I bring you the good tidings that my precious post, Reflections on the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Crisis, has progressed into the Finals of the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 in the ‘Best Blog Post’ Category. All the posts are now to be judged by an Expert Panel and the winner will be announced on October 22nd.
While I’m delighted that the post is moving forward (and many thanks again to all who voted for it over the last few weeks), I am now in pause mode thinking about ‘Best Blog Posts’ and what makes them ‘best’ or even ‘bestest.’
I can think of various posts that I’ve read over the years that I have absolutely adored and I think that Best Posts are ones that stay with you in the same sort of way that favourite books, poems or movies do.
The thing is, though, that what will stay with one person forever may never have touched a chord with someone else. So much depends on the personality, interests, experiences, leanings, baggage … of the reader.
On the other hand, the blogger can play a fairly big part in drawing readers in
or turning them away. I’ve been surprised, for example, at how some bloggers have managed to draw me into reading memorable posts about subjects which I would have said were of absolutely no interest whatsoever to me. They manage to do this through obvious passion for their subject, striking images and smooth flow of writing. (I tend to like a blast of humour thrown in as well, though this isn’t a necessary ingredient.)
I’d love to hear your views about ‘Best Posts’ and what has made them them ‘Best’ for you as either Writer or Reader?