Hi everyone and welcome to the final edition of the Carnival of Personal Development. I must say that it has been a fun ride for the past 6 months. We have consistently received almost 100 submissions a week from the beginning. And have been featured twice by blog carnival. The carnival has been a success from the start.
I am amazed by the number of new blogs that start up all the time. And I have learned about a number of new blogs through the carnival. There are some great writers out there.
Alas, they get lost in the mix which is why I always stressed an editor’s picks section. It’s good to know what couple articles you can pick out and read that rise above the rest. Our time is valuable and I appreciate everyone who takes the time to participate in the carnival.
So why is this the final edition?
Exactly because our time is valuable. I personally don’t feel like I have the time to give to this carnival that it deserves. Many of our hosts have taken the time to read most or all of the articles and post an editor’s picks section, yet some haven’t. Many who submit articles take the time to categorize them properly and write a good summary of what it is about, yet many don’t. Some of our readers take the time to scan the articles and then they read a few they like, yet many people just glance over these carnivals without a second thought.
For me, the results don’t totally justify the energy expended so I am discontinuing the carnival. Maybe someone else will start it back up, and if you want that mantle of responsibility please talk to me. However, I don’t feel the need to continue the carnival. As they say all good things come to an end…
So let’s get started…
Going against what I said, I will offer no editor’s picks section. I think most of these articles deserve to given equal weight even though they may be more or less valuable to you depending on what you are looking for and what you may need to read about. I’ll leave it up to you to decide and would welcome your thoughts in the comments…
Here we go…
Welcome to the May 11, 2009 edition of carnival of personal development.
Raising Whiskers presents Exercises For Cats – Cat Health Problems – Cat Health Issues – Cat Health Questions posted at Cat Care Tips, saying, “Yes, there are ways to exercise your cat.”
Wedding Junction presents Make Your Wedding Look Splendid With White Wedding Flowers posted at How To Stay Married Happily Ever After, saying, “White flowers for a wedding are often a great choice.”
Alexis presents April 2009 #2 What?s All About posted at Alexis Club Videoblog, saying, “What makes us different?We created our Adult Tours to cater to the open minded active traveller who does not want to pay highly inflated prices for such a vacation.You can take your vacation any time you want even on a day’s notice. We operate all year around. We can afford to offer you our free risk “Try It First Guarantee”. Our services and rates remain always the same. We offer you one all inclusive price that covers everything..”
Jessica presents What to See and Do at Disney World posted at Jessica’s Travel Tips: Travel For Cheap, saying, “The enormity of Disney World will make you question if you can see all the park’s main sites in time.”
Srinivas Rao presents Stop digging up the seeds: How the Law of Attraction Fails posted at The Skool of Life.
Margaret Garcia presents Twelve Amazing Robots That are Revolutionizing Medicine posted at MRI Technician Schools.
Stephen Martile presents How to Create the Abundance Mindset posted at FreedomEducation.ca by Stephen Martile, saying, “Hi Jeremy, How do you create the abundance mindset? Give away what you got. It’s not that complicated, really. But let’s think for a minute; what do a great number of people do instead? When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea. They don’t give it away. They shelter and protect it. They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it. They think, “I better save that idea for later.” They don’t share their ideas or give them away – they keep them.”
Jeremy Ulmer presents How To Set Goals posted at Sales Coaching | Business Coaching | Life Coaching, saying, “10 tips on how to set goals!”
John Anyasor presents Going Out to Eat in College posted at Living the HiLife2B (in college), saying, “Here are a few tips to break out of the dining halls and into the awesome diners in your college town.”
Dean L. Forbes presents What’s Worse Than Failure? posted at Dean L. Forbes, saying, “It’s been my experience, more often than not, that many people aren’t necessarily afraid of failing per se but are really afraid of the perceived stigma of failure. In other words, they fear the perceived societal backlash of failure.”
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents How to Start a Blog for Fun or Profit – Introduction to a Series posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Tips on how to start a blog that can be used for fun, building your personal or professional profile, or making money.”
Jim DeSantis presents Divorce: What To Do About Medical, Life, Homeowners, and Auto Insurance! posted at On Line Tribune | Marriage Matters, saying, “Covering the insurance needs of yourself and your children after a divorce must be considered during pre-divorce settlement negotiations with your soon-to-be ex. This is largely a matter for lawyers but you need to think ahead to protect everyone who depends upon you.”
Raag Vamdatt presents What are bonds – Price, Coupon, Yield and more :: RaagVamdatt.com :: Financial Planning Demystified posted at RaagVamdatt.com.
Ralph Jean-Paul presents Perform Under Pressure posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Sooner or later you will be in a pressure situation. If you are unable to handle it correctly, it may cost you a promotion, job, or an opportunity to experience new things and meet new people. Practice these techniques and you will soon begin to see how well you can perform under pressure.”
The Investor presents Seven psychological quirks that destroy investment returns posted at Monevator.com, saying, “You’re only human, but by understanding these common emotional hang-ups you’ve more chance of investing successfully.”
Pinyo presents College Students Should Take Responsibility For Their Financial Situation posted at Moolanomy.
Gregory E. Rouse presents How to Live Under Your Means posted at Frugal-Living-Skills Blog, saying, “One of the first principles of self-reliance and frugal living is the counsel to live under our means and if followed can be a foundation on which to build the other principles. The problem is that most people are not sure how to actually do it, they need a specific plan. To achieve this goal a family or individual can use the 70/30 Rule as their plan.”
Raj Patel presents Social Security Income Taken Over Credit Card Debt? posted at DebtGoal.
The Dough Roller presents Dave Ramsey Unleashed: How to Apply Ramsey’s ‘Baby Steps’ to Grown Up Finances posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “See how to apply Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps for those already on their way to retirement.”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents ETrade Online Brokerage Account: Top Broker Review posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Learn about investing through a top broker that has great educational material.”
The Smarter Wallet presents Microsoft Money Software Review: A Look At Money Essentials posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”
The Happy Rock presents Necessity vs Luxury: Research Shows That The Economy Shapes Our Perspective posted at The Happy Rock, saying, “By DD @ The Happy Rock”
Patrick @ Military Money presents Watch Out For Stimulus Check and Government Grant Fraud! posted at Military Finance Network, saying, “Tips on how to guard your identity and avoid online rip off scams like the infamous government grant scheme.”
BankMan presents Get a Free Garmin GPS at Key Bank posted at High Yield Savings Accounts, saying, “Get a free Garmin GPS system for opening a free checking account at Key National Bank. This offer excpires soon!”
Aparna presents Beauty and Personal Grooming: Cucumber for beauty and health posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming.
Den Levin presents Specific Phobias | Battle Anxiety: Tips to Help Reduce And Control Anxiety posted at Battle Anxiety, saying, “A specific phobia is a type of anxiety disorder.”
FitJerk presents Building Muscle Mass By Eating More? Carbs? Why Gluconeogenesis Is Your Enemy posted at FlawlessFitness, saying, “Most know that protein is the fundamental element that you need to eat to build rock hard muscles, and carbs are something you should cut down on to avoid getting fat. Right? WRONG! Learn the secret carb to protein ratio that explodes muscle mass!”
Cory presents Elecrolytes: What are they and are Electrolytes Important? posted at Eating Healthy, saying, “Everyone talks about electrolytes, but what are they?”
C. Anderson presents Should You Try Jenny Craig? | Losing Weight Feels Great posted at Simplicity for Weight Loss Success, saying, “Jenny Craig is a popular weight loss program. Is it for you?”
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of personal development using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.