Welcome to the April 23, 2008 edition of Carnival of Australia, which happens to be the first anniversary of the Carnival, and also the Anzac Day Edition.
What is the Anzac Day Tradition?
ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
The significance of the red poppy.
Leah Maclean presents 4 Ways to Wreck a Good Newsletter – Part 1 posted at Working Solo, saying, “Despite the popularity of blogs email newsletters are not dead yet. But they are getting harder to get into the inbox of your recipients. This post is part 1 in a 4 part series on how you can wreck your email newsletters and what to do to avoid carnage.”
Tash Hughes presents Don’t apologise for being Australian | Word Constructions posted at Word Constructions.
Des Walsh presents 5 Ways Twitter Helps Me in Business posted at Thinking Home Business, saying, “I’m not sure when I started using the social networking tool Twitter, but it must have been at least a year ago, in view of the fact that I was posting about it in April last year. At the time I was ambivalent about whether for me it was a distraction or helpful to business.”
PlanningQueen presents ANZAC Day – Talking About War With Children. posted at Planning with Kids, saying, “In the lead up to ANZAC Day, I wanted to gain some insight into how to talk to children about war.”
Craig Harper presents The Pity Party; Slow-Dancing with Misery posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, “Let me tell you that self-pity is no party my friend; it’s a frickin’ destructive nightmare which has taken hold of way too many lives and destroyed way too much potential and hope. It’s a moth chewing its way through the fabric of our society and it ruins careers, families, friendships, businesses and ultimately, lives.”
Suzie Cheel presents Law of Attraction: Allowing posted at The Abundance Highway, saying, “Letting go of doubt, fear and trying to figure it out clear the way for feeling of abundance and joy and even that child within comes out to play.”
Lightening presents More on Shearing posted at Lightening Online, saying, “This is a follow up post to my original post about shearing on our farm. It shows some of the equipment used as well as giving a bit more information about shearing and wool. Happy 1st Anniversary Carnival of Australia.”
Meg presents Alexa Ranking Changes – What Effect will it have for Bloggers? posted at Dipping into the Blogpond saying “The skew Alexa shows towards websites of a technical nature has often frustrated me, and I’m hoping that these changes will address that.”
Birdwing presents Free Tibet. Birdwing boycotts Olympic Games television coverage posted at Birdwing Therapies, saying, “While many Australians will sit glued to the television coverage of the Olympic Games, the Birdwing house will turn off the TV every time mention is made of the Olympics. While we have nothing against sport, or the Olympics, we feel for the people of Tibet and the gross human rights abuses perpetrated by this years host country of the Olympic games – China.
This ANZAC Day please also spare a thought for our close neighbours who have lost their lives doing what they do – being Tibetan. Happy birthday Carnival of Australia.”
Carole Fogarty presents Great Adventures To Kick Start a New Decade in Your Life: posted at The Healthy Living Lounge, saying, “Entering a new decade is significant and a rite of passage – be it 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80 plus. It deserves your grateful attention and the gift of a conscious celebration. One that is devoid of fear for the future, anxiety and regrets. It is a time to celebrate the arrival of the new and let go of any stagnancy from the past.”
Mark presents UK Nurses heading to Australia posted at Getting Down under, saying, “The UK’s Royal College of Nursing warning that the UK may be on the verge of a nursing crisis as an unprecedented number of nurses migrate to Australia.”
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. The next edition will be hosted by Jen at Semantically Driven.
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