We want you to spend more time reading submissions and writing your carnival, and much less time on carnival administration.
You can run all your carnival administration from Blog Carnival, or mix and match with your own stuff. The service is free (we cover our costs through advertising). A blog carnival "organizer" is responsible for administration of the carnival. A blog carnival "host" (who may be the organizer) is responsible for writing a specific edition of a carnival. We've noticed that carnivals with more hosts usually last longer and have better traffic.
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It all starts with Blog Carnival's spam-protected article submission page. Blog Carnival provides HTML links that you place in your blog to direct your readers to your own carnival submission page. When a reader submits an article for an upcoming edition, you can request that Blog Carnival email the article to you or post it on a private web page with all other submissions to your carnival. Either way, you can collect, read and evaluate submissions quickly. Plus you have all the detailed information you need to write your carnival post at your fingertips.
When you schedule new carnival editions on Blog Carnival you can assign the edition to any of your collaborators to host the edition. This makes it easy to manage a carnival that floats among several blogs.
As a major benefit of making your carnival's calls for submissions on Blog Carnival, we automatically build an archive of your carnival editions. No more complicated archive maintenance. Readers can visit one location on the web to find all pertinent information about your carnival (name, description, submission guidelines, logo, etc.) as well as a complete listing of all past and scheduled editions. Also, all articles you accept for your carnival editions, as well as all your carnival editions themselves, are included automatically in the Blog Carnival search service.
But wait, there's more! Your readers can also subscribe to find out about your carnival, receiving email alerts about new editions, along with information about the topic and categories you'll cover and invitations to submit articles. If you have special announcements you want to make to readers who subscribe to your carnival or to your carnival hosts, Blog Carnival provides automatic mail distribution to either group. With little or no effort, you can keep your readership completely up to date.
As we grow, we'll bring you more marketing tools to help drive (and monetize, if you like) traffic to your blog carnival. Start using Blog Carnival today. You'll have more time to enjoy running your carnival and spend less time sweating the details.
To find out more on how to use these features, check out the Blog Carnival FAQs.
If you have ideas for other features that would help you run your blog carnival, please tell us!
Last updated: 6/15/2007
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