Thursday, April 24, 2008

Announcement and call for submissions to first carnival

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Carnival of Canadian Home Educating Bloggers

I love reading blogs written by fellow Canadian Home Educators so I decided to start a Carnival of Canadian Home Educating Bloggers.

If you are a Home Educator living in Canada I invite you to submit a post to the first Carnival of Canadian Home Educating Bloggers. I have decided not to assign a particular topic for this first Carnival. You can submit a post in the topic of your choosing.

The deadline for submissions is April 4 and the Carnival will be posted here on April 7.

Submit your posts to me (address removed). Please indicate in your email what part of Canada you are in as I am thinking about using a "Home Educating Across Canada" theme in organizing the links.

Please pass the word along.

Edited to answer the "What is a Carnival?" question in comments

Wikipedia explains it this way:
A blog carnival is a type of blog event. It 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....There are many variations, but 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....Communities of blog readers, writers, and edition hosts form around
specific carnivals. The carnivals provide an aggregation of recent posts by the
community on a given topic, and the host provides a level of editing and
annotation that helps readers find posts they are interested in. Writers who
submit their articles to blog carnivals are rewarded with traffic...

Edited to answer size limit question:

No, there is no size limit for submissions. The post you submit doesn't get posted in the Blog Carnival, just a short write-up of some sort about it and a link to the post so that people can visit your blog to read it.