Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011: An Appeal

First off, I want to wish everyone a very happy and (as) healthy (as possible) 2011.

I also want to thank everyone who has hosted PFAM and contributed posts. Everyone has been so on top of things. You are what keeps this blog carnival going. I cannot do it alone!

Personally, I think this year has been very successful, and I think the transition from Duncan Cross to me was pretty smooth.

I’ve tried to standardize things a bit, with the PFAM blog and Facebook page. In 2011, I plan to send out each submission appeal to my PFAM master list, along with posting it on the blog and Facebook. I also plan to do that with each new edition.

And I leave you with a plea:

First off, I really want to build the PFAM contributor list. So even if you have only contributed once, I’d love to put your blog on the list. I only add if you give me permission, so please let me know if you are interested in being on the list – which is a sidebar on this blog.

More importantly, I need hosts for 2011. Right now, only *6* slots are filled out of the possible 24. I want to keep this carnival biweekly, but I won’t be able to do that if I don’t have enough hosts. So please check your schedules and see if you can host. I’m also always looking for first-time host-ers, so please don’t be shy if you’ve never hosted before, that’s not a problem.

That’s all for now!


  1. Hi Leslie,

    I'd love to be on the PFAM contributor list!

    And I'm happy to host additional times in 2011. I know you had hopes of having different hosts each edition, and I'm already on for once, but if the volunteers don't come pouring in, please keep me on the list of folks you let know if you need extra help. :-)

    Thanks for all the work you do here for us! (And to Duncan before you for founding my favorite blog carnival!)

  2. You can add me to the list. :-)

  3. I might be willing but I would want to host one that appealed to me, of course so I could contribute. Do you have an upcoming list of topics? I also would need some help in coordinating as I have never done this before.

  4. Would love to be added to the list :)

    Ellen S's WEGO Health blog

    Ellen's blog posts at

  5. Jan. 12th will be my first carnival contribution, but I wouldn't mind hosting at some point during the year.


  6. Aviva - I've added you to the list. I will definitely keep you in mind for hosting again!

    Brittney - I've added you to the list

    Emily - The host picks the topic. If you go to the archive page, you can see what has been done before. If you are interested in hosting and want more info, e-mail me at

    Ellen - I've added you to the list

    Pissed Off Patient - You are welcome to host. Take a look at the schedule page and see what date works for you. Then e-mail me at

    Wendy - I've added you to the list. Take a look at the schedule page and see what date works for you. Then e-mail me at