As I've noted before, a blog carnival is much like a real-life carnival: a series of blog posts parading by on floats accompanied by scantily-clad people throwing beads and trinkets to drunken onlookers. Except for the drunken onlookers. And the beads and trinkets. And the scantily-clad people. And the floats.
But there is a parade of blog posts, which is what you'll be seeing here at the Johnny Pez blog on April 22 when we host Carnival of the Liberals #89. As Blue Gal notes here, the way it works is that liberal bloggers submit posts from the past couple weeks for consideration and the host picks ten and links 'em. If you're a liberal blogger and you've got a recent post you're particularly proud of, you can submit it for consideration at this handy form or send the link via e-mail to cotl DASH submissions AT carnivaloftheliberals DOT com before 6PM Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 21. Submission guidelines can be found here.
And if you're really, really enthused by the whole Carnival of the Liberals thing, you can host it your own self. FSM knows if I can do it, anyone can. The great thing about hosting is that if you've got a tiny little blog like, well, mine, that nobody's ever heard of, it's a chance to let the wider world of the left blogosphere know about it. All you have to do is look here under Future Hosts, find a couple of dates that haven't been claimed yet, jump over here to the Volunteer Form, and fill it out. Two weeks before your chosen date, you'll begin receiving blog links on your electronic mail thingie. The emailed links include html code that you can cut 'n paste into a blog post and modify as you like, and then comes the day you pick your favorite ten links and post 'em. It's that frakkin' simple! So go ahead and volunteer, dammit! Operators are standing by!
If you'd like to see what a Carnival of the Liberals post looks like, check out #88 at Liberal England, #87 at Blue Gal, and #86 at The Greenbelt. Call now!