Favorite Posts

I was having a conversation the other day about the immediacy of blogging. For better or for worse, as time progresses and we keep writing, the posts that for whatever the reason, we love, get buried underneath the others, forgotten and no longer read. I’ve created this page as a way resurrect and give a little extra life to some of my favorite past posts.  So in that spirit, I offer you some of the posts I thought were pretty darn good. I’ll update this list every few weeks, and the only criteria I will use is that I enjoyed writing them, and you enjoyed reading them.

My Top 10 Favorite Posts

  1. Words of Wisdom from Jorge Luis Borges
  2. Love and Byron
  3. Playing with the Moon
  4. The Distance from the Moon
  5. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell… Revisiting Blake
  6. Forbidden Fruit or Food for Thought?
  7. The Prague Cemetery … finished.
  8. On the Virtues of Non-Reading?
  9. The Vertigo of Lists
  10. JFK, the Umbrella Man, and Thomas Pynchon

Image courtesy of songwritingscene

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3 thoughts on “Favorite Posts

  1. I certainly agree that as posts get older, they tend to be buried under a random pile of newer posts and may never be viewed again, but I have noticed another, lesser avenue into these older posts: the direct search.

    It’s actually fun to once and a while see a long forgotten post start showing activity and it is inevitably because someone did a Google search on one of the keywords that brought it all to life again. Unfortunately, too often this jab onto the innards of the weblog too often is totally random and ultimately less than valuable — the search term is “themes in Barth” and my post nearly mentions Barth as an example of postmodern fiction.

    I like your idea of harvesting the good ones from behind the wood pile and setting up a new post with enticing links for new readers. I’m not sure, however, what the best way is to select the posts: most read? best or favorite? still relevant?

  2. Great idea! While tags and search are helpful in navigating posts it is still very difficult to do a search for the “good stuff.”

    • … and even better that it includes something on Prague Cemetery. I was hoping you had written something about that book.

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