come join us for dinner

next month i’ll be hosting the appetizer course of a progressive dinner blog carnival! i’ve never been to a progressive dinner until the main host, kilroy, explained it to me. you start out at one house or restaurant to have hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, then move on to a different one for appetizers, and continue moving from place to place all the way through dessert.

that’s the idea behind the soup to nuts progressive dinner blog carnival. this one-time-only blog carnival will be presented in five “courses”, each with a different host. we’re inviting submissions to each carnival now. dinner will be served on wednesday, january 30th.

oh, and if you’re new-ish to the blogosphere, you probably wonder what a blog carnival is. elizabeth gives a good description:

it’s a mini-magazine around a certain topic, or for a certain audience or purpose, where the articles are links to blogs and other resources, contributed by people all over the world.

what i’ll do on my blog here is that we’ll enhance the dinner with conversation. that’s the best part of dinner out, isn’t it? so please, whether you have a blog or not, visit here on january 30 from 6pm to 8pm pacific time, and enjoy lively conversation in our comment area. this is quite exciting – one of the things i have on my blog goals for this year is more reader interaction. for example, i love netchick’s mid-week socializing game, and i can’t wait until i have the time to participate in liz strauss’ famous tuesday open mic. so this dinner gives us all a fabulous opportunity to try it out.

if you have a blog, please feel free to submit one post, per blog, on any subject. please do not use any post more than once. you can participate in 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 courses.

the hors d’oeuvres & cocktails course…
will be served at fear and loathing – the gonzo papers. email your entry for the hors d’oeuvres & cocktails course to kilroy60 at gmail (dot) com. (submission guidelines are below – they’re totally straightforward, don’t worry)

the appetizer course…
will be served at here at change therapy. email your entry for the appetizer course to me at moritherapy at shaw (dot) ca. please have your submissions for the appetizer in by midnight, january 27.

the first course…
will be served at fallen words. email your entry for the first course to Sara at: ilovetowriteSMP (at) yahoo (dot) com.

the main course…
will be served at anja merret – chatting to my generation. email your entry for the main course to anja at anja at hqlondon (dot) net

the dessert …
will be served at fiction scribe. email your entry for the dessert course to jm at sylver1 at tpg (dot) com (dot) au

submission guidelines
your entry should include…
“(-)-> the subject line “progressive dinner”
“(-)-> your name as you want it to appear
“(-)-> the name of your blog
“(-)-> the corresponding url
“(-)-> the title of your post
“(-)-> the corresponding url

if you submit to more than one course or from more than one blog, please send one email each.

the rules are simple…
1. only english language posts
2. no posts that include profanity, or text or pictures of a sexual nature (although, at least if it’s for my blog, there’s nothing wrong if it discusses sexuality in a mature, non-pornographic manner. let’s just say that i reserve the right to accept or reject a post for whatever reasons i deem fit).

23 thoughts on “come join us for dinner

  1. isabella mori

    yes, nancy, it is a bit confusing. so let’s try this again:

    1. you can submit one blog post each per “course”

    2. in ADDITION, this blog here will hold a dinner conversation in the comments area.

    does that help?

    hope you’ll join us!

  2. isabella mori

    yes, nancy, it is a bit confusing. so let’s try this again:

    1. you can submit one blog post each per “course”

    2. in ADDITION, this blog here will hold a dinner conversation in the comments area.

    does that help?

    hope you’ll join us!

  3. Kilroy_60

    Nancy,

    I’m pleased to see you’re interested in joining us for dinner.

    We’d like to introduce you to other bloggers, to provide the opportunity to make new friends. That’s what makes this carnival so unique.

    Isabella’s invitation to chat is great…what we’d like to focus on, of course, is the opportunity to participate in five different carnivals in one day! You can move easily from one to the other as they are all linked.

    The more courses you take part in, the more opportunities you’ll have to connect with other bloggers.

    I’ll look forward to see you at The Gonzo Papers for hors d’oeuvres & cocktails.

    Kilroy_60’s last blog post..In This Season Of Chrishanukwanztivus…

  4. Kilroy_60

    Nancy,

    I’m pleased to see you’re interested in joining us for dinner.

    We’d like to introduce you to other bloggers, to provide the opportunity to make new friends. That’s what makes this carnival so unique.

    Isabella’s invitation to chat is great…what we’d like to focus on, of course, is the opportunity to participate in five different carnivals in one day! You can move easily from one to the other as they are all linked.

    The more courses you take part in, the more opportunities you’ll have to connect with other bloggers.

    I’ll look forward to see you at The Gonzo Papers for hors d’oeuvres & cocktails.

    Kilroy_60’s last blog post..In This Season Of Chrishanukwanztivus…

  5. Janet Riehl

    Yes, I’d love to come to dinner. I’ll even dress for dinner. Are we focusing around a certain topic for the articles we submit? What we learned in 2007? Or? I’m fuzzy on this.

  6. Janet Riehl

    Yes, I’d love to come to dinner. I’ll even dress for dinner. Are we focusing around a certain topic for the articles we submit? What we learned in 2007? Or? I’m fuzzy on this.

  7. isabella mori

    thanks for stopping by, @albert, @nancy and @janet riehl.

    show up whenever you can, nancy! as you’ve noticed, it’s at the same time as the vancouver bloggers meetup. we’re going to have double the fun!

    @janet, ANY topic, ANY post is just fine. this is an anything goes type of event.

  8. isabella mori

    thanks for stopping by, @albert, @nancy and @janet riehl.

    show up whenever you can, nancy! as you’ve noticed, it’s at the same time as the vancouver bloggers meetup. we’re going to have double the fun!

    @janet, ANY topic, ANY post is just fine. this is an anything goes type of event.

  9. David Drucker

    Hi Isabella. Thanks very much for the invitation, and sorry to be so slow in responding. I will do my best to provide what I hope is at least 1 or 2 posts from 2007 that I think might be worth revisiting. (Hmm, come to think of it, this is a dinner party in which all the food are leftovers!) Oh well, here’s wishing that second helpings are still tasty.

    David Drucker’s last blog post..In the Blogger?s Lounge

  10. David Drucker

    Hi Isabella. Thanks very much for the invitation, and sorry to be so slow in responding. I will do my best to provide what I hope is at least 1 or 2 posts from 2007 that I think might be worth revisiting. (Hmm, come to think of it, this is a dinner party in which all the food are leftovers!) Oh well, here’s wishing that second helpings are still tasty.

    David Drucker’s last blog post..In the Blogger?s Lounge

  11. isabella mori

    hi david – good point about the leftovers! but some dishes are better warmed-over.

    or here’s another point of view: they’re such great recipes, they’re worth cooking again.

    and i gotta warn you, this is going to be like a big chinese wedding, or like a potluck at a hippie gathering. there will be so much food … meaning that any and all posts will be acceptable because you never know WHAT appeals to people! (for example, here’s a secret: i like cow brain.)

  12. isabella mori

    hi david – good point about the leftovers! but some dishes are better warmed-over.

    or here’s another point of view: they’re such great recipes, they’re worth cooking again.

    and i gotta warn you, this is going to be like a big chinese wedding, or like a potluck at a hippie gathering. there will be so much food … meaning that any and all posts will be acceptable because you never know WHAT appeals to people! (for example, here’s a secret: i like cow brain.)

  13. inspirationbit

    hmm… I’m sorry, but I’ve read the post, read all the comments, but still a bit confused as to what we’ll be actually writing about – is it anything, on any topic I feel like writing or talking about on my blog (except of course, watching my language)? Or?…

    inspirationbit’s last blog post..Social Media Mega Project

  14. inspirationbit

    hmm… I’m sorry, but I’ve read the post, read all the comments, but still a bit confused as to what we’ll be actually writing about – is it anything, on any topic I feel like writing or talking about on my blog (except of course, watching my language)? Or?…

    inspirationbit’s last blog post..Social Media Mega Project

  15. Kilroy_60

    Let me try to help with any question about what posts are eligible for submission to the SOUP TO NUTS progressive dinner carnival…

    ANY POST you have written can be submitted. It doesn’t matter what the subject matter is or when it was written.

    Believe that there is NO LIMIT of any kind of content. Read through your blog and select ANY POST that you are proud of.

    If you have any question in the world about whether a post is eligible for inclusion email it to kilroy60@gmail.com. I will review it and it will almost assuredly be approved.

    Forget “almost assuredly”…if you want to participate in the carnival submit the post. Submit ANY post.

    Any questions about what posts are eligible?

    Kilroy_60’s last blog post..Do I Owe You An Email Or A Link?

  16. Kilroy_60

    Let me try to help with any question about what posts are eligible for submission to the SOUP TO NUTS progressive dinner carnival…

    ANY POST you have written can be submitted. It doesn’t matter what the subject matter is or when it was written.

    Believe that there is NO LIMIT of any kind of content. Read through your blog and select ANY POST that you are proud of.

    If you have any question in the world about whether a post is eligible for inclusion email it to kilroy60@gmail.com. I will review it and it will almost assuredly be approved.

    Forget “almost assuredly”…if you want to participate in the carnival submit the post. Submit ANY post.

    Any questions about what posts are eligible?

    Kilroy_60’s last blog post..Do I Owe You An Email Or A Link?

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