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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Traveling Carnival Of New Jersey Bloggers?

tillieFive weeks ago we began the Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers with a few basic goals. We wanted to generate additional interest in New Jersey blogs, bring attention to Jersey blogs that others might not have discovered and offer a sampling of topics about which Garden Staters had written over the past week. Our hope was to peak reader curiosity in the posts submitted or selected in a manner that encouraged people to click on over to read more and explore each blogger’s site.

The first suggestion we received about the Carnival came from the author of Cripes, Suzette. She suggested the use of an identifying graphic in keeping with the carnival theme and unique to New Jersey – specifically the Food Circus Clown of Middletown and Tillie from Palace Amusements in Asbury Park.

We decided Tillie fit the bill and reader consensus formed around the “weathered Tillie” over the “refurbished Tillie” icon. Mr. Snitch has created two Tillie graphics, shown below and suggests New Jersey bloggers participating in the Carnival place one of the two on their site to support the project.

This leads to our suggestion. A real carnival is nomadic and applying this concept to the blogosphere, this Carnival ought to travel from blog to blog. We believe the Carnival should reflect a variety of editorial points of view, expand the number of New Jersey blogs included and allow the unique creativity of each Carnival host to shine.

Please let us know your thoughts on a traveling Carnival of New Jersey Bloggers. We are willing to keep track of the hosting schedule and other administrative matters, if others are willing to act as hosts.

Just a reminder for this week. All Garden State bloggers and blog readers are welcome to submit links for this Sunday’s Carnival . Just send us an email with a link to the post you’d like us to include.


At 6:17 PM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

I think it's a great idea! I'd certainly be willing to join the hosting cycle.

At 12:17 AM, Blogger Sluggo said...

I'm in.

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Mr. Snitch said...

This seems like a good way to go. There should be a central location we can all point to so everyone can see the schedule. I guess Enlighten is volunteering that (or if not, I'd even do it). The image should have a code attached so that they link the schedule page, on Enlighten or whoever is hosting it. (I don't know how to construct such a thing but I know some of you do.) Those images are also available in other sizes, larger and smaller, and work pretty well in terms of readability at any reasonable size. You'll see them on Flickr.

At 1:13 AM, Blogger Mr. Snitch said...

Oh, FWIW: Enlighten will probably still wind up hosting the Carnival more often than not. Even the much larger 'Carnival of the Vanities' is starting to hurt for hosts (they have openings coming up now) and a Jersey-centric Carny doesn't draw from nearly as big a pool as Instapundit. But there's no rule saying the Carnival HAS to be on the road all the time, just that it CAN be.

At 1:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Carnival should travel to different hosts each week and I'm willing to be one.


At 1:29 AM, Blogger Enlighten said...

We're a late night group aren't we?

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

Boy, do I feel left out. I was snug in my bed by 12:30...

At 4:10 PM, Blogger PDC Ryan said...

Count me in... sounds like a great idea.

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Sharon GR said...

Count me in, too.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Little Silvered said...

How can I submit my blog to the Carnival?


At 3:51 PM, Blogger DoJo Mojo said...

i want to run away and join the carnival!


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