Lutheran Carnival

A weekly/bi-weekly roundup of the best posts in the confessional Lutheran blogosphere, as submitted by the authors.

Dienstag, Januar 15, 2008

A Carnival Refresher

Lutheran Carnival I was hosted on this site on August 14, 2005. A lot of Lutheran blogs have come and gone since then, so it's time for a refresher course in submitting posts for the Carnival. The Carnival is a biweekly roundup of great Lutheran reading.

Why submit posts to the Lutheran Carnival? Several reasons:
  1. You may have a mixed content blog. One entry you're doting on your kids, the next entry you're commenting on your favorite political candidate, another entry the Laffer curve, and people seeking religious content may want to just skip to the theological post you wrote a week and a half ago.
  2. You recognize that you are part of a community of Lutheran bloggers that support each other. A Carnival submission is what you have to offer to this community.
  3. You can use the soft deadlines to drive yourself into a posting rhythm. Some people write like they take pictures: the more attempts, the better they get.
  4. The links to your site raise your Technorati rankings and may benefit slightly in the revenue department if you run ads.
  5. If you blog within an organization such as Higher Things or CTSFW, you may reach someone you haven't thought of yet.
  6. You read someone's blog entry that was really good and deserved recognition besides on your own blog.
And there are other reasons, which may get you accused of sanctified pride or worse. Suck it up. You chose to author a blog or three. ;) Other commentary can be found on this blog from a year ago.

All right, Dan, you convinced me. How do I submit a page?

Elle has created some basic posting instructions. I'm a little more free with the format of your submission, and I allow your nomination of other blogs because I'm comfortable with vetting a little bit. If the suggested format of post submission is stopping you from telling how good someone's blog entry is, don't worry about the format.

I will do some scouring of the Lutheran blogosphere myself. At the time of this post I have 223 Lutheran web sites between Bloglines and Google Reader. I do not have everybody. I think I only have four HT blogs. I will probably miss some good posts. I can use your help.

Thanks for your time!