January 23, 2005 5:25 AM   Subscribe

It's Carnival Time! In 2002, Silflay Hraka launched the internet's first carnival: The Carnival of the Vanities. Carnivals are showcases of the best that blogs have to offer; bloggers send in posts they have made that they are especially pleased with, and a rotating editor collates them into a weekly edition with editorial comments. Think of carnivals as best-of-the-blogosphere magazines. The Carnival of the Vanities (current edition here) doesn't have any particular focus, but a number of offshoots dedicated to specific fields have popped up. Stay up to date on blog postings about philosophy, science, history, the early modern period, sex, Canada, and (if desperately bored) cats. A new carnival about atheism, The Carnival of the Godless, will be coming out at the end of the month.
posted by painquale (5 comments total)

See also The Carnival of the Capitalists and The Carnival of the Recipes
posted by Mick at 7:31 AM on January 23, 2005

A blog whose name translates to "Eat sh**" is trying to give us the best blogs have to offer?

Hoi, hoi, u embleer hrair.
posted by weston at 10:25 AM on January 23, 2005

I had a similar idea a couple years ago for a site called "best of blogs" (even registered some domains for it) -- blog owners would submit the best thing they'd written each day (or less frequently), and it would get published on the site, with a link back to the originating blog. Never did anything with the idea, and also never conceived of the "traveling carnival" idea, which is probably a better way to do it.
posted by kindall at 1:44 PM on January 23, 2005

some wonderful stuff, and it's always good to discover people you hadn't heard of before...thanks!
posted by amberglow at 1:58 PM on January 23, 2005

I can't figure out if this is cathedral or bizarre.
posted by nanojath at 9:23 PM on February 22, 2005

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