The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: The Manival Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay on April 19, 2008 · 5 comments

in Blog, Roundup

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a proliferation of man blogs and blog posts dedicated to men’s issues. Lots of these sites provide great content on being a better man. I think it’s high time we started a blog carnival for posts dedicated to man stuff. Therefore, I submit to the man blog community the creation of “The Manival.”

What’s a blog carnival?

A blog carnival is basically an aggregation of the best posts on a given topic. Each week, a different blog hosts the carnival, highlighting posts other bloggers have submitted. It’s a way bloggers can recognize each other’s efforts, spread the word about their blog, and create more conversation in their niche. Readers benefit because they’re introduced to new content from other blogs.

The Manival

I propose that The Manival be a weekly blog carnival, posted every Monday morning. I plan to host the first one on Monday, April 28, 2008. If you have a post that you would like to include in the first edition of the Manival, please use this handy submission form here. I’ll be taking submissions until April 27 at 4PM.

If you’re interested in hosting The Manival, please let me know. Hosting is a great way to bring new traffic and publicity to your site.

Now time for some links:

The 25 most difficult questions I found this while stumbling the other day. It offers suggested ways to answer some of the most difficult job interview questions you may encounter.

The 7 deadly sins of r�sum� design (@ life clever) Not only is the content of your resume important, but also the way it looks. Make a great first impression by avoiding these resume design mishaps.

The Cult of Abundance, Goal Autoimmune Disorder, & Abundance 2.0 (@ the growing life) This was a very thoughtful post from Clay at the Growing Life. I think he’s spot on with his critiques of the abundance cult that books like “The Secret” have created.

The Holy Trinity of Fitness (@ schaefer’s blog) Push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups. These three simple exercises can give you a quick and effective workout.

10 Ways to Be A Good Husband (@ a good husband) This is a solid list of ways you can be a better husband.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cameron Schaefer April 19, 2008 at 9:04 am

Hey Brett,

Thanks for the link. I’ve been enjoying your blog and all of the recent comment controversy, haha! Keep up the good work and keep stirring the pot!


2 cory huff April 20, 2008 at 7:09 am

Thanks for the link, Brett. I’m going to assume you got my email response to the Manival. Let’s rock this thing!

3 Mitch Ross April 20, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Broken link in the original posting – “A Good Husband” link is pointing to “” – which isn’t there.

Got a list of future topics for the carnivals? I’m very interestind, and may join as a poster!

4 Brett & Kate McKay April 20, 2008 at 12:36 pm
5 Brett & Kate McKay April 20, 2008 at 12:38 pm

@Mitch Ross:

Thanks for letting me know about the link. There really isn’t a topic for specific carnivals. I’m just hoping to start a weekly compendium of the best posts from around the blogsphere on man stuff. So if you ever write a post on being a better husband, father, or man, please feel free to submit!

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