Tuesday 24 April 2007

you should have known by now you were on my list....

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....


  1. I know EXACTLY what you mean. Far too many of the blogs in my sidebar have been neglected for too long - and through no fault of their own. Post Of The Week itself is a great site I should really visit much more often.

    It's certainly more down to a lack of time than a lack of inclination - not an easy problem to surmount!

  2. I read all the blogs on my sidebar regularly, but I'd never be brave enough to nominate anything for POTW.

  3. Just saying Hello in return! It was a pleasant surprise to hear from ya yesterday. :) How are ya?

  4. For a while, I had the opposite problem...I had nothing to say on my own blog, and so I spent that time reading others instead.

    Hope you enjoyed your perusal of blog-land!