Today is the day when you might be saying, “Oh, these are the honorable mention posts. They weren’t good enough for the other days.” Not true, my friend. Not true.
There is no last place at Blogmas time. Every post is equally important because they were written by you and they were nominated by you because you thought they were worthy of being read again and again. I totally respect. I did the same thing on Monday when I pointed out 10 of my own favorite posts from this year.
The Best of the Rest is more of a clearinghouse of posts. These were the posts that made me smile or laugh but they weren’t a humor piece in my mind. These were the posts that made me think or feel but then made me cry. Ot they were posts that were just fun to read and didn’t fit in any particular category. And so, they ended up here. Still worthy of reading, just not worthy of neatly categorizing.
Hope you enjoy the best of the rest.
Blog Posts to Make You Smile
Best Post That is Quite Likely to Make You Reconsider Taking Medication While Parenting by Nichole from butterscotch sundae
It might have something to do with the fact that I am on medications right now (for a cold-type thingy) but I think medication makes parenting just a little easier.
Best Instructional Post for Slacker and Procrastinator Moms by Sarah from Love, the Ludwigs
Sarah wrote about planning her son’s birthday party. Or, rather, about NOT planning his birthday party. Maybe it’s because my son turns 5 in less than a month and I haven’t given one thought to his party yet. I guess I’m not alone.
Post Most Likely to Make You Swoon Over Someone Else’s Husband and Also Possibly Gag at the Same Time by Nichole from butterscotch sundae
Nichole may think she’s the only one who’s had to sift through days-old garbage for that one thing you accidentally threw away. (She’s not.) She make think she has the only husband who would also sift through days-old garbage for you. (She’s not.) But I’m quite sure it’s a rarity and a very, very endearing quality:
Best Post for Showing How Once a Mom, Always a Mom, and How Children of All Ages Can Turn Your Hair Gray by Helene from books is wonderful
Helene had a beautifully written post about… how her daughter got bit by a monkey. Yes, I know. That was a spoiler but how often do you get to read something like that?
Most Awesome Linkup in the Blogosphere that Not Near Enough People are Participating in by Jennifer from Momma Made It Look Easy
Jennifer’s doing a little self-promotion here and I quite like it. It’s a one stop shop to link up your best post of the week. You know how you picked your best post of the year for me? (Or two or three or twelve?) Just think of doing that every week and actually finding people to read it! I love the idea:
See why I needed a Best of the Rest category? These posts are all over the place. But that’s the beauty of blogging. There are no constraints or confines. And most importantly, we all have a space to feel proud of what we write.
Need more to read? If you missed it, yesterday I highlighted the 2011 Top 20 Posts to Make You Stop, Drop, and Think.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the top posts of 2011 as much as I have. If you liked these “awards for the rest of us,” leave me a comment and let me know so I can be sure to do it again next year.
Now I’m off to make sure I’m Twitter buddies with all of these lovely bloggers!