Saturday, March 26, 2011

Host the Boneyard!

After the April 5 edition of the Boneyard at Sorting Out Science, we're hostless. If you host a blog about paleontology or a related science, or general science, or science history, or science-art, what the heck? You should host!

Here's how it works. A little before the new edition is set to run, I call for entries. You should, too. There's no magic formula as far as how often to ask, where to ask (I mainly use this blog, Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs, and Twitter), or how early to ask. You're free to ask for submissions however you want, but I'd appreciate if you'd consider asking submitters to send to boneyardblogcarnival(at)gmail (dot)com. that way, folks will know of one address to send to, no matter who's hosting. The ideal is that each host bring in some new faces. It won't always happen, but it sure is lovely when it does.

The host also gets to decide if they want to run with a themed issue. If you do, make sure to let me know so I can put the word out as early as possible.

I'll forward submissions to you as they roll in. If it's a bountiful month, you can use your discretion as far as what's included and what isn't. I'll also email you about all of this, including a link to the graphics set at Flickr.

You'll put together the post and publish it on the first Tuesday of your month. That's it! Fun fun fun fun.

Leave a comment here or email me at the address above if you'd like to host the Boneyard.

Updated Hosting 2011 Schedule:

April 5: Sorting Out Science
May 3: Life As We Know It
June 7: Project Dryptosaurus
July 5: Laelaps
August 2: ART Evolved
September 6: JP Legacy
October 4: The Faster Times
November 1: The Tyrannosaur Chronicles
December 6: The Disillusioned Taxonomist

Update 7/18/11: See this post.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Boneyard 2.8 Call for Submissions

Hard to believe, but yet another month is slipping away quickly, and an anxious nation turns its attention to the paleontology blog community, asking "what has the Boneyard got in store for us?"

How will we answer? Will we shrug our shoulders and look to each other, sheepishly backing away from their pleas? Will we hit the snooze alarm, pull the covers over our heads and refuse? Or will we step forward with a great feast of quality blogging that will keep the hordes satiated for one more lunar cycle?

You know what we're gonna do. Because we're paleo bloggers, damn it. We're clutch performers. Sam Wise of Sorting Out Science will be our valiant captain this month, and I know we'll to make him proud.

As usual, send in all submissions to boneyardblogcarnival(at)gmail(dot)com, and I'll make sure Sam gets 'em.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Boneyard 2.7 is here

March is roaring in like a ferocious lion with the arrival of the seventh edition of the Boneyard 2.o. The world's greatest (and only) paleontology blog carnival is being hosted by David Tana at Superoceras this time around, and he's done a bang-up job of pulling together a disparate bunch of posts and making them all gel into a cohesive whole. It's a perfect model for future hosts, arranged in a sensible way and pulled together by David's personal insights. Reading it is really great. I heartily encourage it.

I've got some ideas to keep the carnival growing, as it's hit a bit of a plateau. Things aren't as dire as they were a few months ago, but this critter needs to keep moving forward. There's no reason it can't have the visibility of Carnival of Evolution, Accretionary Wedge, or Carnal Carnival. Part of my strategy is to talk some of the better known bloggers and scientist bloggers into hosting (yeah, I'm coming for you). Another idea is to ask paleo bloggers to consider hosting some of the other blog carnivals themselves - as David says very well in today's Boneyard, paleontology pulls in such a diversity of scientific disciplines that many carnivals could relate to the usual content of a paleontology blog.

Anyway, scoot on over to Superoceras!