You know those PBS fundraising drives the stations run twice a year? The hosts get increasingly desperate towards the end of the drive. They get pushy and sweaty and start offering totebags. Especially when their goal is $5,000,000 and they've raised about $500.
I feel their pain. This carnival has been up for a month and I've gotten two -- only two -- submissions. If this were a pledge drive, I'd be worried we couldn't continue to support Cookie Monster's habit.
So in the style of a PBS announcer:
Please support your local blog carnival. Act now and donate an outdoor swinging wingding recipe to the Retro Recipe Challenge. For your donation, you'll receive a lovely email of thanks and have your creation prominently featured in our programming. Your contribution does make a difference.