Carnival of Australia 7 May 2008

I’m very pleased to host the May 7, 2008 edition of Carnival of Australia. I had to delete a couple of spam type posts but otherwise all have been included. I had some trouble with the formatting from the Word doc I received so if you notice any errors please let me know. Read on….

Lin Burress presents So Sexy, So Soon: The Sexualization of Childhood in Commercial Culture posted at Telling It Like It Is.

Lightening presents Netball Grief posted at Lightening Online, saying, “A raw and emotional post with bittersweet memories of a time gone past.”


Martin Russell presents Long Copy Vs Short Copy – The Final Say. posted at Word of Mouth Marketing.

Sandy Naidu presents Income Protection Insurance (Disability Income Protection) posted at Future Nest Egg, saying, “Personal Finance Blog”

Keran Thomas presents A touch of Birdwing history posted at Birdwing Therapies, saying, “How my business name, Birdwing Therapies, came to be.”

Brennan Ryan presents Do You Have What it Takes to Lead? posted at Free Business Tips.

Suzie Cheel presents My Big Hairy Audacious Goal! posted at The Abundance Highway, saying, “On Monday I said I have a big goal I want to achieve quickly, based totally around LOA and that I would expand on this on a post on Wednesday. That was optimistic but here we are.”

Current Affairs

7million7years presents A retirement dream – Australia « How to Make 7 Million in 7 YearsTM posted at How to Make 7 Million in 7 YearsTM, saying, “Australia is the country most people around the world would like to live in when they retire. So, how well does the typical Aussie live in retirement?”

Shan Siddiqi presents Disease can’t go on strike; why can doctors? posted at Globally Rational, saying, “New Zealand’s junior doctors recently went on strike for more money. Wait… doctors can go on strike?”


Megan Bayliss presents Sex predators groom against child protection posted at imaginif, saying, “While personal grooming is generally considered to be good, grooming is also a process of desensitization that sex predators use on children. A sex predator will use grooming to make themselves look nice and to prepare and trick a child into accepting sexual abuse.”

Kathie Thomas presents You’re only as happy as your saddest child posted at The Thomases.

Belongum presents “You look like a man I knew,”… « Belongum’s Weblog posted at Belongum’s Weblog, saying, “A family Yarn!”

Jen presents Being a boy posted at Semantically driven, saying I think I was blessed with a boy so I could learn just how different they are from girls.

Helping a mate

Craig Harper presents The Non-Optional Stuff. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, “Q. Why do so many of us who want to get in shape (whatever that means for us individually) fail to do so, even though we know exactly what to do, and why we should do it?”


Anne Maybus presents Two Kinds of Courage. posted at The Tall Poppy.

Jeff presents Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition posted at, saying, “Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition Perth”


PlanningQueen presents A Newbie’s Lessons From Upgrading to WordPress 2.5.1 posted at Planning with Kids, saying, “While still not perfect, some lessons on how I muddled through the upgrade to WordPress 2.5.1 and got the blog up and running.”

Des Walsh presents The One Dollar Trial a Gift that Keeps on Giving posted at Thinking Home Business.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of australia using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  1. says

    You’ve got an excellent compilation of fabulous posts here! I really hope everyone will take the time to carefully review each and every post included here. I know I will.

    Thank you for my article, So Sexy So Soon, as it is an extremely important post for parents especially.

  2. says

    Thanks Jen for including this, can you edit out my comment at the end Megan put a Personal dev category in last carnival, but cant see it here?”


    have a delicious day


  3. says

    Oh – so THAT’S how it works lol… thanks for the inclusion – I hope people enjoy our smally family yarn.

    Cheers Jen ;-)

  4. says

    I noticed that two links aren’t working. Lightening’s post, as well as Planning Queen’s post. Both links don’t work.

  5. says

    Lin, I’ve fixed Lightening’s link (that was me) but Planning Queen’s permalinks don’t work for some reason. I couldn’t even get to her contact page.

  6. says

    Hi Jen, I had a difficult time changing servers last week, hence the links not working, but all is well now though :). I really enjoyed the carnival and came across a number of blogs that I hadn’t visited before. My RSS reader is getting very full! Thanks for hosting. Cheers PQ