Blog Carnivals are a great way of increasing traffic, getting links and building your audience.
I started a Blog Carnival of Entrepreneurs at Startup Spark which is still going strong today.
Although I don’t always remember to submit my posts to blog carnivals (a simple reminder in my calendar would do the trick!) I’ve gone through a few recently, and wanted to mention them:
- Carnival of Small Business Issues
- Carnival of Entrepreneurs #35
Janet Green writes a great post on marketing to women and the need for companies to move from a focus on selling products to building trust. This is the first time I’ve read Janet’s blog, but I found her style great – she’s to-the-point, keeping emotions near the surface, but also detailed and precise.
- Best of Web 2.0
My favorite post is A Guide To Promoting Your Blog Through Guest Posts. Most people will tell you there are many advantages to guest writing. I recently jumped into the action myself at Pronet with a post on social media alternatives to digg.
- Carnival of the Capitalists
I enjoyed Wally Bock’s post Career Development: Things You Should Know About Yourself. I don’t like to spend too much time on introspection, but go ahead and ask yourself the questions Wally asks, and see what comes of it.
- Carnival of Blogging Success
The highlight for me: What Kind of Web Publisher Are You? Matt uses a food analogy (fast food vs. home-cooked meal with love) to look at the type of content you’re publishing. It’s a funny way to look at issues that are important to bloggers. And this is particularly topical with my recent post on whether or not we’re ready to all be media outlets.
- Personal Development Carnival
- Carnival of Bloggers Helping Bloggers
Tim King contradicts Brian Clark on how to become a better writer. Tim offers 7 steps, one of which includes watching TV!
I also enjoyed this post: Passionate Power, Selecting Your Blog Niche. It’s a good reminder that picking a niche is critical to blogging success.
No matter what your blog niche, there’s likely a blog carnival for you. If not, you can always start one.