I learned about something new today…blog carnivals. Who would’ve thought? This was goal #2 in the #30Goals challenge from Shelly Terrell.
A blog carnival is simply a listing of several blogs on a particular topic. One blog hosts the carnival so that readers can find other blogs that might suit their needs. For example, I might host an educational technology blog carnival here at “The Techno Tiger.” Bloggers would submit their blogs to a specific blog carnival form. I would then post the blog title, URL, and a small excerpt from the blog. I would do this for all blogs that are submitted. Readers then attend the blog carnival and choose new blogs that fit their needs.
So what was the challenge for goal #2? The challenge was to submit your blog to a blog carnival. Will I do so? Probably not…yet. Do I feel that I have valuable things to contribute to the world of technology? Sure, but do I believe that my blog is ready for that yet? Not quite. I’d definitely like to continue to work on my new year’s resolution before I start submitting my own work to a blog carnival. Will I visit a blog carnival and leave comments? Most definitely.
Why don’t you join me at a blog carnival? You might just find something you like!