Hosting A Blog Carnival

Hi,

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Regards,

Mohamed

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