What is a Blog Carnival?
A Blog Carnival is a list of reader-submitted posts all on one theme. Sometimes a blogger will host the carnival on their own blog each time the carnival runs, other times the carnival will move from blog to blog and be hosted by another person each time.
Why Take Part in a Blog Carnival?
Blog Carnivals are a great way to meet the other bloggers in your niche, people who write about the same things you do. It is also seen as a way to get more exposure, links, comments and traffic.
How do you take part in a Blog Carnival?
if you visit the official Blog Carnival website, there is a list of on-going carnivals that you can join.To join, all you need to do is either write a new post or find an existing post and submit your post by using the appropriate “submission form”. But before you submit any article, it would be good to check if the “host” has fixed a topic on the up-coming carnival. You do not want your post to be “rejected” for not being on topic, do you?
Once you have submitted a post, you are encouraged to blog about it, and on the day the “carnival” goes LIVE, remember to visit the host and all other carnival participants. Other bloggers will also be visiting your blog from the host, and that’s how you “meet new bloggers of similar interests”.
Pelfs advice has to be the best explanation of taking part in blog carnivals I have read and prompted this post.
Got anything to add?
Got anything you can add to make this description of Blog Carnivals more complete? Let me know in the comments or forum thread …