Carnival Recollections – Take 1

We’re gearing up for the 10th Anniversary of the Carnival of HR (in February) and a few of our favorite bloggers and friends have dropped by to share their memories…

Dave Ryan, @DavetheHRCzar

If I remember correctly the Carnival of HR was started or significantly evolved from RealEvilHRLady, Suzanne Lucas and Wally Bock (Three Star Leadership). They were a couple of pioneers in the HR Blog world.  At that time, Suzanne was a “closet” blogger – few knew her real identity.

Since that time, the Carnival has become a mainstream fixture in the #HR/#Recruiting space out here on the interwebs.  Thanks to all of the HR peeps that have kept this thing moving forward for so many years.  When I look back, things sure have changed.

Shauna Moerke-Griffis, @HR_Minion (Carnival of HR Ringmistress, 2009 – 2015)

Getting to be involved in the Carnival of HR has been a great experience for me and It has been a joy to have been involved for almost the full ten years. It helped me connect with the community when I stopped blogging anonymously, it’s introduced me to different writers, and it’s helped me become a stronger HR pro.

Naomi Lee Bloom, @InFullBloomUS

Why do you contribute to the Carnival of HR?

It’s a great vehicle for bringing my work to an audience that may not follow me on Twitter, read my blog directly or indirectly via the Enterprise Irregulars, or otherwise know my work and career – and that means nearly everyone under forty. 🙂 

What has the Carnival of HR meant to you?

It’s been a great way for me to learn from folks whose work I might not otherwise see and about topics which should be but often aren’t on my radar.

Why is the Carnival of HR is still relevant, important or cool?

Someday we may all have fabulous AI or robotic assistants who do our curation in the most brilliant and imaginative and perfect fit ways, but at the moment, we’re very dependent on human curation, and the Carnival of HR is just that.

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