Choosing the Right Linky List Generator for Your Blog Carnival

Blog carnivals can be a great way to promote community and increase traffic not only to your site, but to your participants' sites. But how do you do that? With a linky tool. A linky tool allows carnival participants to submit a title for their link and a link to their site. The linky tool then takes that info and creates a list. You can see linky tools in action at some popular carnivals like Works-for-Me Wednesday or Mantel Party Time. Works-for-Me Wednesday is using Linky Tools, while Nester's Mantel Party Time is using inlinkz. I'm going to tell you a little about both of those tools today. I'll also give you some advice on how to be a good linky list participant. ...more

Will a Blog Carnival Increase My Blog Traffic?

As bloggers we like to know that people are reading what we write and that we're connecting on some level with our audience. The more people that come to our site, the happier we are. Maybe you're happy simply because people are coming or maybe you're happy because more traffic means more revenue (especially if you're in an ad network or selling a product.) Either way, what if you could host a party that increased your traffic, but also gave back to your community? You can. And that party is called a blog carnival. ...more

I just did my first blog carnival - a challenge to make a paper craft project using an ...more