Friday, June 01, 2007

Headache Blog Carnival FAQ


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What is a blog carnival?

Generally speaking, a blog carnival is a collection of links to a variety of a blog entries on a central topic. An organizer coordinates the administrative details behind a carnival and a host volunteers to put together an issue and publish it at the appropriate time and day on his or her own blog. Participants and supporters of the carnival link to the carnival on their own blogs.

The theme for each edition is either chosen by the organizer or by that month's host in collaboration with the organizer.


What is the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival?


The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival is a monthly blog carnival founded and organized by Diana Lee of Somebody Heal Me. It was created in 2007 to provide both headache & migraine disease patients and people who blog about these conditions with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us. It is published on the second Tuesday of every month.


How do I participate in the Headache & Migraine Blog Carnival?


(1) By submitting for consideration a post you have published on your own blog or as a guest or contributor on a group blog. If you don't have a blog, you can post your thoughts on that month's theme in a public note on Facebook and contribute that link. Please do not send me the text of your submission. Email me at somebodyhealme AT dianalee DOT net with the following information:

  • Your name (as you'd like it to appear in the carnival blog post)
  • Blog Title
  • Blog URL
  • Post Title
  • Post URL

(2) By promoting the carnival on your blog. On the day the carnival is posted at the host's blog, please put an entry up on your blog that links to it. I always post a link to the new carnival as soon as possible on Somebody Heal Me, so you can come here to get the link each month. Posting a link to the carnival on your own blog is especially important if you have a post included in the carnival. It is considered good form to post a link on your own blog to a carnival you've participated in.


How can I be a host?


Please send me an e-mail (somebodyhealme@gmail.com) if you're interesting in hosting a future edition of the carnival, and we can discuss the details. The only set in stone prerequisite for being selected as a host is that you must have participated in the carnival by contributing a submission at least once.


If you are selected to be a host and agree to do so, let me know if you have a particular theme in mind. I'm happy to incorporate your ideas into the carnival. However, if you don't have a theme in mind I can help you develop one or suggest one myself. I like to decide a few months in advance to make it easier to spread the word about upcoming themes while promoting the carnival.

I'm always looking for people willing to host the carnival, and doing so is a great way to increase traffic to your blog.

These are the instructions you'll need to follow if you host:

Instructions for Hosting the Headache & Migraine Blog Carnival

For more information about the carnival, visit: Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival. Feel free to contact me by email at any time with questions or suggestions.


Content by Diana E. Lee.

DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.