Thursday, November 11, 2010

Important COG Reminder

Call for Submissions! As I mentioned in a previous post, I am asking all who have participated in past editions of the COG to participate in the 100th edition. It's a FAMILY REUNION! There will not be the usual cap of 30 submissions for this edition. Instead there will be a floor of 100! I will not attempt to write comments nor choose a featured author this time around. I'm asking all of you to help me out here and make my dream come true. I would like to have 100 or more submissions from my friends, my COG family members, for this 100th edition. It's a tall order, yes. It hasn't been done before and therein lies the challenge. Can it be done? Only your time and efforts will determine that. I know there are many more than 100 authors who have participated in the previous 99 editions of the COG. I need at least 100 of you to step up and write a blog post to submit to the COG to make my day, my week, my month, and my blogging career. I don't know how many past participants are reading this edition so I'm hoping you'll help me get the word out. Please share this info on FaceBook, Twitter, GeneaBloggers, Second Life, your own blogs, mainstream media, the 4 major TV networks, genealogy conferences, and wherever past COG participants may gather!

And the topic for the 100th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is... "There's one in every family!" Bring your stories of colorful characters, unique heirlooms, mouth-watering recipes, most dearly beloved pets, whatever! Interpret as you like. Every family has "special" individuals, you know, the ones with a green thumb, the black sheep, the lone wolf, the blue-ribbon cook, the story-teller, the geek! I know you have treasured recipes and amazing heirlooms you've yet to share! Tell us about them and become a part of history in the 100th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy! The deadline for submissions is December 1st.

Submit your blog article to the 100th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Please use a descriptive phrase in the title of any articles you plan to submit and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blog carnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

In the 7 days since the 99th edition of the COG was published I've received 3 posts. Come on folks, get writing!


  1. I will absolutely send you a post! I've missed doing the Carnival - now I just need to choose a colorful ancestor :)

  2. I have read about the Carnivals but never have written. I suppose the reason is that I do not know exactly what is expected, what to include and how do it.

    There are a lot of bloggers out there with good stories and information and I can not be the only one hesitant in writing for a Carnival.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  3. I can not get to the submission form. link is not working. Help

  4. May I participate even though I have never participated before?

  5. Hi Jasia: I wrote it and then discovered the CoG link is down. But I do want you to know I contributed to your dream. Thanks so much for your work and encouragement through the years, Jasia. I've loved learning about Michigan, Detroit, Poles, Catholics, etc, etc.


  6. Please don't hesitate to join us in writing for the COG 100! All you have to do is write an article on the designated topic, "there's one in every family" (interpret as you like, that's half the fun) and post it on your blog. Then submit the URL to the Blog Carnival web site using the link in my left side column ("submit an article"). Fill in the requested information on the Blog Carnival site form and submit. That's all there is to it! There's still time so get writing!