Okay, what the hell is going on in my little blogger world?
First, Sprite's Keeper decides to take a break from hosting The Spin Cycle. Bad. Because The Spin Cycle was a constant source of inspiration for me. I've never been a particularly good idea person. But if you throw out a topic, I can ramble on about it ad infinitum. The Spin Cycle bred some of my favorite posts I've ever written and I definitely believe that this blog has suffered from a lack of inspiration since it's passing. And The Spin Cycle was great because I didn't have to contribute every week if the topic didn't spark an idea for me and I didn't have to post it on any particular day, as long as it went up before Friday, Jen would link me up.
But Jen felt like she really needed a break and it was a lot of work because she never used a Mr. Linky and she had a daughter and a job and...I DON'T CARE, DAMN IT!. I MISS THE SPIN CYCLE!
Keely, the amazing Unmom, is "taking a break from hosting" Random Tuesday Thoughts! What is she thinking?! She's huge in the UK!
Earthquakes, tsunamis, giant clouds of radiation floating across the Pacific, and now this! My world as I know it is crumbling around me! What am I going to do???!!!!
Okay, perhaps I'm being a tiny bit selfish and melodramatic. I'm sure that both Jen and Keely have terribly important and justifiable reasons for ABANDONING ME. And since I've never attempted to host a blog carnival thingy myself, I don't actually have a clue how much work and pressure is involved. For no pay. But still...
I am lost. It's hard to find a good blog carnival, let me tell you!
Help! In respect for Jen and Keely's need for rest, I will stop whining and begging. So I need to find some other carnival/meme thingies to occupy myself with. Any ideas?
Every now and then I'll put up a Works for Me Wednesday, but that involves actually offering advice and putting thought into what I'm writing. And I've been known to jump in on those Monday lists over at Abdpbt, but I'm never as funny as Anna, so what's the point?
I know that Ginny Marie over at Lemon Drop Piehas just recently started Turning Back Time Tuesday, which might be good for me. I haven't done it yet because I've been so devoted to Keely (traitor) and her RTT, so I haven't had my Tuesdays available. And it's something like the Spin Cycle, because she throws out a topic/prompt every week, and you're supposed to write a memory or story from your or your family's past. Sounds good, right?
Jan's been linking to some thingy where you put up photographs, but that would involve...taking pictures. And you all know what my talents are like in that area.
In the past I've considered starting a carnival/meme thing myself. I even wrote these 10 Blog Carnival Themes I'm Considering, which were of varying degrees of seriousness. My favorites - Menopausal Monday, Talk Like a Pirate Tuesday and Prescription Drug-Swap Saturdays.
But until I decide to commit the time and effort, I'm going to have to rely on the kindness of strangers. I'm stumped. Share please. Tell me where to go and what to do. I need guidance.