Goal: Contribute to a Blog Carnival!

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 2

Many bloggers would like to expand their readership for the New Year! If you are proud of your work, then this is only natural. Moreover, as a new blogger you might have some posts you are proud of, but hardly received the traffic you would have liked. Unfortunately, many of your new readers will probably never read through your former readings. For this reason, I like to contribute to various blog carnivals. Each carnival is hosted on a blog. The host features various blogs from different bloggers that fit a category, topic, or theme. The host will highlight favorite parts of the post. Sometimes, only a few are selected.

How to Contribute

To accomplish this task do the following:

  • Visit the education category of the blog carnival. Browse through each to enter the ones you would like.
  • Fill out the submission form with the necessary details. Here are links to submission forms of some of my favorite education blog carnivals:
    • ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival– the next one will be hosted here! Submit any post related to helping English language learners or closing the achievement gap for English language learners.
    • The Edge of Education–  hosted by We Teach, We Learn. Submit any post which features your edgy teaching methods!
  • If you do not have a blog, then leave a comment instead on one of the carnivals. You may find some new blogs you like!

Upcoming Carnival on this Blog

Why not contribute a post to the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival that will be hosted by Teacher Reboot Camp? The deadline is January 30th. I will host the next one and Karenne Sylvester at Kalinago English: Teaching Speaking Using Technology will host the following one on April 1st.

Contribute your post by using this simple submission form. For more information or to host a future ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival, please visit Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day!

If you would like more ideas to create a post, please visit the previous 14 editions of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival here.


Contribute a post to a blog carnival! If you do not have a blog, then visit a blog carnival and leave a comment.

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This is goal 2 of this series! If you’d like to join the challenge, please read this post!

Don’t forget to leave a comment that you accomplished this goal using the hashtag #30Goals!

What is the best carnival you have read? Why did you enjoy it so much? Please leave a link!

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations


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