Next week’s host will probably be Linked Intelligence, but I need to confirm that.
We will need a good host for the August 13 edition. I can come up with one for the 20th if needed, or I’ll take a volunteer (basically I have one volunteer for three weeks at three blogs and want to spread those around rather than put them back to back).
The important thing to know is that if you host the August 20 edition, you will probably want to post it by 9:00 PM Sunday, the 19th, so that I can do, well, this — send an e-mail announcement, update the three link locations, and put an announcement post — before going to bed. We are scheduled for a C-section first thing on the 20th, if he waits that long, and there’s no telling when I would be able to do all the normal CotC admin stuff for that edition.
It’s entirely possible the same advise would be worth heeding for the August 13 edition, but at least that would be excusably unplanned.
If you missed it last week, you should be sure to check out MBA by Blog. Where CotC is for good business posts in a given week, MBA by Blog is for the best all time ones, from which people can learn much on various categories.
Finally, on a capitalistic note, you should all visit Deb’s Etsy Shop, where there is some amazingly cool stuff available.
Next week’s host will be Business Pundit.
A couple additional notes:
First, you should be sure to check out MBA by Blog. Where CotC is for good business posts in a given week, MBA by Blog is for the best all time ones, from which people can learn much on various categories.
Second, this week’s host pointed out an oversight here. I had never completed the page on entering Carnival of the Capitalists. Instead, I had referred back to the old page as close enough for now. Eventually I did away with the old CotC site, redirecting the domain here, making for something of a circular reference. That has been rectified. Of course, one of these days I still need to revamp the layout…
It has been suggested that hosts who, as part of their discretion, plan to exclude specific categories of posts be asked to state as much on their blogs ahead of time. The idea being that then entrants could be forewarned and change what they submit accordingly.
While personal finance is considered off-topic and is well covered in other carnivals, book reviews in the appropriate genres or with an associated angle are on-topic, yet sometimes excluded as if they were not. Obviously, it’s different if they’re poorly written, consist mainly of quoted text, or that sort of thing.
With the right focus, how-to posts are not inherently off-topic, though again with being excluded on a case by case basis if they aren’t well done. They strike me as unusually likely to seem too lame or simplistic in focus to a given host, but as a class they are not inherently off limits.
What do you think?
I have doubts about the idea. First, people are too unlikely to visit the host and look for such a post ahead of time. Second, the host may not realize what he’s going to do until a significant number of entries have arrived and been reviewed. Not much good warning people Saturday night, once you have a handle on things for the carnival with a cutoff of Sunday afternoon. Third, there are times we don’t know who is hosting soon enough for such notice. Fourth, probably at least one con or caveat I am forgetting offhand should go here.
Thought I’d throw it out here, at any rate.