Kids asleep – so I can have a few minutes time to post some thoughts today.
Today I hosted the 2nd Edition of my Blog Carnival.
So far, the experience has been good – I enjoy doing this. I get a chance to read quite a bit of great information – however a few things have soured hosting a Blog Carnival:
- Submitters DO NOT read the “rules” – example, I specifically asked for individuals to submit ONLY once. But most people don’t seem to understand. I am guessing that many of the items submitted were not submitted by the author but through an outsourcer. Tsk, tsk… a lot of those individuals that swear by them (the outsourcers and interns) and that they do no wrong, well – they do.
- Submitters DO NOT read the “rules” or realize what they have submitted. For example, several individuals have submitted the same entry MULTIPLE times! Jeez – go back to my previous comments – Tsk, tsk… a lot of those individuals that swear by them (the outsourcers and interns) and that they do no wrong, well – they do.
Will I continue to host the Blog Carnival I created? Yes – there is tremendous value in this; however time to put together my own set of tools to manage the massive amount of information coming to me.
To that end, I have started development work on a comprehensive set of tools and utilities to better manage blog carnival submissions at the host level. I’m not interested in setting up something like Blog Carnival is running — frankly do not have the time or patience to write something like that; nor do I have the energy to spec it out and have it written for me. That project goes onto the back burner for something later on.
The tools that I am currently developing will eventually be packaged and sold, it will make hosting your own blog carnival a much simpler task.