106 posts in 2008. as i look over them, i smile. i think i would still read sheep go to heaven if i didn't write for it, and that's a good feeling. still, some are better than others.
i tend to judge the success of a post based on how many comments it garners. which is not really a good way to do it; sometimes i'll just scribble something down for the fun of it, and it turns out to be a big "hit". conversely, some of my favorites don't get a single comment.
the following ten are my favorite posts, the ones that conveyed most clearly what i wanted to say, in chronological order.
actually, i like le collection fabuleuse de jeff best. it's fun and came out exactly as i imagined it. that's #1.
january 11: fond of strategem or a bit of a coward
feb. 1: praise to the man
feb. 13: the appropriately floating standard
may 11: someone like you
july 19: le collection fabuleuse de jeff
oct. 12: and it came to pass...
nov. 18: at home, at work, at play
dec. 2: the living Church
jan. 5: bleach (dated dec. 30, 2008)
feb. 7-8: criterion pt.I and criterion pt.II- i hoped to write a glorious review of the collection and inspire people to discover new cinema. didn't seem to happen.
aug. 3: remember that one time- i posted it thinking, "it would be unfortunate if someone did this and no one comments." i got two comments.
popularity contest a.k.a. most comments
tie: feb. 6: the dreams stuff is made of and feb. 14: amative me, with 11 each. never would have guessed.
apr. 20: the illustrated trip to vegas- in lieu of my usual lengthy prose, i tried to be like posters who show a picture and write a brief caption. instead, there were a lot of pictures and even more words.
who knows? post
feb. 10: learning from the past- occasionally, i will write obliquely, in a sort of parable for what's on my mind at the moment. and i can usually look back and remember exactly what i was saying. no idea what i meant with this one...
best post outside of sheep go to heaven
in search of a muse: salt- i thoroughly enjoy reading all of my friends' blogs, and there are several posts that i really like. but tim's essay on religion was spot-on in all respects.
i thought of giving a name to these awards, but then it feels even more pompous than it already is, giving myself awards.
still, if i was going to the name them, they'd be called "the sheepies."
that, or "the cake-bakies."