Glenn Reynolds notes that some bloggers are re-running what they feel are their “best” blogposts for 2009.
Half the time, I can’t even remember what I’ve written. I’m always amused when my Li’l Bro Thom reminds me of a line I’ve written, or someone emails that a particular post really “worked,” for them, and I go back and re-read it and think, “hey, that’s not bad; forgot I wrote it.” Generally, the stuff I think is really good gets little attention and the stuff I think of as “nothingburgers” are the ones people respond to, so what do I know?
There are some in my family life who will tell you that I have too successfully courted detachment, even in my work.
Anyhow, for the most part I thought my writing was only so-so through most of ’09, and I really don’t know what posts might be my “best” of that year. I think some of the Advent posts were pretty good – this one for some reason brought a lot of positive email, and this one taught me a lot about myself. I think Thom liked this one.
Funny how I’m not thinking of the political posts at all, except maybe this one.
Really, I don’t know. The best blog posts are the ones that write themselves and bring an email in the middle of the night from someone who says it spoke to them. The Holy Spirit gets all the credit, anyway. It blows my mind that He will use anything, even a silly blog, in ways we can’t imagine.
UPDATE: A reader says she likes this post the best. I’d forgotten about it. Detachment, again!