Club Troppo has called for nominations for the Best blog posts of 2007 (Australian). I don’t think I belong in that illustrious company, but I thought it would be a good exercise to work out my top five for the year. My blog posts are quite varied. The ones that I work on my writing tend to be pretty short (I can’t sustain it for long) – I think this one is my best this year, whereas I have others where I try to do original statistical research, and others where I respond to a political issue (usually feminism, but not always). And then there’s the book reviews.
Based on what was chosen last year in the same exercise, Club Troppo is going for posts that are reasonable length stand alone essays about an issue or a personal experience. The kind of thing you’d read on an op-ed page. Not necessarily funny. I think blogging can be much more than that, with some posts being as much about the thoughtful comments and conversation as the post, and others being pungent one paragraphs.
And here are five posts from other Australian bloggers that deserve a mention:
Helen points out the ironies in those Humorless
feminists right wingers who just can’t take a joke
There is so much great writing in the blogosphere, it is a wonderful effort of the Club Troppo team to pull it together like this.