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KidFriendly DC is a personal blog written and edited by me, Linda Samuel.

It takes time to create all this content and keep my blog running, and it’s available to readers for free, so I accept paid advertising, sponsorships, affiliate partnerships, and other forms of compensation. However, payments have no impact on my opinion of any programs, services, or products.

I accept private advertising from companies I am happy to endorse and believe will be of interest to my readers. Banners appear on the blog sidebar and sometimes within blog posts. I also occasionally write dedicated, or sponsored, blog posts and run giveaways for compensation, and always disclose when I do.

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3 Responses to Advertising

  1. Hello,

    My name is Patrick Cox and I represent the folks at Blacktop Bootcamp (BB). I am writing because I would like to ask you if I could provide a guest blog post on their behalf. The instructors at BB are actual law enforcement officers and performance drivers and the stuff they teach goes way beyond the stuff you learn in Drivers Ed.

    Are you aware that:
    • “1 in 5 teenagers have an accident in their first year”?
    • In 2011, about 2,650 teens in the United States died
    • 292,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
    • That means that seven teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries.

    I don’t usually take this type of tactic, but I myself have three daughters, I’ve already experienced one of them learning to drive and she had three accidents in a week; she didn’t know how to handle driving in the rain.

    I feel a guest post on your site would help them promote a great service they provide and possibly reach a few folks that would benefit in the best way possible, by saving the life of a child.

    What is also cool about their “Advanced Driving Arts” course is how it’s structured as a ‘hands-on” course for new teenage drivers and they teach them using the students’ car by demonstrating:

    • How to ensure their car is always safe for travel
    • How to check oil, tire pressure and even change a tire
    • The physics behind the new technology like:
    o ABS brakes
    o Traction Control
    o Dynamic Stability Control
    • They use tell, show, do method and actually have a course they use to teach how to use the above properly.

    Finally, the best part is they have a “Skid-car” that actually simulates skidding on ice, losing control, and how to handle themselves properly.

    Recently, I took the course myself; I’ve been driving for over 20 years and I learned a lot. That is because of the “skid car”. It does much more than simulating real traffic hazards, they teach the students how to handle themselves by going over it with them time and time again, until they actually start to develop muscle memory and it just becomes automatic.

    Anyway, let me know. I’ve been blogging for a while and I assure my post will be worth it, and who knows, you may just help save a few lives.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Patrick Cox

  2. Oops, I didn’t mean for that to post. Sorry, that was rude of me, I thought I was on a contact page.

  3. We would love to advertise the last weekend of our Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker on your blog! It is the 15th year of this local, original profesisonal dance theater show featuring an original script, a story of two young people who find each other and themselves through creativity and has a ton of great dancing! Our professional cast of adult DC and New York based dancers is joined by the children in our Jazz Hip Hop Academy, age 5 1/2-13; we also ahve a guest artist breakdancer and lots of surprises! This weekend we will be at the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, MD Sat 12/20 at 3p and 8p and Sunday Dec 21 at 3pm. How can we advertise and quickly get the word out to your readers? Thanks.

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