Now I don't want to upset anyone specifically here (which would be unusual to say the least) but I have just hosted SHF - thanks to all who took part - and have a couple of moans.
The event is well advertised and even has 'Friday' in its name. Should I have ignored all those late posters - those who sent in details on the Sunday for example. Or even those who sent in details LAST weekend?
Were the instructions not clear enough? Emails were expected and not trackbacks or comments (on the original announcement and on my entry). Should I have ignored those who didn't follow the instructions? And really was an email AND a comment really necessary? Just added to my confusion and time to sort out the entries.
I also asked for a country of residence; amazing how many didn't bother giving me the details. If this was a 'proper' competition to win something all these 'bad' entries (like a voting paper) would have been classed as null and void. Should I have done the same?
Now several people were great - subject correct, post url, country, name etc others though were annoying... or perhaps I am getting crotchety in my old age, having done a few of these in the past, afterall there were several new bloggers amongst the dwindling old guard.
This Post was written by Andrew from spitty etc