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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Carnival of the Badger 

Editors Note: Because this post is used as an information page for the Carnival, I've substantially rewritten it for clarity and better information. The original text is now gone... very unbloglike I know... so forgive me

The Carnival of the Badger is a weekly blog carnival featuring bloggers from all around Wisconsin. It is a non-partisan blog, and is open to anyone from Wisconsin, or with posts about Wisconsin. You are welcome to submit posts on any topic, from politics, to sports, to current events, or anything else. However, the more regional topics are better for this carnival, as we're trying to keep it about Wisconsin. If you're unfamiliar with what a carnival is, you can see an example here (the 1st Edition of the Carnival of the Badger).

The Carnival will be posted at the host site every Thursday, and submissions are due Wednesday, preferably before 7 PM Central Time. This is to allow the host to have plenty of time to put everything together, as it is a lot of work. If you're late submitting, its purely at the discretion of the host whether to include you or not.

If you'd like to submit a post from the past week (or further back if its still relevant), there are many ways you can do it:
With so many options, how can you not participate?

If you'd like to host a future edition of the Carnival of the Badger, then you can either leave a comment on this post, or you can email me using the link on the right side of the page. Please be sure to include the following information:
  • Your name

  • Your blog url

  • An email address where I can contact you. A lot of people forget to include this, and its often not posted on your blogs. I have to have an email so I know where to forward submissions, and so I can arrange the dates, etc.
Hosting is a great way to draw traffic to your site, and will let others discover your blog. Not only that, but its just plain fun! I have a running list of all past and future hosts below, so you can see which dates are available.

Last Updated (4/21/2006):
August 25th - Widgerson Library & Pub
September 1st - Lance Burri
September 8th - Badger Blogger
September 15th - Letters in Bottles
September 22nd - The Public Brewery
September 29th - Real Debate Wisconsin
October 6th - Leaning Blue
October 13th - Badger Blues
October 20th - Subject to Change
October 27th - The American Mind
November 3rd - Badger Blogger
November 10th - Widgerson Library & Pub
November 17th - Military Matters
November 24th - Musings of a Thoughtful Conservative
December 1st - Leaning Blue
December 8th - Subject to Change
December 15th - Real Debate Wisconsin
December 22nd - Sadie Says
December 29th - The Happy Circumstance
January 5th - The World According to Nick
January 12th - Right Off The Shore
January 19th - From Where I Sit
January 26th - Milwaukee's Layton Park Blogger
February 2nd - Know What I Mean?
February 9th - Wigderson Library & Pub
February 16th - Texas Hold 'Em Blogger
February 23rd - Territorial Pissings
March 2nd - No Runny Eggs
March 9th - Milwaukee's Layton Park Blogger
March 16th - Ask Me Later
March 23rd - Know What I Mean?
March 30th - Milwaukee-ID10T
April 6th - The Happy Circumstance
April 13th - Wigderson Library & Pub
April 20th - Badger Blogger
April 27th - Leaning Blue
May 4th - Stepping Right Up!
May 11th - Scott Mehring
May 18th - On Hiatus
May 25th - The World According to Nick
June 1st - Sex in the Mil-town
June 8th - Right off the Shore
All other dates are still available!

Comments:

This sounds like a lot of fun!

I have never been part of a Carnival before, but one for the Badger State sounds like the one to start with :)

One question...What do I do? (Like I said, I have never done this before) Do I just submit one of my posts from the past week or something specific for the Carnival?

Help us Carnival rookies out :)

  Posted at August 11, 2005 8:55 PM by Blogger Patrick  
For all you carnival rookies out there, you generally send in a link to a post that you've written from the past week, though you can certainly write something specificly to include in the carnival.

The Carnival host then collects up all the links and posts them on their blog with a brief summary of the post to get people to head over to your blog and read it.

It's for the link whore in all of us.

  Posted at August 11, 2005 8:58 PM by Blogger Nick  
I'll host one, throw me a date.

  Posted at September 01, 2005 4:44 PM by Blogger realdebate  
I volunteer to host an episode as well.

  Posted at September 13, 2005 4:08 PM by Anonymous Ben  
I'd be willing to host it again.

  Posted at October 16, 2005 10:13 PM by Blogger James Wigderson  
He He...
I'm going to have some fun this week!

  Posted at October 17, 2005 11:25 PM by Blogger Aaron  
This is Bill from Sadie Says!

I'll do a week if needed!

  Posted at December 01, 2005 6:31 PM by Blogger Sadie  
Nick

The Happy Circumstance would be willing to host on 12/29 if you're looking for a home.

  Posted at December 13, 2005 9:25 PM by Blogger grumps  
I can do Febuary 2nd if needed

  Posted at January 18, 2006 6:12 AM by Blogger Brent  
I will host one as well.

  Posted at January 20, 2006 2:31 PM by Blogger Peter  
Yeah I told Aaron I would do it name a date and I'll give it a shot!!

  Posted at January 20, 2006 8:09 PM by Blogger Lisa  
If you need someone for March, I'll leap in.

  Posted at February 09, 2006 1:36 PM by Blogger steveegg  
I can host another COB at Milwaukee's Layton Park Blogger

  Posted at February 11, 2006 9:10 AM by Blogger Brent  
Please put me down for 4/6, Aaron.

  Posted at April 05, 2006 4:50 PM by Blogger grumps  
I'm interested in this as well... just let me know when!

  Posted at May 17, 2006 2:26 PM by Blogger Truly  
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