Joining the community…

blog carnivalOne of the great things about blogging is the sense of community, and one of the best ways to join a community in the blogsphere is through blog carnivals. So what is a blog carnival? From

“A Blog Carnival is a particular kind of blog community. There are many kinds of blogs, and they contain articles on many kinds of topics. Blog Carnivals typically collect together links pointing to blog articles on a particular topic. A Blog Carnival is like a magazine. It has a title, a topic, editors, contributors, and an audience. Editions of the carnival typically come out on a regular basis (e.g. every monday, or on the first of the month). Each edition is a special blog article that consists of links to all the contributions that have been submitted, often with the editors opinions or remarks.

There is so much stuff in the blog-o-sphere, just finding interesting stuff is hard. If there is a carnival for a topic you are interested in, following that carnival is a great way to learn what bloggers are saying about that topic. If you are blogging on that topic, the carnival is the place to share your work with like-minded bloggers.”

Following are a few blog carnivals that have some affinity with what we are trying to accomplish with SimplifyThis. Over the next few weeks and months, we intend to join and contribute to several of these carnivals.

If you know of any other carnivals that we should be aware of, please drop us a line.

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