A Few Quick Announcements

July 22, 2008 at 5:41 pm | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers, Blogosphere | 27 Comments
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So, it is the middle of July and I have two, count them, two submissions for Blog Carnival Five.

That is two people out of almost 2,000 20Somethings. C’mon guys! You guys wanted this theme and Lisa gave it to ya! And it wouldn’t hurt making me look like a good editor if I get more than a few submissions, right?!

So, what is the theme? If you didn’t already know, I’ll let them tell you.

The theme is Summertime. Pretty broad right? 

Let’s review, yet again, how to submit to the Blog Carnival:

Email me at tipptalk@gmail.com:

1. The URL to the Summertime themed post you wish to submit
2. The URL to your 20Something Bloggers Ning page.

We will choose the most well-written posts to showcase on the 20sb Blog for the entire month. If chosen you will get great readership to your blog, exposure in the whole 20something community, and the membership rights into the secret club which is past Blog Carnival winners.

We are working on a secret handshake and everything! You know you wanna join us, don’t you?

If you are not a 20sb and you want to be and you are a twenty-something with a blog, email me and I will invite you to join us!

Deadline for submissions is August 5th at midnight.

Also, I am in the process of updating my blogroll. If you want to be added just drop me a comment and I would love to add you. I also just added a Real Life Friends category so you can read all the people I am around in my three dimensional life. They are all really cool people and great bloggers!

It’s Technically Friday!

July 3, 2008 at 9:01 am | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers | 3 Comments
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Happy technical Friday everyone, well to my American readers anyway. For those of you in other parts of the world I give you permission to take tomorrow off. I will write a note for your boss. Just tell me who to send it to! 

Isn’t a long weekend the best thing ever??

I just wanted to let you know that:

  • Blog Carnival Four Winners are posted on the 20something Blog. Go check them out! Thanks to everyone who submitted to this round of “Good Causes.” Your stories were all very inspiring and heartfelt! I continue to be impressesd by your submissions every month!
  • Lisa will let us know when the next Carnival will be announced so rest assured I will keep you updated.
  • I will be guest-blogging this weekend for the lovely EP. It will be good. I can feel your anticipation.
  • This weekend will be spent with many family and friends and remembering those who serve our country. Take a minute to be kind to and remember our service men and women and thier families!

Happy Fourth!

Blog Carnival Four Reminder

June 17, 2008 at 11:35 am | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers, Blogosphere | 2 Comments
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Hey 20sb!

This is your mid-monthly reminder to sumbit your posts for the Fourth Blog Carnival “Good Causes.”

Are you passionate about a particular cause or organization? Do you volunteer? Or are you aware of an organization and think it needs to be spotlighted? Do you think there is a group that exists to better the world that needs our attention?

Well, this is your chance!

If there is one thing I know about the 20 somethings, it is that we all are passionate about different causes. What gets you fired up and inspired to help change the world?

We want to hear about it!

Email tipptalk@gmail.com:
1. The URL link to the post you would like to submit
2. The URL link to your 20sb profile page

It is that easy to participate. If you are a new member, old member, regular carnival submitter, or first-timer get us your entries today!

Deadline is June 30.

Winners will be posted on the 20Something Blog by July 5.

Help us out! Post this reminder on your personal blog to get your 20something readers involved!

Blog Carnival Four: Good Causes

June 5, 2008 at 9:19 am | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers | 9 Comments
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Hey 20 Something Bloggers!

It’s that time again! Are you ready to bring attention to a cause you are passionate about? Do you volunteer? Do you give? Do you see a need in the world and think, “what a great cause?!” Do you know of a non-profit that needs to be heard about amongst our 20something community?

Tell us about it!

Get the word out about all the good efforts out there that seek to improve our world!

If you are new to the 20sb Blogger community and don’t know about a carnival that is OK!
It is a collection of posts on a specific topic that are submitted to an editor (that’s me) for review and selection. We will feature the best and most well-written posts on the 20sb Blog in a magazine type format.

1. Write a post on the chosen topic
2. Email me at tipptalk@gmail.com with the URL link to your post and the URL link to your 20sb Member Profile Page (you must be a 20sb member to submit)
3. Await the results at the end of the month!

We want your posts! Get to it!

Blog Carnival Three Winners Posted!

May 5, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers | 10 Comments
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Thank you to all for making my first month as Editor so easy and fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your posts!

Results are posted on the 20sb Blog here!

Go check out the latest edition and congratulate the winning authors!

The theme for May has yet to be announced. But stay tuned for more, I am really excited about this upcoming edition!

And that is all that I will say until the powers that be convene!

Blog Carnival Info Continued

April 7, 2008 at 4:28 pm | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers, Blogosphere | 4 Comments
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Our fearless leader Lisa came up with some great examples of post ideas for the theme “Tests.” She must have been getting as many inquiries as I have. Not to worry, we are both self-admittedly “question-lovers”!

We are just stoked you guys are so interested!

Here are just a few examples. Remember guys, think outside the box, be creative, and have fun! Or don’t have fun if it is a serious post, oh, you know what I mean!

Test ideas!
– SATs/ACTs
– pushing your limitations (testing yourself!)
– drivers’ licenses
– feeling tested in your convictions
– testing new waters
– testing a friend
– quiz shows
– you name it!

I loved Danielle’s idea of pregnancy/ovulation tests, this could also include medical tests of any kind.

Such good thinkers you all are!

Calling All 20 Something Bloggers!

April 7, 2008 at 6:00 am | Posted in 20 Something Bloggers, Blogosphere | 12 Comments
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Allright Ladies and Gentlemen I need help.

I have been chosen as the 20Something Bloggers new Carnival Editor and it is my job to now encourage new posts to each edition!

What is a Blog Carnival you say? Well, I am so glad you asked!

A Blog Carnival is a collection of post from a community- like 20sb- that are considered the best and most well-written posts on a particular theme. Those posts are then placed into a “magazine-type” format on the 20 Something Bloggers Blog to be displayed for all in the world to see. People read what you write, they like you, they like your blog, they keep coming back for more good writing. Win, win, right?

Need a visual?

Edition 1 – The Best of 2008 can be found here.

Edition 2 – The theme was “Firsts” can be found here.

So, what do I need from you?

1. Submissions- the theme for this month’s carnival is “Tests”. Any post written on this theme may be submitted.

2. Help Spread the Word – We want everyone and anyone who is a 20sb to participate! They must be a 20 Something Blogger who is on our members list. ( I will check!) If you are not a member and want to be go here and sign up, it is so easy! You can help by posting a small link on your blog to help spread the word. We want lots of people to participate! You can also direct them here to the 20sb forum for more information.

So if you want to submit to the Blog Carnival:

1. Go here

2. Email me your 20sb URL/member name to tipptalk@gmail.com

It is that easy!

Submit away people!

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