History Carnival 149 was published 3 days ago.
Though its claim to publish “some of the best blogging amongst the history community worldwide during the month of August” is belied by the next sentence, “Many wonderful blog posts were submitted, but I have included those that relate to some core themes . . . .” Those core themes not being announced in advance and not really being explained in the article itself creates the suspicion that selection is more based on individual whimsy than on system.
That said, this carnival is worth taking a look at for this reason. It gives some idea of which history blogs are active. With so many history blogs not being active but still on “best of” lists which themselves have grown inactive, googling history blogs is a frustrating activity. I suggest that readers use this resource together with Google+ History Groups and LinkedIn’s history groups. This will at least give a list of bloggers which are not only active but are making some effort to publicize what they are doing.
Footnote: Full disclosure, my submission was one of those that were not accepted. This may have affected my opinion, though it has been this for many months now.