The New Blog Showcase



On Feb. 21, 2005, Celebrity Cola hosted the New Blog Carnival Showcase Extravaganza No. 2, and I think it turned out rather well.

The New Blog Carnival Showcase Extravaganzas are only intended to feature blogs that are three months old or younger. If your blog is too old for the showcase, you can always trying begging, and if that week’s host is kind, they may let you into the showcase anyway. If not, never fear...

I’ll be hosting a showcase for slightly older blogs at some point in the future; so if you'd like to be included in my “slightly older blogs that people need to read” showcase, drop me an email at brachish [at] However, it might take me many, many months before I actually ever get around to putting that together, so you should definitely give the New Blog Carnival Showcase Extravaganza a shot first.

The general rules and need-to-know links for entering the New Blog Carnival Showcase Extravaganza (aka, the New New Blog Showcase) are below.

To enter my proposed “slightly older blogs that people need to read” showcase, the rules will basically be the same: email me the name of your blog, a brief description of your blog, and links to a few of your favorite posts. Include brief descriptions along with these links, as well. Also, provide a link back to Celebrity Cola and/or a link back to this New Blog Showcase page on Celebrity Cola. Read on . . .


Celebrity Cola hosted the Feb. 21 edition of The New Blog Showcase Carnival, a roundup/contest for new, up-and-coming, and unexposed blogs. (The Feb. 14 edition was hosted by Munuviana.)

For the Feb. 21 Showcase, the following rules applied:

Email brachish [at] and put the word "Showcase" in your subject line. Also, briefly describe your site and why you should be included. We encourage you to send us links to your favorite posts instead of just your site in general... So, if you have particular posts you want us to look at or link to, include the URLs.

You must provide a link back to to be considered for the Feb. 21 roundup . . . The idea being that if everyone links to us that week, we'll get more visitors, so everyone in the showcase (including you!) will get more exposure. Also, it'd be cool if you linked to the Showcase's permanent headquarters, so new bloggers will be able to find it in the future.

And if everyone could quickly link to (or blogroll) a couple of their favorite blogs from this showcase, it'd also be excellent. So share the wealth -- everyone will end up getting more traffic and a better search-engine ranking if they share links with these quality sites (well, I'm hoping we get some quality entries, anyway).

There will be no voting or fighting for "best blog" or anything like that. The Feb. 21 Showcase will simply list off a bunch of Celebrity Cola's favorite new blogs, along with excerpts from, descriptions of, and possibly opinions on the entries -- and anyone who wants to leave comments will be free to do so. If we get a lot of submissions, we'll organize the blogs by category.

I don't have any great prizes to hand out, other than linking to your site in the Showcase article itself, but a few lucky Showcase participants will probably be given semi-permanent links in my sidebar/blogroll. And I have a couple of Gmail accounts to give out ... so if you'd like to compete for one of those, include a note in your submission, and I'll randomly choose some winners.

To volunteer to host a future New Blog Showcase, visit

Get ready! And good luck . . .

1 comment:

KL said...

Please let me know what are the rules for submission? What do we (new bloggers) do? Do we have to show at some conference, etc? Or just submission will be fine? Thanks a lot.