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New Contest: Blog Carnival I

May 10, 2011

Want to join me on a carnival?

A blog carnival, that is!

What’s that? How does it work? Well, since we have so many great artists with blogs, I thought it would be fun for everyone to participate in an organized “carnival” – meaning, I give you a general topic to blog about, and a deadline to do so. At the end of the deadline, as the host I’ll put up a master post of links to everyone’s blog posts, and all us peeps can go and have a gander, comment, rate, share, etc. In addition, every participant will share the master list on their own blogs, thus spreading the love. Got it?

This is a great opportunity for exposure that shouldn’t be missed!

The carnival starts tomorrow (May 11) and runs until May 24. Everyone who participates will get a cool GCU Community All-Star, and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMAZON.COM!


To participate, write a blog post about summer – it could be anything summer related, from childhood or present family memories, to a recipe for a summery lemon cake, to a summer themed painting. Use your imagination! Included in your post must be links to 3 cards at GCU – yours or another artist’s (using the Sell This Card tool earns you commission on new customer sales) that have a summer theme (like a pool party invitation, a beach photograph, a picture of a watermelon slice, a summer holiday like Fourth of July – again, use your imagination).

Leave a comment on this blog with the URL of your blog post (or email me directly). On May 24, I’ll post the carnival master list. Everyone is encouraged to visit the participating blogs, leave comments, and generally have a good time.

Oh, I’m not forgetting about the Squidoo lensmasters lurking around here… a new Squidoo lens on a summer topic with minimum 3 links to GCU cards (you can include up to 9) will also be considered eligible for the prize.

Now go out and celebrate summer in the best way – and maybe you’ll be the hottest winner in town!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2011 12:12 pm

    How Exciting, Here is mine!
    Good luck Everyone, I am looking forward to reading all the lenses.

  2. May 10, 2011 1:39 pm

    GREAT…something to FOCUS on today!

  3. May 10, 2011 1:41 pm

    BTW…nothing like a real DEADLINE!

    • May 10, 2011 2:25 pm

      And I’ve already gotten 2 entries! Nothing like a little pressure, either. πŸ™‚


  4. May 10, 2011 2:15 pm

    Am not sure if this is too short a blog post, but here’s my Summertime at GCU contribution:

    Cheers πŸ™‚

    • May 10, 2011 2:24 pm

      You’re in, you early bird, you! Love the daisies and bees card, Mariana. It’s very pretty.


  5. May 10, 2011 3:11 pm

    This is great! We appreciate all of your work, creativity, humor and fun ideas. Here’s my blog post:

  6. SunAtNight permalink
    May 11, 2011 1:49 am

    Here’s another article/blog post:

  7. May 11, 2011 4:58 pm

    Love to TWEET stuff too!! Here’s my Twitter link, thanks so much!


  8. May 11, 2011 8:32 pm

    Here’s mine! πŸ™‚

    Father’s Day = the start of summer, right? πŸ˜‰


    • May 12, 2011 9:35 am

      Sure, Cindy – it’s in June, so I’ll stretch a point. I love that humorous Father’s Day card you featured. Very funny!


      • May 13, 2011 7:20 pm

        It looks like Blogger is having some major technical difficulties. 😦 My post (for this contest) has disappeared (in case anyone tries to visit the link above). If Blogger doesn’t put it back up, I’ll have to rewrite it and get the three card links again. 😦

        Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

  9. May 11, 2011 8:50 pm

    My link for Blog Carnival.
    Discontent For Summers Past at
    Thank you

    • May 12, 2011 9:33 am

      Very nice post, Maryann! Love your integration of video, too. You’re in the carnival drawing, thanks!


  10. May 15, 2011 10:59 pm

    I’ve created a post that I would like to add to the contest.

    • May 16, 2011 5:52 am

      OK, you’re in! Thanks for playing with us in the carnival!


  11. May 20, 2011 12:23 pm
    I have joined the carnival. I have a star from the last contest and have no idea how to get it on my blog sidebar. Any suggestions?

  12. May 20, 2011 6:28 pm

    Thank you so much!!

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