First bit of news: I AM TEH WINNER!!!11!!
If you look over to the right, you will see an ad for Jittery
. Jittery runs Blogpoint, which I am using (also over on the right) to sell some stuff. Jittery, bless their little souls, had a contest to give away an iPod
to one of their users. And YES, I am that user! I won something. Not just something, but a freaking iPod! At least one
of my technological dreams has come true. Thank you, Jittery
Second bit of news: I will be hosting the Storyblogging Carnival on January 3. There are so many great storytellers in the blogosphere. Thanks to Donald Crankshaw
, who started the carnival, you can share your fiction with the blog world and all its readers.
If you'd like to particpate, all the info you need to know (and I need to know) is below). Spread the word!
[Instructions from Mr. Crankshaw]
The next Storyblogging Carnival will be here on Monday, January 3, 2005. If you have a story on your blog that youíd like to have included in the Carnival, please e-mail me at karlrovesbrain-at-gmail.com, including the following information (and title the email STORYBLOGGING):
* Name of your blog
* URL of your blog
* Title of the story
* URL for the blog entry where the story is posted
* A word count
* A suggested rating for adult content (G, PG, PG-13, R)
* A short blurb describing the story
* Authorís name or pen name
The post may be of any age, from a week old to years old. The submission deadline is 11:59 PM Eastern time on Saturday, January 1st. If I donít reply to your submission within 24 hours, please try again. Iíd hate to miss anybody. Will include up to 20 submissions. More detailed information follows:
1. The story or excerpt submitted must be posted on-line as a blog entry, and while fiction is preferred, non-fiction storytelling is acceptable.
2. The story can be any length, but the Carnival will list them in order of length, from shortest to longest, and include a word count for each one.
3. You may either send a complete story, a story in progress, or a lengthy excerpt. By lengthy excerpt, I mean that it should be a significant portion of the story, at least 10% of the whole thing. You should indicate the word count for both the excerpt and the complete story in the submission, and you should say how the reader can find more of the story in the post itself.
4. If the story spans multiple posts, each post should contain a link to the beginning of the story, and a link to the next post. You should submit the first post to the Carnival.
5. The host has sole discretion to decide whether the story will be included or not, or whether to indicate that the story has pornographic or graphically violent content. The ratings for the story will be decided by the host. I expect I'll be pretty lenient on that sort of thing, but I have some limits, and others may draw the line elsewhere. Aside from noting potentially offensive content, while I may say nice things about stories I like, I won't be panning anyone's work. I expect future hosts to be similarly polite.
6. The story may be the blogger's own or posted with permission, but if it is not his own work he should gain permission from the author before submitting to the Carnival.
Previous carnivals can be found here