4th NWI Blog Carnival

Welcome to the April 26, 2010 edition of the Northwest Indiana Blog carnival.  Every week, we seem to be growing. This week,  we had sixteen entries in seven categories from various blogs around The Region!

General:

Jeff Eriks presents Thinking About Remodeling or Expanding? Planning is the Key! posted at Construction And Waste.

Jeff Freeze presents The Devil is in the Details posted at BigFreezerBlog.com.

Cender and Company presents State Revenues Increase posted at Indiana Municipal Consultant, saying, “In good news, for the first time in a couple years, spending and tax revenues increased in Indiana.”

Dave Woodson presents Experts, Gurus and Ninjas – Oh My posted at Davewoodson.com

Personal:

Glinda Harrison presents Something in The Region Business Community Worth Watercooling posted at Nat Finn’s  How to Publish a Book. Of Blues. Hopefully..

Politics:

Northwest Indiana Politics presents Laura Blaney – Only Option is to Appeal posted at Northwest Indiana Politics, saying,” Porter County Council member Laura Blaney on the RDA controversy.”

Chris Hedges presents Live-Blogging the Lake County Sheriff’s Debate posted at Northwest Indiana and Beyond, saying, “The Northwest Indiana Times live blogs the Lake County Sheriff’s Debate showing the power of blogging in news reporting by allowing an in-depth look at the debates.”

Chris Hedges presents Speak Your Piece: Sipping the Tea Party | Nascar News Update posted at Nascar News Update, saying, “David Masciotra offers a view of the recent Valparaiso Tea Party rally.”

Lifestyle:

Steve Dalton presents Valparaiso Mortgage Rates posted at Northwest Indiana Mortgages – FHA VA and Conventional loans, saying, “Interest rates are going up, slowly but surely from their lows in the 4’s two months ago. Have you talked to your real estate or mortgage professional lately?”

Green Pointe Homes presents We Pay Real Estate Agents posted at Green Pointe Homes, saying, “For many the last three years were a time to stay in a small home or even apartment and wait out the recession. As the recession is ended, it’s time to start looking for that new home, maybe even your first home.”

Northwest Indiana:

Case Ernsting presents Finding Work in Michiana: Think Seasonal posted at FinditLocal411 Blog, saying, “Many are still unemployed in Michiana these days, but that’s soon to change. With summer approaching, many seasonal positions will be opening up at Golf courses and beaches in the area.”

Chris Hedges presents Reminder: Drawing for Three Floyds Dark Lord Day at 3pm | WBEZ Blog | blogs.vocalo.org posted at blogs.vocalo.org, saying, “Dark Lord Day was last weekend and even Chicago’s Public Radio Station WBEZ mentioned the Munster celebration of what some call one of the best craft beers in the world.”

Scott M Bort presents One Day at the Craft Brewers Conference posted at All Hopped Up.

Cutting Edge:

Chris Hedges presents It is Time for NWIndiana to Take the Social Media Lead posted at BlogNWI, saying, “It’s time for Northwest Indiana to take the social media lead!”

Tech:

Glinda Harrison presents What Was the First Viral Video | Part 3 | The Daisy Spot posted at Golden Technologies Blog.

And from my own blog,  You Must Be a Registered User to Comment on this Article posted at Glinda Says:.

Do you have a blog post that you would like to submit for the next NWI Blog Carnival?  Submit it here.  And visit BlogNWI.com for details about the next edition of NWI Blog Carnival.

10 thoughts on “4th NWI Blog Carnival”

    1. Thanks, Dawn. This is new for us here in Northwet Indiana. It has been fun reading the posts from fellow regional bloggers and I have discovered quite a few new interesting blogs to read!

  1. What a neat idea. I know on Absolute Write a person can join a blogging group for a month, where the blogging batton is passed from one to another, so to speak. Everyone comments on each other’s post at least once, in that way. Never heard of it done by geography, but it’s a clever idea.
    .-= Jan´s last blog ..The Tart and a Taste of China =-.

    1. Jan, this is new for us here, but it really seems to be growing. There are some very talented bloggers here in Northwest INdiana. If you check http://www.blogcarnival.com, you can search for other carnivals. I found one from Australia (another area where blogging seems to be big, LOL!). Some are based on topic and some are based on Geography, so you may find some interesting Canadian ones!

  2. Thanks for hosting the Northwest Indiana Blog Carnival and for your valuable ideas.

    I’m always excited to see the new posts authored by NWI folks! The carnival idea is still young — we had one running back in 2007 for a little while — but that was before blogging and social media exploded in the Region. I foresee the event continuing to grow as people learn about it and begin to contribute.

    At the very least, it gets us interconnected as Northwest Indiana bloggers. At its best, it can be a force (among many) that helps us to become better writers and contributors to the community.
    .-= Chris Hedges´s last blog ..It’s time for NWIndiana to take the social media lead =-.

    1. No, Chris, thank you for giving me the opportunity to host. You have done a great job organizing this blog carnival and I really think that it will continue to grow. Like you, I am already looking forward to next week’s entries to see what people are writing!

  3. hi Glinda,
    This carnival rocks! I’m very impressed that you have 13 tweets!! Well done! How you judge your success when doing carnivals is, of course, up to you. I’m referring to the comment you left me at friedeggs.com

    Traffic, seo, social media shares, or even relationships with other bloggers are all interesting ways to judge the effectiveness of your carnival.

    Looks like I won’t be invited to send links since I’m an east coast blogger, but please feel free to send links to one of my carnivals 😀
    .-= Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny´s last blog ..Get Organized! What to Do Next to Stay Young from the Inside Out =-.

    1. Chery, this blog carnival is new, so I think we consider it successful! I think the number of tweets has something to do with a lot of people here in the region being good about retweets to help advertise the carnival.

      I didn’t realize until some of the comments that this regional blog carnival was such an unusual thing. 🙂 You are the only other person I have met so far with a blog carnival of their own! 🙂

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