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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.


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

  1. I enjoyed this post!! Time to read your favorite post.
    Here is mine:

  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.

  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:
    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:

    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:

  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:
    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?

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