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Disney Blog Carnival #19 -- March 29, 2011

Welcome to the March 29, 2011 edition of the Dismarks Disney blog carnival! Thanks to all of you who participated!

Submissions for the next blog carnival are due April 23, 2011! Click Here To Submit.


Disney Food

  • Disney Food Blog presents Top 5 Disney Snacks to Take Home From the Parks
  • A WORLD VIEW presents African-inspired Boma is simply a “must visit” when you are at the “World”.
  • WDW for Grownups presents Review of Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village.
  • Cooking With Mickey presents Cooking With Mickey Episode 12: Strawberry Soup

  • Trip Planning and Advice

  • The DVC Mom presents Traveling to Disney with Chronic Pain
  • Burnsland Blog presents Polynesian Resort / What to Do in Florida?
  • MiscFinds4u presents Don't Miss the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival! Scents and Sights Galore!
  • Disney World Basics presents Start Planning for Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2011
  • AKL Resort presents Animal Kingdom Lodge Hidden Mickeys
  • Disney Caribbean Beach presents Caribbean Beach Resort Transportation Tips
  • Pop Century Site presents Best Rooms to Request at Pop Century
  • Wilderness Lodge Site presents Fort Wilderness Carriage, Wagon, and Sleigh Rides

  • Experiences and Opinions

  • Oh Amanda presents Disney Social Media Moms {Day 1}
  • Web Watch by Web Gangsta presents Proof that waiting on line at Disney parks can be miserable
  • Sharing Travel Experiences presents Cruising with Disney? Awesome
  • WDW Fan Zone presents Grownup Getaway
  • Magical Kingdoms Disney Blog presents Visiting the Disney Vacation Club Open House
  • The Canadisney Blog presents Blogorail - Disney World Bucket List
  • The Disney College Blog presents Keys to the Kingdom
  • Makin' Memories presents Nightly Entertainers on the Boardwalk -- Part 2
  • Mousesteps presents MouseSteps - 3/25 Magic Kingdom Update - Adventureland Bridge, Fantasyland, Haunted Mansion Audio-Animatronics
  • That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Dismarks Disney blog carnival using our carnival submission form. The next blog carnival will be posted on April 26th, with submissions due on April 23rd.
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    Disney Blog Carnival #11 - October 11, 2010

    Welcome to our eleventh installment. If you missed the previous ones you can check them out:

    If you'd like to submit to the next carnival, the deadline is October 23rd; it will go up on the 26th.

    Click Here To Submit

    History and Information

    Food

    Trip Planning and Advice

    Experiences and Opinions

    Products and Reviews

    That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of dismarks disney blog carnival using our carnival submission form.

    Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

    Our New SIdebar Addition

    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know about the new addtion to the sidebar.

    Here at DisMarks we've never really worried much about advertising, but we've always been big on community. When we were approached by Maingate Ads, a small, Disney-fan run company that finds ads for things Disney fans will enjoy and benefit from, we thought it was a great opportunity to support our community while helping to defray some of the costs of running DisMarks. We think they're aesthetically pleasing and don't disrupt the flow of the site, so we don't expect any deterioration of user experience. We hope you agree.

    Thanks again to everyone for their ongoing support.

    The DisMarks Team.

    Blog Carnival #5: June 15th, 2010

    Welcome to our fifth installment. If you missed the previous ones you can check them out:

    We changed up the categories a little bit this week, but we continue to get great submissions. Thanks to everyone for participating and don't forget to submit to the next edition. Submissions are due by July 3rd and we'll publish it on July 5th.

    Click Here to Submit to the Next Carnival

    Trip Planning and Advice

    Information and History

    Experiences and Opinions

    Entertainment and News

    Disney Blog Carnival #4 - May 25, 2010

    We have reached the fourth installment of the Dinsey Blog Carnival. Here are links to the prior issues:

    If you weren't able to submit a post to this edition, the next Disney Blog Carnival will be posted on June 14th, with a deadline of June 12th for submissions.


    Click Here to Submit to the Next Blog Carnival

    Design and History


    Opinion and Experiences

    Food

    Disney Blog Carnival #3 - May 4th, 2010

    Welcome to the third installment of the Disney Blog Carnival! If you missed the first two issues, here they are:

    If you weren't able to submit a post to this edition, the next Disney Blog Carnival will be posted on May 25th, with a deadline of May 22nd for submissions.

    I'll be asking some of the people who have volunteered to host if they're willing to do so next week. If you're interested in hosting be sure to let me know! If you just wish to participate:


    Click Here to Submit to the Next Blog Carnival

    Opinion and Experiences

    Food

    Disney Blog Carnival #2 - The Sequel!

    Like any good sequel, we have many of your favorite bloggers back as well as some new characters! We want to thank everyone for participating again.

    If you missed it be sure to check out the first blog carnival published two weeks ago -- some great reads there!

    Food

    Tips and Planning


    Opinion


    History and Information

    If you'd like to participate in the next Disney Blog Carnival, simply submit one of *your* most recent Disney-related blog posts or articles by May 1st to be included in our May 4th Blog Carnival! Click Here to Submit to the May 4th Edition, (May 1st Deadline)

    Also, we know that several bloggers have shown interest in hosting the Disney Blog Carnival (yay!). If you're still interested and would like to host the May 4th carnival, please email me here for more information!

    Inaugural Disney Blog Carnival

    Welcome to the first edition of the Disney Blog Carnival. If you're not sure what a blog carnival is you can read this post, but ultimately this is just a collection of great posts about Disney. Thanks to everyone who participated, we were very pleased with the turnout. Many bloggers have contributed to this first edition, so let's get going:

    Food

    Tips and Trip Planning

    Disney History

    Personal

    Trip Reports

    Opinion

    Next Edition

    We've decided that having the Carnival post on Tuesdays is probably a better day, so we're shooting for submissions for the next edition to be in by April 10 for a post on April 13. Also, the next edition will be hosted on DisMarks, but if you'd like to be considered for the host after that be sure to let us know.

    Here's the link to submit to the next edition.

    Disney Blog Carnival

    For those interested in participating in the Disney Blog Carnival, here's a whole bunch of information to help you understand what it is, how it works, and why you might want to participate.

    What's a Blog Carnival

    A blog carnival is simply an online "event" to which bloggers in the same topic area submit a post. The carnival then provides a link to all of those blogs that should be of interest to carnival readers. It provides some good exposure to all participating blogs.

    Click here to hear more about the benefits of participating in or hosting a blog carnival.

    How Does It Work?

    Here's a quick breakdown of how the process works for those unfamiliar with it:

    • Each contributor writes a post and submits it to the carnival using this form.
    • The host, who will likely be a different blogger each week, creates a new "official blog carnival" post on their site. This post has a link to all the carnival submissions and summaries of their posts.
    • Once the host's post is up, all of the carnival entries now link to it.

    We're done! Now everyone who reads any of the carnival posts can follow the link to the central post to learn about all the other carnival posts.

    By doing this, each of the participants gets exposure from all of the other participants as well as the host. It is also beneficial from a search engine ranking perspective.

    Hosting the Carnival

    DisMarks will host the first carnival(s). As soon as we have enough consistent participants, we'll do a rotating hosting schedule. If no one wants to host a particular carnival, DisMarks will host. We'll also link to all the compilation carnival posts from here, so we have them all stored in one place.

    Great, How Do I Get In?

    Use this form to submit a post you'd like to be considered for the next carnival. Right now we'll do free form topics, but once we have it rolling we may start doing a "suggested topic" for the week.

    The First Carnival

    We'll have the first carnival on Friday, April 2nd. This means all submissions should be in by Tuesday, March 30th. If you're' not ready, don't worry you can catch the next week's carnival. We'll update this space to let you who's hosting each week and when your submissions are due.

    More DisMarks Improvements

    We're testing out some new improvements to DisMarks, let us know what you think:

    • Added TweetMeme buttons both upcoming and promoted DisMarks. This way you can tweet about DisMarks you think are good with only one click. Please do Tweet about your favorite stories to help spread the word about DisMarks.
    • We've added a "Share on Facebook" button as well. You can only see this in the detail view of the story. Please use this as well as it helps promote DisMarks as well as the story..
    • Posting promotions to both the Twitter account and Facebook. As you probably know, whenever a story is promoted, we tweet about it. Until now, however the Facebook page didn't receive any love. We felt like our Facebook fans were getting short shrift, so now they both should get updates. If this was keeping you from following us on Facebook, no more need to wait!
    • Switched from TinyURL to bit.ly as our URL shortener. This won't mean much to most of you, but it has some nicer features.

    Please let us know if any of these are annoying or if you have any further suggestions!
    Thanks,
    Jordan