I’m about to put together this week’s Carnival of the Capitalists. This should be interesting. There were 44 entries. I went through almost as they arrived and labeled them Yes, No, or not at all if I was initially undecided.
It’s exactly 50/50, so CotC will have 22 entries. Some of the ones left out are excellent posts, including a couple I have in mind to link here in different context. It’s just that they aren’t all on topic. Or they are some combination of poorly written, insubstantial, excessively quoted text or pointers elsewhere, extra from a blog that already entered, or off-topic. I felt like Simon. Well, except I let some stuff through that maybe should have been excluded because I wasn’t hard enough on the quality angle. Hmmm… Maybe I’ll reconsider as I go through the yes pile. Making the preliminary cuts was useful because it’s that many I needn’t even look at again while composing the post.
There’s an awful lot of personal finance advice, or just plain personal advice, and that’s not what one thinks of for this carnival. That may be the single biggest reason entries were excluded as not quite on-topic, even if they were otherwise excellent.
One of the challenges of the CotC reboot is going to be ensuring that participants actually come to the site and see the guidelines.
Okay, on with the headphones and away with the keyboard....
Multiple time CotC host here… I must have missed the info on this one but what happened to the Carnival? I found some of my favorite bloggers through it and now the site appears to be horribly out of date…Posted by Keith Casey on 05/14 at 09:31 PM from Outside Washington, DC