Saturday, January 27, 2007

Notes Enjoys the BLOG VILLAGE Goes Gonzo Carnival...

While it is still fresh in my mind, I would like to share with you my first Blog Carnival. This one was hosted by Dirty Butter of BLOG VILLAGE and Kilroy of The Gonzo Papers. Thus, the name "The BLOG VILLAGE Goes Gonzo Carnival".

A week before the carnival all the VILLAGERS were invited to enter a post "About Family". The carnival would be held January 26, 2007 at the BLOG VILLAGE Community NEWS blog.

Well, I had been haunting the VILLAGE, waiting for the tent to wasn't until after I received my first comment from a carnival goer cybercelt that I realized that I needed to clear my cache! The carnival had started and I had missed the Grand Opening...shortly after that, I received this email from DB, titled: Our 1st Family Blog Carnival is UP!!

Hi to everyone!

You have a treat in store, and a lot of great reading to do!!

Come see all the great posts your fellow Villagers and their Guests have entered!

Please stop by as many as you possibly can, leave them some comments, and don't forget to click on their BLOG VILLAGE voting banner or text link if you enjoyed their post!!

A thousand Thank You's goes out to Kilroy for all his hard work putting the entries together, and to all of you who entered. I haven't taken the time yet to count them, but it's a LOT!!



There ended up being 48 entries and I decided (short sightedly) that I was going to try and read all the posts by early Saturday morning. There are three reasons why this was not a very smart move.
  1. I still needed to fix dinner for my sons. They didn't need to go to work on an empty stomach. (They are prison guards [ actually called C.O.'s] at the local prison)
  2. My brother came home from working on the coast all week.
  3. And last but not least, I didn't take into account that I would get sidetracked on the blogs where the links to these great posts took me!
I finished commenting on the last entry at 12:07am, Sunday morning...I found stories about family (of course, they are all supposed to be about family), smores, fathers, mothers, baby elephants, a poem, a green bus, jewels, a tiger momma, shark or squid, and a red panda! Just to name a few.

I will not list my favorites because this would take away from the fun that you will have when you go to the BLOG VILLAGE Goes Gonzo Carnival at the BLOG VILLAGE Community NEWS...

My entry was "Up With The Top, or I'm Not Going..."

Side Note: On the 24th before the BV Carnival, my Google Page Rank was 0/10. It is now 3/10 thanks to my fellow VILLAGERS who commented on my entry!!!!!!!


Dirty Butter said...

LOL! I'm STILL reading all the great entries! I'm glowing with pride at how many Villagers and their Guests contributed. And I'm so glad for you that it has helped your Page Rank. That also helps raise the PR of your domain, by the way.

Janey Loree said...

That was a great turn out for the Carnival. You should be proud, the number of participants is a reflection on you because you picked us to be a part of your BLOG VILLAGE!

Through, my blog is still 0/10. I wish I understood more as to what builds the page rank.

jillbeth said...

The carnival was a great idea--lots of interesting blogs I might never have happened upon! Thanks to all who were involved.

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