If blogging is a part of your Internet Marketing strategy, one way to optimize your efforts is with Blog Carnivlas.
If you haven’t discovered the world of Blog Carnivals yet, now is the time. If you are wondering what a Blog Carnival is ….. read on. (The following comes directly from www.blogcarnival.com)
A Blog Carnival is a particular kind of blog community. There are many kinds of blogs, and they contain articles on many kinds of topics. Blog Carnivals typically collect together links pointing to blog articles on a particular topic. A Blog Carnival is like a magazine. It has a title, a topic, editors, contributors, and an audience. Editions of the carnival typically come out on a regular basis (e.g. every monday, or on the first of the month). Each edition is a special blog article that consists of links to all the contributions that have been submitted, often with the editors opinions or remarks.

There is so much stuff in the blog-o-sphere, just finding interesting stuff is hard. If there is a carnival for a topic you are interested in, following that carnival is a great way to learn what bloggers are saying about that topic. If you are blogging on that topic, the carnival is the place to share your work with like-minded bloggers.
Blog Carnival is the place to come to find carnivals you are interested in, to submit your blog articles to carnivals where they belong, and to organize and maintain carnivals.
I began testing the waters of Blog Carnivals some time ago and because of the results I am achieving with my Internet Marketing, I wouldn’t consider not using this avenue to increase my reach. Not only do I get my postings into other people’s blogs, I increase my market reach, visibility and credibility. You can do the same.
I also have had the opportunity to meet some amazing bloggers that I have done affiliate and Joint Venture Campaigns with. Had I not participated in the Blog Carnivals I likely would not know many of the bloggers I currently know.
As you think about your Internet Marketing strategies, think about Blog Carnivals. It will be one of the best choices you make.
Kathleen Gage
The Street Smarts Marketer