Both Carnivals Accepting Late Submissions: ADBC & PFAM

Assistance Dog Carnival Deadline Pushed Back

Assistance Dog Blog Carnival graphic. A square graphic, with a lavender background. A leggy purple dog of unidentifiable breed, with floppy ears and a curly tail, in silhouette, is in the center. Words are in dark blue, a font that looks like it's dancing a bit.  Cyndy Otty at Gentle Wit has asked me to announce that, due to illness and to others’ requests to get posts in late, she has extended the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival deadline another week. So, if you want to write and submit a post on the topic of “Achievement” in relation to assistance dogs, you now have until October 31 to do so. (And if you wrote something that you’re not 100 percent thrilled with, as some of you have tweeted about, you now have time to meet your needs for perfectionism.) This is Cyndy’s call for entries. And here is the ADBC home page, answering all your burning ADBC-related questions.

I’m Patient about PFAM Entries

Green and white rectangular badge. On top, "Patients" is written in all capital letters, in Times New Roman font in white on a kelly-green background. Below, on a white background, "for a moment" is written in green, slanted up from lower left to upper right, in a more casual, slightly scrawled font.  I’ve also received two terrific PFAM entries from people who were “past the deadline” and a question from another about whether she’s too late to submit. Well, phooey on the deadline. This is a carnival “by, for, and about” people with chronic illness, so if we don’t understand about life/illness getting in the way of meeting deadlines, who the heck does? I haven’t even finished my own PFAM entry! So, if you haven’t submitted one because you think you’re too late, don’t fret. I’ll gleefully accept entries through 2:00 AM Eastern Time tonight of whatever time zone you’re in. (Or, you know, a few hours after that if you really need it.)

I’m thrilled with the thoughtful posts that have been generated by my question, “Are you a ‘patient’?” and deeply relieved and grateful that I am not facing a “silent” carnival (where nobody submits posts!). Keep ’em coming!

Also, if you have already submitted your post, first of all, thank you! Second of all, if you are interested in making your post more accessible to readers and commenters by Wednesday, you still have time to change settings or make edits, if you so wish. One simple step is to disable “word verification,” which presents a barrier to comments by blind readers as well as neurological and other disabilities. Find five relatively easy steps to make your blog or post more accessible here and more info on blog accessibility here.

In Conclusion . . .

If you have a submission for ADBC, post that at Gentle Wit.

If you have a submission for PFAM, post that in the comments below, or at the original call for subs.

Thanks, everyone!

– Sharon (@aftergadget), the muse of Gadget, and Barnum, SDiT

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