The 7th Annual Creme de la Creme list opened for submissions on October 15th and I was not ready, as I have been in past years. I hadn’t taken the time to look back at what I have written this year and choose my favorite post to submit for the 2012 list. I knew that I would, but just hadn’t done it yet.
I read Mel’s Friday Blog Round Up post this morning and was impressed that she already has over 100 blogs on the list. Mel encouraged those of us who haven’t submitted our posts yet to get it gear, especially because this year, for the first time, she is not accepting entries after 11pm EST on December 15th. In her own words:
In the past, the list didn’t close until January, but this year, the list will not be updated after it goes up on January 1st. December 15th is the only deadline, and it is a hard deadline. Meaning, no one will be added who hears about this project after December 15th.
So here I am.
Last year when I started looking through my posts to pick one to submit to the Creme for 2011, I struggled to decide which was my favorite. I had been very motivated and inspired to write that year, so I felt that I had a lot of good material to choose from. I have always been a fan of Top Ten Lists, so I thought it would be fun to create one with my ten favorite posts from last year, with one exception — I left the #1 spot blank. That spot was reserved for the post that I submitted for 2011 Creme list.
Likewise this year I have written a lot of posts that I am proud of. I even moved my blog from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress and changed the name from Four of Kind to Bereaved and Blessed back in February. So once again I have decided to make a Top Ten List of my favorite posts from 2012, leaving the #1 spot empty. To find out which post that I believe belongs there go to Mel’s blog, Stirrup Queens, on January 1, 2013 and check out the 2012 Creme de la Creme list (which will include a link to my favorite blog entry)!
My Top Ten Favorite “Bereaved and Blessed” Blog Entries from 2012:
10. When You Get Little (July 14, 2012)
9. What God Wants (February 4, 2012)
8. I Went Back (May 22, 2012)
7. Time Warp Tuesday: Hope (October 9, 2012)
6. Titanic Part III: I Won’t Give Up (April 15, 2012)
5. Dear Extra Special OB Nurses (July 29, 2012)
4. Remembering Molly ~ 4 Years (April 17, 2012)
3. Perfect Moment Monday: 3.1 with My Son (May 28, 2012)
2. Getting There (January 30, 2012)
1. Check out Mel’s list of the 2012 Creme de la Creme on January 1, 2013 to find out what
I and other bloggers chose and submitted as our favorite posts that we wrote this year.
Update: My post on the 2012 List (#110): Semper Fi (March 9, 2012)
Now it your turn! What are your Top Ten (or even your Top Five) from 2012?
If you make a list please let me know, you can share a link in the comment section if you want. I would love to read some of your favorite posts from the past year (that I might have missed the first time around or will get the chance to revisit). Whether or not you make a “Best of” list of your posts from 2012, make sure you pick at least one to submit to the Creme and then return on 1/1/13 to find out what I, and many other awesome bloggers, consider to be some of the best writing in the blogosphere from the past year!