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Friday, January 4, 2008

26th Georgia Carnival: The Anniversary Edition

Welcome to the 26th edition and anniversary edition of the
Georgia Carnival. Last December when I began to contact a few Georgia bloggers and proposed a carnival I’m sure that I was looked upon as some crazy lady, but many of you have come to see a blog carnival as an online magazine or sorts that can actually help you share what your blog is all about. I appreciate all of you who have supported the carnival through your submissions, links, and comments and especially those of you who stepped up to host an edition.

A current check of the regional or state carnivals listed at the Blog Carnival site indicate less than ten such carnivals that are current and ongoing in the blogosphere and our Georgia Carnival is one of them. Once again, Georgia stands above the crowd!

The Georgia Carnival is specifically for bloggers who are based in Georgia and they are welcome to submit a post on any subject they wish. The carnival is also open to bloggers outside the state of Georgia, however, their posting should be related specifically to the state of Georgia.

The next carnival will be hosted over at Georgia Politics Unfiltered two weeks from today. If you would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival.

The last edition of the Georgia carnival can be found at
Marketing Through the Clutter, and the carnival archives are found here.

Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks. Please support these fine Georgia bloggers by letting them know you have visited them with a comment. Your continued support with your links and shout-outs at your site helps to alert others to what we Georgia bloggers have to offer:

Iowa Caucus

Finally….finally, media and politico types have some actual votes to bounce around.

Enjoy Ed’s running updates from Tondee's Tavern from last night and Peach Pundit's Iowa Thread while The Other Athens provides an explanation with just what happens at Iowa caucuses anyway.

Todd is a little tired of Iowa and political blog posts in general. Read his post over at Article of Faith.

The Oconee Democrat is just plain proud of the Hawkeye state.

Amy over at Georgia Women Votes provides her wrap-up with Iowans stand up for change.

Finally, Redstate and Blog For Democracy have several Iowa postings for you to choose from.

Georgia Blogger Recognition

My congratulations goes out to Marietta’s own ET over at Chicken Fat who got some much deserved recognition not too long ago from the Marietta Daily Journal. I love his recollections about local history in the Cobb area. You do us proud ET….you really do!

Missing Georgians

Spacey Gracey over at The Spacey Gracey Review says an Athens woman is missing....please read. A second young lady is also missing during a hike on Blood Mountain.

The Presidential Race

The primary season is barely upon us and I’m already confused regarding which state primary is when….The Other Athens provides a much needed presidential primary caucus calendar while Rusty over at Radical Georgia Moderate gives us a brief foray into presidential politics.

The Other Athens provides some video of Gov. Huckabee while Atypical Joe says Huckabee is right. Gay behavior is a choice.

It’s a New Year

The Aging Hipster says every day should be New Year's.... and Jason Pye provides some interesting predictions for 2008

Griftdrift gives us his take on the top ten blog stories of 2007 over at Drifting through the Grift.

Pastor Bill over at Provocative Church tells us how to make smart resolutions. Did you know that studies say that less than 15% of all resolutions that are being made now for 2008 will actually be kept. Resolutions are frequently broken and usually abandoned with one misstep or failure. In contrast, concrete goals don’t evaporate in the face of adversity, hardship or laziness.

Dan over at Credit Cards That Pay says it's time to set financial goals for 2008.

For some of us this week has meant getting back to work or for the Arc of Time it was back on the bus.

State and Local Politics

Not wanting to forget state politics The Other Athens has the Georgia GOP Calendar for 2008 for us to peruse and a brief reflection on Broun.

The Georgia Carnival’s next host, Andre over at Georgia Politics Unfiltered tells us State Rep. Oliver seeks to abolish the state elections board.

and I want to know…..Just who is THIS guy's weather forecaster?


The Other Athens is concerned with firearms as well as landfills and promises not kept.

Erick over at Confessions of a Political Junkie is worried about global warming

Remnants of Christmas

Terrell from Alone on a Limb provides a recap of the live nativity scene at his church.

The Other Athens gives us that for which I am thankful.

Candace from Mommie Matters has Christmas memories from 2007.

Natural Diversions

Fluffy Flowers says slow down and take a moment to admire the beauty of Georgia woods.

Did you know people actually run up Georgia’s tallest peak? In ice and snow? Join Dave from Running Trails in Atlanta as he provides pictures and a recap of the Brrrrrrastown Bald Buster 5k.

Terrell gives us some peekaboo nature shots from Alone on a Limb. Now that sounds just too intriguing!

Other Diversions

John at Grasping for the Wind offers his favorite reads of 2007 while Just Charlie shares his new year reading.

Dirk Gently over at Albatross provides this thoughts on His Dark Materials.

Dave at Running Trails in Atlanta provides the schedule for the 2008 Georgia trail races.

If you are into opera….and even if you aren’t did you know a Georgia girl made it to the big time this year? Check out the links Terrell provides for our own opera diva, Jamie Barton.

Another History Blog’s David Parker has found something and states now I'll never get anything done!

The Blissful Glutton wants to know….Who makes your favorite dirty martini in Atlanta?

Well, that's it for this anniversary edition of the Georgia Carnival. In the coming year I look for the carnival to grow as well as the blogroll here at Georgia on My Mind. The categories I discussed before Thanksgiving should begin appearing here soon.

The next edition of the carnival will be found at Georgia Politics Unfiltered on Friday, January 18th. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due Thursday, January 17th by 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!


Anonymous said...

Thanks as always.

Garry said...

Hi EHT - I'm a friend of the Athens woman that you linked to at Spacey Gracey's blog, her name is Cayle Bywater. Last night we created a web page to consolidate info about her case:

Freddie L Sirmans, Sr. said...

Just browsing the internet. Your blog is very, very interesting. great read.

EHT said...

Thanks for visiting.

Garry I appreciate the link to the blog about Kayle Bywater's disappearance. I'm just so sorry it all worked out like it did. I'm hoping to post today about the memorial fund and link back to the site.

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