Blog Carnival: Looking Back

by 20SB Admin on June 23, 2009

So, we know there’s been a bit of down time on the Blogger Carnival lately, but now we’re back up and at ‘em.  If you aren’t clear on how a Carnival works, there’s an explanation at the bottom of this post!


There is actually a bit of a twist this time. The topic this month will be “Looking Back“; we actually want to see who you were when you first started blogging. We’ve partnered with Ben & Jerry’s this month as they premier their new line of Flipped Out ice cream that’s opened from the bottom so the cookies and fudge at the bottom of the container can be enjoyed first.  That’s right guys!  We’ve got prizes!  Free ice cream!

Here’s how you participate: Flip out your blog and pick a post from your first 2 months in blog-land that shows your mentality and outlook from the onset of your blog. New bloggers (anyone that has been around for 6 months or less), don’t worry – you can still participate – just submit a post from your first 2 weeks. Re-post that post to your blog.  Show your readers your past. Be sure to mention the Blog Carnival!

Important: This sentence needs to appear somewhere on your post, just to make sure every one knows what’s going on:  “This post is a part of 20SB’s Looking Back Blog Carnival, and Ben & Jerry’s is awarding free ice cream to lucky bloggers and readers!”  You can link back here for details or explain it all on your blog.

On to the prizes: Ben and Jerry’s has graciously donated coupons for their new line of Ice Cream – Flipped Out. The first 50 entries will get 1 free coupon (so get your entry in now!), and then the 6 posts that the Carnival Team picks will get 25 coupons each, to be shared with your readers! You can dole out the coupons however you like.

To enter, just email with “Carnival: Looking Back” in the subject line. Email the link to the post you want to submit, as well as the link to your 20SB profile. If you’re not a 20SB member, join now, so you can send in your entry!

Entries should be in by June 30; we’ll announce the winners during the first week of July.

Good luck, and have fun. We’re all excited about seeing who you were ‘back then’…

- Carnival Managers:  CurlySu (@susannaloewy) & Fantabulously Frugal (@fantabandfrugal)

For those of you who are new around here, the Blogger Carnival is a way for you to introduce yourself and your writing to everyone else. We pick a topic, you write a post (on your blog) related to that topic, and submit to our Carnival Mangers a link to your post.  Then we read through the submissions and showcase some of the most interesting entries.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Ronnica June 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

Looking back at the possible posts to choose from…yikes, they’re all boring/poorly written! Good thing I’ve improved!


The Northerner June 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Fun idea!


Tabitha June 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Does it have to be a post from the current blog I’m writing, or from my first two months of EVER blogging, like years and years ago?

Cuz the latter? That could be pretty hilari0us.


floreta June 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i absolutely love this idea! mine can be found on my most recent post :)


michelle woo June 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Posted! That was fun. And easy! I love recycling!


Elle Bee June 24, 2009 at 7:29 am

Mine’s up, glad to see the carnival is back!


ashley June 24, 2009 at 8:03 am

That was hilarious.

I’m done!


DShan June 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

@tabitha – It can be EVER.


Playful Professional June 24, 2009 at 6:55 pm

This was definitely to go back and see the posts I used to write… thanks!


The Dumbest Smart Girl You Know June 25, 2009 at 6:58 am

Mine is up, too!


thatShortChick June 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

just posted mine. Looking back can either be very scary thing, funny or make one sweetly nostalgic.

Thankfully, in my case, is was the latter.


phampants June 25, 2009 at 10:54 am
cooper June 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

I’m posting one but if it isn’t right let me know.


Wendy June 25, 2009 at 11:37 am
Jill June 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm

My first carnival! Oh, it makes me feel young again. Which makes me want to throw myself to the floor and commence screaming and crying. I was a horrible kid. My poor parents.

And on that note, here is my entry:


LovelyAnomaly June 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm
Angela June 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

I submitted mine, but it’s still not on the Track Back list…. Weird.

Looking Back: Poetical Parentheticals (circa September 2007)


PQ June 28, 2009 at 11:57 am
bex June 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Ok! Done and done!

I’ll just wait quietly over here for my corn dog, hot salted pretzel, elephant ear, cotton candy, candied apple, lemonade, butterfly fries, and inevitable stomachache.
(and ice cream.)


Reeder's Corner June 30, 2009 at 6:02 am

That a great idea and it was a lot of fun to go searching through my early days to the blog atmosphere!!! Check out my post at:


melissa June 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm
kxxsw November 19, 2009 at 4:51 pm

I’d view the world of to be aware that too!


IsosySero November 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Interesting issue, I did not thought it was going to be so cool when I looked at your link.


ARTICLE SOURCE May 17, 2013 at 3:03 am

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
Many thanks!


Jennifer Beese May 17, 2013 at 7:08 am

Unfortunately that’s not something we can control. You should see an “unsubscribe” option in the comment emails you receive. Also, depending on whether you use WordPress or Blogger, there should be an area within your dashboard where you can monitor your subscriptions.


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