All I want for Christmas… is to tell the world about cloth diapers!
Christmas is a fun season of the year, but I’m not a big “stuff” person. My idea of Christmas fun would actually be a large dumpster out in front of my house so I can “de-stuff”. I always get people asking about what I want for Christmas though, so this year, I’m taking the proverbial “bull by the horns” and just putting it out there for everyone to read. For Christmas, all I want is your help in raising awareness about cloth diapers.
Sometime between December 26th and January 9th, write a fresh blog post (or public post through some form of social media) about cloth diapers. The theme should be “Cloth Diapers are Easy and Inexpensive”. Include photos, charts, goals, etc. Your post must be at least five paragraphs long, well-written and original content not previously published. Your goal is to show the world how easy it is to cloth diaper a baby. Qualifying posts will also provide a link to Cotton Babies, mentioning us as your favorite source of cloth diapers. In your post, you must also mention that you haven’t received any form of compensation for the content, but that you are entering what you’ve written in a contest (include a link to this page).
Once it’s written and published, post a link to your post in the comments on this page. In your comment, please include the number of followers that your post has (could be followers or even Facebook friends if you wanted to post a Facebook note) that you have. This number won’t play a role in whether or not you win… I am just interested in aggregating the overall project exposure. One entry per family please. Remember, your content must be publicly readable!
Now, here’s the fun part. In keeping with our goal of helping people, the winning blogger gets to a choose a person who commented on their post to receive a gift of 12 bumGenius One-Size Cloth Diapers. The winning blogger will also receive a gift of 12 bumGenius One-Size Cloth Diapers for her own family.
When judging entries, I’ll be looking at whether or not you followed instructions, the number and quality of comments your post generated, why your commenters are interested in cloth diapering, and the overall quality of the content you created. I’ll choose a winner by midnight on January 15th.
A mom emailed me an example of exactly how well this works early today. Here is what she wrote:
I just wanted to share this with you. I am the mother of three little boys. I am a HUGE fan of Bum Genius diapers. Anyway, I am currently going to school to become a Child Life Therapist. I recently wrote a paper about the use of cloth diapers. Doing research I found a Time magazine article where (I am paraphrasing you here) you said, “at $6-$18 a diaper, people don’t realize cloth diapering can be $300 for the entire time of diapering vs $3000 for disposables.”
I was SO proud of this paper, but I attend a university where most of my classmates are military personnel. They wrote their papers on lots of subjects, but nothing even remotely related to juvenile products. I never thought they would even read my paper when we submitted them for peer review on the online forum.
FIVE different students said they are now considering cloth because of my paper!!
Just wanted you to hear that. Its funny, I never thought I would be so excited about a baby product like cloth diapers….. But I am so glad they are so cool now! :)
Clearly, working together, we can raise awareness. Let’s get to it!
P.S. If you are planning to participate, please click the “like” button on this post.