Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Six Days Out

Time flies, doesn't it? The second edition of Boneyard 2.0 hits the interwebs in six days, on October 5. This, of course, means that y'all have five days to decide which piece of superlative paleo-blogging you'd like to submit! While your choice may be among the most difficult you have to make in your entire life, I've made the submission process way easy! Send the URL to your post, be it brand new or years old, to chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com.

I've already had some good submissions, but I want to be drowning in them by Monday. Let's make this a blog carnival to be proud of!

Monday, September 13, 2010 Listing Now Active

In order to help spread the word about submission deadlines - and the simple existence of Boneyard 2.0, I've listed it at Unfortunately because of naming restrictions, I couldn't call it Boneyard 2.0 there, and had to settle for "the new boneyard." Oh, well.

That's it for now. Deadline for issue 2.2 is the first Monday in October, which is the fourth. I don't turn away early submissions!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some Gratitude and a Look Ahead

First of all, I want to thank everyone who tweeted, blogged, or posted on Facebook about The Boneyard 2.1. I think that my suspicion that 2.1 would help spread the word further than the call for submissions did is going to pan out, and I anticipate a bigger, more diverse 2.2.

As mentioned yesterday, as I feel like Boneyard 2.0 is still learning to walk, I'm going to go ahead and hold its hand for the second month. Here is the updated list of hosts. I'm really happy that the Boneyard has a host booked through February!

October 5: Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs
November 2: Other Branch
December 7: The History of Geology
January 4: When Pigs Fly Returns
February 1 Deep Sea News

Don't be bashful, send in your submissions for Boneyard 2.2. The post can be recent or from the past, and there won't be an overarching theme this time around. I look forward to themed issues, but right now, I just want to get it filled with as many different bloggers' writings as possible and not limit it in any way (other than the paleontology focus of the carnival, natch). So be sure to subscribe to the blog by clicking the feed line in the upper right hand corner.

Also, I'm finishing up some more proper artwork for this page and for badges to spread around the science blogosphere. I'll definitely finish it up before 2.2 goes live. I have an unfortunate perfectionist streak when it comes to design... but it's my goal to have it done by the end of the month.

That's all for now. Want to host? Want to submit? Let me know at chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boneyard 2.1 is Live!

Check out the first installment of the new Boneyard blog carnival at Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs.

In order to avoid placing an undue burden on my fellow bloggers, I've decided to go ahead and host 2.2 at LITC, as well. I'll bump the confirmed hosts a month back. This will let me use 2.1 as a way to get the word out and attract more submissions, as well as finalizing the graphics I've been working on.

Thanks to all who contributed, and all who plan to!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Your Labor? Submitting to the Boneyard!

In the US of A, Labor Day is just about here. What better way to celebrate the labors of paleontologists, fossil hunters, preparators, paleoartists than to submit to the boneyard?

Email the URL to your paleontologically themed blog post to chasmosaurs (at) gmail (dot) com today. Did I mention that it's the last day for submissions? Well, consider it mentioned.

I'll now go to a special message from Quaker paleontologist of some renown, Edward Drinker Cope.

You heard the man!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Five Days Left!

Hey all, just a quick update. The deadline for submissions for Boneyard 2.1 is Monday, September 6. Which makes some sense, as the first new Boneyard will go up on Tuesday, September 7.

What labyrinthine set of steps must the intrepid blogger follow to submit a post for inclusion in the Boneyard? Unable to resist my penchant for devious, soul-squishing bureacracies, I've invented a painfully cumbersome process. Ready? Steel yourselves for this:
  1. Decide on a post to include (recent or not).
  2. Email me at chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com, including the URL for the post
I can feel the wills of a thousand paleo-bloggers withering in the face of my sinister invention, and I delight in their torment.

Think you've got the cojones to survive this brutally excruciating chore? Prove it! Submit to the Boneyard 2.1!