Thursday, January 25, 2007

Whadya know? I'm in Yarnival!

Yarnival! is what is known as a "blog carnival". And what, pray tell, is a blog carnival, you ask?

I'm paraphrasing the following definition from Eve, over at Needle Exchange, who originally created Yarnival:

Blog Carnivals are a collection of links pointing to blog articles on a particular topic, (in the case of "Yarnival" blog carnival, the topics are typically knitting-related). A Blog Carnival is like a magazine, in that it has a title, a topic, editors, contributors, and an audience, but are much less formal than regular online magazines, and anyone can submit to them. Essentially, every month bloggers submit posts they think represent their best work (be it a really cool FO or an explanation of a technique recently learned, or even just a post complaining about how noisy their dogs are), and the best are selected for publication.

Editions of Yarnival are published on a regular basis (typically monthly) as a special blog article on that month's editor's knitting blog, and consists of links to the blog article locations of accepted contributors, often accompanied by a short description, opinion or remark by the editor. The Yarnival blog location and editor for each edition tends to rotate from month to month, and one can learn the location of various additions of Yarnival by checking the Blog Carnival website. Yarnival is a relaxed and fun way to find knitting blogs one may not have previously discovered.

Anyway, I submitted my recent bitch-fest gripe session about linen yarn for publication to this month's issue,

and it was accepted!

Whoo! And might I add, Hoo!

If you like to browse different knitting blogs once in awhile, I encourage you check out this month's issue of Yarnival, and also add a link for it to your blogroll or Favorites, to facilitate checking back for future issues. And if you're a blogger with something to say, why not submit a blog post for future publication? It can't hurt and just might bring you a little traffic.


Robin said...

I just came to tell you that you are in Yarnival but you already know!! Woohoo!

Suzanne said...

I am so proud! Amazing stuff!

Moaning can make you FAMOUS!

Linda said...

You GO girl! I finally PERSONALLY know someone famous.

Krista said...

Yay for Mary!

Nikki said...

woo hoo!!!

And I want you (and Issy) to know that thanks to your how to video, I finally tried hte Russian Join. granted, I'm not quite to the end of the row yet to tell you how well it held up while knitting it but I thought it went well and was pleased with the join!

emmy said...

Congratulations!! A very deserved honor.

Ranger Susie said...

Congratulations! That's pretty cool!

DustBunniesCanWait said...

Yeah Mary! Congrats :D