At the start the carnival averaged around 40 to 45 entries each week. We even had a few weeks of over 60 submissions. I remember being up one night till two in the morning organizing 65 plus entries. After the first year the average rate settled down into the 30 to 45 range. This was fairly steady for four or five years. Then last year we started seeing the submission rate drop. We started getting 20 entries a week, then 15 entries a week and then early this year the entries fell again into the 10 or so a week range.
I have felt good about being the organizer for the carnival. I often think of this quote:
"You say the little efforts that I make will do no good; that they never will prevail to tip the hovering scale where justice hangs in the balance. I don't think I ever thought they would. But I am prejudiced beyond debate in favor of my right to choose which side shall feel the stubborn ounces of my weight."
- Bonaro Overstreet
I like to think my ounce has helped to contribute to the homeschooling movement.
For the last month we've been averaging more like 3 to 6 entries each week.
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