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Administration Archive

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Now Taking Requests for Future Hosts

It’s time once again for the Carnival of Personal Finance to take requests for hosts in the third quarter (July, August and September) of 2007. Hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance is a great way to build traffic, be involved with the community, and showcase your creativity.

Before you take the plunge and request to host, make sure you read and understand the requirements of hosting. Please realize that hosting the Carnival can be a lot of work. There are often between 60 and 90 submissions that must be read. The host must at the least choose several as “Editor’s Choice” and provide quick commentary or summaries.

If you applied for a previous quarter but were not added to the schedule, please fill in the form so we can get your updated stats. If you’ve hosted already this year, feel free to request to host again.

Here is the form to apply for hosting.

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Want to Host the Carnival of Personal Finance?

Shortly after Memorial Day, we will begin accepting “applications” for hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance during July, August, and September. Hosting is a lot of work when done well, but it can pay off in terms of exposure and new readers. If you’re interested in hosting, watch this space.

If you’ve applied before but didn’t make the final cut or were on the waiting list, as long as you still meet the qualifications, there’s a good chance you’ll be selected this time around if you re-apply.

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If You Plan on Hosting, Please Follow the Rules

With a plethora of various topical financial carnivals, we are trying to keep the quality of the Carnival of Personal Finance as high as possible. There are several rules that were solidified at the end of 2006 that every host must follow. Everything is outlined on the Guidelines for Hosting page. Here are the requirements from that page:

  • During the week before, announce to your readers that you will be hosting, and solicit submissions using this form.
  • The Carnival must be posted by 9:00 am Eastern Time on the date assigned, usually a Monday.
  • The host must weed out any multiple submissions, commercial advertisements, spam, scams or inappropriate articles.
  • The host must email all selected participants to inform when the Carnival is live.
  • Within the Carnival, hosts must link to the Carnival home page at some point.
  • The host must highlight his or her favorite articles in some fashion, providing at least a little editorial comment.

    The Hosting Guidelines page also has some suggestions for making the Carnival a success in addition to these requirements.