What Is A Blog Carnival And How Can It Help You?

The word “carnival” is used because the first
Blog Carnival was written in 2002 and was called
“Carnival of the Vanities.” When blogs were first
written, they were journals of the writer’s personal
thoughts and actions, written day by day, like a
diary. The word “vanities” sarcastically describes
the parade of blogs as ego-driven.

What is a Blog Carnival?

It is a regularly scheduled blog event about one
theme. One type is an article filled with links to
other articles on blogs, written on the same subject.
A blog carnival can be a list of articles on similar
subjects, submitted by readers.

The carnival is hosted, either by one host each
time it is scheduled, or by a different host each
time. Internet communities grow up around blog
carnivals. Blogs have evolved to be less
self-engrossed. Members of a community post articles,
that are about its theme, to a carnival.

How Can Being in a Blog Carnival Help you?

You enter a blog carnival by submitting an
article with a Resource Box at the end. The Resource
Box tells readers a little about you and your
business. It is like an introduction. It contains a
link to your blog. Bloggers in your niche follow the
link and comment on your blog. You do the same thing
on their blogs. It is a little like getting to know
your neighbors, who are in the same niche you are.
Visitors to any of the carnivals can follow your link
to your blog.

Summary

Blogs that were started as personal journals and
listed together on sites, such as the Carnival of the
Vanities, are now about themes and topics as diverse
as pain and Yorkshire Terriers. The Carnivals put the
blogs into categories according to their themes. You
and I can post articles with our links to the
carnivals and introduce ourselves to our niche
neighbors. This may lead to future joint ventures and
traffic to your blog.