Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Blog Post Are You Most Proud Of?

How many blog posts have you written? This is my 477th post. I have enjoyed every single one. Some of course are better than others. Perhaps I was in a good writing mode (My writing ability is like my hair - usually out of control and ugly, but occasionally and quite randomly smooth and straight). Or perhaps it was a book or issue about which I was really passionate. I definitely have a few posts that stand out in my mind as the ones about which I am most proud.

Here are a few of my favorites:

-I wrote this post in response to the repeated embarrassed confessions by bloggers of enjoying Twilight. I was upset not only that anyone felt ashamed of being a Twilight fan, but why anyone should be ashamed of liking any book.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide by Stephenie Meyer
-Yes, another Twilight post on the list of favorites. Shocking, I'm sure. I took time off work to read the Illustrated Guide on the day it came out. I devoured it in a few hours and then came home and spent more than 2 hours writing this review. I was so happy with the Illustrated Guide and also so disappointed. Both emotions clearly come through my review. I'm particularly pleased that this review is the first review listed on Amazon for this book.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
-I love this review partly because I loved the book so much. Since it's a literary novel, I tried to be more analytical and lyrical in my writing. I am not by nature a literary type of writer, but I think I did a better job in this than in many other posts.

What posts are you most proud of? Post links to them in the comments if you like


  1. I love your hair analogy! I agree, sometimes I feel pretty happy with posts, then other days I'm like "wow, that was crap". I'd have to say I'm probably most proud of my reviews of The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle and I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington, mainly because the authors tweeted about and/or commented on them, which blew me away.

    I also had a lot of fun writing this "battle" and I'm thinking of doing more posts with a similar structure.

    Great topic! x

  2. Wow... Uhm this is a pretty interesting question. I have 104 posts... Which is a pretty big thing for me seeing as my blog's still young. Some of my favourite posts might have to be:

    Is There Magic in Deadlines - a post about writing to deadlines.

    Morning Muse: Legacy - my review of Legacy by Cayla Kluver

    ARCs in the Afternoon: Paradise 21 - my first ARC review

  3. This is a great post!

    Unfortunately I suck as a writer so my reviews are pretty short and sweet but the first post that came to mind was Extremely Loud & Incredible Close, probably because the book was told from a 9 year old's perspective after 9/11 (yeah, heartbreak). My review is nothing out of this world but if I could get at least one person to read it based on my review I'd be happy :)

  4. I absolutely adore your twilight post. ADORE it.

    My blog is still relatively new, so I don't have a ton of posts to pull from! (Can you re-ask in a year? LOL!)

    My favorites so far? Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door! (I think my FAVORITE reads of the year - if not ever...)

  5. Wow! After reading this post, I ran over to blogger and just now realized I have 628 post and I can't think of a single one I'm particularly 'proud' of. *hangs head in shame* What am I doing blogging? LOL

    But I love those posts of yours, Alison! They are great! I remember looking up your JR review for a little encouragement when I was struggling with the beginning of the book. It really helped!

  6. What I great idea this is! I have 493 posts up on my blog. I think my favorite is Romance Thesaurus... all my favorite ridiculous romance notions all wrapped up on one post!

  7. I loved all of your posts that you linked here. Your JR review reminded me that I really do need to read this book soon. I actually bought it at a used library book sale for $1.

    I guess my favorite blog post was about my journey from being a reluctant reader to an avid one. I've gotten great feedback from many about it and one of my library teachers actually tweeted it, which was very cool!

  8. Fantastic post! I remember reading all of your posts you linked to here and I loved reading them. They were fantastic. :)

    It's kind of funny how some posts are better than others. But, it's so true!

    Here are a few of the posts I'm proudest about:

    More About Banned Books

    Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone

    Finding the Passion to Read

  9. Hmm, I proud of the blog post where I help people or express my feelings really well. Like to Book Blogging 411 and Book Reflections.

  10. Good thought! I'm not a huge Twilight fan myself, but I'm glad you're confident in saying you liked it :) Good reviews!

    I just started blogging a couple months ago, but I think the posts I'm proudest of are my review of Maggie Stiefvater's The Wolves of Mercy Falls, which ended up being less a review than a reflection on great books, and the post where I devised a system to work out where a book falls on the urban fantasy/paranormal romance spectrum.

  11. I don't know what post I've written I'm most proud of, but I do like the one I just wrote about Death Note manga, since I love it!

  12. I loved your Twilight post! While the series as a whole isn't my favorite, I did - and always will - love the original novel.

    I've only been blogging since late June, so I've only written 93 posts. You're right on target with the hair analogy; some days posts are easy and fun, others it feels like I'm pulling teeth to get a coherent sentence.
    If I were to pick a favorite post, it would probably be my Interactive Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth because that was the post where I woke up and realized, "This is MY blog and I can review books however I want to!"

  13. I haven't had a blog that long to have a post I am most proud of. I hope to one day. I totally agree with people not being ashamed of the books they like. You like what you like.

  14. I had such a hard time coming up with this weeks answer. I'm sorry to hear about your purse last week, that really really sucks.

    Have a great week,
    The Duchess Mommy Reads

  15. wow. Now that you've brought this up, I'm thinking about it and I honestly don't know which one I could pick. Perhaps a 'random thoughts' post or something.

  16. Thesis ghost writers
    Another new to me series. Where do they all come from? This sounds a lot Mind Candy. Sure these might be a bit predictable, but they're still feel good stories that everyone can relate to in some way.


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