ControverSunday Mission Statement
ControverSunday is a collaborative blog meme, whereby the goal is to share, discuss and hear out different perspectives on parenting, society and other stuff that matters. All those who participate bring to the table a unique perspective and approach others with mutual respect. Participating is a way to build community, to learn something and to reflect and evaluate our own choices.
Welcome to a little thing called ControverSunday. This blog meme was envisioned and started by Perpetua over at Our Lady of Perpetual Bread Crumbs. She, along with the amazing designer of our official ControverSunday badge, Accidents, got the ball rolling.
When Perpetua decided to take a bloggy break, I took over the reins. At least until Perpetua makes her triumphant bloggy return. (Update, she has. But for now I am continuing to host ControverSunday until she wants it back.) As such, this page is meant to be your official guide to ControverSunday.
We have played with a couple different formats in terms of how often we do this thing, ect.
How to play along
ControverSunday happens on the first Sunday of every month.
I (or who ever would like to guest host) posts the topic for the next ControverSunday the Monday after each round of ControverSunday. That is the key people- write your post WAY ahead of time and then just schedule it for Sunday morning.
While I am not a hard ass enough to be uber strict with the posting date, PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE post on Sunday, preferably Sunday morning. This will avoid that ‘but everything I was going to say has already been said’ feeling.
Then everyone is welcome to write a “ControverSunday” post with their thoughts on the topic. You write, you add the badge to your post, and then you go visit the host to give them your link so they can add you to the offical ControverSunday ‘reading list’ for that week. Voila, you have ControverSunday. What makes it really fun is when everyone goes around reading everyone elses posts and sharing their thoughts. Hence the conversation.
Lastly, everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never played before. (We love newbies!)
Possible Future Topics
2 January, 2011 Resolutions
5 December 2010: Oh the holidays
7 November 2010: Digital Privacy
3 October 2010: Catch Up Week (this one didn’t really happen… hence format changes)
26 September 2010: When bad kids happen to good parents
19 September 2010: Traditional and Holistic Medicines for Kids
12 September 2010: Protection versus reasonable risk
28 August 2010: Parental Vices hosted by amoment2think
15 August 2010: Discipline, Revisited hosted by Now your in the world
1 August 2010: Licensed Merchandise for Kids hosted by amoment2think
18 July 2010: That New York Magazine Article
6 June 2010: *Hiatus*
30 May 2010: Open Topic
23 May 2010: Truthiness
16 May 2010: Discipline
9 May 2010: Other Caregivers
2 May 2010: Open Topic
25 April 2010: Food
18 April 2010: Gender
11 April 2010: Pacifiers/Comfort Objects
4 April 2010: Open Topic hosted by amoment2think
28 March 2010: Child Spacing
21 March 2010: Extended Breastfeeding
14 March 2010: Pregnancy Culture
7 March 2010: Open Topic
28 February 2010: Other People’s Children
21 February 2010: Vaccination
14 February 2010: Television
7 February 2010: Circumcision