This week, Bean Sprouts has been featured in the following blog carnivals:
Make it From Scratch included Zen and the Art of Mowing the Lawn
124th Festival of Frugality included Slow Cooker v Pressure Cooker - Nutrients
Carnival of the Green #127 included I Believe...
Green It included Gardening Leave
Why mention this? Four reasons:
1. It's good blogging etiquette to link back to blogs that link here. I don't always link back when someone links to me, but when I can incorporate a trackback into an informative blog post, I like to do so.
2. I like to support blog carnivals. I think they serve a useful purpose - many useful purposes actually. And so many of them seem to fizzle out after a few months, it's worth supporting the good ones.
3. If you're interested in what I write here on Bean Sprouts, you'll probably be interested in one or more of these carnivals because our interests overlap. Go and read them and see.
4. If you blog about one of these topics you should know these carnivals exist, and you should consider submitting your best posts to the relevant carnival. You might even think about hosting a carnival. It's hard work, but it is good fun. Whether you submit to a carnival or host one, it bumps up your readership for the week. It also boosts the number of sites that link to you. And (most importantly) it puts you in touch with other blogs and other posts that relate to your own topic.