Thursday, April 29, 2010

Favorites: a matter of taste

I keep a loose list of things to blog about; otherwise, I'll forget them. Apparently, that practice isn't too helpful, because a recent review of old posts proved I've already written about some of the things on my current list of blog ideas.

Okay, so I'll scratch 'em off. For now. I can't promise some old theme won't show up again.

I did discover, in going through the old posts, that some of them feel special to me, and I decided to list them as "favorites" in the left sidebar, underneath the archives. It wasn't too difficult to differentiate between the posts I "phoned in" and the ones I really wanted to write. But it was tough choosing favorites. So many old posts seemed as comfortable and familiar to slip into as the old pair of sandals I'm wearing now.

I made a long list and winnowed it down to twenty-five, not at all sure I'd come up with the same list if I were to do this exercise again. These posts are "favorite" only because they're special to me in some way. Some of them are about feelings or experiences, some make me nostalgic. Some were just plain fun to write, and some wouldn't be special at all except for the wonderful comments left by you, dear readers.

I tried to list these posts chronologically, with the oldest posts at the top so there wouldn't be any spoilers, but Blogger doesn't seem to offer that option. So, they're in alphabetical order, which, I guess, turns out to be pretty random after all.

I know that the fact these are my favorite posts doesn't mean they'll be yours. But maybe, if you're new to this blog, you might enjoy some of them. Or, if you're a long-time reader who visits here on a day when I haven't posted anything fresh, instead of hurrying to click the back-button, maybe you'll read something you've forgotten and give me a pass.


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  2. What a great idea! The Best of Velvet Sacks! I look forward to reading through your favorites!

  3. Oh, and that first "removied by author" comment, that was me but my nephew's girlfriend was on the computer yesterday and the comment came out under her name. So I had delete and log back in... :-)

  4. I've considered doing this, but the thought of going through all my posts gives me a headache, lol! Kudos to you for doing it...I shall look forward to reading them!

  5. I've been blogging a long time and I used to despair of writing about the same subjects over and over, but then I realized that I was adding new insight to them all the time, so I kept on with it.

    I look back on my journals from when I was in my 20's and they seem so vapid and myopic. I wonder what my blog will seem like to me when I am 65?

  6. I have read your blog ever since we started bloging you were my FIRST reader but I will check your favorite post out.


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