More often than not any time you see the abbreviation JIBs on my blog it is tied into some sort of criticism. This is one of those occasions in which it is not. Instead it is the inspiration for this semi-introspective post.
There is a category in the JIBs called “Best Post” that caught my attention. In particular what I was curious about was trying to identify what I think the best post I have written is. The hard part is that choosing among my posts is a bit similar to asking me to pick a favorite child. I can’t quite do it. I love all of my children…equally.
Ok, that is not entirely true. There are posts that are superior to others. There are posts that I am proud of and some that I probably should have nuked. That is probably not all that different from most bloggers.
Anyway, instead of making myself crazy trying to pick a favorite post I went to my default answer. Thanks to the magic of stats I am able to review the past three months and identify which posts have received the most attention. In order to really try and boil it down I eliminated videos, memes and the times I hosted Haveil Havalim from consideration and picked out the top ten most popular posts.
Here is what I came up with:
- What Are Your Favorite Song Lyrics?
- Today Is Link To Jack Day
- How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
- Morality Without Religion- A Comment to The Self-Righteous
- Going Commando
- Why The Baal Teshuva World Irritates Me
- How Personal Should A Blog Be?
- The Day School Dilemma- Paying For Private School
- My Brother- A Lesson in Simple Physics
- What The Hell Happened to Courtesy
If you asked me if I would have picked any of these as being my best post I would say no, but I would also say that this is a decent sample set of the type of content you might find here. It is a mix of the absurd with a little serious and thought thrown in.
Does any of this really matter? Probably not.