(One Very Important Note for contributors; PLEASE come and drop me a link to your post. This somehow did not happen consistently this round, and it really does matter. Even if you know I read you, I might be ill, or behind, or distracted, or even mistakenly think that you're making a private post about cooking and don't WANT a bunch of strangers dropping in, and I might miss your post, or not know I am meant to link it, and that would be SAD. A lot of posts got linked later than I would have liked because of this issue, and I am haunted by the fear I may have missed a whole pile somewhere.)
In general, many thanks and much love to all of you, I was afraid to commit to hosting more than one round because of my spoon-supply issues, but this round was surprisingly manageable. I am, for now, inclined to keep hosting the carnival, at least for one or two more rounds. I generally like to make sure things are at a certain level of maturity before I foster them out, if I can; it seems to make for better longevity.
Ergo, a poll.
Discussion of any or all issues related to the carnival is MOST welcome in comments; the poll is meant to get me certain information which I want to have in a handy format, not to limit general discussion.
I am taking this poll
... and I participated in the last carnival.
... and I read more than three posts from the last carnival.
... and I am planning to get around to writing something/reading more than three posts from the last carnival.
... and I missed this carnival but am hoping to participate in the next carnival.
... and my level of participation/interest is hard to describe but I have generally warm feelings towards the basic idea and some opinions to express.
... despite having neither read nor participated, nor planning to in future. I like taking polls. I appreciate having a box to check and I understand that you may therefore choose to ignore my comments.
The next Carnival should be
... in three months
... in six months
... in twelve months
... at some other regular interval; I will explain in comments.
... in three, six, or twelve months - I will say which in comments - but first you should shift things to avoid a conflict which I am about to tell you exists.
May I help?
I'll promote the carnival!
I'll collect posts!
I'll beta posts!
I'll do general hand-holding!
You have a problem which you haven't noticed yet; I am about to point it out and offer to help fix it, or at least make some suggestions!
There is a potential awesomeness-increasing option for this carnival that you haven't thought of; I am about to point it out and offer to help implement it, or at least make suggestions!
I don't want to commit to a regular gig but I hear rumours you have a chronic illness; if you're flat on your back next deadline I'd be willing to join the Last-Minute Carnival Saviour Squad!
I can't do anything concrete, but I'll think good thoughts and say good words about the carnival or send people over here if I get a chance! (Don't think I don't value this: trust me, I do! - MRN)
I have a theme suggestion:
We Ticky Because We Care!
Fox in Sox!
Knox in Box!
Fox in Sox on Knox in Box!
Knox in Box on Fox in Sox!
Chicks with Bricks Come!
Clicks with Blocks Come!
Chicks with Bricks and Blocks and Clocks come!