But first, what is a blog carnival?
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.Two Blog carnival may be of interest for the readers of this blog:
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. (From Wikiepdia)
Many carnivals have a home page or principal organizer, who lines up guest bloggers to host each edition. This means that the carnival travels, appearing on a different blog each time.
- Encephalon , a neuroscience blog carnival; the 28the edition is hosted by the Bohemian Scientist; the next issue will be published (August 13) at Memoirs of a Postgrad
- The Philosophers' Carnival. The 51st edition is hosted by Enigmania. The next edition will be presented by Philosophy, etc. (August 27).
(other blog carnivals are listed here)