SLNL (my new acronym for this blog -- a snazzy rip-off of a certain late-night television program at the end of each week) is no exception. The problem is that I have no criteria for what was good or bad about this blog -- even though I know several of you would be very willing to fill that gap in my database.
The only objective standard I can use for "good" is the number of comments that each post engendered. Coincidentally, there are ten posts from 2008 that started more dialog than the others. (And, yes, I know, if wordiness was actually a virtue, Bill Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, and Joe Biden would all be listed as first choices for dinner parties.)
So here they are, my nominees for the the talkies award for 2008:
- taking it all into account (October 22)
- pardon my permit (October 17)
- name the mystery tree (November 17)
- walking on the wild side (November 29)
- key to culture (July 30)
- my holga lens life (December 10)
- going to pot (January 19)
- chavela (September 25)
- my so-called saturday (November 16)
- there's no business like -- (November 13)
It is an interesting mix -- as are the comments.
I had planned on doing a little blog review at the end of the year. And this device would be as good as any. During the next few days, I want to group these topics and talk a little bit about what I have learned from all of you -- and how I should apply it to the coming few months -- as I head south to Mexico.