How Not To Host A Blog Carnival

How Not To Host A Blog Carnival

First, do not put off making the big post until the last couple of days. Work on the post gradually, as submissions come in. Like a smart, responsible person. (Also, floss every day and balance your checkbook.)

Second, if you have put off making the big post until the last couple of days, don’t ruin the last-minute productivity you usually rely on by coming down with a nasty cold.

Third, if you do get a nasty cold, at least try to have scheduled the big post for a day when you don’t have to show up at your paying job, where there’s a lot of work that can’t be put off.

Fourth, if you do have to go to your job, at least don’t forget that you’ve also promised to spend a couple of hours babysitting on this day, too.

Fifth, if you do have jobs and babysitting cutting into your precious blogging time, at least try not to have your remaining blogging time decimated by an inconsiderately-timed power outage.

Sigh… All of which is to say, the Big Fat Carnival, scheduled to premiere today, will be a day late. My sincere apologies to all.

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17 Responses to How Not To Host A Blog Carnival

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    Kyra says:

    Not being reliably psychic at the current moment, I don’t know whether this will show up in the carnival tomorrow, but in case you hadn’t seen it yet, thought I’d send it your way. I’d say enjoy but it’s not exactly the sort of thing one enjoys.

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    Elayne Riggs says:

    Well, you see, all that means is that you have more time to incorporate some more fine posts like this one from Tish and this one from Zuzu at Feministe.

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    Tish says:

    Drink some tea and get some rest.

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    vegankid says:

    no worries. i just got over a nasty flu… it was all about the yin ciao. looking forward to tomorrow’s post. hope you feel better.

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    Bitch | Lab says:

    Awwwww. big bitchflavoredhugs about the cold and the bad luck.

    but, what else is the internets ™ for than to be a work in progress!

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    The Countess says:

    Wow, Barry, I hope you feel better soon. You sure have your plate full today. Eat lots of matzo ball soup or miso soup and drink lots of water. Those two soups are great when you have a cold.

    I’m looking forward to reading the post tomorrow.

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    acm says:

    probably the last thing you need is more submissions, but man! check out this post:

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    Magis says:

    Hot Toddy:

    Jigger Wild Turkey 101
    Two tablespoons honey
    1/2 oz lemon juice

    stir maddly into 8oz glass of water as hot as you can stand to drink it.
    consume and consider.

    Repeat as required.

    With your luck, consider adding witchdoctor to prep list.

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    reddecca says:

    I hope you’ve got the carnival up because you’re feeling better, not inspite of feeling bad.

    Either way get well soon.

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    Ampersand says:

    Thanks! I’m feeling almost all the way better now, I’m happy to say.

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    littlem says:

    It’s all about the astragalus to boost the immune system, baby.

    Although, after the fact, Hot Toddys work well too. At least you don’t feel that you don’t feel well.

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    Robert says:

    Amp, discovery on my end from the cold sweeping through our household pretty much simultaneously with yours (you infected us, you bastard! Admit it!):

    Take a Sudafed or other snot-eradicator of your preference. (I read a chapter of “Atlas Shrugged” aloud while beating a Democrat. Stops the sniveling every time!)

    Wait about ten minutes for it to start to kick in.

    Eat two huge bowls of really really hot chicken soup. (Or take a long, hot shower.) This liquifies all the snot in your system.

    Have one absolutely enormous nose-blow session. Bring lots of Kleenex.

    Result: Dry sinuses, snot all gone, two or three hours of blissful unclogged respiration.

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    Ampersand says:

    Robert, when I beat the Democrat, should I be using a stout rod, or is a belt acceptable?

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    Robert says:

    Definitely the belt. With the rod, the inherent squishiness of the Democrat will simply cause the rod to move through their flesh, causing little damage.

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    David Gerstman says:

    It could be worse. One carnival was done in haiku.