Nikita Cat, here, with some very important news.
The Carnival of the Cats is a weekly roundup of cat-related posts on weblogs, in America, and around the world, who choose to submit a post for inclusion.
For us Cat Bloggers the Carnival is a chance to discover blogs we might never have heard of, on subjects of all kinds, and you can learn more about the carnival, and how to participate, here.
The 300th Edition of this fabulous resource is up next, at the Home of the Carnival, just as as a Crisis arises that could hamper its continuation in 2010.
As Mog reports:
Only two hosts have stepped up for hosting next year.
We need more if it is to continue.
Email mog(at)catblogosphere.com if you want to host it. Thanks.
I will be re-enlisting, and I hope others will as well.
Oh, and put in the dates you want to host it, that helps immensly.
What is that, you ask?
I'll let Othello explain...
Weekend Cat Blogging Roundup wuz started by a Clare at Eatstuff.net so the weekend cat bloggin wuz a speshul fing an not a dailee fing. Clare is no longer postin to her bloggy, but Sarah and Tiggy and ofurs kept it goin. Lotsa WCB folkses are peeple who just blog bout their kitties they luvs on the weekends. But we cats haf started joinin in too and they’s maded us furry welcome.
ANY cat post speshully wif pikshurs can be in WCB.
Here’s an exampul:
If I wuz KC and wanted to do it and put in my Formerly Feral Furriday post that KC posted tooday, heere’s what I’d put in the comments:
Pleeze add me to WCB.
I’s hafin a grate time nappin in my box.
My linky is http://missyblueeyes.blogspot.com/2007/01/former-feral-friday.html
Or efun just ask to be added is ok.
It’s furry nice to linky back to the WCB hostin site of the week, and it’s lots and lots appresheeated (speshully cuz it helps folks see all the WCB posts) but yoo don’t gots to advertize. Please also linky to the Weekend Cat Blogging skedule page too, so’s peeple n cats can find their way.
Othello's human, Mamma Astrid, continues:
As she said it was mainly an event started by Foodbloggers and some other bloggers like Amar and Luna and slowly merged into the catblogger community.
Originally people who blog about other things during the week blogged about their cats on the weekend (Friday,Saturday or Sunday) and shared their link with the host of the week by leaving their link in the comments at the hosts blog (linking back to the host). The host would write up some nice words about each entry and post it.
This is where I - Momma Astrid - coem from: the boys did not have a blog of their own. I startef to blog about them on my foodblog for weekend cat blogging and when I found the catblogosphere years later the boys got their own blog.
hope that helps a bit :o)
Reading comments to announcements about the need for hosting I see there are many new Cats, and their humans, discovering Blogging and they are just now discoving the Carnivals.
Because I don't blog eveyday, and don't have a blog of my own, just a section of Musings itself (You can see all my posts of the last 2+years at Nikita's Place), and the traffic for this blog as a whole is puny in comparison to the best CatBloggers out there, I do not know how many will see this post, but I hope it helps.
As for me I will be re-enlisting, big time, for the Carnival, and will help with the WCB if they will have me. ;-D
I also hereby make an early New Years Resolution to blog much more in 2010.
I already have some ideas. ;-D