DCENTERS ISSUES CALL FOR CARNIVAL OF AMERICAN SOCCER, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY.
In the wake of this place's birthday, some correspondence with some other SocBloggers our there, and the addition of Throughball.com and Upper 90 to the blogroll, I figure this is now the right time for this idea. I am now at the point where I am sure there are more good blogs on American Soccer than I have time to read. Which means I'm missing good stuff, and I don't like that.
Accordingly, I'm issuing a call for the first ever Carnival of American Soccer. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Blog Carnival is a regularly scheduled event in which one blog post highlights articles on particular topics. The responsibility for organizing a given carnival rotates throughout the blogosphere. There's even a web site dedicated just to tracking blog carnivals.
Accordingly, The DCenters, on April 22, will publish the first Carnival of American Soccer. I'd like to see a Carnival on the 11th and 22nd of each month (11 being a good number for Soccer). Here are the ground rules:
- Anyone who has a blog post dealing with American Soccer (MLS, USMNT, USL, Rec-league, whatever, so long as it related to the USA and soccer...) that they would really like people to read is invited to submit a link to the carnival host(that'd be me for the first one). You do not have to be a soccer blogger to write such a post.
- The host will set a deadline on when to receive links by, usually a day or two before the carnival. I'd like links by April 20, 2006.
- If you are interested in hosting the carnival, please contact The DCenters and I'll try and schedule a time for you to be the Master of Ceremonies. I would prefer sports blogs and soccer blogs ask to be hosts, but this is also open to any blogger.
Hopefully, this will help disperse traffic to many of you and draw attention to new blogs in what is becoming a more crowded area. If you have a soccer blog, and you think this is an interesting idea, I ask you to help spread the word, and to hype each carnival as it makes the rounds through the SocBlog world.
Hope to see you on the 22nd.