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What’s Your Favorite Blog Post?

February 28, 2017
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Blog posts aren’t like kids; you’re allowed to say which one’s your favorite. (image via wikimedia)

After writing a blog for a while, it’s natural to go back and reread old posts.  Some are so embarrassingly bad (from the author’s point of view) that it’s tempting to delete them.  I rarely do that because bad writing is part of the process, and it’s important to see how writing style and quality progress over time.

I have a few posts that are my favorites.  I return to them every once in a while just to read them for enjoyment.  I hope I’m not the only person who does this.  I mean, I don’t spend hours every day reading old stuff of mine.  I just do it every once in a while, and I think right now…

This blog post is my favorite!

It isn’t my best or most well-written post.  It’s not my most popular.  Nobody has read this post in months, but it’s still my favorite.  When I read it, I always find some words and phrases that I want to change, but I don’t mess with it.  I think it catches the feeling and tone of that particular moment, and it makes my point.

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What’s your favorite post or article on your own blog?  Post it in the comments below and explain why it’s your favorite.

29 Comments
  1. I enjoyed this post!! Time to read your favorite post.
    Here is mine: https://writingnatural.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/self-reflection/

  2. The one I posted today because it is a kind of revelation even to me. I didn’t know the term exists and the article explains a lot, answered questions I’ve been asking myself for the longest of time about myself too.
    https://impossiblebebong.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/fringe-dwellers/

  3. I don’t think I could pick just one. Every so often though I will see people have hit old posts and I click on them just to reread. I often make myself laugh. As long as I keep doing that, I’ll keep writing.

  4. shawneelynde permalink

    I only have three posts up so far, so I don’t really have a favorite yet.

  5. I think that maybe it was this one: https://listofx.com/2015/02/05/10-reasons-why-you-should-never-feed-your-children/
    Since a lot of my posts relate to specific story in the news, a lot of them lose relevance, so there’s really only a few posts I could pick from.

    • You have a lot of awesome stuff on your blog, so I was wondering how you would pick one post from everything you’ve written.

      That was a great choice!

  6. I agree that when you look back at what you’ve written, more often than not, it’s embarrassing. Although this may happen not just due to bad writing, I think it also happens because along the years, you change as a person. You get newer and wider perspectives. You grow out of certain beliefs and preconceived notions. I think being embarrassed by the things you write in the past is a good sign at times. It shows that you’ve matured as an individual.
    As for my favourite blog post, I haven’t written too many yet. But I guess it’s this one:
    https://learningtowritewritingtolearn.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/the-beginning/

    Although this isn’t read by a single soul, it’s my favourite because I believe that I have written it very honestly. This was my opening blog post and at the end of writing it, I realised I was being truthful to myself and that kept me going for the rest of the blog.

    • Ha! I don’t remember if anybody read my first post either. Your first post was much much better than mine.

      I also thought your “Dilemma of a Modern Writer” was pretty good.

  7. I don’t think I have one! All mine are really embarrassing to me so I write them, publish them, and never look at them again hahaha! That being said, it’s really good that you feel like you captured a specific moment in that blog post. Feeling the need to edit previous work is very strong, and the fact that you didn’t want to, to preserve the feeling of a moment, is actually very insightful. I am heading over to read it right now, I am intrigued! 🙂

  8. I enjoy creating stories about simple objects. My favorite is My Trash Bin

  9. What a great idea! I’m a big fan of Stephen King too BTW, so your Writing Prompts is probably awesome.

    If I had to chose a favorite blog post to share here, I would say this one about reaching seemingly impossible destinations with the help and inspiration of several amazing people: http://www.almostunsalvageable.com/against-all-odds/

  10. I was never one of those journalists who could go back and read my articles once they went to press. I am with Ocean Bream. I post and move on.

  11. Here is my favorite post: https://jaimieweb.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/travel/
    I am about to read yours as well. Thanks for your blog!

    • I don’t travel much, but you have some good tips (and I might be able to travel more in a few years).

      I also liked your Texas and New Orleans lists. Thank you for posting!

  12. Great stuff! I still giggle at “My Thoughts on Uranus”, something short I wrote over two years ago. Why? It’s short, funny, and came at a time when i was trying to figure out what to do with my blog: how do I keep ‘blogging’ during the time it took to read another novel and write a review. Much as I love that cornerstone of Books and News, it’s the humorous banter that keeps me entertained.

  13. This is such a fun idea! I’m enjoying clicking through everyone’s favorite posts.

    I usually like my humorous posts the best, but my favorite post is a serious, creative piece on growing up Mexican American. I like how I captured so much of my frustrations in a simple, short post. I also like how I played around with space and formatting. Really though, I still love those last few lines, which came to me before I wrote anything down at all. Aren’t those the best?

    https://makethewelkindance.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/born-in-the-us-made-in-mexico/

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