Thinkin’ ’bout Yarnival! (and other things)

Saturday, January 27th, 2007
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Mostly MittensY’know that book various bloggers have been talkin’ ’bout that’s hard to find and really expensive to order? Guess what I’m looking at right now! Oh yeah baby, those two previous sentences describe the very same delicious book of mitten patterns. Mostly Mittens by Charlene Schurch. Boom shakalaka.

Remember when I couldn’t find my camera a few days ago? I’ve been doing lots of knitting (version 2.0 of my Dad’s Rule 30 scarf and a few cute hats), but now my camera’s batteries have run out and I can’t find my charger. I will find it again! Hopefully. For now, you’ll have to settle for pictures of Pokemon.

I’ve been thinking about how to make Yarnival! easier to navigate, and I have decided two things:

  1. I’ll be keeping a master list (not available yet) of every Yarnival issue on this blog. It’ll appear on the sidebar somewhere; I’ll figure out where to put it later.
  2. The next issue and all forthcoming issues will include a rule (nay, strongly suggested guideline) that if your post is accepted into an issue, you must either a) post a link to the carnival issue in question or b) repost the carnival links in their entirety (by that I mean the entire body of the current issue). I like the second because the reposting means there’s one less click between the reader of a blog and the carnival articles, but some editors may not like this option because it distributes their content and no longer drives traffic to their site. I like the first option better.

Anyone have any opinions?

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6 Comments to “Thinkin’ ’bout Yarnival! (and other things)”

  1. Okay with me… but I have to figure out what you just said. I understand posting a link but the difference between the 2 you just said… well my brain couldn’t process it. But I don’t mind linking back to the Yarnival issue in question.

    Comment by
    Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 27, 2007 @ 4:58 pm
  2. Oh BTW, I found that book a few days ago also and bought it!

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 27, 2007 @ 4:58 pm
  3. Have you seen this one Eve?

    Hats On! by Charlene Schurch

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 27, 2007 @ 5:04 pm
  4. Sounds good to me.

    Comment by Carol
    January 27, 2007 @ 7:13 pm
  5. I’ve actually wondered why there isn’t a button or something for Yarnival contributors to put in their sidebars.

    I also think a central archive is a great idea. Maybe each successive issue should include links to the previous ones, sort of like a moving archive.

    Comment by Liz K.
    January 27, 2007 @ 10:55 pm
  6. Hey, Eve! My prize arrived yesterday, which was super. Thanks again!

    I have a Yarnival button on my blog, but it goes to the site where you submit posts. I agree that having each blogger whose article appears in Yarnival add a link at the bottom of the chosen post that says something like, “Back to Yarnival!” is a good idea. Having Yarnivalians repost the entire Yarnival post doesn’t jive with me, because the editor probably put a lot of work into the writing, and having it appear on another person’s site may make folks feel like their writing’s being appropriated.

    Comment by JulieFrick
    January 30, 2007 @ 10:10 am

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