Just in case you missed something this week, here are the 10 posts that got the most attention in the week ending Friday.
1. ‘When pigs fly’
2. ‘God trusted them — women on the margins’
3. Dobson, Huckabee get a bit of push-back from mainstream evangelicals
4. Evangelism is not sales (again)
5. Regarding Jephthah’s daughter
6. NRA: What does the Antichrist want?
7. Twas the night after Christmas
8. Sunday salmagundi
9. We’ve been good but we can’t last
10. NRA: We’re back in the car again
Oh, most attention, that’s how it’s done? Ok.
1 Mermaid story: A beginning
2 Fantasy Reconstruction, how do you do it?
3 The wrong Sacrifice
4 The time has come to rant about Windows again
5 It’s probably not actually Jesus’ birthday (images)
6 Good and Bad in everything (or, my life sucks, but it’s sometimes good before it reaches that point)
7 It’s a white Christmas (images)
8 Collective bargaining, staying competitive, and cross company solidarity
9 Tie: Snarky Twilight: Vampires Sparkle, An update: My grandmother died.
10 Tie: Edith and Ben – Step into sunlight, What I want to happen in newsrooms
Somehow I don’t think that’s what I would have ended up picking. Then again, maybe it is, who can say? (Though if I were just trying to pick ten there’d only be ten, I wouldn’t have ties.) Listing of things that got the exact same amount of attention (the two ties) is in chronological order.
Two things: yes, my grandmother did die. It came as quite a shock because I didn’t know there was anything wrong until about an hour before I learned she died, and when I learned there was something wrong it was with the expectation that death would not be immediate because everyone was trying to pull whatever strings needed pulling so we could all go to see her together the next day.
Thing two, I’m not the only commenter with a blog and what else are we going to talk about in these threads? Anyone who wants to talk about one of the posts Fred links to can do it at the post itself because they’re his posts.
It just makes sense to me to share what we’ve done in the past week in the comments of such a post, so please someone else do it too so I don’t feel like I’m all alone, or hijacking the thread, or both at the same time.
chris – I have no blog to tout so I can’t help you there. :-)
Personally I rather like the idea of other people posting links along the lines of the The Blogaround at the old site (The Slacktiverse, for those who are new here.) I know people occasionally will link items within the regular comments but often seem a bit apologetic about it. Not a bad idea to have a designated place to highlight their own (or heck, other people’s) worthy efforts.
Two things: yes, my grandmother did die.
I’m so sorry, and how unfortunate that you weren’t able to see her one last time.