We want BlogCarnival.com to be a useful listing of Blog Carnivals on the web.
Unfortunately, there is some disagreement about what is and what is not a blog carnival. Therefore, we want to give you guidelines about what we think blog carnivals are, and what we are willing to list on this site.
If we find things that are inappropriate, we'll take them down, but we're happy to discuss with you why we did so, and what could appropriately be put up in their place.
Please note that our site is intended to be "rated G", suitable for the entire family, so keep your listings clean (what you put on your blog site is up to you). Profane or offensive material will be removed.
You intend to organize hosts to publish periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc) editions of your carnival on their blogs. Carnivals that are always hosted by the same blog are often seen as spam. Having a regular, periodic schedule of upcoming editions is important for managing submissions to your carnival.
You and your hosts need to be willing to accept submissions from bloggers of blog articles they think belong in your carnival. Of course, you can set whatever editorial policy you want for deciding which ones to publish and how.
We look for the focus of editions to be on the submissions. If you present a submission, you should link to its permalink.
You are willing to maintain the list of upcoming hosts and dates on Blog Carnival.
You are willing to list the editions of the carnival as hosts publish them.
Carnivals that have no upcoming editions listed are subject to inactivation or removal.
We will list up to four carnivals for you. If you want to deactivate a carnival listing, contact us and give us the name of the carnival to turn off.
When the organizers list upcoming editions, they set the submission deadline, the host blog, and the e-mail address to which submissions should be forwarded.
We expect that:
Once the host has published the blog article that contains the carnival edition, the host or organizer may list its permalink at Blog Carnival.
The focus of blog carnival editions should be on the submissions. If you present a submission in your carnival, you should link to its permalink.
Editions that do not contain submissions, or do not link to submissions, are subject to removal from our listings.
Upcoming edition listings whose submission deadline has passed by more than a month without being listed are subject to removal. Note that this may cause the inactivation of your carnival, also. Of course, you can avoid this by simply updating your submission deadline if you want to cancel or reschedule an edition.
If you are not sure if your article is appropriate for listing at our site, or if you need help, just ask us.
Last updated: 7/23/2007
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