THANK YOU EVERYONE! We have reached our quota of 50 posts, but would like to encourage you to keep sharing your "Family dinner table etiquette 'Dos and Don'ts' and advice" with us, and we will continue to post excerpts from your wonderful blog submissions on the Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese hub page. Thank you for participating!
With everyone's schedules so busy and full of activities, appointments and obligations, it's not necessarily a nightly ritual to sit down for a family dinner anymore. Eating on the run means less focus on traditional dining etiquette and manners. Cell phone at the table? Eating before everyone's served? What are dining taboos at your table?
SocialMoms and Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese have teamed up to bring you a new blogging program that asks you to look at dinner time tradition and etiquette, and share the Dos and Don'ts of dinner table etiquette. We want to hear about how you teach your children to be polite and to watch their manners at dinner time. We know how important dinner time is in order to stay close with one's family. So, we want to know how you teach your family the Dos and Don'ts of dinner table etiquette. Share what you see that's right and wrong at your own dinner table and give tips for your readers on how to improve family dining etiquette. Give your readers your advice for sitting down at a nice family dinner without all the modern day distractions such as texting, video games and TV. How do you teach your kids to set the table properly? When did you teach your children the correct way to use a knife and fork? Which direction do you pass the mac n' cheese? What are some good dinnertime conversation starters for the family? We’d love to hear all your tips for a nice family dinner.
We're looking for quality over speed, so please read on.
Share your family dinner table etiquette "Dos and Don'ts" and advice in a thoughtful, original essay post of at least 400 original words.
How it works:
We are looking for fifty creative, original and authentic submissions of high quality. Please stay on topic. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words), about family dinner table etiquette "Dos and Don'ts" and advice. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and your grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement below in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 50 qualifying submissions to receive a $50 Amazon. com gift card!
Highlights from your posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on http://krafthomestyle.socialmoms.com, and distributed across the web for all to see. The blogging program starts on February 10, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on March 11, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about March 18, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at http://krafthomestyle.socialmoms.com/terms.
Rewards for Participating:
The first 50 qualifying participants will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card! See Terms and Conditions.
To participate, we ask that you:
1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, sharing your advice for family dinnertime etiquette. Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting unoriginal content does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
2. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to http://krafthomestyle.socialmoms.com/about)
3. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog.
Get Widget Here
4. Log on to your Twitter account, www.twitter.com, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #KraftHomestyle
5. Return to www.SocialMoms.com and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)
No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the www.socialmoms.com and www.twitter.com websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.
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Widget: yes - side bar
Word count: Greater than 400
This was fun! I can't wait to read everyone's! I love Kraft Mac and Cheese!
widget and disclosure included!
Blog post with disclaimer & widget:
Tweet with hashtag
Disclosure listed, Widget placed
Here is my post:
and my tweet:
and I installed the widget.
blog post w/disclosure: http://www.frugalonthecheap.com/2011/02/table-manners.html
widget installed on right side bar, mid page
I have my post up, but didnt' get a chance to proof it yet. I have to go pick up the kiddos, then I'll make any necessary edits.
Ah, mylinkdidn't work...w eird
I linked the word link since it wasn't working... Hope that counts!
Widget on sidebar!
Thanks for the great opportunity!
Thanks so much, love this idea, people really have no manners these days
widget is up!