4793333_blogblog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks to other blog articles on the particular topic. (Wiki). Just like real carnivals, blog carnivals tend to move around and get hosted at different sites. Not always but sometimes. Of course, this can mean blog carnivals are hard to find, which is where I come in!

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If you’re like me, you appreciate being able to participate at a carnival for the extra traffic they can bring to your site, reading material on the same topic on other blogs, thus finding new great blogs to read, and improving the overall level of conversation in the blogospehere. That and having a topic already thought out for you to write about can be a blessing on those writer block days!

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Carnivals and MrLinkys are not exactly the same but definitely similar enough for the purpose of this post. I am providing links to each site’s carnival info page or homepage. It’s up to you to either find the date they do the linky/carnival, submit a post on the required form or to the required blog, or subscribe to their feed to make sure you don’t miss an announcement about any upcoming carnivals and the guidelines for participating.

Some of these blogs and blog carnivals are more crunchy than others, but the non-crunchy looking ones accept crunchy lifestyle/recipe posts, so make it work for you! It is also okay to participate in more than one carnival on the same day with the same post. Carnival etiquette just requests that you link to each hosting site in the body of your post. An example can be found here.

Here are some carnivals I like to (and/or would like to) participate in. Most of them run monthly unless otherwise noted. If you know of any other crunchy mom blogger-friendly carnivals please leave a comment and I will link to it here. If you want to get an idea of just how many blog carnivals there are (crunchiness aside) then check out this site for a jaw-dropping experience.

*Side note. I was going to link to a ton of Giveaway linky sites, but there are already so many other blogs that do that. Instead here are a couple of those sites that provide their own round-up of giveaway linkys. These may or may not be completely up to date.

Giveaway Linky Round-Ups

Outnumbered 3 to 1

Mission Mommy (check out her linky post on Mondays for the list)


Handmade Gift Carnival at The Nourishing Gourmet

The $10 Challenge at What I Learned Today

Food, Frugality and Miscallaneous


Living with Food Allergies

Cookie Carnival at Clean The Plate

Gluten-Free Recipes at Wheat Free Meat Free


$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners

Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie

Weekly Shopping Trip (budget shopping) at Grocery Cart Challenge


Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday

Talk To Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace


Works for Me Wednesday at We Are That Family

Real Food Wednesdays at Kitchen Kop


The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platters Carnival

Nourishing Day’s Food Roots

Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life As Mom


Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday

Ann Kroeker’s Food on Friday

Designs by Gollum’s Foodie Friday

Momtrend’s Friday Feasts

Finding Freedom Friday at Cents to Get Debt Free

Food Waste Friday at The Frugal Girl

Frugal Friday at Life As Mom

Natural on a Budget’s Foodie Friday


Healthy Birth Carnival at Science and Sensibility


Subscribe to Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog or Blacktating to receive monthly announcements.


Feminist Carnival

Feminist Parenting Carnival at Mothers For Women’s Lib

Green Moms

Organic Mania


Carnival of Homeschooling

Hands On Homeschool Carnival


Attachment Parenting

Natural Parenting Carnival

Non-Punitive Discipline Carnival

Do you know of any other crunchy mama blogger-friendly carnivals? Let me know so I can link them up! Oh yeah, and don’t forget to bookmark this post for future reference. Stumbles appreciated too!

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8 Responses to “A List of Carnivals For Crunchy Mamas”

  1. #1 Annie @ PhD in Parenting Says:
    December 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm
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    December 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm
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    December 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm
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