Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Carnival is coming to a blog near you!

On Tuesday this week I hosted an event to encourage more people who work for emap - the company I work for - to blog. (see Never Mind The Bloggers). Alan Moore and Euan Semple did the inspiring.

As a result, we now have around 20 bloggers (and that number growing by the day) feeling the joy of the network (or just plugging away waiting for someone to connect).

So to support them - and celebrate their achievements - colleague Dan Thornton has come up with the genius idea of launching a weekly Carnival of the Emap Bloggers. It's an idea like the Carnival of the Mobilists that Faster Future has benefited from in the past.

The Carnival will be hosted by a different emap blogger each week - and the selection of posts that blogger highlights will be entirely their own choice - provided the post in question comes from a fellow emap blogger. They are, of course, at liberty to link to anywhere they wish on any other occasion.

I'm really looking forward to the first.

Please offer your support. These are green shoots in need of care and attention!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh. Good idea!

    We use Yahoo Pipes to watch "kibs" (Key Influencing Blogs) in different verticals so that our social media bloggers have inspiration what to write about... but, of course, the beauty of your idea is not only that you get inspiration but also the encouragement to blog.

    One of the ideas I've been toying with is adding a pligg/digg like system to our intranet to let people vote for blogs, forums, any URL that they like but a concern is that that's far less blackberry friendly than our current "scoop" email system. However, with a company the size of EMAP I would imagine that a vote/filtering system for blog posts might well help busy people check out those 'need to know' posts.


The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?