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My First Blog Carnival

Filed under: Blogging — by at 1:22 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2007

Disability Blog Carnival

I have eagerly awaited this day for a few weeks. Today, I am participating in my first carnival; blog carnival, that is. This is the closest I’ll come to joining the circus!

According to the Wikipedia, a blog carnival is:

…similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks links to other blog articles on the particular topic.

…typically, someone who wants to organize a carnival posts details of the theme or topic to their blog, and asks readers to submit relevant articles for inclusion in an upcoming edition. The host then collects links to these submissions, edits and annotates them (often in very creative ways), and publishes the resulting round-up to his or her blog.

There are hundreds of blog carnivals on every conceivable topic. If there isn’t one on your particular topic or interest, then it’s easy to start one. Carnivals are a great way to build community, to organize posts around particular topics and to increase visitors to your blog.

I have been reading the Disability Blog Carnival for a few months and decided to give it shot. Coincidentally, my first carnival is themed “firsts”; hence, my post Firsts Expand Our Comfort Zones So Dreams Are Reachable. Visit The Gimp Parade to enjoy the rest of the carnival!

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Comment by Yvonne Russell

May 12, 2007 @ 6:41 am

Hi Glenda
Just wanted to welcome you to Gack Ink. I read an interview with you some time ago at Liz Lewis’s blog, so yours is a familiar name.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy Gack. I’ve only been there a little while, but it’s a great team.

Comment by Denise

May 17, 2007 @ 10:05 am

I too came to welcome you to the Gack Ink Network.

Comment by Glenda

May 17, 2007 @ 11:05 am

Thanks Yvonne and Denise for your warm welcome into the Gack Ink Network. I hope to have time this weekend to come introduce myself to the group and announce it here on my blog.

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