Infertility Awareness Week

April 26, 2010

So this week is National Infertility Awareness Week here in the US brought to by Resolve.

Apparently there will be some conferences in various locations around the US as well as some activity on Capitol Hill on this topic. More info on that here.

In honor of this, we, the Infertile Blogger Twitterati, are aiming to make #infertility a top ten trending topic on Twitter today – Monday April 26th. It will take quite an effort to take down the likes of #justinbieber on Twitter so we’ll need all the help we can get.  So even if you’re not in the US, please help.  Log in to twitter and send out tweets all day with “#infertility” in them (see my tweets on the lower right of this page or go to www.twitter.com/StolenEggs for examples).  If you don’t have a twitter account, you can create one FREE here: www.twitter.com .  All you need is a valid email address.  Don’t like Twitter?  Create an account and delete it later.  Twitter won’t care.  Here is some advice for how to get a topic to trend on Twitter – it’s not easy. <a href=”http://news.buzzgain.com/how-many-tweets-does-it-take-to-be-a-trending-topic-on-twitter/”>http://news.buzzgain.com/how-many-tweets-does-it-take-to-be-a-trending-topic-on-twitter/</a&gt;

Also, several bloggers are holding contests today on their blogs.  One is giving away FREE pregnancy tests.  Visit 999 Reasons to Laugh or The Long and Winding Road to win free stuff!  I’d consider holding a contest of my own but I don’t think anyone (except Barren Lazza) reads this.  😉

Also, please consider posting something about Infertility Awareness Week on your own blog or on your Facebook page.  Especially if you’re will to take the plunge and ‘out’ yourself by posting on Facebook using your real life account.  I’m still debating on that.   I will probably do it.  But I’ve heard a lot of people say they get “Just Relax” comments when they do that.  Not sure I can handle that….  But… I’m going to try to raise awareness as much as I can anyway.  Please help!

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