If you’re an established blogger who knows your way around the biblical studies related blogs (dare I say, "biblioblog"), you may volunteer to host a future Biblical Studies Carnival. Email the coordinator either at biblical_studies_carnival AT hotmail.com or at the email noted in the footer.
Please note that the Carnival coordinator has absolute discretion in approving, assigning and scheduling Carnival hosts. Hosting requires some work, but it also highlights your own blog in the process. The goal is to rotate the Carnivals among a variety of different people.
The only additional requirement is to ensure that full contact details for the next host are included in your Carnival and to send the coordinator an email immediately after posting the Carnival so that this page can be kept up to date.
Some Hosting Tips
Hosting a carnival takes a fair amount of work, though I have found it very rewarding. If you work ahead and are vigilant in nominating good posts you read throughout the month, then it is far easier. Here are some tips and instructions.
You should make sure to advertise the carnival on your own blog a couple times before you upload it. It works out great to mention the fact you are hosting the next carnival when you post on the carnival just before yours. I also find that a mid month reminder and a "last call" a few days before also help.
The following information should be in your announcement posts:
3. Manage Submissions
How you want to organize your carnival is up to you -- be as creative as you want. Make sure to include permalinks to all articles mentioned.
If you are not sure about the appropriateness of a post, feel free to deal with it yourself or contact me. It is always good to email the person who nominated the post and let them know why it isn't appropriate (not biblical studies, not academic, etc.).
When you are about to post your carnival (or immediately after you upload it), let me know so I can update the various pages associated with the Carnival.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2009 20:45|