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).

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