The latest edition of the History Carnival is up and it's a very nice roundup of material. Aside from the folks I already have on my blogroll (Bennett, Jones, Muller, Orac), the history of Celtic Runes is a very detailed, but extremely contentious resource. That one will take some close reading, as it's openly challenging to the recieved wisdom in ways that strike me as ... ahistorical. Wrong, in other words. Bizarre, actually.
Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention that the Cliopatria Awards for history blogging are open for nomination for two more weeks. I don't think this blog's done anything worthy of mention there, but you're more than welcome to disagree and nominate me!
I did submit this to some of the usual suspects, so expect more carnival notifications soon!
And welcome to Orac's readers! Who could have guessed that the first 100+ visitor day I'd have in over a month would come from my new comment policy? Oddly, I'm also getting a noticable boost from the History Carnival, though I'm not mentioned. Apparently being the first, alphabetically, on the sidebar is paying dividends I hadn't considered. (Update: actually, I'm noted in the addendum with regard to the Celtic piece. That explains it!)
Welcome Carnival of the Vanities readers! If you found me, that means you read through almost the entire carnival -- and a fulsome lot it was -- and still had the strength to click through: Well Done! Host Dr. Charles notes that the right side of the blogosphere is somewhat over-represented, which is very common for some of the right-hosted but supposedly non-partisan carnivals like this one: I do hope more of my liberal blogging friends will realize how powerful the carnivals can be and will submit.
Also, Matt, at Pooflingers Anonymous has a Shakespearean edition of the Skeptic's Circle that rivals Orac's best Carnivals for style (and isn't bad for substance, either). I note, as well, that both Matt and Tigerlily have blogrolled me, which I find both heartwarming and highly odd....
Final Update (really!): The Carnival of Comedy (where I apparently rank just above failed suicide bombers) and the Carnival of Satire (where I lead off and get a "Hooot!" to boot) have now been posted. The fun is really underway now! All these links have actually pushed me up into TTLB's "Flappy Bird" category, though that will undoubtedly not last long. Still, it's kind of fun to be in quadruple digits instead of quintuple...