Should we bury the Boneyard?

Last summer I started up the paleontology blog carnival The Boneyard, a bi-weekly gathering of links featuring the best of blogging about fossils. Sadly the carnival has now become defunct, and outside of Will (who has admirably tried to kick me in the butt to get it going again) not many people seem to miss it. Even when the carnival was active there were frequent delays, few actual submissions, and other problems. Many of these complications were my fault as I did not manage it as attentively as I should have, but it was always difficult to gauge just how interested everyone was when hosts had to make most of the selections themselves.

I don’t want to see the end of the Boneyard, yet I know that I cannot effectively run it right now. I have too many other draws on my time and I haven’t done a very good job at managing it over the past year. That’s why I would like to turn over the reins to anyone who would like to revitalize the carnival. This would require the construction of a new homepage for the carnival and a reassessment of how often it should be held, but as long as it still focuses on the best from paleo-blogs I think we would all be happy to see it up and running again.

If you’re interested in taking on the task then send me an e-mail or leave a comment.

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