Give me your favorite blog post. Please.

Tuesday~ October 6, 2009

I've been blogging for two years as of last Sunday. So today, when I realized the two year mark had come and gone, I went to look at my first post. It was a post that simply announced that I was new to blogging, that I'd been inspired to start a blog by my friend Kelly, and that I had no clue what I was doing.

It was riveting.

There were two comments.

I remember being completely confused by the first comment:

"It is customary in the "Blogging-Post-Commenter" community for a commenter to declare a sort of ownership of newly scripted blog posts by racing to place the first comment to said post. (Think explorer erecting flag on North Pole, Moon, etc...)

Typically, this braggadocio is rendered through a rather obnoxious, utterly avoidant of topic, singularly worded comment containing only the utterance:


Since you are sponging up info on all-things-blog, I thought I would share this little pearl of wisdom with you...

Whilst, also, claiming your inaugural post as mine ~ for some future cyper-tally that will undoubtedly advance my place in line on the road to St. Peter!

Ha! ;)~"
I finally get it!!! Having perused the blogosphere for the past two years, I've seen this very thing in action over and over. I still don't really get why we bloggers do this, but I appreciate that my friend "C" tried to warn me.

Secondly, my inspiration for blogging, Kelly herself, said:

"ok--that first comment is way above my head so i'll just say, "Second!"

i look forward to checking in on these kiddos! i know it will bring a smile to my face evertime.

look out heather--this stuff is addicting!"
Hilarious. Kelly still deserves all the credit for pointing out the addictive nature of blogging. (And for pointing me in the direction of blogging my thoughts in the first place.)

Did I heed her warning about the addictive nature of blogging?

Well, we all know the answer to that one.

And still, I'm glad I'm here, addicted or not.

I've written just over 600 posts. 600. 600!

That's insane.

In my opinion, I've said something worthwhile in only about 10 of those posts. But really...I'm realizing that's just fine. Because this is blogging, and it's a beautiful way to slowly find out what it is you want to say, how you want to say it, and then say it, your way.

So anyway...I digress (as usual).

Here's what my blog wants for it's second birthday...

Are you ready?

Tell us (my blog and I) what your all-time favorite post is of your very own. It can be anything, funny and simple, profound or not. Whatever you want.

Let's keep it simple, without a linky thingy. Go look through your archives and then copy and paste the link to your favorite post in the comments.

And lastly, if you have don't have time to visit all the links, please go read the one from the comment BEFORE yours.

We do weird things in the blogosphere. We race to comment "FIRST!" in an effort to appear the most attentive. We get addicted to telling our stories and reading the stories written by friends we've never met, and then we ask each other to link up for all kinds of things.

The truth is, most of it is meant to draw attention to ourselves. So today, I'd like the focus to be on you and your favorite post. So let me have it. I'll be sure to visit, even if I'm slow about it due to children and such.

Thank you for two years of words and connection, insight, humor, and validation.

You rock the party.

Now go ahead and leave here to search your archives for your favorite, then come back and share your rockage...


93 clicked right here to comment:

katdish said...

Oooo! I'm first! I'm first!

Hmmm....favorite post?

Pornographic Cheese Butler.

Melanie J said...

I love what your very first commenter EVER said. It strikes me as extremely funny in both form and content.

My favorite post? I think you already read it. It's about saving for a raining day but not missing out in the mean time. It was about my mom. If you didn't comment on it, I'll come back and post the link for you.

Mommy Mo said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!

I couldn't just pick one, so I picked two (and these are only since April of this year). I have been blogging since April of 2006- that's a lot of posts!



I love you Heather!

Marketing Mama said...

Happy anniversary! What a fun way to celebrate. :)

I seriously am having a hard time thinking which post to highlight. I suppose the ones that I really poured my heart and mind into were my *tips* posts where I've tried to educate/help others on topics that I've become semi-expert in. One is on returning to work as a nursing mom with lots of tips on pumping:


The other is basically a starter guide to learning about food allergies in little kids - what to watch for, how to manage it, etc.


I should probably mention these read more like NOVELS rather than blog posts - they are both rediculously long and written much more like magazine articles. :)

Boy Crazy said...

You are too cute, with your blog love and and twitter shout outs. :)

So this isn't necessarily my favorite post, but it's a very early post of mine and the story is just so representative of me and my life.

so now, what's YOUR favorite post? You have to play along.

C @ Kid Things said...

Happy Blogiversary!

This one sums up how pretty much all days go: a day in the life

Billy Coffey said...

Happy Blogiversary, Heather! I've only just run into you in the blogging neighborhood, but I'm so glad I did. Here's to 600 more posts.

Favorite post? I have to go with this one:

The One

tiff said...

Happy blogaversary! Here's to many more.

This is my fave, although I have a couple that come close to this one.


What is your favourite post that you've written?

Kristina P. said...

I feel like Perez Hilton or Dooce when someone leaves the "First!" comment on my blog. It's very odd.

I will have to marinate on my favorite post.

Lara said...

I love how honest you are as a blogger. Thanks for calling a spade a spade. And I'll never understand that whole first business. Very strange indeed. :)

My favorite post? that is a really hard question, but off the top of my head, it's probably this one:

The Parable of Bria's Glasses

Melissa Stover said...

love this idea and i may steal it on my 1000th post. can you believe that's coming right up???

i promise to come back tomorrow and link up my favorite post. it will take me a while to figure that one out. and i'll read what the others have linked up. right now i need to get into my pjs and head to bed.

JustRandi said...

What a great idea Heather!!

Of course asking for my favorite post is like asking me to choose a favorite child.
Today, though, I think it's this one:
I Know How The River Feels

L.T. Elliot said...

Well, this one is one of mine that I think I did an okay job with.
As for what my favorites are of yours, I love the one about rewriting your name and the poem you wrote in the cafe on Sunday. Truth is, I love so many of your posts. Your blog consistently fills me. I love it here. Never move away.

Blessed said...

Picking a favorite post is hard!

Maybe this one: First Kiss

or this one: Sweet Lemons

Becky said...

Fifteenth!!! Boo-yah. My favorite post is


I like it cuz there's a cute guy, it involves my favorite sister, and I wrote it back when I was funny. And oddly enough, I wrote it because I read your blog. Coolio.

laura @ peacoat said...

happy blogiversary! isn't it funny/weird to look back at certain old posts? sometimes it feels like a different person entirely was writing them.

because i'm NOT feeling pretty today, this is my favorite post right now:

Arby's Keeps Me Pretty:

BoufMom9 said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!

ok, favorite post... it's a sad one, but definitely the one I wrote with my whole heart...
it was written the day before Tuesday died :(


Christy said...

Wow that first comment in your post is over my head too. Happy two year blog anniversary and way to go on over 600 posts. Your posts are ALWAYS great to read - not just 10%. Seriously. I love your writing style and what you have to say.

I think my favorite post is this one because it makes me smile and I know I'll love looking back on it for the rest of my life!


Heather of the EO said...

I'm LOVING this!

And to those of you who asked what my favorite is...I'm sorry, but I don't know.

I know, HOW UNFAIR! But this isn't supposed to be about me anyway. It's supposed to be about you!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

My favorite, huh? I guess I'll say Portrait of A Feminist


I don't know. I'm hoping my "best post" is still to come...

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...
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Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I don't know how to make my link a link...so I just pasted the Url. Hope that's okay.

Corinne said...

Congrats on the two year mark lady! :)
I've been blogging for longer than my current blog has existed... but it holds more depth than the original, so I think it's more me. Anyway, the evolution of a blogger is a crazy thing ;) Here's one of my favorites (great idea by the way! can't wait to sit and read all that I can!)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

What a unique way to celebrate 2 years of blogging! I am so glad I found your blog. I truly enjoy your writing style and all the stories about what is happening in your life.


Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Twenty-fourth! I'm twenty-fourth!!!

Alrighty, in all seriousness, I don't even have to think about this one. I think the best thing I've ever written is this one:


I have quite a few posts of mine that I really like, but this one is the post that makes me feel like I can write.

I really love this idea of yours...maybe for my two year anniversary I'll copy you. If I can remember. ;)

Hope you have a great day!

Manic Mother said...

2 years? That is awesome, and you have written way more great posts then 10!

Anyway here is my link, I am not sure if its my greatest, but it is my newest :)


Mrs Montoya said...

Stopping over from SITS this morning and so excited to be part of your blogoversary fun!!! The show is The Facts of Life and I'll have to get back to ya on the favorite post. I don't find myself very profound, but I am sure I can dig up something!

Have a great day!

Life Is Beautiful said...

A post about coming to terms with the death of my mother.


This Heavenly Life said...

I love this idea! You're truly a nice person :)

One of my favorite posts isn't my most deep or profound or anecdotal...but it made me happy to write it. It's a poem - of sorts - written while I was in the throes of wisdom tooth pain. It was so much fun to write, I think it relieved my pain somewhat. Enjoy!


VanderbiltWife said...

This one's my favorite: I Think This Officially Makes Me a Mommy Blogger.

Congrats on 600 posts! I've been blogging 3 years plus and I have fewer posts than that!

Colleen said...

Congrats on your 2-year blogging anniversary!!

This one is my favorite because it still makes me laugh every time I watch the videos:

What a great idea and thanks for all the fun links to visit!

Jenn @ My Kind of Strange said...

Gotta give props to Christy over at A Lil' Welsh Rarebit for cluing me in to your post today.

My favorite post so far is this one titled "I Don't Wear Prada to the Playground":

I Don't Wear Prada to the Playground

PsychMamma said...

What a great idea! Favorites are always hard to pick, so I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't pick one. :-)

This one for my heart:


This one for the time & research that went into it & how important it is to me:


And this one just for funny:


Now headed off to read some of the above. :-)

wonder woman said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your blog-a-verse-ary.

I'm exceptionally new here, so I feel odd participating, but my favorite post is one I've come back to several times to find strength from.

Just your basic mother/womanhood gettin' me down, and Christina Aguilera pickin' me back up post. ;o)


Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

This is a really fun idea!

My favorite isn't really all that old. It's about infertility......
Hard Labor

Thanks for doing this, great idea!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

I don't really have a favorite of mine. Actually, there are several and I'm too lazy to really narrow it down to one. Mostly I just wanted to say HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY and many happy returns! I am so thankful God introduced us to one another. So thankful to call you friend.

Blessings on you today, sweet mama.

BaronessBlack said...

Okay, for me it's got to be;


'Nuff said!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Congratulations on two years of some pretty darn good stuff, little lady. I think my favorite post was the one I did as a guest post at MMB. You've probably already read it, but here's the link just in case:


Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I love you. Happy blogoversary. I can't believe we started at about the same time (Sept 2007 for me). I didn't celebrate, because I don't really consider myself seriously blogging til a little over a year ago, about when I had my baby dude.

As far as my favorite post, I don't know, there are a few I like to go back and read every now and again, but I never fail to get a fantastic chuckle from my Baby Light Saber post.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! Favorite post huh? Well I spent way too long digging through my archives and found some real gems in there, but I think... this one is my favorite:


Keyona said...

Thank you to your friend who convinced you...Your blog was one of the first I ran across when I started. I love it. Love you and your family. You ROCK and you don't even know it.


Jami said...


Jami said...

You write so many things so beautifully. "Rewriting My Name" will have to be today's favorite.

Tooj said...

Congratulations on 2 years. :) I love seeing a blog like yours work in so many different ways for the author. And that IS what you are, friend.

My favorite post is this:

Letters to my boys. Happy Tuesday.

Sherry said...


Just wanted to comment with a compliment! I really enjoy reading your posts, mainly because you are so witty with words and it's great to laugh out loud (not AT you...but WITH you)!

I do have a blog but honestly, I can't post a link because I'm just not a witty and funny blog writing person, and you'd be asleep reading one of my posts! :)


Jami said...

Oops! My favorite from my posts? Probably "Never a Story of More Woe." Hard to choose though.


Kimberly said...

I picked this post: http://temporaryinsanitybykym.com/2007/11/finding-joy/

Not because it's especially briliant or funny or inspiring or anything, but because it marks a changing point in my blogging. The point at which I started digging deeper and being more ME than I ever had been before. Self-improvement is kind of the theme of my blog now, I guess, and this post marks the starting point of all that.

Happy Bloggiversary, dear friend. And now I'm going to sink myself into your last several posts and finally catch up!

Midwest Mommy said...

hmmm, favorite post?
The first one that comes to mind was this one http://www.mommyfromthemidwest.com/2009/03/friday-flashback.html

Shana said...

I don't know that I have any uber fabulous work, per se...but in honor of my brother's return from the Middle East, I am offering up THIS post http://queenamongkingsphoto.blogspot.com/2009/05/playing-in-sandbox.html
which I do think is worthy of reading. I look forward to reading some others and thank you for your selfless inquiry!


L-A said...

I've been reading and enjoying your blog, surreptitiously, for a few months now. Today's post finally lured me out of the shadows and into the comment room. Thanks, btw, for the little trip down memory lane! Here's my favourite post from the past:


Deb said...

oh i don't know... i am in one of those moods where i hate all of my posts. i guess i like the ones where i write about my whirlwind courtship with my hubs... not because they were particularly well written, but because it made me realize what an incredible man i lucked upon. reliving some of our outrageous memories was fun. i am so bad about not being sentimental. i hardly ever look back... i kind of am always just in the moment (but not in a good way).

anyway, this was an awesome idea. i will go check out my upstairs neighbor L-A now.

charrette said...

What a great idea!

I loved Melanie's Rainy Day post too...that one resonated SO DEEPLY for me, as I had the exact same experience when my mom passed away.

I haven't written a favorite for literally months and months. I'll have to dig back through my archives.
Maybe the Father's Day one: http://divergentpathways.blogspot.com/2009/06/fathers-shaping-life-and-death.html (That was my first favorite.)

And my first-ever commenter (besides my friend Brillig) was Kimberly. She wrote: "Hey! So glad I clicked the linky from Brillig's blog and came over here - you're a hoot! I'll pop in tomorrow to leave a slightly more intelligent comment and read your second post, but for the moment I'm going to giggle my way to bed."

I loved her instantly. I wanted to frame it!

And she led me to you. And I'm so glad you continue to write. You have a magic all your own.


a Tonggu Momma said...

You've already read it, but I keep traveling back to this one lately, probably because it will be a year on the 15th. It still makes me cry. Which makes it weird that it's my favorite at the moment, since I hate to cry and I wrote it at, like, 3 AM, so it's not all that good and pretty raw. But whatever, it's been almost a year, so there you go.


Melissa Stover said...

i just really like this one. http://www.afamiliarpath.com/2008/12/after.html
there are so many good memories there.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh, really?! I get to go back and read a TM post? Sweet!
(I think Explorer crashed the first time I read this post, which is why I haven't commented before this. Explorer crashes. A lot.)

Here's my favorite!

Laanykidsmom said...

This is one of my favorites, maybe not my very favorite, but the first where I really laid it out there in our struggles with one of our children being a little off kilter. Congrats on your 600th post. Fun way to celebrate!


Debbie said...

I would love to have the time to visit everyone of these. I do promise to at least visit the one above me.
My favorite is http://www.suburbsanity.com/2009/03/memories-we-take-and-ones-we-leave.html.
And I want to know how people turned there's into hyperlinks!

geetabean said...

I love reading your blog. You are honest and raw and so very talented. I always walk away from your blog feeling like I can breathe better...like the air is clearer. Keep up the good work!

This blog is from 9/2008 but it was life changing for me.


Heidi Ashworth said...

Happy Blog Birthday! So glad you have stuck around for so long. Every other day I consider quitting altogether. (Every other day, I don't.) I would give you a favorite except that, in spite of the fact that I love to answer questions about moi, "what is your favorite" questions always stump me. I just can't narrow it down, no matter the category. Have a lovely day!

Cheryl Lage said...

Congrats on the Blogging Anniversary...and the 600 posts. :)(We must've begun around the same time... :) )

Gosh, favorite posts are hard...
one that always comes to mind was this one:

written because I couldn't speak aloud my frustration and sorrow and HAD to get it out, and because the day was such a reassurance amidst the days of twin-fighting.

Plenty are lighter and more upbeat, but this one made me realize how blogging serves a real purpose as an outlet, and for kindred support. :)

Rachel said...

Oh oh oh Sixty-First!!!!

Oh...not that impressive, I guess.


Happy Blogoversary! The blog world is most definitely a better place because you're here. I'm so glad that your friend Kelly inspired you!!

I would normally say that my favorite post is "Mom Jeans and the Dreaded 'Long Butt'" (http://www.graspingforobjectivity.com/2009/03/mom-jeans-and-dreaded-long-butt.html), but I already gave that one to you on a Twitter meme a few weeks ago....


How about...
Mommy Scouts - http://www.graspingforobjectivity.com/2009/02/mommy-scouts.html

Can't wait to go visit some of these other posts!!

Jen said...

I just had to say what an awesome idea this is. I don't have the time right now to tell you about my favorite post, but I will try and come back later.

You are one of my favorite bloggers. I love how you use words to speak right to my heart. You are an inspiration to me. And I am so glad that you have been doing this for 2 year. I hope you continue.

Dave said...

i'm cheating and choosing two




the first is one i wrote when i figured out that my grandma may still be alive, but I won't get really see her again on this earth.

the second is one of the first times i realized how caring my son could be.

and i don't think I can say thank you enough for your writing

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I gotta tell ya, I've never gotten the "first!" comment on my blog. Or anything similiar. I guess people just aren't that excited. Who knows. Stange though..I've seen it on lots of other peoples.

april said...

Me next! I'm going with the post from my birthday when I changed the name of my blog. It describes my first year of blogging perfectly.


mama-face said...

Girl, we need to talk. I am either your long lost twin, or your long lost adoptive mother, or I don't know what...every single word you write hits home for me. Sometimes I wonder how you got in my head; I can't even get in there.

I gotta say I love ya. There I said it. :)

(I'm pretty sure I'm LAST!!!!!...) That made no sense whatsoever I'm sure.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I have no idea how to choose. There is one post I love that I came across recently-



D. said...

Hi Heather - I have been out of the loop lately (sick) but wanted to say that you are still a huge inspiration to me. This is a fun idea too.
Since I don't have very many posts I guess I will go with my latest one since it is very raw for me yet and I know you have read it already and I appreciated the comment. http://www.mysimplycomplexlife.com/2009/09/ghosts-grief-and-goods.html


Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

This is such a fun way to celebrate. It is so kind of you to want to see our favorite posts.

The reason for my favorite has nothing to do with me, it is my fave because of all the sweet commenters. It was the first post where I really had to share my heart and get real, and the response I received was so kind.


Chief said...

600?! Wahoo!

I don't know I really tried to figure out which one to add here. Funny? Serious? Pissed off?

I settled for this one:


happygeek said...

Yeah, it's hard to sort through all the medicore of mine, but my favorite post tickled my funnybone, even if no one else thought it was funny.

Jolene said...

I like your Birthday Post! Or anniversary!!!!

My favorite post I've written...not sure....

I think this one, it was my first really creative one! Not that I have that many...133, I think? I'm new to this as of this year and haven't had much time to post. So, go ahead read it, enjoy it, and I will post more soon!

Erin said...

This really is a brilliant idea.

One of my favorites has to be the Parable of the Storm: http://ifyougiveamomamoment.blogspot.com/2009/05/parable-of-storm.html because so many people e-mailed me and told me that it really helped them in their lives. I had no idea I could actually affect people!

Thank you for you and your wonderful blog.

Mammatalk said...

Two years? Wow. That's amazing! No wonder you're so good.

My favorite post is a nasty one. It's about Sex after kids.
"Sex Nazi"


Kate Coveny Hood said...

So hard to pick a favorite anything! As for my blog posts...one would be:

I Have Disco in My Soul

Don't know if I can read 70+ other favorite posts...but I'll read as many as I can. Starting with...."Sex Nazi" (oh my!)

K and/or K said...

I let Kyle pick!

Thanks for the mad props Heather. I feel like I made the world a better place by suggesting you blog! Nope, I know I did.

Keep on!

Angie said...

Look at you and all your posts and all your comments! Congratulations... you are gifted and amazing, and I'm so thankful I discovered your bloggy world. My world is better because of it. Here's one of my favorites, mostly because it's a celebration of the end of a huge milestone for me... my last chemo. :)


Lee of MWOB said...

Oh Heather. Two years with your words floating around in the blogosphere hitting all kinds of hearts and I thank God one of those hearts was mine.

I can't even begin to think right now about a favorite post of mine but I just finished one that will post tomorrow that my heart is in. I am too tired to search around for any others but you know my belief - if the heart is there most of the important stuff is handled.

I am so friggin' thrilled we bumped into each other on the journey my friend.....here's to more adventures in real life.

Great idea by the way. :-)

Heather Sunseri said...

Wow, I can't believe I haven't run into you already. I came over from the extraordinary blog of Katdish's.

Favorite post, huh? This is where my insecurity will show. Let's see...


or I really liked my series on Seasons of the Soul. You can check those out if you wish on my blog.

Nice to meet you!!

noteverstill said...

What a great way to celebrate! Thank you for opening up a showcase to all of us. Here's a recent favorite of mine: http://noteverstill.blogspot.com/2009/08/megaphoning-it-in.html#

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Wow, that IS a hard question. I was looking through my archives - there's alot of "Just okay" stuff in there. :)

BUT, I will say that one post I wrote which helped ME big time with my perspective was: Sitting with him


Happy 2 years blogging Lady. You are an inspiration!!!

CaJoh said...

I have so many that I like, I can't just pick one. However, I do have one that I am quite proud of that I will share:


Now off to read everybody else's…

Mike Bringhurst said...

I love your posts! And can't wait to read everyone else's. What a great idea!

Here's mine: "Mammograb"


(oh, here I am logged in under my husband's name. This is MY favorite post. I don't know or care what his is. :P)

Jessica said...

Heather, you know I think you may have been the first, or almost the first, commenter on my blog . . . I didn't know what I was doing, and had no idea that anyone would want to read my blog and comment on it! But you kept coming back and leaving comments, and those comments were so encouraging and made it so much fun to keep writing! So THANK-YOU for your lovely comments and so much that I have learned from you and your blog about blogging, and mothering, and life! I am so glad you are a writer, and share your gift with the blog-world!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I have no idea how to pick a favorite post, but my favorite ones of late are the two I wrote about Story Unfolding (Part One) (Part Two).

Whatever the reason, I'm so glad you blog, Heather. Your voice thrills me.

Ann's Rants said...

Holy 85 er some such comments!

My eyes are burning. Cannot read any further tonight.

Congrats on such a huge accomplishment, so beautifully written.


Kim said...

Ok, I am finally getting around to this. Life has been CRAZY here. One of my all time favorite posts that I have written is the one about why I started knitting.


Eowyn said...


Um, nothing pops to mind, but you've been with me from the beginning (of this blog anyway) and so you've probably already read whatever my favorite post is.

Now if I could just figure out what that was. . .

InkMom said...

I'm a little late to the game, but here's mine anyway:


This is a really great idea.

And now I go to read some of the posted links.

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

My favorite post changes by the day.

Today: Favorite all-about-me post and My favorite kid-oriented post.

My answers will be different tomorrow. ;)

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

So..I think I can safely claim FIRST--for the 10th of October LOL. I guess I'm late to this party, but I'll add a link anyway. I'm not sure if this is really my favorite post, but it was fun to write:


I look forward to reading some of these other posts!

michelle mceachern said...

2nd attempt. Loving looking through everyones favorite post. As I went back through mine, one in particular stood out to me.


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