Do you know what a blog "carnival" is? It is a link-fest which gathers together blog posts on a certain subject or theme. These carnivals usually come out on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. Most of the blog "carnivals" revolve around big-ticket themes.
A few months ago, Dean Abbott at Inspired by a True Story had a terrific idea. What about a blog "carnival" that focused on the mundane things of daily life — the stuff that most of us write about? From that idea was born the "Carnival of the Mundane."
The Carnival of the Mundane is run by Dean Abbott and Postmodern Sass at Postmodernes Sprachspielen. There have already been four Carnivals, each hosted by another blogger, each carnival topping the last with over-the-top surprises and life-affiirming ordinariness.
On Friday, March 3rd, I will be hosting the Fifth Carnival of the Mundane, right here at Citizen of the Month. From all accounts, it should be a bigger event than the Oscars on March 5th. And yes, I will be wearing a tux.
I’m hoping that many of you will submit to this carnival. After all, the only reason Dean asked me to host it was because I told him that I knew the most mundane bloggers in the blogosphere, writers that could definitely put a hyperactive child to sleep. Finally, don’t you deserve some attention for your God-given talent?
If you want to submit a post that deals with the mundane in a unique way – send your name, the permalink to your post, and your blog’s name to neilochka at yahoo [.] com.
Update: The carnival is now up!