I'm changing things up a bit for 2012. Since participation has been waning a bit, instead of there being two carnivals a month, there will only be one. Therefore there will only be 12 coveted host spots instead of 24.
Host Application Requirements
In order to make this fair for all, you must now apply to be a host, by answering the following questions:
- What is your name and the name and web address of your blog?
- Why do you want to host PFAM?
- If picked, what are some themes/questions you would be interested in posing?
- Have you hosted PFAM or other blog carnivals before?
- Have you participated in PFAM and other blog carnivals before?
- What dates are you able to host?
Please send answered questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st, 2011.
In an effort to get things more streamlined, from now on hosts will have a few additional responsibilities than what they have in the past.
Call for Submissions
Your call for submissions should be posted on your blog sometime between the 1st and 5th of the month, as all editions will go live on the 15th of each month. This will give people between ten days and two weeks to prepare their submission and get it to you.
It is the responsibility of the host to post a link to the call for submissions and then a link for the completed edition on the PFAM Facebook page (there is a Facebook badge on the right hand side of the blog page, which provides a direct connection to the Facebook page). This will insure that you get the coverage that you want, when you want it, and don't have to wait for me to realize your link is up, etc.
PFAM Master List
I haven't done as good a job getting the calls out to everyone who has ever participated in PFAM. I will be providing the list of e-mails in a tab, and it will now be the host's responsibility to send your call for submissions link out via e-mail.
I will continue to update this page and post the links for the submission calls and the completed PFAM edition.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I have created a tab for Host Responsibilities and Application Requirements, which includes all of the information in this post.