Happy National Unmarried and Single Americans Week! September 19, 2010Posted by Onely in Guest Bloggers, Guest Posts, single and happy, Singles Resource.
Tags: alternatives to marriage project, National Unmarried and Single Americans Week
Copious Readers, it’s that time again — time to celebrate our single status with National Unmarried and Single Americans Week! We at Onely would like to know what you’re doing to celebrate (and if you’re not American, we want you to celebrate too) — so please let us know what you’re doing to make this week special in the comments below!
Although we’re sure you’re busy with other celebratory activities, we hope you’ll also make some time to follow the second annual Blog Crawl for National Unmarried and Single Americans Week, sponsored by SingleWomenRule. We’ve been graciously invited to participate as writers-for-a-day on Bella DePaulo’s Psychology Today Living Single Blog (look for us there 9/22) — and we’re delighted to be a part of what promises to be a very exciting conversation!
We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.
(full press release after the jump)
Enjoying life as a single or unmarried person is much more than navigating the dating world. While some people are looking for romantic love and seek dating and relationship advice, many have no immediate or future desire to couple up (either by marriage or formal relationship), and use the internet to find pertinent resources and concurring viewpoints. Within the last five years, hundreds of sites for singles have emerged. This year, SingleWomenRule.com, presents the Second Annual Blog Crawl for National Unmarried and Single Americans’ (USA) Week, September 19 – 25, 2010, to showcase the most influential writers and blogs – established and prevailing – in the online singles community.
A concept created by SingleWomenRule.com, a blog crawl is similar to a pub crawl in the real world. Readers are guided to seven blogs, one each day of the week, to read a guest post by one of seven featured writers. The Blog Crawl opens on Sunday, September 19, 2010 with an article by Executive Director of the Alternatives to Marriage Project, Nicky Grist posted on SingleWomenRule.com, and ends on Saturday, September 25 with an article by Dr. Bella DePaulo, author of Single with Attitude, and Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After on The Alternatives to Marriage Project blog. Filmmaker Michelle Cove joins the Blog Crawl for the first year as a guest writer on Thursday, September 23, the same day her new book Seeking Happily Ever After: How to navigate the ups and down of being single without losing your mind (and finding lasting love along the way) is released by Tarcher/Penguin.
“There is some weird assumption that all single women talk about all day long is how to land a man, which is preposterous,” said Cove. “I am so excited by the idea of opening up more thoughtful, soulful conversations during this blog crawl.
Other guest writers include: Melissa Malamut, author of She’s Got Game, The Woman’s Guide to Sports (Or Just How to Fake It); feminist and activist Rachel Buddeberg; dating blogger featured on The Gayle King Show and Sirius XM radio, Melissa Braverman; and bloggers Christina and Lisa of Onely. The 2010 host blogs include Living Single on Psychology Today, Cupid’s Pulse, All Things Single, Dating Diva Daily, and UK blog, The Single Filez. The Single Filez is the first international blog to be featured in the Blog Crawl, taking National USA Week to an international audience.
The Blog Crawl also gives readers a chance to win prizes each day. The new dating website, Cheek’d – recently featured in The New York Times – is a fun, safe, and non-intimidating way to meet intriguing strangers. Five winners will receive introductory memberships to Cheekd.com; two will receive Modern Courtesan by YS perfume courtesy of Luscious Lifestyle Diva (www.lusciouslifestylediva.com).
“We hand-picked the writers and host blogs for their tenacious spirit and voice,” said Terry Hernon MacDonald, an editor of SingleWomenRule.com. “Guiding readers from blog to blog in a crawl helps each blog build their readership, while bringing a fresh perspective and new audience via the guest bloggers.”