Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Well, I only received three Carnival entries! Here they are:

Find out how to comment on Blogspot blogs on CoolAdzine for Marketers

Share Christmas wishes with CyberCelt on Texas RV Travel blog and Advertising for Success blog.

Angela: "This is just a rant about being late with my holiday cards"

I guess we're done with Carnivals. I have an idea for blog promotion that shouldn't be too hard for me to do. More about that after the New Year.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I will be adding new members soon and will be giving this blog an overhaul. I haven't abandoned Blogging Chicks and won't. I remain committed to promoting the blogs of women :-)

Friday, December 21, 2007

I'm Back!!!

Yes, I didn't abandon the blogroll! If you want to be part of a Christmas carnival, email me your link and a one or two line description of your post by Sunday morning. I will be posting what I receive by Sunday night.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

No Carnivals Until December

Since interest in the Carnivals has wained and I'm only getting a trickle, I'm going to suspend doing Carnivals until Christmas. I thought we could do a Christmas Carnival on Dec. 23.

Since it's time to write my exegesis paper, my church history paper (on the Greek apologists) and preparing for finals, I won't be adding to the blogroll until after Dec. 16. Please email me if you need to change something or want to be added but I won't reply for awhile.

If I get a chance during breaks, I'll try to get to some of my email. I certainly don't want to be overwhelmed by it when I'm done with classes :-)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

No Carnival today

As you might have guessed there is no carnival today. I only received 1 entry. I will save it for next week.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #55

DSC01232Halloween Posts:

Read one History of Halloween by CyberCelt on Texas RV Travel blog.

CyberCelt says Halloween is my favorite holiday! on CoolAdzine for Marketers blog.

On Advertising for Success, CyberCelt spooks us with a Happy Halloween post.

Andrea:What Are We Celebrating Halloween For Anyway?

Not-Halloween Posts:

Angela: Toy Recalls Aren't All Bad.

Boogiemum: Spilling the Beans

confessing7girl: "cause baby news is something we girls love! Emma Bunton's Baby Beau First Picture"

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing looks at the lyrics for the songs on Brian McLaren's new album and surprisingly finds a couple she likes.

LoonyMom may not be doing the Halloween thing, but that doesn't mean she can't live her own horror story! Come read it in The Blue Screen of DEATH!!!

I'll be putting up the Carnival tonight and if you're having problems with the blogroll

Please don't dump it. I'm going through the blogroll and am deleting those who don't have the blogroll on their blog. If it's hanging up your blog, then publish it on a post (as if you were blogging about something) and then put a link to that page in the sidebar. If you have any problems with it, email me and I'll try to help.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #54

My head must be so filled with Greek that I didn't realize that I was a week early for Halloween posts (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Send me your Halloween entries this week and I will include them in a section in next weeks Carnival. If you don't want to post about Halloween but want to be in the Carnival, please send me your entry this week and I will include it. Thanks to everyone who sent an entry!

At Centre for Emotional Well-Being Taliah as a psychology cartoon.

At New Zealand Reality TV singer Joe Cotton talks about wearing her magic knickers to make her look slim.

boogiemum: "A train of self-trashing" which is "a look into my disgusting habit of self-loathing."

Ann: "It is about me trying to look at some fears on both sides of my husband's current deployment."

Gretchen: Is Your Life A Daring Adventure?

Mimi Writes: How To Get Your Peace Globe ~ November, 2007

Angela: How I flunked my Google technical phone interview.

Though Darla hasn't quite blogged about Halloween yet she would love to have you pimp yourself and share any fertility advice you might have!

Pamela (The Dust Will Wait) loves Autumn. Visit to see the changes in the Two Trees, and read about a special day where October Danced.

Daniela: Tuesdays with Werner

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Carnival Tomorrow

Don't forget that we're having a Carnival tomorrow. Send in your entry as soon as you can. Those who have sent an entry last week can send another one. I'll use both of them.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Didn't get a lot of entries for the Carnival

Will hold the one's I got for this Sunday. If you guys blog about Halloween, email me the link and description. I'm going to devote part of the Carnival to Halloween :-)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Didn't receive that many entries for the Carnival

So, I'm going to hold off publishing it to see if I get more. If not, I might hold the entries I have until next week.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #53

I will try to add any late additions. If I missed your entry, email me and I'll add it. We will be having a Carnival next week. I was thinking about doing a Halloween theme Carnival on Oct. 28, let me know in the comments section if that sounds like fun.

CyberCelt shares her concerns about security of various social networking sites on The Other Face of Facebook on Advertising for Success.

CyberCelt shares a good idea for a Christmas gift for young children in Looking for a Special Gift for a Child? on Endangered Spaces.

boogiemum: "The Burma Connection, about my late discovery of Aung San Suu Kyi and her dedication to Myanmar."

Talia has the results of the latest research that shows children are at risk of obesity if they are female, have on overweight mother or watch television.

New Zealand Reality TV has the latest gossip on The Next Great American Band’s host Dominic Bowden

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing posts a video of the debate between atheist Richard Dawkins and Christian John Lennox.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Carnival Tomorrow

Here's your reminder :-)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #52

The Carnival is meant to showcase the blogs, you don't have to send in something that's profound. In fact, it's better to send in something that reflects your blogging style so that potential readers get a feel for what type of a blogger you are. Who knows? They might just think you've got something.

There will be a Carnival next week. Send in whatever is indicative of your blogging style or a post that you want more people to read.

Angel: So What Does A Single Mom Do...

Velveteen Mind reminds us that we are not our money, regardless of our circumstances. I Am a Have but I Happen to Have Not. What about you?

tinyMEME gives all web developer-wannabes a good start in the field by offering a list of more than 30 free and almost free web development and design tools for the freelancer (or pro). Did she miss some of the greatest tools you've ever used? Leave a comment.

On Advertising for Success blog, CyberCelt writes of the woes of being a foreign correspondent or living in a society where news is repressed in Reporters Without Borders.

On CoolAdzine for Marketers blog, CyberCelt tells of the horrors faced by women of every nation, even in the civilized world, in Stop Violence Against Women and Girls.

On Texas RV Travel blog, CyberCelt updates us on the status of the humanitarian disaster on the 21st Century in Genocide in Darfur Continues Today. Warning: what these people live through is not pretty.

CyberCelt bares her soul in I Stand Before You and Weep... on Endangered Spaces blog.

Darla shares candidly about baby making and crocheting for charity. She'd love a few tips!

Gretchen asks "Is cheerleading a thing of the past?"

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing blogs about the "Hallelujah Diet."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Early Reminder for the Carnival

Here is your early reminder for the Carnival this week. Send me a description of the post that you want to promote and a link to the post.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #51

We will be having a Carnival next week, still no theme (sorry). Select whatever post you want to promote and email me a description and a link. Use the following entries as an example. I'll try to remember to post a reminder. The will come to your mailbox if you put your email address in the form that's located on the sidebar. (It's an email of our feed from Feedburner.)

At New Zealand Reality TV everyone’s raving about the new BBC show How to Look Good Naked which focuses on body image and feeling good from the inside out.

Miss Prozac talks about reality TV host Lee-Anne Wann’s eating disorder, chronic fatigue and battle of the bulge at New Zealand Reality TV

Lori of Blogging with Cents blogs about "Male Selective Hearing" and at "A Cowboy's Wife" she blogs about "That Special Moment."

Pamela, of The Dust Will Wait, Fun Monday Good Deed

CyberCelt details the latest action to be taken to keep the Internet free and neutral in her post on Endangered Spaces blog.

CyberCelt wants to remind everyone about Bloggers Against Abuse on September 27, 2007 on Advertising for Success blog.

Malissa's Merry Go Round -- Fall is in the air

Talia Mana offers a quick and simple guide to goal setting.

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing blogs about the lawsuit brought against God by a state senator.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Reminder: Carnival tomorrow

We will be having a carnival tomorrow. Please email me a link and a brief description of the post that you would like to have readers visit.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #50

OK, just to review how the Carnival works, it's real simple. Out of all the posts that you write next week, pick one and then email me a one or two sentence description with the link to the post. That's it. I put up a reminder here each week. If you are missing the reminders, then subscribe to the email RSS feed and a reminder will be sent (it's located in the sidebar). We will be having a Carnival next week.

Talia from Centre for Emotional Well-Being suggests you try “urge surfing” to battle cravings for food, ciggies, alcohol or any other destructive habit

CyberCelt asks you to please take action on Racism Rears Its Ugly Head in Jena, LA on Advertising for Success.

Never one to back down from a potentially tasty challenge, in Dreaming What Ifs... Karmyn R tries out a new recipe.

Diva Days
: The allure of red lipsick still calls us today, but there are some tricks to getting away with it.

The Tall Poppy
: The Twitter phenomenon has left some of us wondering what all the fuss is.

smithical: the sense of wonder

Michele of Life Under the Sun and her daughter Sarah (mostly Sarah :-) wrote a review haiku of "King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters."

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Carnival tomorrow!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Reminder, reminder, reminder

Hey!!!!! We are having a Carnival this week! (Do you think that was noticeable :-)

Monday, September 10, 2007

What happened to the Carnival?

I received one entry:

Talia from Centre for Emotional Well-Being suggests you try “urge surfing” to battle cravings for food, ciggies, alcohol or any other destructive habit

Oh well! We'll try again next week. I will try to remember to start reminding you earlier :-)

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Carnival Tomorrow

Here's your reminder. A little late but I hope it helps :-)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #49

I almost forget to post this! I think I better go back to posting it in the morning. Thanks to everyone who sent me an entry.

CyberCelt shares how you may make a difference in eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer in Not My Breasts! on Losing Proposition blog.

CyberCelt asks your support for the victims of Katrina in Two Years After Katrina . . . on the Endangered Spaces blog.

CyberCelt offers her 5-part series on disaster preparation in one downloadable Adobe Acrobat document on Texas RV Travel.

In Dreaming What Ifs, Karmyn R finds that sometimes using Sitemeter gives more information that one really wants to know.

MC Milker: Centering - a time-out alternative

Stop on by Julie Carobini's beach pad for a chat with fella blogging chick, Camy Tang.

After reading the latest scandal in the news with Sen. Craig, T. opines about moral rights.

Michele of Life Under the Sun took her 15-year old to Stardust and both loved it!

Talia introduces Dominic Bowden, the new host of The Next Great American Band at New Zealand Reality TV. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of him before, it’s because he’s a kiwi!

Talia from the Centre for Emotional Well-Being asks what the difference is between overeating and bingeing.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Reminder: Carnival tomorrow night

I will be posting the Carnival tomorrow night if I get enough entries.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #48

Thanks to everyone who sent an entry. There will be a Carnival next week if I get entries :-)

CyberCelt shares How to Read Only Relevant News on Advertising for Success blog.

CyberCelt shares the winner of the Union of Concerned Scientists editorial carton contest on Endangered Spaces blog.

CyberCelt shares how you can Take Your Memories on the Road With You on Texas RV Travel blog.

Zenaida: Friday F: FOOD

Michelle raises the taboo subject of handling pet waste and discovers an eco-friendly solution for dog owners.

Angela: "Here's my first carnival entry, titled 'In Defense of Baby Einstein' where I rant about the recent news that try to prove that watching these videos is actually detrimental to baby development. "

Catez Stevens: "I recently enjoyed of one the local New Zealand attractions - a night revolving in Orbit with loved ones."

Gretchen: To celebrate the my site's second birthday, I am holding a Blogging Contest. Five winners will receive a shirt of their choice from the Girls Can't WHAT? Shop.

In Dreaming What Ifs Karmyn R decides that getting older isn't all its cracked up to be in Too Much Information

Is happiness an illusion? Talia reviews ‘Stumbling on Happiness’ and finds all is not as it seems.

Darla took a bite of life's big fat sauerkraut, baloney, gouda, hollandaise, hot dog burrito.

confessing7girl: "its about Ugly Betty season one DVD release and some spoilers on season 2! Plus photos of the cast attending the DVD release party!"

Robin from PENSIEVE recently re-designed her blog in a way that captures her personality...and she found a "telling" and compelling Personality Test that you might want to include in a future post of your own.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Carnival Tomorrow Afternoon

I'm going to post the Carnival tomorrow afternoon so that will give everyone a chance to submit something.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I was in NH last week

You can read about it here.

We were going to have a Carnival on Sunday but no one sent me an entry. So, I figured I better post a reminder this week, the earlier, the better :-) Send me whatever you want to. Make sure when you send me your entry that you send me a short description with a link to the article you want to submit.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thumps Up

For those who might miss having a Carnival this week there's the Thumbs Up Carnival. A new Carnival for those of you who want to highlight those who make a positive difference.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Reminder: there is no Carnival this week

It will return next week!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #47

There will be no Carnival next week but there will be one the following week.

Michele from Life Under the Sun did not like Thr3e

A Cowboy's Wife: "Keeping Your Man Happy" and "Don't Slave Away...Win Jay"

Gretchen What if Japan refuses to apologize?

Join Tasra Dawson for the End of Summer Blog-Abration at Lessons from the Scrapbook Page. It's your chance to win some amazing prizes, including a $150 Shopping Spree from Christa Taylor's chic clothing line.

CyberCelt has good news to report about the situation in Darfur on Texas RV Travel blog.

CyberCelt has bad news about the drought in Arizona on Endangered Spaces blog.

Oh Mr. Darcy! Stop by Julie Carobini's site to discover which Jane Austen heroine you most resemble.

Confessing7girl: "Celebrity Aging"

Friday, August 03, 2007

Weekly Carnival

The Carnival is weekly unless I've got something going on like next weekend. So, we are having a Carnival this weekend but not on August 12th. Send me your entries when you want to. There is no theme, just blog about what you want and email me.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Not enough entries for a Carnival

But here are the entries I received:

Talia from Centre for Emotional Well-Being discovers that Your Friends are Making You Fat (or Thin)

confessing7girl: David & Victoria Beckham Welcome to LA party and Jesse Spencer & Jennifer Morrison engaged and New House Season Premiere

Darla discovers the hidden dangers in cooking delicious stuffed jalapenos bites


I only received on entry for the Carnival. If I receive more today, I will post it later this evening.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #46

Julie and McD @ Another Chance Ranch are watching their new home go up. Come on over and see the progress.

Talia from Centre for Emotional Well-Being tells us who the results of the survey Who are the most important leaders in the Self Improvement Industry?

Michele from Life Under the Sun blogs about her recent visit with her 90 year old grandma and the fun of taking her to places she hadn't been before like an Amish farm and Panera Bread!

Gretchen: "Food Commercials Make Me Sick - Stop selling sex with my burger!"

T: "Two things happened last week: We went on a road trip up the East Coast to Martha's Vineyard and I read the sports page! I loved what I saw and amazed at what I learned!"

I will be posting the Carnival tonight

To give you more time to email me an entry.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hey! We're having a Carnival tomorrow!!!

So, send in those entries. BTW, I picked up 50 subscriptions on Reformed Chicks and 30 on Life Under the Sun using the method in the previous post.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Some good news from Feedburner and Blogger

You can now redirect your Blogger feed to your Feedburner feed (or another feed) much easier than before (you had to change the html in your template):
If you host your content on a Blogger blog with a blogspot.com address (or use Blogger's “custom domain” feature), you can now redirect your native Blogger feed to your FeedBurner feed (quite easily, might we add). Gone are the muggy, languorous days of wrestling with "autodiscovery" tags in foreboding corners of your Blogger template code or hacking through this tangled discussion thread for a glimpse of configuration clarity. Starting right now, you just log into your Blogger account, select Settings | Site Feed, enter your FeedBurner feed address and click "Save Settings." Zap! Pow! Kraaakkkk! Now you've got the complete picture of how your content is being consumed out here, out there, out everywhere.

Why is redirecting so important?
We're glad you asked. By redirecting your feed, you can get a true picture of how many subscribers you have. Some of you might even see a few more subscribers magically appear, though results will most certainly vary. Why so? Sometimes, publishers inadvertently fragment their feed audience by offering more than one feed address on the blog itself or within their autodiscovery tags (the method by which feed readers automatically detect the address of your feed for syndication purposes). This results in some subscribers not being counted, and no one wants that in a world where everyone should count for something. By redirecting your feed, you can consolidate any straggler subscribers and greatly improve your ability to effectively measure your audience.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #45

Mercy's Maid: "I've started a new blogging challenge called "The Junk In the Trunk Experiment." I'm asking bloggers to take a picture of what's in the trunk of their car and tell everyone what the trunk contents say about their lives."

Swampwitch at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes has presented the Fifth Swampy Award.

Julie Carobini's kids, who are about as different as sugar and salt, found a reason to whoop it up during their week away at church camp.

Confessing7girl has Eva Longoria & Tony Parker Wedding Pictures

Wanna know see what's new from Nestea in Taiwan? Go to Amanda's following an unknown path to find out.

Malissa shares the joy of mothering a boy.

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing shares 5 things she digs about Jesus.

Sorry the Carnival is late!

The in-laws are visiting and I've been busy entertaining :-) It will be up in a little while.

I will be publishing the Carnival in the late afternoon

That will give you time to make a submission.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #44

If I forgot your entry, please email me and let me know. We will be having a Carnival next week.

Sing Along with Swampwitch's Tribute to Friends.

Talia from the Centre For Emotional Well-Being talks about her work with Jennifer to help her overcome her battle with emotional eating in Through the eyes of an emotional eater

In Dreaming What Ifs Karmyn's husband finds out there is more than he bargained for in being a True Weekend Warrior

LeftCoastOnlooker relives the quest for perfect creme brule.

Beach-lit author, Julie Carobini, got tagged by another blogging chick! Stop by to read about Jesus and the enduring cross.

Mama Duck shares "Posing for the camera & other toddler tales…"

Sma' Talk Wi'T: "Pope Benedict XVI had to weigh who to offend and who to appease. Reading the Pope's explanation, I found myself saying "yes" and agreeing with each of his charges. His decree is a Solomonic solution. Sma' Talk Wi' T opens up in Catering To The Masses"

Pamela at The Dust Will Wait says there is another reason not to do housework: It was officially 110 degrees this week and she only had enough energy left to post a few pictures!

Friday, July 06, 2007

There is a Carnival on Sunday

There is no theme. Email me your description and a link to the post.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #43

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSorry about that, I almost forgot about the Carnival! As you can see we didn't receive many posts, you can submit anything you posted this week, don't be shy :-) Email me your entry. This post will probably sit here all week and you may even get a hit or two :-)

From Talia at Centre for Emotional Well-Being: How useful is children's art as a diagnostic tool?

Mama Duck
presents 13 outdoor birthday food ideas.

In the wake of terrible flooding in Texas, CyberCelt shares where visitors to Texas can check weather, lake and river levels, and road conditions on Texas RV Blog. She asks that you do the same for visitors to your state.

Amanda from following an unknown path discusses the results of a really fun design style quiz. So, what's your design style?

Mary's post talks briefly about a sweet boy with Autism that has learned to use humor to communicate.

Travel Betty: "It's about my climb up Mt. Sinai a couple months back."

Loni: "Here is a post from last week on friends of ours stuck in Cambodia as they are trying to bring their adopted children home after 18 months of no-ends of paperwork and hassles."

Carnival will be up this afternoon

I'm running late this morning so it will have to wait until I return from church. This will give you more time to send me your entry.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #42

We will be having a Carnival next week but there will not be a theme. Email me if you want to be in the Carnival and I will try to add you.

LeftCoastOnlooker was thinking about Flag Day last week.

Swampwitch: "Come Celebrate My Birthday with Me"

Diva blogs about when opportunity knocks

Anne: "Why is it all so complicated?"

Southern Girl: "This is my Father's Day tribute to my dad that I posted last Sunday."

Find out the connection between coffee and creativity at Tasra's blog, Lessons from the Scrapbook Page.

: Meditation improves focus and performance.

Gattina blogs about her new identity card.

CyberCelt shares her thoughts on Father's Day on Advertising for Success blog.

T: Blogs about Father's Day.

Malissa asks for prayer for her sister.

Michelle asks the question, “What’s important to you?” as she reflects upon her recent teaching experience that raised public awareness about the consumption of plastic bags in her statistics course.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

We will be having a Carnival tomorrow

Even if we only have one entry!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks is canceled

I didn't receive enough entries to have a Carnival this week. If I had remembered that it was Father's Day, I would have canceled it earlier.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #41

If you would like to join the Carnival this week, email me and I'll add your entry. We will be having a Carnival every week through the summer, so get your entries in. Since there is no theme, why not submit a post so we can see what you've been blogging about each week.

BTW, we have over 850 blogs on the blogroll now. I spent the last week trying to catch up on the additions but as soon as I add the old bunch, I get a whole new bunch of requests to join the blogroll.

Michelle seeks beauty despite seeing a refinery located on Lake Michigan.

CyberCelt shares the history of Juneteenth in Texas on Texas RV Travel blog.

I'm Just Sayin: "Memories"... "I'm not sure how to describe it, just trying to figure out how to stay connected to my past and still live happily in the present."

Talia Mana: Should babies be tested for predisposition to disease and illness? Ethical and medical consideration of genetic testing…

Anne: A Fable of Three Men and a Baby.

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing posts some thoughts on the debate between Christopher Hitchens (an atheist) and Dr. Mark Roberts (a Christian).

MC Milker writes about Kids meals in Pass the Pistachio Pork- no Kids Menus

Let your compassionate side through when you Buy a book, Feed a child through Julie Carobini's blog all summer long.

Darla gets knocked out by "Knocked Up"

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Carnival Tomorrow

We're having one. No theme.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Modest Swimwear

If you are interested in modest clothes, you may want to check out this post about an interesting line of retro swimsuits.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #40

You guys should know the drill by now. If anyone wants to participate, email me and I will include your entry later today.

CyberCelt shares great trips for parents with children, courtesy of National Geographic, on Texas RV Travel blog.

Mama Duck presents Messy party ideas - part 3

The Artist: "Summer Savings"

Gretchen at Girls Can't WHAT? discusses gender discrimination by explaining "I am worth just as much as HE is."

Talia blogs about how her sleeping disorder got misdiagnosed, "Sleep Disorder Misdiagnosed as mental illness, fibromyalgia, alien abductions!"

Culture expresses itself in many ways big and small. Amanda over at following an unknown path explains culture difference #312--uh, actually, she show us what her Taiwanese keys look like.

Michele at Life Under the Sun blogs about her interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:11-12 which has implications for women theobloggers.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

We are having a Carnival tomorrow

Just a reminder there will be a Carnival tomorrow if I receive some entries :-) You can enter anything you like so it shouldn't be that difficult.

BTW, we now have over 800 blogs on the blogroll but I haven't gone through the it lately so that number is probably smaller. I will be going through it next week and will be removing the dead links.

Also, I'm still trying to clean out my inbox but I keep receiving new requests. I feel like I'm in a sinking ship and I'm trying to bail out the water as fast as I can only to see it come flooding back in twice as fast.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

BTW, I'm back :-)

I've been very busy trying to clear out my inbox. It is such a mess. We keep getting new requests to join the blogroll but I still haven't gotten to the really old ones yet. If you submitted a request to join, patience! I will get to you as soon as possible. Give me a week and if you haven't heard from me, email me.

I had a great break and am ready to get to work and fix some problems that you guys are having with the blogroll. Some of you are loading your sidebar before you posts and this causes your readers to sit there and wait for all of your sidebar bling to load. There's an easy way to fix this and I'm going to try to write a post this week to show you how.

If you are interested in what I did on my blog vacation, go here.

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #40 appears to have been canceled

I guess I should have realized that people might have been busy with Memorial Day weekend plans.

We will be having a Carnival this week. It will be an open Carnival -- no theme.

Carnival of The Blogging Chicks #39 Successful Blogging Tips

Hosted at CoolAdzine for Marketers.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Modest Clothes for Teenagers

By the number of blogs I see that display a modesty icon, I would assume that there are some who would be interested in this.

Just a reminder: I will be off the Internet until Memorial Day weekend. Email will resume then.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Reminder: there is a Carnival on Sunday

We will be having a Carnival this week and the following week, CyberCelt will be hosting both of them. Send your entries to her by noon on each Sunday. Email her at: cybercelt at cooladz dot com

May 20 - CoolAdzine for Marketers -- Tips for Successful Blogging

May 27 - Texas RV TravelC -- What are Your Plans for Summer?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #38

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I know, I'm a week late posting the link to the Mother's Day Carnival at Gretchen's but I'm right on time for Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day to all our mommy bloggers and readers. I hope you enjoy your day. It has to be better than mine: I'm sick and I'm studying for my final (at least I don't have to cook -- we're getting take out).

We will be having a Carnival next week and the following week, CyberCelt will be hosting both of them. Send your entries to her be noon on each Sunday.

May 20 - CoolAdzine for Marketers -- Tips for Successful Blogging

May 27 - Texas RV TravelC -- What are Your Plans for Summer?

Starting on Friday I will be taking a week off from blogging, that includes answering my emails and adding blogs to the blogroll. You can still send my email, I just won't respond until Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mother's Day Carnival

We are having a Mother's Day Carnival this week at Girls Can't Do What? Please email your entries to gretchen at girlscantwhat dot com

I am going to be very busy until the end of the month, if someone wants to host the Carnival, please email me.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Technorati Favorites Exchange

Here's a great idea to promote your blog, Technorati Favorites exchange.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Blogging Chicks Carnival

No Carnival this week but I thought we would have one next week. I'd like to do a Mother's Day Carnival but I'm not sure which Sunday to have it. Mother's Day or the Sunday before Mother's Day. Let me know in the comment section.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #37

Not exactly afternoon, I know. I'm going to be very busy for the next few weeks, so there might not be a Carnival for the next few weeks. If you want to host the Carnival, email me.

Some late additions that I didn't get to last week:

Mama Duck has some 3rd birthday party activity ideas.

Southern Girl: "Blog Fodder asked if there were teachers who'd left an impression on our lives, good or bad -- this is my tribute to two wonderful teachers in my life."

Here are the entries for this week:

Talia asks how we should deal with the mentally ill.

At New Zealand Reality TV there is a review of the first elimination on Dancing With The Stars

At Self-Help Book Reviews there are 312 Sanity Savers for Women

Angel: "What I've been pondering is what happens when bloggers disappear out of cyber space… When Bloggers Evaporate!"

Mama Duck has ideas for a train themed birthday party.

Darla would like to teach some etiquette lessons at Disneyland.

Pamela (The Dust Will Wait) invites you be her neighbor, because It was a Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood.

Christy: "I blogged about the sweetness of life, and the lessons I'm learning about trying to be a superwoman, plus a review of Murder on the Celtic."

Read how Julie at Another Chance Ranch gets stuck at the Den of Sin. Then check out the link in that story, she’s a blogging chick too.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

We are having a Carnival this week

Email me your entry either today or tomorrow morning. The Carnival will be posted tomorrow afternoon. I have a lot of emails to get through, a lot of women are requesting to be added to the blogroll.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Blog is loading slowly

For some reason the blogroll is loading slowly, I suggest you move it to the end of the sidebar or at the bottom of your page. Also, make sure that you load you posts before you load your sidebar. This makes sense even when blogrolling is working perfectly.

But please don't remove it from you blog! :-)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #36

If I forgot your entry, please email me and let me know. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. If you want to submit an entry, email me today and I will include it. There will be a Carnival next week, no theme.

Don't forget that today is tax day (in America) but I think you have until Tuesday to file.

Talia posts a study that says dieting is a waste of time.

Laurel Wreath asks "What is in a name?"

Gretchen: "My 10 year old daughter gets an education" in "Mommy, What is Hooters?"

Christy "For the carnival, I have a book review of Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins and a cute quote by my daughter Mia."

Swampwitch: Early Detection Saves Lives

CyberCelt shares some musings with us on CoolAdzine for Marketers. Leave a comment and you will be automatically entered into her April comment for cash contest.

Another Chance Ranch is debuting the Bovine Babes. You really should check them out.

Find out why Pamela at The Dust Will Wait is singing "Big Girls Don't Cry!."

Thursday, April 12, 2007

There is a Carnival this week

We will be having a Carnival this week but it won't have a theme. Email me your 1 line description and link.

BTW, you might be interested to know that I'm working very hard for the blogroll! We have had an influx of applications and we are currently at 700 blogs on the blogroll.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

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I hope that you all enjoy your celebration today. I've added some more entries to the Carnival. If you have the time, please check them out.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #35 Easter/Passover

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWhat happened guys? Didn't want to blog about Easter yet? If you want to email me something today or this week, feel free and I'll add it. Remember, there will not be a Carnival next Sunday. I'll leave this post up all week so that you can keep checking in to see what's been added. Remember that this Carnival is open to all female bloggers.

CyberCelt shares a heartfelt prayer on Texas RV Travel blog.

Mama Duck has ideas for what to put inside your toddler's Easter eggs this year.

LeftCoastOnlooker shares an Easter poem she tripped across & some thoughts from Ben Hur.

The Pink Flamingo is up and running, with my commentary on Palm Sunday. Needless to say I am in a snarky mood!

Michele of Life Under the Sun blogs about The Unexpected King. She also blogs about what Israel expected and what they should have expected here.

Irene blogs about the tradition in her church of giving an Easter candle to her godchild.

Mercy's Maid: "I wrote an entry about Pilate’s role in the crucifixion of Jesus."

Pamela: Parade of thoughts and Flowers.

Catez has a clip from the Jeus Christ Superstar movie of Yvonne Elliman singing I Don't Know How to love Him - and thoughts on Mary Magdalene, passion, and the reason for love as she meditates on Easter.

Swampwitch: Rye Grass Easter Baskets

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Don't forget that we have a Carnival tomorrow

I've only received one entry. The Carnival is open to all female bloggers and it's an Easter/Passover theme. It doesn't have to be religious since Easter is a national holiday (at least here in America).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

We will be having a Easter/Passover Carnival this Sunday

This Carnival is open to all female bloggers whether you are on the blogroll or not.

Feel free to email me your description and link by Saturday at 12 midnight (EST).

The following week, Easter Sunday, there will be no Carnival.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #34

If I missed your post email me. If you didn't make it this week, I'll probably won't be able to add you but you can send it and I can see what I can do. I'm going to be off the computer the rest of the day since I have a digest due this week. The first two entries are from last week's Carnival that didn't make it in (sorry, guys).

Lindsey at Suspension of Disbelief reviews the movie version of one of her favorite plays - Rent!

Irene: "Please find my favorite (and not so favorite!) TV shows as well as the
recent not-to-be- missed films on my blog."

What does lunchmeat have to do with King Solomon? Catez finds a common thread as she looks at living in community.

My husband and I (city-people that we are!) are one step closer to becoming chicken parents! This post includes links to the kinds of chickens we’re getting in a few months’ time.

Darla confesses why showers wipe the screams away.

MC Milker, The Not Quite Crunchy Parent writes about socially responsible shopping.

Mama Duck has ideas for using toddler energy for a cleaner house.

Malissa shares a funny situation in I look like my Dad.

Laurel talks about the best place to be, when life hits you hard.

CyberCelt asks if you want to eat food with human genes or drink milk from cloned animals on Endangered Spaces, her new environmental blog.

Gretchen asks "What do you have to strive for when you've already been number one? "

The Pink Flamingo is trying to recover from a massive hard drive crash.

Gattina: "I wrote about the 50th anniversary of Europe."

: "Do you worry too much? How to check if you are risk of generalized anxiety disorder."

Terri: "My first carnival submission is an ode to my freezer."

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing blogs about husbands taking their wife's last name when they marry.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

We are having a Carnival tomorrow

There is no theme, so send me the link and a description of any post you want.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #33 Movie/TV Theme

Please email me if you'd like to be added to the Carnival. Next week there won't be a theme.

I've rewritten the requirements page, you might want to read it because I mention the purpose of the blogroll and why I require everyone to display the blogroll.

I also collected all the links to the past Carnivals and put them in the Carnival post (there's a link for it in the menu above).

CyberCelt does not like network television, mostly because of the advertising. Click here to see an example of really poor advertising and, if you are offended as well, take action.

The Not Quite Crucnhy Parent tells Tales of a Fairy Garden

Michele of Life Under the Sun shares a video of Steve Harvey introducing Jesus Christ and why she has a love/hate relationship with TV.

Michelle has a list of the best movie soundtracks. Be sure to check the comments for additional suggestions.

Over at The Pink Flamingo I've listed a few of my favorite movies (it's at the bottom).

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Don't forget that there is a movie/TV Carnival tomorrow

Send me your submissions today!

Previous Post

Ignore the previous post, I decided to use a form to register the new blogging chicks. It gives people a third option to submit their data.

To Join

There's a problem with the forms. I need to find a new way to do them. Email me your url and I will send you the code when I can. It's taking me a month right now to get to them, though I'm trying to make the effort to get to them all this week. We shall see.

My email address: michele dot luts at gmail.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Announcement: A Carnival on Emotional Eating

Talia is having a Carnival on Emotional Eating and is looking for contributions:
I am looking for anything on emotional eating – people’s personal struggles with stress or emotional eating or eating disorders, how they overcame those eating problems and any tips they’d like to share. I’m not looking for general dieting tips as this is covered elsewhere. Instead I’d like to focus on the emotional aspects of eating.

More information on the carnival is here including a link to submit

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #32 Book Theme

If I forgot to add your entry to the list or you want to be added, please email me. Next week's theme is TV and movies: favorites, reviews, or why you don't like them.

After a lifetime of insomnia Talia Mana is excited to find a great book on improving sleep. Read about Good Night's Sleep.

Ann M. writes, "I wrote about what what a dork I was when I worked in publishing."

Debi Martin: Recently Read: Book Reviews

A book meme at smithical

Michele of Life Under the Sun shares her favorite books of the Bible and asks you to share yours.

Gattina: "I have read a book about phobias. Maybe some blogging chicks suffer from blogphobia for this theme?" (warning: graphic graphic)

Owlhaven shares a review of The Mommy Manual

Southern Girl: "The beginning of Savory Sunday, a weekly feature with book reviews and recipes -- something for your mind and tummy."

Gretchen writes, "Have you ever wondered what a guy was thinking? What is going through his mind when he has that look on his face? If these are questions you want answered, pick up a copy of this new book For Young Women Only and get ready for an eye-opening look into the hearts and minds of the opposite sex."

Amanda over at following an unknown path has been lost in the 1600's while reading some awesome historical fiction. She invites us to stop by to make more reading recommendations for her.

The Not Quite Crunchy Parent reviews the Read-Aloud Handbook

Laurel Wreath shares one of her favorite book finds last year that she read during a fall reading challenge.

Who would ever guess that Of Making Many Books is all over this theme? Rebecca invites you to join her in a reading challenge, or to make up your own reading list!

Mama Duck has 13 toddler books

Wanna fun Book Meme? Robin at PENSIEVE is revisiting an oldie but a goodie and she wants to hear YOUR answers!