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post #21 of 72
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Originally Posted by mimid View Post
For a mini carnival, I could do that on the 16/17/18th. I was originally thinking of proposing one the week after Thanksgiving, but it falls on the 27th so there isn't much of November left after it!

Excellent! Any day/date works for me except Tuesdays.

If we do a carnival, do we want some type of theme? Maybe something on writing? Or on motherhood since we're all on MDC? Other ideas?

Rather than have one person host the carnival, maybe we could all link to all of the participant's blogs (kind of like what you are doing on Sundays).
post #22 of 72
I'm doing it, but I didn't sign up at the site because I know as soon as I do I'll forget and skip a few days. I'm going out of town this weekend with a dozen of my friends (woohoo!!!) so I'll have some posts that will be set to publish while I'm gone, but I'm going to make an effort to stick to the intention of NaBloPoMo which is to actually write every day.

I'll check everyone's blogs out later today, right now I need COFFEE!!!
post #23 of 72
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Originally Posted by MahnaMahna View Post
Excellent! Any day/date works for me except Tuesdays.

If we do a carnival, do we want some type of theme? Maybe something on writing? Or on motherhood since we're all on MDC? Other ideas?

Rather than have one person host the carnival, maybe we could all link to all of the participant's blogs (kind of like what you are doing on Sundays).
Oh! I am game! Someone would need to organize it to be sure we aren't linking to someone that isn't linking back. Also, I would need enough heads up to actually write something. LOL! Seems the only thing I write these days are reviews. Thank goodness I have guest posters and regular contributors. :-)

Kelli
post #24 of 72
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I would be willing to host. I'm sure we won't be getting 100 participants from this thread alone

So, theme ideas?

Who is in?

Can we shoot for the 18th?
post #25 of 72
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I'm so excited - I finally got my own domain name! I just opened the account today, but hopefully I'll have my current blog exported to the new one by the end of the weekend.
post #26 of 72
I'm in and the 18th works for me

MahnaMahna - who are you hosting through? I used to have GoDaddy and think they make themselves unnecessarily complicated. I'm thinking of going with fatcow this time but wanted to make sure I still liked blogging before I committed. I'd love to hear how your conversion goes!
post #27 of 72
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I'm in and the 18th works for me

MahnaMahna - who are you hosting through? I used to have GoDaddy and think they make themselves unnecessarily complicated. I'm thinking of going with fatcow this time but wanted to make sure I still liked blogging before I committed. I'd love to hear how your conversion goes!

JustHost.com
dh looked at several and said that one looks like a good deal. I will let you know how I like them.
post #28 of 72
I use Mom Cube and LOVE it!! They did my switch to word press and everything
post #29 of 72
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Originally Posted by MahnaMahna View Post
I would be willing to host. I'm sure we won't be getting 100 participants from this thread alone

So, theme ideas?

Who is in?

Can we shoot for the 18th?
18th.. 2 weeks away. Ok, I can do that. We could stick to our own blog's theme... or Holiday Traditions... or since it is November, we can do a I am Thankful for type post.

I agree that we shouldn't have a host blog, but rather that each person links to the other blogs. But, someone needs to head it up to be sure all blogs who are going in the links actually reciprocate the links. Clear as mud?
post #30 of 72
I was worried about not getting a post up each day, but find that I'm writing more by participating in NaBloPoMo.

I worry that it's too much posting, but people can always skip reading, can't they?

I'd love to participate in a carnival!
post #31 of 72
The 18th works for me. I've seen these done two way. 1)The host sets up a Mr. Linky and then everyone who participates links to the host's post with the Linky in it. 2) The host writes a blog post about everyone's entry and then the participants link back to the host's post. The first is usually done when one person always hosts and the latter when people rotate through hosting. (I'm in 3 carnivals that do it this way.) There is usually a deadline a couple days before so that the host can get it up.
post #32 of 72
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Originally Posted by mimid View Post
The 18th works for me. I've seen these done two way. 1)The host sets up a Mr. Linky and then everyone who participates links to the host's post with the Linky in it. 2) The host writes a blog post about everyone's entry and then the participants link back to the host's post. The first is usually done when one person always hosts and the latter when people rotate through hosting. (I'm in 3 carnivals that do it this way.) There is usually a deadline a couple days before so that the host can get it up.
There is also a way that everyone links to everyone on their blog. This way, if 5 people play, then you get your link on 5 sites.
post #33 of 72
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There is also a way that everyone links to everyone on their blog. This way, if 5 people play, then you get your link on 5 sites.


I like this idea since we probably won't have that many participants.

So far I count:

me
mimid
momof3boys3702
KariM
ALittleBitCrunchy

anyone else?
Any more input on whether we want a theme?
post #34 of 72
This is my very first carnival, so if someone could please be kind enough to give me kinda step-by-step instructions on what to do, I surely would appreciate it.
post #35 of 72
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This is my very first carnival, so if someone could please be kind enough to give me kinda step-by-step instructions on what to do, I surely would appreciate it.


I'm in though!
post #36 of 72
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This is my very first carnival, so if someone could please be kind enough to give me kinda step-by-step instructions on what to do, I surely would appreciate it.
It's my first too, but I think all we'll do is post in our own blog (with some kind of intro paragraph that explains what we are doing) and put up links to the blogs of everyone else who is participating.


Ok, so no theme then? Maybe we can just have an intro that says something like "We are a group of women who found each other through a writing forum on mothering.com. We decided to do this blog carnival to support each other blah blah blah." (I don't like that second sentence, but I am in a rush to get out the door!)
post #37 of 72
I just posted, linking everyone who has so far said they wanted to be involved. Hope I did it right! If I somehow missed you, let me know.
post #38 of 72
On Sunday I posted everyone's link from this thread and also mentioned the carnival with a link to MDC and a link to this thread.

"On November 18th I'll be participating in a blog carnival of women from Mothering.com. If you'd like to join in, just sign up on this thread."

Also, next Tuesday is my cooking carnival. Feel free to join!
post #39 of 72
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On Sunday I posted everyone's link from this thread and also mentioned the carnival with a link to MDC and a link to this thread.

"On November 18th I'll be participating in a blog carnival of women from Mothering.com. If you'd like to join in, just sign up on this thread."

Also, next Tuesday is my cooking carnival. Feel free to join!
Wonderful idea - I will be doing the same thing shortly


Done! I think I got everyone - please let me know if I missed you.
post #40 of 72
Announcement and links posted on my blog, too!
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