This story is about the bloggers’ practice of participating in blog carnivals, which are posts at other blogs that represent collections of articles of a similar theme for the purpose of highlighting informative articles for a given week and aimed in part to generate traffic, meet other bloggers and to hopefully educate and entertain. So the question that is posed here is: aren’t all blog carnival posts reviewed and edited prior to getting published?
Niiiice! Since I have a sense of humor, I found this post as amusing as it was informative. It’s great to be mentioned by a fellow blogger, even though it may be in a way where I feel like I’m being teased for being caught with my knickers down. In this case, Political Calculations pointed out how some of us may be caught up in the “alternate universe” of automated blog carnivals.
Uhhh, actually he’s right. And the joke’s on me.
I always thought something was strange, especially when I had earlier tried to contact the king of one man finance and money making blog carnivals — Bryan Fleming — via his Wealth Building World blog about a mistake he had in one of his posts and I was met with the stone cold chill of abject indifference. Unfortunately, there was no response and no attempt to fix the inaccuracies either. And I thought the Wealth Idea Builder was just having a bad day.
Just for the record, the members of Bryan C. Fleming’s universe of blog carnivals include:
* Festival of Investing (hosted at Investing World Today)
* Personal Growth Carnival (hosted at Bryan C. Fleming)
* Wealth Building Ideas (hosted at Wealth Building World)
And when I saw that strange double mention which had my submission listed twice, I knew with utmost confidence that I was helplessly caught in the palm of a non-human blog carnival.
The evidence is clear.
On the Festival Of Investing December 12, 2006 Edition at Investing World Today, a clip of the article list shows…
Trent presents Chip Mergers, Maybe. Deals, No. posted at Stock Market Beat.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents A First Look At Asset Allocation posted at The Digerati Life.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents A First Look At Asset Allocation posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “My apologies for the double submission — I had entered the wrong email address and wasn’t sure if my post would make it to your carnival so I resubmitted. I am sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will consider my post. Thank you very much! – SVB”
savingadvice presents Five Investments Everyone Should Make posted at Personal Finance Advice, saying, “Some non-typical investments that everyone should seriously consider”
Oh wait! There’s more! Check out the Festival Of Investing, December 19, 2006 Edition at the same place with some usual suspects…
Trent presents Is DELL Cooking the Books? – Stock Market Beat – Our beat is the stock market. Our job is to beat it. posted at Stock Market Beat.
Mister Juggles presents Satan’s Portfolio posted at Long or Short Capital.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents My Stock Portfolio Update posted at The Digerati Life.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Money 101: My Basic Financial Plan posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Sorry for the mixup — I just realized you wanted my best article for the year so perhaps you can use this one instead of the previous one I submitted. Thank you!”
Nina Smith presents Netflix and a Living Wage posted at Queercents, saying, “Netflix pay its workers at its forty-one hubs around the country about $9 per hour. Is this a living wage? And could Netflix afford to pay them more?”
GameProducer.net presents Marketing Research Defined posted at Game Producer.
Dan Hung presents A Simple Breakout and Trend Reversal System posted at The Curious Investor.
So mystery solved — thanks to Ironman at Political Calculations for pointing out how everything on the web now has a bot counterpart and that if you’re interested in submitting your articles to someone out there, you could very well be just sending it off to something out there. So submit at your own risk; the more you know, the more you will be at peace, even when your articles are listed with various embarrassing errors or quotes you’ve made that may get you talked about. And on the flipside, would submitting gibberish to these sites work? Somehow, I’m not quite convinced you’ll get away with it.
Yes PC, that was priceless all right. One damn fine, priceless virtual wedgie!
And Bryan — hope you’re okay with me spreading the love… I still remain your loyal carnival supporter/participant.
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