March 9, 2010
I have outgrown the need to rearrange, though I still do it occasionally. When it comes to blogging, though, I find that I love making changes. I apologize if it confuses you, my readers, but I hope my changes are improvements. This change has to do with the weekly blog carnival. Don’t get nervous, it’s only a name and button change.
About a year ago, I started the carnival with the name “What’s for Dinner Wednesday.”
The idea was to link up gluten-free dinner ideas. The problem was that it confused people. They often thought it was supposed to be about what you were actually having for dinner on Wednesday, rather than just a carnival that takes place on Wednesday. I also decided I wanted people to be able to link to gluten-free ideas for eating any time of day. Those factors contributed to the name change of “What can I eat that’s gluten free?”
The thing I love about that name is that everybody asks themselves, “What can I eat?” When you have to eat gluten-free, it is an even harder question to answer. What I don’t love about the name is that it is rather long for a carnival, and it doesn’t remind people what day the carnival takes place. So, I have decided to once again do a little rearranging and change the carnival name to “Gluten-Free Wednesdays.” Along with the name change, I have a new carnival button. (Of course that's a gluten-free muffin in the picture!)
One other small change is that I have been keeping Mr. Linky open the entire week. Almost everyone adds their link on Wednesday, therefore links that get added later in the week are often overlooked. I usually put my post up Tuesday night and will now be closing the links sometime on Thursday. I think that gives people plenty of time to add their link, and anyone who misses it can wait till the next week. The themed weeks such as last week’s soup challenge I will keep open longer.
Once again, nothing big is changing, just these three things:
- Name change to Gluten-Free Wednesdays
- A new button
- Mr. Linky closes on Thursday
I don't understand what you mean here. What do you mean to link to the carnival site and even older posts and you won't delete the links, though some people rightfully do this? I'm just confused and didn't understand this last paragraph.
Some people who host carnivals will delete the link if the post doesn't link back to their site, or if it only links to the person's home page rather than a particular post. If you still don't understand, send me an email and I can go into more detail. GlutenFreeHomemaker (at) gmail (dot) com.
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Subscribe to Posts [Atom]