The Last Carnival of Trust

Welcome this month’s Carnival of Trust.  It is an historic post, because it is also the last Carnival of Trust.

The first guest host of the Carnival of Trust was Ed. (short for Editor) of Blawg Review exactly three years ago in August of 2007.

It’s fitting that Ed. is also hosting the final edition of the Carnival of Trust, particularly since he was so instrumental in the development of the C of T. I want to thank him personally for his tremendous and selfless help in getting the Carnival off the ground, and for constantly being a source of support.

And before eulogizing the Carnival I want to make sure you read the current edition; Ed. has done a wonderful job of closing it out. He’s got great trust-related themes ranging from confidence in business to journalistic collusion to the question of whether anonymity destroys trust.  

Click over to the Blawg Review site to read the latest (and last) Carnival of Trust.

Why We’re Closing Out the Carnival

I want to be clear I consider the Carnival of Trust to have been a solid success. We were able to shine the light of publicity on a lot of well-deserving bloggers, and to offer concentrated doses of great writing to our readership, thereby enriching the lives of all concerned.

The Carnival was frequently cited as a leader in several Carnival reviews, notably the Carnival of Capitalists and On the Moneyed Midways. I’m proud of all that.

But at least for TrustMatters readers, things have shifted. We rarely get the kind of commentary we got in the past, and I think that’s for good reason. The role that the Carnival played for us in the past is increasingly being played out on Twitter and LinkedIn, and in community aggregators like the Customer Collective. 

I think this is simply a sign that communities of discussion have diffused. No judgment there, no right nor wrong, no regrets. But it does mean we’ll try to shift our efforts as well.

Know this: we are not killing off the Carnival. It will emerge, phoenix-like, in a different form. We’re still working on it, but it will contain periodic collections of thought pieces by others—pieces that we’ve separately either blogged about, or tweeted about, or commented on in other forums. We will also still accept submissions to the Carnival of Trust through the central carnival submissions site

So firstly, thank you for your past readership of the Carnival of Trust. Stay tuned for its new incarnation.

And I want to say an extremely special thank you to the great bloggers who have graciously given of their time and energy to host the Carnival of Trust in the past. We all benefited from their work. Here they are, including the link to the Carnival they hosted. 

The July 2010 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Doug Cornelius at Compliance Building.

The May 2010 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Julian Summerhayes at JulianSummerhayes.com.

The April 2010 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Skip Anderson at his blog.

The February 2010 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Bret L. Simmons at his blog.

The January 2010 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by John Ingham at Social Advantage

The November 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Jordan Furlong at Law21.ca

The October 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Scot Herrick at Cube Rules

The September 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by John Caddell at Customers Are Talking

The August 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by David Donoghue at the Chicago IP Litigation Blog.

The July 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Adrian Dayton at Marketing Strategy and the Law.

The June 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Dave Stein at Dave Stein’s Blog.

The May 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Victoria Pynchon at Settle It Now

The April 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by James Irvine and Tripp Allen at The Egyii Blog

The March 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Beth Robinson at Inventing Elephants

The February 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Ian Brodie at Sales Excellence

The January 2009 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Diane Levin at Mediation Channel

The December 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Stephanie West Allen at idealawg

The November 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Jim Peterson

The October 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Charles H. Green

The September 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Ann Bares at Compensation Force

The July 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Andrea Howe at The BossaBlog

The June 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by by Clarke Ching at Clarke Ching—More Chilli Please

The May 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by David R. Donoghue at The Chicago IP Litigation Blog

The April 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Mark Slatin at True Colors Consulting

The March 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Duncan Bucknell at the IP ThinkTank Blog

The February 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Michelle Golden at Golden Practices

The January 2008 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Ford Harding at Harding and Company Blog

The December 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by John Crickett at Business Opportunities and Ideas

The November 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Charles H. Green at Trust Matters

The October 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Steve Cranford at Whisper

The September 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by David Maister at Passion, People and Principles

The August 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by the Editor of The Blawg Review

The July 2007 Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Charles H. Green at Trust Matters

The First (June 2007) Carnival of Trust
Hosted by Charles H. Green at Trust Matters