What is the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival?
The Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival is a roundup of interesting travel-themed articles and photo essays from all over the web that I host right here on Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Deestination every other Saturday. It’s a fun way to enjoy armchair traveling, while finding interesting blogs to follow. Plus, if you’re a blogger, participating in my carnival helps drive new readers to your blog, while giving your site a healthy inbound link. To view past issues, simply click on the “Traveler’s Show & Tell” link at the top of this page.
How to submit your post to Traveler’s Show & Tell
It’s easy to submit your article to the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival using the handy-dandy blog carnival submission form. Please remember to include your Twitter name (even if you have submitted before). This way I can promote you on Twitter when the edition is published. (Also, if you follow me, I will follow you back.)
Here’s a quick list of what I’m looking for:
Please note: I reserve the right to edit the excerpts I use on this blog. (I would rather fix your typos than put add [sic], for instance.)
But I’m not a travel writer!
While I love getting contributions from travel bloggers, others are welcome, too. Even if your blog is not specifically a travel blog, you might have a post that fits in with the Traveler’s Show & Tell. Submissions about exotic places are great, but a photo essay about your hometown can be just as interesting as a piece about Timbuktu. Maybe your hometown is in Timbuktu!
What makes a travel piece interesting depends more on the mindset of the traveler than the actual place they describe. I have friends who can describe a trip to the grocery store in more fascinating detail than other folks could describe a trip to the moon. It’s all in the telling and/or showing, hence, the name Traveler’s Show & Tell.
What the heck is a blog carnival, anyway?
A blog carnival is similar to an online magazine. The carnival creator chooses which articles to include and which do not fit their theme. For instance, my carnival, Traveler’s Show & Tell, has a travel theme, so when I get submissions titled, “Hot celebrity gossip” I ignore them, unless, of course, it’s a first person account of someone crossing paths with a famous person while on vacation.
Other wonderful travel-themed blog carnivals
The Traveler’s Show & Tell is not the only travel-themed blog carnival out there. There are hundreds of blog carnivals on a wide variety of topics. In fact, at Halloween, I host a blog carnival called True Spooks which is specifically for ghost stories. Check out the Blog Carnival website to find the right blog carnivals for your posts.
Here are a couple travel-themed carnivals I especially enjoy:
Andarin from Byteful Travel hosts the Byteful Travel Blog Carnival.
Sheila Scarborough from Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff hosts Carnival of Cities.