Polish Us Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness 2012
UPDATE: If you’d read this post before, please note that it has been updated on 28 Sep with the following:
- I’ve decided to name it “Polish Us Pink” (#PolishUsPink) since nobody objected to it when I shared it with some of the other ladies on Twitter. Sometimes, democracy gets too messy and drawn out, and dictatorship is easier :p
- I’ve created a logo for it, with images in two different sizes. Please include it on your blog.
- The Inlinkz tool has been created. [Updated on 30 Sep with a slight modification to the link to be added.]
A few days ago, Nicole from Young Wild and Polished announced that she was bowing out of the 30-Day Challenge as her close friend was in hospital, and that she would have to spend time there with her. It turned out that her friend has breast cancer. This friend is a young mother with three children. I can scarcely imagine how difficult things must be for her and her family now. Nicole also shared that she herself has had two lumps removed previously.
And then, Megan from Painting Rainbows had a brilliant idea – that we should do Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) posts since October is BCA month and it’s just around the corner!
A few of us tried to discuss possible ideas on Twitter, but we all know how challenging that can be, with the character limit and different time zones. As such, I thought I would put together our general ideas into a post so that it’s clear for all. Read on for the details.
Guidelines for Polish Us Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA)
- In case you didn’t already know, pink is the colour generally associated with BCA, with a pink ribbon usually used to represent the cause. As such, we would be showing pink polish in our BCA blog posts. No hard and fast rules on this, so whether you want to include nail art or not is entirely up to you.
- We agreed to set Monday as the day for the Polish Us Pink posts, starting from 1 Oct. You can choose to post on one, a couple, or all FIVE Mondays in Oct. Again, I think it’s best to keep this flexible, so that we can all post based on our own schedules and preferences.
- Since this is all about awareness, it is highly recommended that you post links to breast cancer resources for your readers, in particular, resources in your own country or region.
- I’ve created Polish Us Pink logos that you can use on your blog.
- To make this a collaboration, please add the Inlinkz code to your post(s). Read below for the details.
Polish Us Pink Logo
Please include the logo in your blog posts and/or sidebar if you’re participating. Here are the logos in two different sizes.
** Instead of adding the link of each individual post each week, please put all your #PolishUsPink posts under the same Category / Tag / Label, and just post the link to that Category / Tag / Label in the InLinkz. **
[Many thanks to Inky Polisholicious for the suggestion!]
Inlinkz is a tool that allows the creation of a dynamic collection of links.
Basically, you add the code at the end of your blog post. Next, you can add your link to the collection. It will automatically be updated in all the other posts that have the same code.
Scroll to the end of this post to see the collection of links.
There will be different variations of the codes that you can use. Read the descriptions to pick the one that is more suitable for your blog. If the code you pick doesn’t show up properly after you publish your post, just edit your post and try a different code.
You will need to copy and paste the code into your post directly into the HTML code section. You will not be able to see the tool displayed when you choose to preview your post. The Inlinkz tool/collection will only show up on a post after it is published.
If you have difficulties with the code, you can always tweet me. I’ll try my best to guide you.
List of Interested Bloggers
** Because there are more and more ladies who want to participate, I decided to remove the list of participating bloggers. If you’ll like to join in, just post the InLinkz code in your post(s), or add hashtag #PolishUsPink to your pink mani photos in Instagram or Twitter. Thank you all so much for wanting to be part of this together! **
List of Online Resources
For your quick reference, here are some resources I googled. The list is by no means exhaustive. For the links to country-specific organisations, I’ve only included the countries the participating bloggers are from.
- General Information: Info on breast cancer on the U.S. National Library of Medicine
- Australia: Breast Cancer Network Australia
- Russia: The Movement Against Cancer
- Singapore: Breast Cancer Foundation
- UK: Breast Cancer UK
- USA: BreastCancer.org
If you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.