A Blog a Day Keeps the Winter Blues Away

WordPress is more than half a million blogs strong.  In the face of this extraordinary growth, fueled by some extraordinary bloggers, I thought I’d issue a challenge to all of you BestBlog readers and editors:  Let’s find and feature some great blogs this month.  And let’s try to get one up every day.  It’s December — in a lot of places it’s a bit dreary and the holidays can only do so much to rescue the drabness of this time of year.  (In fact, sometimes the holidays make things worse.)  Maybe seeing some new, fresh blogs will take our minds off whatever’s looking a little dark these days.

The other editors can pitch in or not, depending on their schedules, but I want to say that I’m feeling ready for something like this:  I’ve had a break, gotten through some tough things, and now seems like as good a time as any to tell the world about the many terrific people who blog on WordPress. 

Where will we find these blogs?

  • tags — we’ll be checking out interesting tags and bloggers who show up under them
  • the WordPress forums — the folks who hang out in the forums are doing some very good work on behalf of the WordPress community and their blogging’s pretty special too.  It’s time to feature some of them! 
  • links, links, links:  we’ll be looking back at BestBlog alums and checking out who they’re reading
  • blog directories:  WordPressers are out there in the world, showing up in places like BlogBurst, and BlogHer and 9Rules. 
  • comments:  we’ll be looking at your comments (just like Santa’s watching to see whether you’re naughty or nice):  if you’re leaving smart, interestingly naughty or nice comments, chances are you have a great blog
  • that “next” button still works!  we’ll be using it.
  • random google searches:  we’ll be typing in “wordpress” and a string of words that amuse us (how about dog walkers of the world unite?) and see what comes up. 
  • YOU — drop us an email (bestblogonwordpress (at) yahoo (dot) com) and direct us to your favorite passionately written, interesting, quirky, funny, maddeningly controversial, beautifully designed site.   We’ll take a look at the site.  We can’t promise to feature it, but we will promise to give it more than just a cursory glance. 

Check in later today for the first of these BestBlogs.   Who knows?  It might be you.

11 Responses to “A Blog a Day Keeps the Winter Blues Away”

  1. 2 bloglily 7 December, 2006 at 6:07 am

    We’re going whole hog here. Sure, we’ll be posting every day. But what we’re giving you is … ta da… a BLOG a day. For you to peruse, enjoy, imitate, complain about, link to, comment on, moan over. Do what you like with them, but there’ll be a blog featured here every day in December. Best, BL

  2. 3 paxrock 7 December, 2006 at 6:45 am

    Finals time will be over with here on campus soon enough. So I will be back into the reviewing swing soon enough.

  3. 4 bloglily 7 December, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Paxrock — That’s great! Good luck with your finals and looking forward to seeing what you come up with when you have a chance to do some poking around.

  4. 5 businessgolf 9 December, 2006 at 5:26 am

    Yes, posting a blog everyday works for me.

    Posting blogs all day and night.


  5. 6 mcewen 11 December, 2006 at 12:45 am

    Clearly I have a great deal to learn, but even I can manage a ‘post a day’


  6. 7 Neal Watzman 15 December, 2006 at 5:04 am

    I can’t promise a blog a day, more like every other day for me. But you will find the content interesting and the writing much more refined than what I wrote back in College Prep English. But then, I’m older now, and maybe, just maybe, a bit wiser.

  1. 1 Salt and Pepper « Best Blog on Wordpress Trackback on 9 December, 2006 at 2:43 pm
  2. 2 Four days late (or is that early?) « White Thoughts No-One Sees Trackback on 12 December, 2006 at 2:03 pm
  3. 3 White Thoughts No-One Sees « Best Blog on Wordpress Trackback on 12 December, 2006 at 3:44 pm
  4. 4 Strange Maps « Best Blog on Wordpress Trackback on 14 December, 2006 at 9:54 am

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