During one of the #blogtalk sessions, blog carnival was brought up as one of the means of driving traffic to your blog. I’ve been participating in blog carnivals when I started blogging in 2007 right after landing in Dubai. And yes, the hype is true – this blog gained spikes of traffic on carnival days, whether I am hosting or just submitting entries.
I also met a lot of lovely bloggers whom I’m still ‘bloggy friends’ with until now. Most bloggers here in the UAE are not aware of so I thought, why not start a new carnival and create a community/make bloggy friends again?
“The Carnival of Weekend Wanderings” will be a publication of posts once every two weeks about your weekend answering the simple questions:
Where did you go? What did you do?
I know so many people go out and have fun on weekends – you might want to share a gem of a restaurant you just discovered or an off beaten track, your fabulous beach trip, staycation or even a shopping sale. Let’s hear it and share to other bloggers!
Share you weekend story and don’t forget to post pictures!
WHAT IS A BLOG CARNIVAL?
A blog carnival is a themed, periodic collection of permalinks to other blog posts. Participating bloggers publish a post related to the blog carnival topic on their own blogs then send the link to that post to the blog carnival host. On the date of the blog carnival, the host publishes a post on his or her own blog that includes links to the participants’ submitted posts thereby driving traffic to the participants’ blogs.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BLOG CARNIVAL
*** If the Blog Carnival site is down, you can submit your posts to my email address: sandierpastures at gmail dot com. ***
The Blog Carnival site now requires you to set up a free login account before submitting a post. This is bit of an inconvenience but it helps cut down a number of spam submissions.
I look forward to compiling and reading your blog posts. The carnival post will be published every other Thursday. Get writing! (or submit an existing post!)