The October Carnival coming in just a few days to BLT (Bible * Literature * Translation). If you read a particularly interesting blog post, nominate it for the Carnival by posting a comment at Gaudete Theology, or by email at bltcarnival AT gmail DOT com.
What makes a good BiblioBlog Post? I can only offer by opinion, but it seems to me that the post is a contribution to scholarship, the sort of thing that you might read in a Journal or hear in a class. Sometimes there is a post that challenges the way you think about a particular issue, or cuts through the usual blog-noise to the heart of the matter. Perhaps you bookmark it as a resource to be used again later or forward it to a colleague. I sometimes send particularly good blogs to my Kindle app on my iPad to read offline later.
When I hosted the blog, I was asked several times, “can I nominate myself?” I think this is perfectly acceptable, this might be the best way to get your blog on the Host’s radar. Proverbs probably says something about tooting one’s own horn and the beginning of wisdom. Remember, however, the Carnival Host is under no obligation to accepted all nominations.
I am now the “keeper of the Carnival List.” If you want to host a Carnival, please contact me. The November Carnival will be hosted by Bob at Dust , look for that one about due December 1. If you have nominations for the November carnival, email Bob at: firstname.lastname@example.org. November is always exciting because of the many “professional meetings” generating discussion in November. There will be plenty of quality posts from people attending ETS, IBR, SBL, etc. Abram K-J from Words on the Word is on tap for the December Carnival. Both would appreciate any nominations for those carnivals.
Carnivals are a great way to attract attention to your site if you are new blogger, but more importantly it gives you a chance to highlight the best and the brightest in the world of bibliblogs. If you would like to host a Carnival in 2013, send me an @gmail.com email (plong42), or a comment on this post and I can contact you.