Last week, I was in charge of the shortlist over at Post of the Week. It's not a very difficult job, and really just involves reading all of the nominated posts in a week and deciding which ones should be added onto the shortlist for judging. It was a good week, and I think the shortlist of seven contained some interesting and varied posts... all of which I was glad to have read. It did make me think though that I really should be nominating more posts each week. I don't nominate enough posts. In fact, I think I've nominated one blog. Once.
I looked at that long list of all those blogs that I link to on the right-hand side of this page. There are a lot of good writers listed in there; people with interesting lives and with lots of interesting things to say. Surely there's a Post of the Week waiting to happen in there somewhere?
And then it hit me: I've been spending so much time writing posts that I haven't really taken enough time or trouble to read some posts.
It's been a long time since I just spent an evening reading instead of writing.
So if you'll excuse me....