I’ll be hosting the 3rd round of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival. I’m very excited to have chance to host this blog carnival and connect with some great writing, along with more of the online community. If you’re not sure what blog carnival is exactly, Sharon at After Gadget, the founder of this carnival has compiled a very useful post about the blog carnival.
This round of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival is about Reactions. Many service dog partner know all about the reactions of the public, but this topic can be about much more than that. What about the reactions of friends and family members to the idea of you starting partnership? If you’re a puppy raising, what was your reaction to actually having a puppy in the house and then needing to let them go? What about the first time you saw an assistance dog, or when you first had an access challenge? If you train, what about your first training hurdle, where it just seemed like you dog wasn’t getting it?
These aren’t the only topics you can write on, just a few ideas. Feel free to go with whatever feels right to you. Remember, you don’t need to have an assistance dog to participate, your post just needs to be related to them.
The deadline for link submissions is April 25th. Please feel free to contact me if you need a bit more time. To submit your links, please comment on this post with 3 things. I’ll need the name of your blog, the title of your post and the url or a link to your post. Don’t just link your blog in general, I’d prefer not to go post hunting.
Please keep in mind the accessibility of your blog. One quick way to check for problems is with WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. It’s not prefect, but it can point out major issues. Sharon also put together an Accessibility Cheat Sheet. CAPTCHA for comments makes it impossible for many people to comment, even with the audio option, so it would be good to turn it off. You can always use comment moderation which I find works well.
I look forward to seeing all your posts in April!