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A carnival list of How-to articles.

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2009/05/05 08:03 PM RssIcon

Blogging is all about useful information. Many people flock to blogs that have “How-to” articles. So it is natural that a “How-to” is a great post for a blog. But another one, is a list post. When you do not have a post at hand or you want to give people a quick short post of some important things, then a list post is ideal.

Traffic to a blog is essential for its health. There are many ways of generating traffic. You can find all sorts of methods all over the internet.

A “Blog Carnival” is one such method. It is a post that lists blog post by other bloggers. This is helpful ingenerating traffic because people who post to the blog carnival, have opportunity to visit each others posts and leave comments.

I am partaking in the 31 days to better blogs from Problogger. Some of the challenges is to write a list post, link to another blogger in your post, make another blogger famous.

Well I thought why not combine all of these into one post. Below you will see a type of blog carnival, a type of list post, with a list of different how-to articles. 

Below is a list of "how-to" articles in no particular order. All posts are from the participants of the "31 day to building a better blog" challenge.

 

Please visit these posts and leave your comment. Enjoy.

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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

Haha! I guess I dominate in the amount of articles here, eh? Thanks for doing this Robert!

By Sarah Mae on  2009/05/05 08:21 PM
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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

Sarah Mae,

Well, I did not say how many you can post. Well done.

BTW, my daughter's name is Dana-Mae, I though you would like that.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/05 08:41 PM
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Hey Robert - thanks so much for including my posts and for co-ordinating and pulling this all together. Much appreciated. And what a diverse range of posts we have!

By Liz Hover on  2009/05/05 09:47 PM
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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

Liz,
Its a pleasure. Wait till the next issue, I'll show you how it is really done, with a theme that is more geared towards your own niche.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/05 09:53 PM
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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

What a great set of articles! Thanks for including me :)

By Heidi on  2009/05/05 10:09 PM
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Thanks for teach us something new Robert. I look forward to the next part. I left comments only on four blogs because I wouldn't have a clue as to what to write on most of the others.

By Laura Simmons on  2009/05/05 10:42 PM
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Thank you Robert, for all the work and time you invested in this :-)

By Yemoonyah on  2009/05/05 11:05 PM
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Robert This is terrific,
From the first-idea all the way through to successful-results you've carried the torch all the way! Thanks for this inspiring concept. Many thanks.
Ravi

By Ravi Gupta on  2009/05/06 12:07 AM
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I' am interested to host the second blog carnival , with a topic 10 tips or similar,something related to computer sites . I will publish carnival post to http://hackspc.com/
Here is google group pc-blog-carnival-@googlegroups.com, where you can submit your articles .
Link: http://groups.google.com/group/pc-blog-carnival-

By Ivan on  2009/05/06 01:49 AM
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Robert,

Thanks for pulling this together! This is an excellent group of articles. I visited about 1/2 and left comments on 3 or 4. I have to take off but I look forward to reading the rest!

Lakita

By Lakita on  2009/05/06 02:23 AM
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Hey Robert

you have done an excellent job. I like the variety of posts.

I have read 4 so far, and look forward to reading more. I did forget to mention I was from Problogger on my comments.

Thank you so much for holding our first carnival. where will you mention the next topic, I assume it will be monthly??.

Hey Robert...........where is your entry !!!!! I know you have been busy : )

By Robyn on  2009/05/06 05:18 AM
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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

Thanks Guys for the great feedback.
I am going to answer all in one comment. Just easier that way.

@Heidi, its a pleasure

@Ravi, thanks. I hope it is as much fun for you as it was for me. As long as you get enjoyment and your readers get enjoyment out of it. I am happy

@Ivan, Yes you can host the next carnival. But what I was going to do, was show guys how to host their own Carnival with their own theme and niche using blogcarnival.com. So you are ahead of the game at the moment. Could you hang tough a few days, then we can all start our own carnival. You will have yours and have the ability to post to others.

@Lakita, thanks for the comment. I realise that not everyone will enjoy every post, as it might not be their cup of tea. But it is great that you posted on those that you feel you can make a contribution. Once you host or post to a carnival in you niche, it will be easier.

@Robyn, thanks. Yeah I did forget to post my post here. I tried to remember, but got so busy putting up the other entries I clean forgot. Oh well.

@Yemoonyah, Thanks if you have gotten something out of it, then it was worth while.

@Laura, as long as we all learn something new, then its great. Keep in touch and I will show you how to host your own, and join other carnivals in your niche

Ok thanks everyone, hope I haven't forgotten any one.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/06 08:13 AM
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Re: A carnival list of How-to articles.

Thanks Robert for this great post.

I saw you talk about this over at the 31DBBB Forum and was interested to see how it works. I can't wait for your upcoming post on how to host carnivals.

By Opinionated Ant on  2009/05/06 03:42 PM
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Gawd what a variety of well written and informative posts; I am glad to be part of it... Reading the posts and exploring the blogs got my mind stretched & opened again and again, on things I never think about...

I left a comment for everyone, except Laura whose permalink is broken, but I read her post on the homepage... the most challenging to me was "cleaning for pregnant wives" from Sarah Mae and was grateful to have Michael Nokier's "how to find inspiration" to help me & finally I came up with something...

I gave a kick in the ant hill of of couponing, we'll see how a gentle controversy flies in Heidi's skies... and left an "unforgettable story" at Elizabeth's

All in all, I did try to come up with an angle for each, with different degrees of success I am sure; I ran a little bit out of steam with Ivan but I promise, next time I'll start the list from the bottom up.

Thanks a million for those that visited my post, another million to those that left a comment, I do appreciate your effort and I am delighted that some got something out of it, it is for me an invaluable reward.

Last, special appreciation and gratitude to Robert Bravery for his initiative in putting the carnival together and teaching us in the process...
Robert, I owe you one!

By Fred Dupont on  2009/05/06 07:34 PM
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Thanks Robert,

I look forward to learning how to run a carnival on my blog as well. I do apologize to everyone who could not find my blog earlier. The problem was I did not know that you had to put some code in an htaccess file to get permalinks to work. This issue is now resolved, every month I get a little more techie.

By Laura Simmons on  2009/05/07 02:58 AM
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Fred,

Thanks for the great comment. This is what it is all about. Interacting with other bloggers, leaving comments, and even giving out the occasional heads up. great stuff.
Oh by the way, you don't owe me one, commenting here and on other blogs is reward enough.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/07 08:24 AM
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Laura,

Glad you got it working. I went over to the post and left a comment. Good post by the way.
If any of you are playing with the stock market or buying and selling shares, go over to Laura's post for a great tip.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/07 08:30 AM
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Thanks for your hard work creating the carnival!
I look forward to reading the other blog posts, and I love all the diversity!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented at my blog.

By Kelly on  2009/05/07 08:44 PM
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Kelly,

It was a pleasure. It seems that all who participated benefited from it in some fashion or other.
Whether it be comments or readership or traffic. Thats the beauty and diversity of blogging. No one format is going to get you that super blog. But adding all the bits and pieces together amount to a reasonable amount. Whether it be traffic, readers or whatever.
I sure hope you got something out if it, as I did.

By Robert Bravery on  2009/05/07 08:56 PM
 
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