It’s summer and if you’re like me, you’re already dipping into the ice cream a little too often. My kids love cotton candy and snow cones, the kind you get at fairs and festivals. Yes, it’s that season too.
And who doesn’t love a good carnival?
On that note, I’m very excited to announce a “first” at Signals. In August, Signals will host its first “blog carnival.” Never heard of this before? Neither had I until recently, although apparently online carnivals have been happening for years now.
A blog carnival is essentially an online blogging “party” with many guests who all blog on the same topic and link back to the party host – and, by that, I mean the main blog. There’s no popcorn or cronuts; words and opinions serve as the treats. To some, that’s satisfying enough.
Here at Signals, we think a blog carnival is a wonderful way to approach an interesting topic from a variety of different perspectives. That begs the question: what is the topic? Well, we’re keeping that under wraps for the time being, but I promise that if you like the content on Signals, you’ll like this.
We have invited well-known bloggers in the stem cell community to participate in the blog carnival and we’re open to having new (i.e. unknown-to-us) bloggers join too. They just need to write to me at info(at)ccrm.ca to express interest. And please share this post with your networks, especially if you think someone would like to take part in the festivities.
So, to whet your appetite for the awesome stem cell-related blog carnival to come, I bring you some other great science blog carnivals for you to consume in the meantime. Bon Appétit.
- One reason scientists and science writers want to talk about Game of Thrones – SciLogs
- Why a bunch of science writers are writing about a fictional planet [Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker, etc.] – SciLogs
- What was the most important story in your field in 2014? – Science Borealis
- Dino documentaries, paleo art tips, why dinosaurs matter and more – Smithsonian.com
Feel free to comment below on what you think of this idea, or if you have a great future topic to suggest.
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