Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's a Carnival!

On Monday, June 9th, I will be hosting the EtsyBlogger's Blog Carnival for the first time! The weekly carnival recently got changed to biweekly, with each carnival having two choices for topic. As the host, I got to choose the two topics. I tried to keep them relevant to the time of year (June) and crafting since all participants are members of, a place to buy and sell things handmade.

Topic number one: The great outdoors.
I figured that summer is coming and we are excited for time off and outdoor activities. The US economy is in a slump; gas prices are at an all-time high and continue to rise. With money tight and oil prices high, many families are doing the stay-cations this summer, vacationing in their own area. I thought outdoor summer activities (hiking, camping, as well as gardening, family cookouts, county fairs) would be appropriate since it's June and almost officially summer. For this topic the Etsy blogging participants can submit a post related to the outdoors. What they've already done, what they plan to do, what they'd like to do. Anything outdoorsy goes.

Topic number two: Where the magic happens.
I invite EtsyBloggers to share their studios with us. Whether its their living room or a whole room dedicated to their work, I'd love to read about where you do your crafting. If you are organized,brave, or have no shame include pictures if you wish.

Bumbed out because you are not an EtsyBlogger, therefore cannot participate?
I'm considering starting my own Blog Carnival in addition to participating the the EtsyBlogger's carnval, involving my interests outside of crafts and jewelry making. Take my polls on the right to get your vote in.

Don't like any of my interests but want to join a carnival?
Click here to participate in one of the many established carnivals or to organize your own!

That's great, but what's a Blog Carnival?
A blogger hosts a post providing links to other blogger's posts related to a similar topic. You can read about things of similar interest, increase traffic to your blog... They have even been known to cure blogger's block by providing you with a topic to blog about.


Smashgirl said...

Sounds fun! I'd love to partcipate!

storybeader said...

I can guess where you're from {:-D

No worry, I love to write, and think it will be fun. And since, as an Estyblogger, we're down to only 2xs a month, this will give us a better chance to write more often. Yes? OK, enough for now!

diane said...

If you need the odd Baby Boomer, knitter, librarian, edublogger, count me in!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Storybeader and Smashgirl-
I'll hold you to that!

Of course, and I'm not just saying that cuz I have to ;) You have all those great pictures of flowers I don't know the names of to share!

LazyTcrochet said...

Blog Carnivals are fun. I'm glad there are two topics to choose from too.

Anonymous said...

I love casting, so I did so here to see what I will catch!

PAC said...

What a fun idea!

Mama Z said...

Can't wait to see what all the Etsybloggers come up with this week!