Unexpectedly Intriguing!
December 4, 2008

And now, as promised, here's our post-Cavalcade of Risk hosting site traffic:

Political Calculations 30 Day Site Traffic Post Cavalcade of Risk 2008-12-04

Pretty much indistinguishable from all the other traffic in the previous thirty days, falling right about in the middle of our normal range. Our conclusion: hosting a blog carnival doesn't pay any real, or rather, noticeable dividends to the hosting blog in terms of site traffic.

Our opinion of blog carnivals: They're still worthwhile as a tool for building good will and networking among bloggers, albeit in a Social Networking v1.0 kind of way....

On hosting a blog carnival: We haven't dealt with Blog Carnival in quite a while, preferring instead to use Google's Blog Search to find the latest carnivals for reviewing for each edition of OMM. We do this rather than deal with Blog Carnival's inferior and potentially soul-destroying obsolete user interface, having found it to be a frustrating and absymal experience. So, having content delivered to us from Blog Carnival's submission form was quite a change of pace for us.

Most submitted contributions went straight into our spam filter (good filter!). From our point of view, yet another nail in Blog Carnival's coffin.

The bottom line? We still hate it. A lot.


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