The Ring Remains Closed
Just writing to let you all know that I have cleaned up the "rules" over in the right hand column. I'm trying to get everything in order before I open the ring again.
Please note the new emphasis on "weekly posting." I'm not trying to tell anyone how often that they need to post, I'm just saying that if you want to be in this ring, you need to post on a regular basis. (This should help reduce the number of sites that are in and out of the queue multiple times, thus taking up a lot of time which could be bettter used getting new members into the ring.)
These rules are needed to keep the ring managable. With a ring this size, the number of sites going in and out of the ring in one week is quite large. I've been implementing these rules so that the work generated by the ring stays at a minimum and the ability to navigate the ring stays at a maximum. I'm not telling anyone how to run their blog, I'm just deciding how I will run my ring.
If all goes as planned, the ring will re-open in a couple of weeks!
And thank you again to my ring checkers! You are a huge help!
Thank you also to all the people who have offered to help with the ring and who have written to tell me how much they appreciate my efforts. All these kind messages help me to forget the few unkind ones. (Yes, I do get nasty notes and comments every once in a while.)