The 26th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up at A Shiny New Coin. A Shiny New Coin has done a fabulous job putting it together. It’s an epic, crammed full of feminist posts written by down under bloggers. Pour yourself a glass of wine, or make yourself a nice cup of tea, or coffee, and head on over there to while the evening away with feminist goodness.

Remember to keep on submitting posts to the carnival. I’m going to be hosting the August edition here, so I need your posts! You can send them in via the carnival submission form, or send them direct to me at my hotmail address, where I use dfr141 as my handle.

While you are thinking blog carnival thoughts, think about whether you would be able to host the carnival at your blog. Lauredhel has hosts for the next two carnivals (that would be me, and then Caitlinate at The Dawn Chorus), but after that there’s no one listed to host it. It takes a bit of work, but it’s not onerous, particularly if you keep on top of it during the month. I’ve hosted a few carnivals, and I find that the easiest thing to do is to look at the submissions as they come in, then file the ones I’m going to include (virtually everything bar the spam) in a special folder in my hotmail account. Towards the end of the month, I start writing the carnival, grouping the posts and putting a few words around each link. It’s fun, and with a bit of organisation, it doesn’t even take all that much time. Plus it’s a great contribution to feminist blogging down under. There are other carnivals about the place, but many seem to fold after a year or so, or even less. DUFC is well into its third year now, and it would be good to keep it going strong. If you think you could host it, send Lauredhel a message at her gmail account, where she uses lauredhelhoyden as her handle. And check out the carnival home page, to see the list of all the fabulous women who have hosted the carnival already, some two or three times.


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