Carnival Prize Winner and News about upcoming carnivals

by beagooddad on December 6, 2006

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I’d like to take a couple minutes to talk about my plans for the Carnival of Family Life.

First, let’s look at the carnival’s description as written by the previous owner.

Everybody likes to talk about their family, especially if you have kids. Here’s a place where you can sit down, have a cup of coffee and share your thoughts, stories and experiences. It can be informative, funny or inspiring. It’s up to you. Stop by and check it out!

I love that description and want to keep it firmly in mind moving forward.

I am looking for personal thoughts, personal stories, personal experiences. I am looking for helpful tips shared among friends. I am looking for stories that make us laugh or cry because we have all been there. I am looking for information that we would share if we met for coffee.

And, those are the stories that I am going to include.

I have noticed a bit of commercialism in a small percentage of the posts since I have been in charge. I have nothing against commercialism. I include ads on all my blogs. I even read a lot of blogs where the purpose of the blog is fairly commercial through and through. There is nothing wrong with that.

But, for the purposes of the Carnival of Family Life, I want to keep the commercialism out of the posts themselves. I want the stories, the experiences, the community.

Also, if the post you submit does not have a way for people to leave comments, the post will not be included.

I will review every post that is submitted and do my best to reply as early as possible if I have concerns with the post. I will also work harder to make sure I reply if everything is good so that you know I received the entry. I did not do well with that last week or so far yet this week.

I hope I don’t sound to harsh with this post. Most of the stories submitted are great. Keep them coming. Tell your friends, family, and blog readers to send their stories in, too.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let me know in the comments or by sending an email through the contact form. I would really like to hear your opinions.

The winner of the prize we were running this week is Ken from Daddy Forever for his comment on to the Travel Bliss post Holly’s Corner Blog. Ken, send me an email so we can discuss how you would like me to send the gift certificate.

Next week’s carnival is being hosted by Megin at GNMParents. You can enter by filling out this form.

We are still looking for hosts for Christmas and New Year’s day. If you are interested, let me know.

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