Thursday, September 8, 2011
Post Of The Year
Every so often, we come across a blog-post that is special. It shows an especially-successful outfit, or examines an interesting question of human nature, or courageously reveals deeply personal facts about the life of the blogger. The prominence of such a post is palpable.
Unfortunately, however, the format of blogs buries such gems. The chronological sequence of posts hides special ones beneath an endless pile of new ones. Sometimes a bunch of ordinary posts will obscure the best ones a blogger has written.
This is often the situation when new readers find our blog and peruse the last week or two of posts. They get a sense of who we are but, by not going further back, they miss our best efforts. I've tried to fix this problem by adding a section of links on the side of my blog to posts I'm most proud of.
When I read a great post, I want more people to enjoy it. I was wishing this recently and realized there's a way I can draw more attention to those special posts. I'm going to compile a list of terrific posts, present them to you for a vote, and then award the winning blogger two prizes.
In the next two weeks, I'm going to scour all of your blogs for the best posts I can find. I will compile a list of 6-8 of them and then give them to you to vote upon. You can help me in this endeavor by nominating good posts, from either your blog or anyone else's. Nominations can be made in the comments section or by e-mailing me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Just tell me where I can find the post (blog & date; or link to it).
The winner will receive two gifts: one from you and one from me. The gift from you will be new attention to an old post (and hopefully enhanced future readership of the blog). The gift from me will be cold, hard cash. (See below.)
Thanks for your help!