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Launching Youth-Tube: Self as Child

In celebration of the launch of Youth Tube and the event we are hosting, I would like to invite you to join in. Please let us know if you would like to participate in our blog-hop to promote Youth-Tube. The theme of the Blog-Hop is, Self as Child. What did you think of yourself as a child? Write something on any theme related to this. Perhaps you would like to express something on the subject of the inner child, or a relationship with a child that makes you reflect on your own childhood. If you would like to link blogs and participate during the month of May, please let us know which date you would like to participate, and we will add you to our event.


Join the event here

The event will be hosted on Youth-Tube: Youth-Tube

Here is our calendar of participating blogs: Sun. 27th – http://passionfind.wordpress.com  Tonia Harris

Schedule of Other Participating Blogs

Tues 1st May: launch on the event page:http://www.facebook.com/events/314596525276392/

and on http://www.facebook.com/PlumTreeBooks

Blog: https://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com/

Wed. 2nd –  http://passionfind.wordpress.com  Tonia Harris

Thurs. 3rd – http://thefairytaleasylum.wordpress.com/ Marta Pelrine-Bacon

Fri. 4th – http://www.shevata-cccole.blogspot.com C.C.Cole

Sat. 5th http://hiddenearthseries.blogspot.co.uk/ janet Young Beasley

Sun. 6th – http://thebumpyroadtopublishing.blogspot.com – Deb Hockenberry

Mon. 7th –https://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com – Niamh Clune

Tues. 8th – http://sooziebird.blogspot.com/ – Susie Bertie

Fri. 11th – http://girlseeksplace.wordpress.com – Brianna Soloski

Sat. 12th –http://optymyst.wordpress.com – JanCan / @OptyMyst – Not Quite Dead Yet

Mon. 14th – http://lorhainneeckhart.wordpress.com/ – Lorhainne Eckhart (The Choice of Giving)

Tues. 15th –http://www.Heartspoken.com – Elizabeth Cottrell

Wed 16th –http://loraneleavy.blogspot.co.uk/ Lorane Leavy

Thurs: 17th: This Kid Reviews Books http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/

Fri 18th – http://aprilthomasbooks.wordpress.com April Thomas

Sat. 19th –www.jontybabe.blogspot.com Jonty-Babe

Sun: 20th: http://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/ Darlene Foster

Mon 21st – http://steepedinbooks.blogspot.com Georgia Saunders

Tues. 22nd –http://marthamoravec.com/2012/05/too-fat-to-live/

Wed: 23rd May: Tom Harris http://tomdharris.wordpress.com/

Sun. 27th – http://passionfind.wordpress.com  Tonia Harris


About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

18 comments on “Launching Youth-Tube: Self as Child

  1. JLBCreatives
    April 30, 2012

    I would love to put a story on my blog – how about we shoot for May 5th for on JLB Creatives Blog? I can run it for two days, then on May 7th I’ve got an Author Splash going to go live. Let me know… 😉


    • ontheplumtree
      April 30, 2012

      Perfect! can you go to the group page and add your name there?


  2. thiskidreviewsbooks
    May 1, 2012

    I would like to participate in the blog hop on May 17! But since I AM a kid I don’t know if I would fit in. You can let me know.


    • ontheplumtree
      May 1, 2012

      Absolutely! Would love to have you on board. You are brilliant. And can I add you to our list for May 17th? Please send me the link we should use.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks
        May 5, 2012

        YES! I would like to be in the “hop” for May 17th. I will email you the link when I have it.


  3. tomdharris
    May 1, 2012

    Hi Niamh, what a great concept, I would love to participate. I will also mention this project to my two writing groups who I’m meeting up with tomorrow. Can I go for the 23rd of May?


    • ontheplumtree
      May 1, 2012

      Sure Tom! We ask that you add the Youth Tube links to your page. We are trying to build a network of great bloggers for collaboration. Thanks again for your participation and interest.


  4. Deb Hockenberry
    May 2, 2012

    I’m already signed up for the blog hop for the 6th. I hope it all goes well!


    • ontheplumtree
      May 2, 2012

      Great, I look forward to it!


  5. Darlene
    May 7, 2012

    I will be happy to contibute to the blog hop on May 20th if that is Ok. I have not participated in a blog hop before so I am not quite sure how it works.


    • ontheplumtree
      May 7, 2012

      Basically, write your post. I will promote it on my pages. Others who participate also post links to your pages. Say what it is in aid of and why you are participating (in your own words of course) and add the link to Youth-Tube also.


  6. April Thomas
    May 15, 2012

    I have a story from my childhood I’d like to submit


  7. Shimky
    May 16, 2012

    Great idea!!


    • ontheplumtree
      May 16, 2012

      thank You, and there is still time to join in if you want to!


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