Welcome to Blog Carnival! We love the idea of blog carnivals where someone takes the time to find really good blog posts on a given topic, and then puts all those posts together in a blog post called a "carnival".
To understand what a blog carnival is, consider some examples. Here is the first edition of Carnival of the Vanities (one of the earliest blog carnivals). Carnivals can be very descriptive like this one, or very concise, like this one. Find the style the fits your topic and time schedule.
We think blog carnivals are a great way for bloggers to recognize each other's efforts, organize blog posts around important topics, and improve the overall level of conversation in the blogosphere. Carnivals come in edited "editions", just like magazines or journals. The fact that carnivals are edited (and usually annotated) collections of links lets them serve as "magazines" within the blogosphere, and carnival hosts can earn their readership by providing high quality collections.
Since blog carnivals include lots of posts on specific topics, they also serve as a place to connect with those who are expert (or at least highly opinionated!) and those who are interested in that field.
Blog Carnival simplifies carnivals for two kinds of people:
You may have noticed that we run some of our own blog carnivals. We started Blog Carnival by choosing some topics that we liked and went at it.
As time went by, we developed some tools to help us write our carnivals and blogs. We're sharing our tools with the blogging community. If you have suggestions for other tools or services for blog carnivals, please let us know.
We invite your feedback! Feel free to contact the Blog Carnival team.
Last updated: 3/28/2008
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