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Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Burlesque Elmo? What?

The idea of a blog carnival speaks to my muse. What better way to trick myself into thinking I'm working on my novel when I'm actually piddling around on Blogger, right? So what is a blog carnival? Do commenters throw knives at balloon thoughts? Is there a creepy visitor with clown shoes on stilts? Will there be a burlesque show?

Not in my carnival. Unless....












Wow, that was a real Sesame Street moment for me. One of these things is not like the others...

But I digress. According to About.com, a blog carnival is "a blog promotional event where one blogger acts as the host and other bloggers act as participants. The host announces the carnival date and topic then other bloggers who write about that topic on their own blogs write a post related to the blog carnival's topic and publish it on their blogs. Each participating blogger sends the host the link to their specific blog carnival post entry."

What? No funnel cakes?

There's also a site, blogcarnival.com, where you can post the date of the carnival and ask others with related topics to join you. I know, you're thinking: how could all of this debauchery have gone on without my knowledge? and how can my blog become part of the cooking prime rib carnival?

Easy now. We don't want the creepy guy to get too excited. We're just brainstorming.

I'm fully aware that the Vortex community is a diverse bunch. Some of you are all Zombies and chain saws and some engage in quieter pursuits like lurking and enjoying Fabio's tunes (you are so busted, aren't you?). However, just as in life, universal themes happen whether you write poetry or sell t-shirts with funny sayings or send an ecard to your dog. So if anyone is interested in hooking up in the next month to throw a blog carnival, let me know. As host, my first rule will be "No Pitching Tents Jokes"

If carnivals aren't your thing, you can vacay with Fabio once more. We'll save you some funnel cake.

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A huge, mega thanks to everyone who popped over to the Chase the Dream site and voted for The Chosen One. Your support means so much. If you haven't had a chance yet, you still have five days before I send the creepy guy to your web address.

10 comments:

the walking man said...

A carnival? Who is going to be the barker, the front, the shill? I can do the freak thing well enough. I already have a friend who props me in a chair in the parking lot and charges people a quarter "to touch the old man" maybe I should make her pitch a tent.

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Charles Gramlich said...

I'm always torn between fear of carnivals and attraction. But I guess that's the whole thing about them.

L.A. Mitchell said...

@WM-You'd make a great front man. I'm afraid if I let some of you loose on the "freak show" part, you'll scare off my girly girl romance readers ;)

@Charles-I love to watch the workers...maybe that's why writing one was so appealing. I watch the way they watch people and make up grand backstories about them b/c I'm sure they're grossly misunderstood.

Becky Sue Burkheart said...

um. the one guy has a shirt one, unfortunately, that's the one that's different ...

*blink*blink* ...carnival?

benjamin said...

INVITATION
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Robin said...

I'm game. :) Love me a carnival.

laughingwolf said...

that like carnaval? :O lol

btw- your gals won't let me vote more'n oncet! :(

Todd Wheeler said...

In the grand Carnival of life, I'm probably the accountant in the back office. But sign me up for the virtual sideshow.

Sandra Ferguson said...

Voting for your find work was my pleasure. Carnival on, girl friend. Sounds exciting.