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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 11:43 AM
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Announcing the Carnival of the Liberals
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Edited on Fri Nov-25-05 11:45 AM by salvorhardin
Note: At displacedtexan's suggestion I'm cross-posting this here from GD.

Theres a new blog carnival in town! The Carnival of the Liberals is the first and only blog carnival devoted to highlighting the best of liberal blogging from all over the web.

A blog carnival is just a special type of blog community that acts as a sort of magazine. There are so many great blogs out there that its often hard to keep up with your favorite blogs, and even harder to find new blogs with interesting content. A blog carnival is a way of showcasing the best blogging around a particular subject area.

A blog carnival also moves around. While every carnival is organized around a central site, each edition of a blog carnival is held at a different blog. This gives each edition of a blog carnival a distinct flavor as each host decides which submissions to include and how to lay out their edition of the carnival.

The Carnival of the Liberals fills a hole in the blog carnival world. The very first blog carnivals were all conservative in their orientation and naturally have grown and multiplied in number. Until now there havent been any liberal blog carnivals. The Carnival of the Liberals has come to change that.

The first edition of the inaugural season of the Carnival of the Liberals will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Brainshrub with the second edition of the CotL at Neural Gourmet on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. There will be a new Carnival of the Liberals every other Wednesday thereafter.

If you'd like to learn more about blog carnivals, Bora Zivkovic from Science and Politics (who'll be hosting the third edition of CotL) has written extensively on the topic. I suggest his piece on blog carnivals and community building as well as his insightful article on blog carnivals and the future of journalism.

All the details you need, including submission guidelines are at the Carnival of the Liberals website. Anyone with a liberally oriented blog is invited to submit their best liberal blogging using the submission form at the website. CotL host slots are wide open too. Why not volunteer to host an edition of the Carnival of the Liberals? Help us make this very first Carnival of the Liberals a roaring success!
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