Blog Carnivals – Keeping Up with the Best of the Blogosphere

My coauthor Scott Allen wrote on The Virtual Handshake blog:I love to read blogs, but increasingly, I find it harder and harder to keep up with all the blogs I’d like to read because there is just so much good stuff out of there. And, of course, it’s all mixed up with a lot more stuff ranging from merely mediocre to just plain pointless.

Recently, I’ve particularly become a fan of the “blog carnival” format, a weekly traveling roadshow of the best of the blogosphere on a particular topic. I got overwhelmed trying to keep up with the dozens and dozens of good blogs out there, and just setting up search feeds on keywords wasn’t giving me a good variety.

Blog carnivals, though, give you a very concise view of some of the best of the blogosphere on various topics. Here are some that you may find particularly relevant:

  • Carnival of the Capitalists – 50+ weekly posts about economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance – basically anything having to do with money. I hosted this week’s edition. (UPDATE: TheVirtualHandshake.com hosted another edition on May 15).
  • Carnival of Marketing – Seven editor-selected posts on all things marketing.
  • Carnival of Entrepreneurship – Inspired by both of the above, I started this back in February and it’s going great guns. If you have a blog, I’m always looking for submissions and hosts.
  • Carnival of Business – Newly launched this week.

To learn more about blog carnivals, including what they are, submitting articles, and a list of all known blog carnivals (here’s another), visit BlogCarnival.com. This site is a one-stop resource where you can subscribe to RSS feeds for individual carnivals, submit posts to multiple carnivals, and have some great tools for managing a carnival if you already run one or want to start one.

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