If you haven't come across this new trend yet, let me introduce you to the concept of Blog Carnivals. A carnival is new way of linking blogs of a similar topic in a sort of online community. The organizer of the carnival selects a topic and a date. Other bloggers send in their posts on that topic. The organizer then posts all the links with a little commentary and everybody has lots of fun.
For example, this blog was listed on Boston Cocktails' Carnival of Drinking yesterday.
On a more serious side, I am organizing the Carnival of the Decline of Democracy. From questionable election results to collecting the phone records of every law-abiding citizen, we have recently witnessed a massive erosion of our civil liberties and freedoms. Some would say it's just a matter of time before elections are cancelled for our own protection. This "carnival" will link to those blog posts that best chronicle the decline of American democracy.
The deadline for entry into the first edition of this carnival is tonight, midnight, June 1! Click here to use the easy-submit form to enter the carnival!
Learn more about blog carnivals at blogcarnival.com.
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