Sunday, October 19, 2014

CFP: History Carnival

The next History Carnival is on 1 Nov at The Recipes Project.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

CFP: Carnivalesque

The next Carnivalesque will be at A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life on 25 Oct.

Send nominations for the best blogging on everything pre-modern in the last couple of months via the form.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Changes and Improvements"

If you are a regular user of local bus services (at least in the UK), you will probably be familiar with periodic notices telling you about “changes and improvements to the services” which should more truthfully be entitled “cuts to the service and price rises”. A few changes will be coming to Carnivalesque and History Carnival in the next month or two which will hopefully not be experienced as falling into the latter category (at least, there definitely won’t be any price rises).

They should not affect the actual functioning of the Carnivals, but they are intended to streamline the work of co-ordinating the carnivals - especially their communication channels. They already have this shared blog, and I’m in the process of combining their separate Facebook pages into one. 

They will continue to have separate websites and Twitter feeds. It is likely, though, that the two Twitter feeds will have more shared content, to reach both audiences with slightly less work. There will be some changes to the backend of the websites to simplify managing them together. More visibly, I’ll give the websites’ design a slight refresh but they will continue to have clearly distinct identities. This blog will also get an overhaul at some point.

If I have to admit this is largely for my benefit, I do nonetheless hope that it will bring some improvements for followers. Less time spent on routine news updates and admin hopefully means more time available for slightly more interesting networking and promotion of the history blogosphere. Eg, I want to make more use of the blog, and I’m hoping to do more interesting things with Carnivalesque’s Twitter account: watch this space…

(PS: I will probably break something, somewhere along the line, while doing all this: if anything goes a bit peculiar it’s probably just me hacking stuff. As long as it’s not suddenly advertising this one weird tip for losing weight, don’t worry too much.)

Friday, September 19, 2014

CFP: History Carnival

The next History Carnival is on 1 Oct at History Press Blog.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 Monday, September 1, 2014 Sunday, August 31, 2014

CFP: Carnivalesque

The next Carnivalesque will be at Meshalim/Amthal/Exiemplos on 13 Sep.

Send nominations for the best blogging on everything pre-modern in the last couple of months via the form.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CFP: History Carnival

The next History Carnival is on 1 Sep at Early Modern Medicine.

Please nominate your favourite history blogging during the last month using the form here.

Friday, August 1, 2014