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The joy of the carnival

Blogs are wonderful, but there are millions of them, and how do you find like-minded souls among the multitudes?

Like many bloggers, I suspect, my initial discoveries were random, but I soon learnt to follow others’ blogrolls. But after a while that becomes horribly circular.

One way to break out into new pastures are blog carnivals, which gather together posts on a theme. In my circles these have become quite a tradition, and I’m proud to have contributed to it with Carnivalesque No 4.

(Carnivalesque, founded by the blog mistress extraordinaire Sharon on Early Modern Notes, is a bi-monthly collection of posts on early modern (broadly defined as 1450-1850) history from anywhere in the world. The home site is here.)

Among the others of which I am aware are:

* Philosopher’s Carnival, latest edition here

* Tangled Bank (science), latest here

* The History carnival, latest here

* The Carnival of the Godless, latest here.

I’d be pleased to know about others – comments most welcome!

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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