...from this week's Grand Rounds, I thought I'd comment on how doing another Rounds, now that it's grown to a huge size, impacted by thinking on including all posts vs. picking only favorites.
There is no denying that was hard work. It took me many hours. In many cases I also read comments, not just the posts, so the time wasn't spent just in the creation of the post, but in the reading all of the many submissions.
I'd like to pointout that I did not receive a single post that I thought missed the Grand Rounds boat.
-Every post was on topic...the broad topic of health/medicine
-Every post featured some commentary on original thought from the author
So, yes, it's hard work, but I think it's worth it because I got comments and emails from people saying they found new voices. And that, my friends, is what I believe the value of all of these darn Carnivals is...opening our eyes to the diversity of voices in the blogosphere and giving us a chance to expand our perspective.
Did I say it was hard work?
But it didn't change my mind: bring on the huge Carnivals...let me explore.
You know, I've been to the Metropolitan Museum in New York more times than I can honestly count. Every time I love to go to the Impressionist Hall. I know I love that exhibit. I don't wat to miss that exhibit. But every time I also go find a new part of the museum to explore. I choose which one, and I miss a lot of what there is there. In fact, I doubt I've ever been to many sections of the Met. I choose. And I explore. And I'm always rewarded.
And best of all: next time I go to the Met I know I will find my stand-by favorites...and I'll find something new. That's what brings me back.