1. What is the Singapore Memory Project?

The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) is a national initiative started in 2011 to collect, preserve and provide access to stories, moments and memories related to Singapore, so as to tell the Singapore Story. These recollections will come from Singaporeans, organisations, and groups.

2. What is this Blog Pledging Initiative about?

It is part of our on-going memory collection drive.  We would like to let blog owners like you to contribute without having to retype and submit the blog entries to our portal.

We are interested in blog entries and personal narratives about life and culture in Singapore. In this instance, your blog posts are in fact “memories”, albeit expressed in a specific format. Since many blog posts take the form of personal diaries and memoirs, we feel that this way of going about it would be a natural fit.

Simulation and Software Technology (S2T) Pte Ltd has been appointed by us to identify and invite bloggers to pledge their blogs to the project.

3. Why should I pledge my blog to the SMP?

By contributing to the project, you are affirming that every memory matters. Whether your posts are an account of your daily life, or an expression of your thoughts, the SMP hopes to find a home for your memories so that it can help build towards an understanding of Singapore. Last but not least, you will enjoy the traction provided by SMP with more visitors reading your blog.

4. What if I do not blog about heritage or nostalgia? Is the SMP still interested in my blog?

Yes, we are. “Memories” are not limited to heritage or nostalgia. If you are a Singaporean, we see your entire blog as your individual perspective as a citizen. As a citizen, you might blog about social issues of the day. Your posts might be on things that are of interest to you (e.g. technology). Or, it could be what you found enjoyable – food, movies, books, holidays. Your posts are memories in the making. If you are a non-Singaporean and your posts are mostly about Singapore, we also see them as valid Singapore memories too.

5. Who can pledge their blogs to SMP?

The pledging exercise is open to both citizens and non-citizens alike. Anyone who has visited Singapore, or has a memory about Singapore, can contribute.

6. Does pledging mean I transfer copyright of my blog content to SMP?

No, it does not. You retain the copyright to your content. By pledging your blog, you do agree to give us permission to use your posts for non-commercial purposes. We may feature your content – with attribution to you– within our newsletters, social media pages and within community presentations about the project.

7. What happens if there are blog entries that I do not own the rights to feature elsewhere?

By pledging your blog posts to SMP, you are affirming that you have the rights to feature them elsewhere. If you don’t own the rights to do so, those entries cannot be used for the Blog Pledging Initiative.

8. How are my pledged blog or entries shown on the SMP portal?

Your name will be listed on the Blog Contributors page, along with your blog title, number of posts and a thumbnail of your blog. Clicking on your name will bring visitors to your blog.

Your blog posts are not displayed on the SMP pages (You do not have to worry about duplicate blog content being shown on the SMP portal).

9. Will my pledged blog posts be edited or modified?

No.  First, we will only be able to access blog posts that you have made public (we will certainly never be able to access private or locked posts). Second, we will not revise or edit any contributions that have been submitted or pledged. Contributions that contravene the stated Terms and Conditions are removed, but that said the we seek to be as open as possible. We ask that contributors adhere to the Terms & Conditions, and remain in true spirit of the project.

10. Do I need to do more after I pledge?

You do not need to do anything else in most cases.  As you publish new posts, it will be incrementally added to the SMP counter. We will do so via counting your RSS feed.

You should contact us if your feed URL has been changed, or if you have a different blog name. We will update our pages accordingly.

11. OK, I wish to pledge my blog. What should I do?

Simply drop an email to iremembersg@nlb.gov.sg with your basic contact details, (Name, Contact, Blog URL, Email Address) blog contributor listing preference and whether you will like to vet the list of entries that will be pledged. Add “I wish to pledge my blog” in the subject line of the email. You are also required to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

The citizenship information allows us to determine whether your entire blog will be pledged. If you are a non-Singaporean, only entries related to Singapore will be considered.

As part of the SMP Terms and Conditions, you agree to give us permission to reuse and publicise your content for non-commercial purposes.

12. Can I not pledge and still allow SMP to consider my blog as part of the collected memories?

It would make things a lot easier for us! But no, we cannot consider your blogs as part of SMP without your pledge. We require your explicit permission and agreement for us to consider your blog as part of the collected memories.

13. Can I withdraw my memories?

Of course. To withdraw from the Blog Pledging Initiative, simply drop an email to iremembersg@nlb.gov.sg, addressed to Mrs Nur Azizah with the subject “Withdrawal from Blog Pledging Initiative”. No questions will be asked.

If it is a complete withdrawal from the blog pledging initiative, your name will be removed from the list of contributors. Withdrawal may take up to 2 months to reflect the change.

14. How long does it take to have my name listed as a contributor?

It may take up to 2 months.

15. Why does it take so long?

The 2 month period is a conservative estimate. As the volume of posts that are pledged can reach astronomical amounts on busy months, we can only do a consolidation at the end of the month. Typical users experience a 2-4 week waiting period, depending on their date of blog pledging.

16. How will my pledged memories be used by the SMP?

Your blog posts may be selected to be featured as stories, for National Day 2015, when Singapore turns 50. Your blog entries may also be included in our publicity and publications for non-commercial purposes.

17. Is there a badge that I can display on my blog?

Yes. If you so decide, you can display a badge on your blog. We will provide the instructions to download and display the badge. The badge is issued to recognize your support to the SMP.

18. Who can I contact should I have further questions?

You may email your questions to iremembersg@nlb.gov.sg, addressed to Mrs Nur Azizah.

 

67 Comments

  1. irememberSG » Farewell to Studio 106: Cheng Peiyun
    December 19, 2012

    […] Pledging Your Blog […]

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  2. postcardtrail
    January 5, 2013

    HI. I just finished submitting the online form to pledge some of my posts. When can I get the badge? I’d love to have it on my blog. Thanks.

    Reply
  3. Daryl
    January 14, 2013

    @postcardtrail: Hi! We’ve received your submission successfully and will be in touch via email with the badge. Thanks for participating 🙂

    Reply
  4. konshoe
    January 16, 2013

    I have pledged my blog. Thanks for granting me this honor! Will be looking forward to the badge on my blog.

    Reply
    • Yeong Chong
      January 18, 2013

      Thanks for the pledge! We’ll be in touch soon 🙂

      Reply
  5. Mezhal Ulao
    January 25, 2013

    I have pledged my blogged and I am looking forward to share all of my memories especially that of singapore with you and everyone that goes to the singapore memory project.

    Reply
    • Daryl
      January 31, 2013

      @Mezhal: We are thrilled to have your memories as part of SMP. Thank you!

      Reply
  6. Irina Semakova
    February 5, 2013

    Thank you for honor, especially given to non-singaporean, but I’m willing to contribute and pledged my blog immediately.
    Looking forward to get badge! please, mail me!

    Reply
  7. Shirley Ng
    February 20, 2013

    Thank you for the invitation. I am honored to be selected too.

    Reply
  8. LittleMissMeen
    March 8, 2013

    Hi i just pledged my blog. Thanks for the invite 🙂 Looking forward to receive the badge

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 13, 2013

      LittleMissMeen – Thank you for pledging! We’ll get in touch with you regarding the badge soon 🙂

      Reply
  9. lydia
    March 8, 2013

    hi, thank for the invitation. I’m honored to be selected too.

    I’m a non Singaporean, and i’m glad that you have invited me to pledged my blog, thank you.

    Reply
  10. USC
    March 19, 2013

    I am honored to have my blog ‘Enchanting SE Asia’ included in the Singapore Memory Project, and also look forward to proudly displaying the SMP badge. Thank you very much again!

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 20, 2013

      Hi USC, our honour to have you. Thanks!

      Reply
  11. Mr Durian
    March 19, 2013

    Thx for the invitation! I’ve pledge my blog. I feel honored to be involved in this project. Will be looking forward to badge my pledged blog 😀

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks Mr Durian! Appreciate your support.

      Reply
  12. Tommy (via Discover . Book . Travel)
    March 19, 2013

    Hi

    Thanks for the invitation!
    We have submitted online and just pledged our blog.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 20, 2013

      Thanks, Tommy! Looking forward to including your blog.

      Reply
  13. Audrey
    March 21, 2013

    Received an email from you and was really delighted~ I had just completed the pledge~ added the badge to my blog~! Glad to be part of it~ ^_^

    Reply
  14. angeline
    March 21, 2013

    Hello!
    I’m really glad that there’s this project to preserve memories of Singapore, be it new or old! I’ve been secretly worried that the olden days and traditions of Singapore would be forgotten as Singapore grows and changes. Pledged my blog for this awesome project! 😀

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 26, 2013

      Thank you, Angeline! We certainly hope they don’t get forgotten as well. Thank you for pledging your blog!

      Reply
  15. Sandra Loh
    March 26, 2013

    Hi there!

    I have just pledged my blog! Thank you so much for your invitation even though I am a non Singaporean. Looking forward to having my badge 🙂

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 28, 2013

      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for the support! 🙂

      Reply
  16. Singapore Chettinad Recipes
    March 27, 2013

    Hi,

    Thanks for your Invitation, it was a sweet surprise. I’vepledged my blog today.

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 28, 2013

      Thank you!

      Reply
  17. Attika
    March 27, 2013

    thank you for the invite! I have pledged my blog. as a non-singaporean that loves singapore so much, i feel truly honored. guess what, I’m actually a recipient of Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s High School Scholarship years ago 😀 but I didn’t take it because I went to the U.S for a student exchange program. Now I visit Singapore regularly, in fact I’m visiting this weekend. Singapore will always have a place in my heart next to my homeland Indonesia!

    Reply
    • Daryl
      March 28, 2013

      Hi Attika,

      Thanks for your comments and kind words. We appreciate your support and look forward to your blog!

      Reply
  18. http://singaporememory.simulation.com.sg/Public/Pledge | singaporememoryproject
    March 28, 2013

    […]  You may find out more about this initiative at http://www.iremember.sg/?page_id=2822. We are looking forward to your […]

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  19. somethingboutrenes · Pledge your blog to preserve memories in Singapore
    March 29, 2013

    […] residing in Singapore or anyone who shares about Singapore, you may like to pledge your blog here! This is a very meaningful project and I am all for preserving Singapore Memories for the many […]

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  20. buds
    April 1, 2013

    Hi, pledged my blog upon receiving your invitation. Do advise how to display your badge. Thanks in advance. 🙂

    Reply
    • Daryl
      April 2, 2013

      Hi buds, details should come soon. Thanks for your support!

      Reply
      • buds
        April 2, 2013

        The pleasure was mine. 🙂

        Reply
      • buds
        May 27, 2013

        Hi Daryl, have yet to hear from you on the badgie…

        Reply
  21. Zhiqiang
    April 1, 2013

    Thanks for invite – submitted my travel blog at http://www.passportchop.com !

    Reply
    • Daryl
      April 2, 2013

      Thanks Zhiqiang! Appreciate it 🙂

      Reply
  22. buds
    April 9, 2013

    Zhiqiang, your blog rawks!

    Reply
  23. Ai Sakura
    April 12, 2013

    Hi I pledged my blog a while back but not sure if it’s been processed. Drop me an email to let me know 🙂 thanks!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    Reply
  24. Jo
    April 14, 2013

    Hi Daryl,

    I have received the invitation thrice on my email but the past 2 times I replied, my emails went unanswered and the strange thing is when I sent my 2nd reply to somebody called Patrick which went unanswered, I received the email invitation again the next day.

    I hope that by posting here, my queries could be addressed. You may reply me on the gmail a/c which is stated on this form.

    This was what I wrote:

    Dear Patrick,

    It is a pleasant surprise to receive an email related to blogs and NLB. In fact, this is the second time I’ve received an email invitation to pledge my blog. I sent an email the first time round but did not receive any reply. I hope you would be able to clarify my doubts.

    1) I’m curious to know how the blogs are chosen to be pledged to Singapore Memory Project.
    Is it a a general selection a la mass “recruitment” procedure or are blogs specially selected based on certain posts? I do not blog a lot about Singapore but instead of my personal life in a lifestyle blog concept. Hecne, it makes me wonder how my blog was stumbled upon and invited to be pledged

    2) As seen in this line: By pledging your blog, you do agree to give us permission to use your posts for non-commercial purposes. We may feature your content – with attribution to you– within our newsletters, social media pages and within community presentations about the project.
    Would the contents of my blog be featured in any media without additional notice once I pledge my blog? Or would I always be notified if my blog contents are used or featured in some way or another? I have the concept that after pledging, SMP would have the rights to use any content without prior notification. Hence, do correct me if I’m wrong.

    I look forward to your response.

    Thank you.

    Reply
  25. Elyse-Anne
    April 16, 2013

    Hi…
    Thanks for the invite. Just pledged my blog.
    http://www.Purposelylove.com

    Regards,
    Elyse

    Reply
    • Daryl
      April 18, 2013

      Thanks for the support, Elyse 🙂

      Reply
  26. Jac
    April 25, 2013

    Thanks for the invite, this sounds cool, have pledged my blog! http://theoccasionaltraveller.com

    Would like to ask where the list of blog contributors is on the site? I was hoping to check out the other blog contributors but couldn’t find the page…

    Reply
    • buds
      May 27, 2013

      Hi jac, your blog is so awesome that it just reminded me how long I have not had a vacation! *weh weh*

      Btw, I had the same thoughts as you… would love to check out the rest of your blogs. Mebbe should be a link to categorize all the pledged blog contributions.

      Reply
      • Jac
        May 27, 2013

        Thanks buds =) I hope you go on a vacation soon, the idea of my blog is exactly that – to remind people to go take a holiday!

        I read in pt #8 above that there would be a page with all the blogs, but it wasn’t very clear if it was up yet, or when it would be up. In actual fact I’m still a little hazy on how this is supposed to work!

        Reply
  27. Nicholas
    April 26, 2013

    Sorry, i would love to be part of this project, but i can’t seem to submit my application because i’m using wordpress!

    Reply
    • Nicholas
      April 26, 2013

      I just pledged my blog! I figured out why i couldn’t(:

      Thank you for this opportunity!

      Reply
      • Daryl
        April 30, 2013

        Hi Nicholas,

        Sorry for the inconvenience and glad you managed to pledge your blog! Appreciate your support 🙂

        Best,
        Daryl

        Reply
  28. Lyan Lua
    April 29, 2013

    Thanks for the invite! I have pledged my blog!

    Reply
    • Daryl
      April 30, 2013

      Thanks, Lyan! 🙂

      Reply
  29. Alvin Lee
    May 11, 2013

    A long time Singaporean collector of World War One and Two militaria from both Axis and Allied nations. I am also a living historian with my own band of brothers known as ‘Syonan Reflections’.

    I just pledged my blog and this continues my mission to preserve Singapore’s military history.

    Reply
  30. live2eat.travel
    May 13, 2013

    Thank you for the invite! I pledged my blog months ago but have yet to receive my badge.

    Reply
  31. Jean Monique Sanchez
    May 27, 2013

    I have pledged my blog. 🙂

    Reply
  32. Allison
    June 17, 2013

    Thanks for the invite! Pledged! 🙂

    Reply
  33. Constantin Joshua
    June 20, 2013

    Thanks for your invitation to Veganlogy.com. Lot’s of Singaporean love our veg recipes 🙂 cheers

    Reply
  34. buds
    July 29, 2013

    Has anyone received the badge yet?

    Reply
    • Daryl
      July 31, 2013

      Hi buds,

      Can you let us know your blog url and email address, and we can check it out for you.

      Best,
      Daryl

      Reply
  35. Stephen
    August 21, 2013

    Hi Have not received my badge yet and the blog is displayed

    Reply
  36. michael bian
    August 30, 2013

    this blog was so nice thanks for having this .I have pledged my blog.

    Reply
  37. Singapore Memory Project | Alan Soh
    September 21, 2013

    […] more information about this initiatve, you may wish to contact Mr Patrick Cher at xxxx or read the FAQ. ———— Should I give it a try? Let me give it a serious consideration. […]

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  38. shakkeermk
    November 21, 2013

    it is good idea.Its more help full to the people who are looking to know about the history of the country

    Reply
  39. Jerry
    June 30, 2014

    Can i still pledge?

    Reply
    • Kellynn Wee
      July 3, 2014

      Hi Jerry,

      Thanks for your interest! May we know the address of the blog you wish to pledge, and if you’d like to pledge the whole blog or selected posts?

      Warmly,
      Kellynn

      Reply
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    August 21, 2014

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    • Nur Azizah
      August 22, 2014

      Hi Skip Hire,

      We are heartened to read your comment on our site. We will continue to put up more interesting stories and memories by our fellow countrymen. Do continue to visit us and our social media sites every now and then for new stories. 🙂

      Regards,
      iremembersg team

      Reply
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    October 9, 2014

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