First of all, thanks to everyone for all of their homescreen submissions. It really means a lot, and last week the site passed 200 followers on Tumblr, which I think is a pretty big milestone for something that was only started two months ago.
When I began the site, I asked several bloggers, podcasters, and writers that I read and enjoyed if they would mind sharing their homescreens. These were people like Shawn Blanc, Myke Hurley, Brett Kelly, Stephen Hackett, Justin Williams, and Lukas Mathis; pretty big names to me, and probably to you if you live in the technology world. After several of them linked to the site, interest exploded, and that’s when the problem began.
The problem is that there are too many submissions. I’ve got a backlog that will take me forever to clear out. And in addition, I’m not convinced that people enjoy the “regular” homescreens more than those of the people I ask specifically.
So I’ve come to a decision: As of right now, I’m not going to accept any more submissions. The only way you’re going to be on Swipe the Linen from now on is if I ask you directly, and all of the homescreens are going to be hand-picked.
I really don’t want to insult anyone by doing this, and for those of you whose homescreens I never reached, I’m sorry. But I think that this is the right way to go, and it’s the decision I’ve come to.
Please let me know what you think.