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Blog Carnivals: SurgExperiences, Brain Blogging and Health Wonk Review

Blog Carnivals have been around for years…. Wikipedia defines the term:

Blog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks links to other blog articles on the particular topic. There are many variations, but typically, someone who wants to organize a carnival posts details of the theme or topic to their blog, and asks readers to submit relevant articles for inclusion in an upcoming edition. The host then collects links to these submissions, edits and annotates them (often in very creative ways), and publishes the resulting round-up to his or her blog”.

“Many carnivals have a home page or principal organizer, who lines up guest bloggers to host each edition. This means that the carnival travels, appearing on a different blog each time”.

Here are just three examples of recent postings on health-related blog carnivals:

  • SurgExperiences is about all things surgical, and the current 7th carnival edition is now available on Vitum Medicinus (another great medical student blog). To read previous versions of SurgExperience carnivals… click here.
  • Brain Blogger is a project of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). That site hosts the Carnival edition of Brain Blogging, defined on the site as: “a semi-monthly blog carnival that aims to review posts related to the brain and mind that go beyond the basic sciences into a more human and multidimensional perspective.”
  • Health Wonk Review states that it “is a biweekly compendium of the best of the health policy blogs. More than two dozen health policy, infrastructure, insurance, technology, and managed care bloggers participate by contributing their best recent blog postings to a roving digest, with each issue hosted at a different participant’s blog“.
  • To view a directory of all types of carnivals, check out Blog Carnival.

One response to “Blog Carnivals: SurgExperiences, Brain Blogging and Health Wonk Review

  1. Jeffrey October 29, 2007 at 10:39 PM

    thanks for the shout out. its actually the 7th edition, just that its named 107. 🙂

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