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Blog Carnival V: The Big C

September 28, 2011

As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I’m hosting a special Blog Carnival: THE BIG C that will run from today, September 28, 2011 to October 12, 2011 (which also happens to be my partner Nene’s birthday).

To enter the contest, write a blog post, Squidoo lens (or any other on-line page) on the topic of CANCER – not just breast cancer, but any type of cancer (except the Zodiac, but that goes without saying). Could be a post about your personal experience, or you could choose to write about special gifts to give a cancer patient, tips on what to say to a cancer patient, summer camps for kids with cancer, cancer charities, books about cancer, history of cancer treatment, etc. Unfortunately, the list is endless.

And you don’t have to stick with somber subjects. Cancer patients appreciate humor. Just remember it can be a sensitive subject.

To quality, you MUST  include links to 3 cards at GCU with an encouragement or “get well”  for cancer patients theme + a text link to the category’s page at GCU.

Link the phase – Paper Greeting Cards for Cancer Patients – to You can do this at the bottom of your post if you can’t or don’t want to integrate it into your text. Why? Because GCU is kind enough to provide me with prizes for you guys, and they’re working to increase their on-line visibility (which is good for everybody, as more visitors = more sales).

Don’t forget that you can earn 50 cents per card (up to $25 per order) commission on any greeting card sold through your post if you use the Sell This Card tool.

So you have until October 12 to submit an entry by leaving a comment on this post. On October 13th, I will create and post the master list of links to be shared among the participants, and I’ll announce the winner (by random drawing) of our special prize.

The prize? Winner’s choice: a $25 gift certificate to, $25 worth of free card credits at Greeting Card Universe, OR a $25 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

I expect to see some amazing submissions from our amazing artists. If you haven’t participated in a Blog Carnival before, now’s a good time to get your toes wet.

Ready… set… go!

PS – I will announce the winner of our first design contest later. Thanks to Doreen for providing the prize and the idea!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2011 3:37 pm

    Great topic for a Blog Carnival. Here’s my post:

  2. September 28, 2011 3:54 pm

    enjoyed your cancer collection video…

  3. September 28, 2011 5:38 pm

    Here’s my post and I am now using my blog as the home of, so could you change the blog link on the right to this new address as well? THANKS!

  4. September 29, 2011 1:04 am

    What a great way to increase awareness. I so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful cancer patient support cards. Please add my post:
    Thank you!

  5. October 1, 2011 10:46 pm

    Enjoyed the video, Corrie.
    Here’s my blog post:


  6. October 3, 2011 7:08 am

    Great topic, I agree… here is my post.
    Janet Lee

  7. October 5, 2011 11:19 pm

    Writing about cancer was hard for me to write about, as I have so many family and friends who have been diagnosed with cancer and I thought, “Where do I begin?” There is so much to say on the subject. Since it is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I decided to keep it simple to one suggestion which is geared towards family and friends hearing for the first time that their loved one has breast cancer. Since breast cancer is a “sensitive” topic for someone newly diagnosed with the disease, I have suggested what not to ask during that conversation with your loved one.

    Here is my breast cancer blog to be included in the “Big C” Blog Carnival … I’m still getting use to word press, so I hope I did this correctly.


  8. October 8, 2011 4:34 pm

    Warm regards all,

    Here is my post to be included in the “Big C” Blog Carnival.

    With thanks,
    P.S. Happy Birthday to Nene for October 12th!

  9. October 11, 2011 3:14 pm

    Here’s my post…..breast cancer is a special topic to me. Thanks, elizabeth

  10. October 13, 2011 12:42 am

    Here is my blog post re cancer and animals too
    thanks 🙂

    and happy birthday nene. thanks for everything you do for the community!

  11. October 13, 2011 1:56 am

    Thank You for Hosting this Special Blog Carnival: THE BIG C
    With Honor, I have created the following Squidoo Lens:

    I have specially selected three encouragement cards to spotlight.
    Thank You GCU and Corrie !
    ~ Designing with Passion is My Fashion ~

  12. October 13, 2011 1:59 am

    PS – Happy Birthday to Nene !

    It’s October 12th here in California and I’m Celebrating !
    woo-hoo !

  13. October 13, 2011 3:11 am

    Just in under the wire. Happy Birthday to Nene too.
    Thanks Corrie and Doreen, as always you are fabulous. Corrie, when you update the blog list, could you please add ARTiculations by Lisa Charlton Cheers, Lisa

  14. October 13, 2011 3:34 am

    Happy Birthday Nene! Hope you had a terrific day! 🙂


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