should be able to switch it at at the Linky Site, or you can re-do your entry and I can delete the old one. Choice is yours and welcome to the Hop!

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  • http://spectrummymummy.com/ Spectrummy Mummy

    Ooh, I want brownie points, maybe because I was never in The Brownies, but I do like eating them. So here goes:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spectrummy-Mummy/12
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/spectrummymummy
    #awesomeness

    • Katrina

      Excited to have you! *hands you a brownie* How's it taste? :-) Look forward to connecting with you further!

  • http://30daysofautism.wordpress.com/ Leah Kelley

    Yay!! Back again! Thanks for hosting us at Kat's Cafe!! You Rock!

    • Katrina

      Happy to have you back again my friend!

  • http://www.theunschoolersemporium.com/unschooling-articles/radical-unschooling-deschooling-ourselves The Unschooling Momm

    Home schooling is such an awesome experience and additionally can easily help bring you closer with all your small children, appreciate it friend so much for writing your situation, it may help to pass on the message so extra individuals and their families will be able to become much closer!

    • Katrina

      We looked at homeschooling but it just wasn't quite right for us. Thanks for your comment though!

  • Shelby Howell

    I love, love, love this hop, too! I will definitely look forward to checking your site out as well! Hehehehe) since this one has your link in it as well. Choice is yours and welcome to the Hop!

  • http://www.edrightsadvocate.com Gregory Branch

    Looking forward to learning about other special needs blogs.