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Let's make this a big deal

From Inspiration

A while back, I mentioned that I was going to start a blog carnival specifically for all things respiratory therapy. This is just a friendly reminder that all submissions are due by Feb. 12th at midnight CST, as the first edition will post on Friday, February 13th. So far, I've received a lot of great submissions, but am still lacking in posts from respiratory therapists/respiratory therapy students.

Yes, while everyone is encouraged to submit their respiratory-related posts, I would like to see most of the submissions come from those working or studying in the respiratory therapy field. I really think this is our way to shine.

Here's a basic recap of the rules:
1. A Source of Inspiration does not intend to compete with Change of Shift or Grand Rounds. If you submit a post to CoS or Grand Rounds and that edition has not yet published, please don't submit the same post to A Source of Inspiration. (It is fine after your post has been published on said edition.)

2. Anyone is welcome to submit, from RTs, to doctors, to nurses, to radiology techs, to other health professionals, to patients and even those simply interested in respiratory care. As long as the post is related to respiratory therapy in some form or fashion, you can guarantee inclusion in the carnival. The idea is to spread to the word about respiratory therapy and give the perspective of various individuals. Some ideas for posts include encounters with patients who suffer from acute or chronic respiratory illnesses, emerging technology, breaking news, opinions related to respiratory care, and so on.

3. Anyone is able to host A Source of Inspiration on their blog, and is very much encouraged to do so. Simply email me at js0095001 @ gmail. com and I'll tell you what dates are available. If you are hosting the upcoming edition, all posts will be emailed to you anonymously using the Blog Carnival submission form, unless you would like to have submissions emailed directly to you.

As for right now, that's really about it.

There is no theme for this edition, so posts can simply be about anything related to respiratory therapy, respiratory patients, respiratory illness, respiratory technology, you get the idea.

There are two ways to submit you post:
1. Send an email to js0095001[at]gmail[dot]com.
The subject line should be "A Source of Inspiration"
In the message body, please include the name of your blog, the title of your post, the DIRECT link to your post, and a short description of you post.

2. Use this form. It sends the message directly to my inbox.

Thanks for all the submissions so far! I'm confident that, with your help, we can take the blogosphere by storm.

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