The blog carnival that is.
It follows the same sort of idea. A bunch of individuals gather at a central location to take in the sites, learn a lil something new, and heck, while you’re there maybe even have a lil’ fun.
It’s called a blog carnival: (from Wikipedia)
A 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 to other blog articles on the particular topic. Carnival posts are generally collated by the author by soliciting relevant contributions from interested people. The author collects links to these submissions, edits and annotates them 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.
Communities of blog readers, writers, and edition hosts form around specific carnivals. The carnivals provide an aggregation of recent posts by the community on a given topic, and the host provides a level of editing and annotation that helps readers find posts they are interested in. Writers who submit their articles to blog carnivals are rewarded with traffic (if the host decides to give them a link and, perhaps, a positive review).
This particular blog carnival is called ‘Change of Shift‘ – a blog about nursing and for nurses.
It was created by Kim McAllister. She runs her own personal blog called Emergiblog. If you’ve been around the blogosphere long enough you’ll come to know Kim very well. She’s the nurse-blogger’s blogger.
It’s a great way to meet-and-greet as well as expose yourself to a plethora of well-rounded blogs centering on the ‘nursing’ theme and more!
The latest edition of Change of Shift is up here. It’s posted every 2 weeks on Thursdays. Be sure to take a gander, read a few entries, and maybe even leave a comment or two.