I was very excited to be this week’s Social Media Blog Carnival judge. All in all it has been a very interesting and educational experience but I must admit that I was a bit underwhelmed by the number and quality of some of the entries. The biggest ah-ha that I had for my own blogging was that most of the posts weren’t visually interesting and IMHO could use some more fun in how they were written. The good news is there were some interesting topics mixed in with the spam (nice try, but I won’t be giving you any love!)
This Week’s Social Media Carnival Winner
PicktheBrain’s post 20+ Must Read Education Technology Blogs for Teachers, Students, and e-Learners is my choice for the best educational post this week. Although not the most exciting post to read, it is full of good information about what blogs to read if you’re interested in e-learning.
Anna Farmery’s A Disposable Company? The Business of the Future? is a very interesting read. Anna brings up the question - is “long standing” a good thing in a business? Yes, I know this isn’t technically a post on social media, but I’m the only judge for this week and get the final say. (I think the power’s going to my head!) If PickTheBrain is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of this week’s Social Media Carnival winner, then The Engaging Brand Blog will be entitled to all of the perks (?) of winning.
David Miller’s How to host a WordPress blog for free. David does a good job spelling out how (and why) you should host your own WordPress blog.
HazardousPaste’s 12 Reasons Why Facebook’s New Design Sucks. There’s nothing like a good rant, especially when the rant is backed up by solid examples.
Tired of sitting on the sidelines and think you’ve got a post that could win? Submit your best blog post from the last 2 weeks in an upcoming Social Media Carnival and see you around the campus!