So, I was doing the rounds and trying to catch up on my inbox today, and found somebody who was participating in the week-long I’m Hearing Voices blogfest. It sounds like a really cool event, that I’d love to have joined in on – but given that the instructions said to post about it by January 30th, and I missed the Monday event, I decided not to scramble to come up with something for today. I may try to join in on the Friday event and write an emotion flash fiction.
But – I feel like in some ways, I’m doing better in keeping up with the writer’s blogosphere than I have before, but there has to be a better way to spot these events with plenty of lead time than happening to drop in on somebody’s blog who’s posted a badge for this particular blogfest, or posted an entry promoting it.
Am I crazy, or is this not a problem that calls for a bit of centralization and specialization? Somebody who can step up and volunteer to be the definitive source of information on all writing blogfests, who will promote them all – and who everybody will know to keep in the loop when they start a blogfest? Okay, trying to make anything definitive when it comes to something as disorganized as the writing blogosphere may be a high bar to set, but still…
Is there somebody who’s already making a go of this, and I’m too clueless to know about them yet?
If not – could a blogger as hopelessly out of touch as me have the chutzpah to believe that he could become the guy?
What do you think?