Welcome to the first ever edition of the Bestest Blog Carnival! For the inaugural version, I think it's been wildly successful...we had 44 different submissions, thanks to everyone who participated! So grab a chair and a snack and get ready to read! I tried to split all the posts into different categories for your reading pleasure, here they are: Personal
If you participated in the carnival (or even if you didn't) I ask that you make a post on your blog directing your readers to come check the carnival out! That way they could see what you wrote about, as well as what everyone else wrote about. And if you do get some good traffic and have a good experience, please consider supporting the site and making a Premium Blog doantion
Finally, the next carnival will be held on December 27th. The deadline for submission is 11:59PM on Dec. 24th. This carnival will be themed. The theme is "family." Send your submissions to BestestBlog@gmail.com whenever you're ready! Remember, before you can join the carnival, you have to join the link exchange
Now without further adieu...
Personal Posts...the classic blog entry
from Skittles' Place
shares with us some of her Fond Memories
of spending time with Grandma and Granddaddy as a child.Julie
from Flip This Body
in her effort to lose 60 pounds and "flip" her body images, shares with us the 12 Diet Foods I Can't Flip Without!Bee
has a post about A Date in Podunk
that she says illustrates one of the "quintessential" reasons she is in love!Gem
has an entertaining post about fashion called "The Devil Wears Cape Dresses"
. Are Amish fashions to become the next big fashion trend?Meloncutter
has a list of the Things You Just Can't Beat
a post he made especially for this carnival, since he claims he didn't have a single other "family friendly" post!Kiyotoe
from The Dragon
writes a letter to a younger version of himself to let him know What I Know Now
from I Am the Hunter
is Thinking About Past People
and how people he didn't much care for (like his poopyhead ex-girlfriend and elementary school teacher) did have a lasting effect on his life.Jana
has a "Three in One"
blog post. Why? They are Mini Blog Entries! (Yes-with-an-exclamation-mark), that weren't long enough for their own post. Read about stop smoking ads, the Pussycat Dolls, and a new haircut.Masg
tells us about The Creep Who Came to Visit
and do some work on their house. Yikes!Mommy the Maid
has an adorable post with pictures about how making Gingerbread Men
with her kids made her a very happy mom!Twyla
from Lost in the Battle
creates the soundtrack of her life, choosing different songs to correspond to different chapters of her life, entitled "Songs of Your Life"Kevin
from Humble Tidbits of Vacuity
has a rant about the Breakfast program at his son's school
. He comes to the conclusion that compulsory breakfast is not the answer!Pickled Eel
has a post entitled "Love Lost in District 4
," in which he shares his experiences visiting in Vietnam and the interesting people he met along the way.Photoshopphlake
has a breath-taking photograph of Niagara-on-the-lake at Night
from Just a Hippie Gypsy
opens up and tells us about her experience as her mother had bypass surgery, entitled "My Mothers Hands
from Mimi Writes
, on the eve of her wildly successful BlogBlast for Peace
project, writes of how her the memory of her grandfather unconsciously influenced her.Sanni
from Coffee 2 Go
is thinking of peace as well on her Thoughtful FridayDesert Songbird
from The Ice Box
has a post in honor of her deceased mother on what would have been her 82nd birthday. Her mother "Lived in Tears, and Ended with Peace."
(It seems "Peace" is the unknowingly semi-theme of this section.)Asara's Mental Meanderings
get very personal as she speaks about her being put up for Adoption
and now, 28 years later, trying to locate her birth parents.Jessie
from Who Are We
shares with us The Beginning
of her blog "Who Are We" which came at a traumatic point in her life when she needed to find and redefine herself.Peanut
has a post urging her readers to Light a Candle
in protest of online child abuse.Bond
invites us to sit on the Big Leather Couch
and listen to his tribute to Uncle Wade - Father, Husband, Fraternity Brother, Friend
, a touching memorial to a college buddy who made a difference in his life.
Funny Posts...my personal favorite
submits his 3rd edition of "Banned by Blogstein"
, where he chronicles things he eliminates to make the world less annoying. This time around, among other things, skimpy shirts with writing across the chest.Morgen
from It's a Blog Eat Blog World
has a collection of his top 12 halloween costumes
. These are hilarious photoshop jobs of Morgen into various hilarious costumes!Antichrist
from Antichrist & Minotaur Man
submits his Warning of the Week
, an empirical (and hilarious) study about the dangers of the new video game console.
We take a peek inside Daniel Thompson
and his Junk Drawer of Thought
to learn about one of his Peeves
: pet peeves. Confused? Go and read this then!Starbender
from This S#%t drives me CRAZY!!!
posts ANOTHER hilarious video, this time of the very funny (yet extremely lethal) Ninja Baby!Colin
from Superheroes Do Exist
asks the eternal question: "What is it with Short Girls and Tall Guys?"
...a funny journey into the importance of height.Starrlight
form Here Comes a Storm in the Form of a Girl
does her best Mrs. Robinson
impressions and shares with us the Top 13 young Hollywood studs she wouldn't mind having a private screening with (if you know what I mean!)Woozie
from The Tome of Communism
uncharacteristically writes a poem called "Wacky Woozie"
...go have a read, it's kinda...nauuuughty...Shan
shares with us a post entitled "The Hate Game (Rated M for Mature)"
that explains why he hates that blasted Sudoku game that has become so popular lately!Jeff
has a hilarious pos
t about what might happen if the Starship Enterprise (Captain Kirk, Dr. Spock, et al) through a wormhole travelled back to the early 21st century...special guest appearance by Kevin Bacon!
from Beautiful British Columbia
has a very interesting post about her experiences with the Congressional Medal of Honor
...from unknowingly moving next door to a recipient to attending the inauguration ceremony in Washnington, D.C. in 2005.Sunni Kay
from Rantings, Ramblings, and Other Miscellaneous Stuff
asks the question "Is it worth the sacrifice?
" in regards to limiting free speech in the efforts of fighting terrorism.Zorak163
from Grasshopper Ramblings
asks another good question "When Has Your Debt to Society Been Paid?
" about when people who have committed illegal infractions should be able to be forgiven and start clean.Simon
from The Secret of Life
has an intellectual post called "Thinking Outside the Illusion"
, where he discusses his thoughts and interpretations of a recent Time Magazine article "God vs. Science."Sudiegirl
from Musings of a Chick
thinks she spies some Love and Laughter in the Beltway
...a romance in bloom between George W. Bush and future speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi.Miriam
of Miriam's Ideas
, a Jewish woman, explains to us why Jews don't want to run the world any more
Internet Related Posts...
shares with us some tips for if you "Want To Get Your Blog Seen?
" One of which is signing up with my site...thanks Chris!
Over at Monetize Your Blog
there is a helpful post about a List of Blog Directories
to help increase your exposure and traffic. Unlike Chris above, my site is not listed as one...ouch diss (though he did later mention me here
tells of her Nightmare on Web Street
brought on by her difficulties with CSS and HTML!Leon
explains to us the idea of Speedlinking
, what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit the blogging world.
Sports Posts...this time around, it's all about cricket!
from Cricket 2006/2007
says Goodbye Damien
to an international cricket player whose career ended unexpectedly early.Ugyen
from Bhutan Cricket Weblog
has another cricket post about an Under-15 School Cricket Tournament
. Apparently kids like cricket too!