Best of the year: OOM posts
By Morgan on December 29th, 2010
Blogging is a team sport, and that’s certainly the case with OOM. We meet every Friday morning to plan out the following week’s posts, and we’re committed to keeping a schedule. But of course, there are days when news breaks, and we throw out our editorial calendar to react to it. And then there are days where someone inspires something unexpected in one of us — either a colleague with a brilliant idea or a reader with a tweet that triggers something new. And those types of posts — the unplanned ones, the reader-generated ones — are some of our favorites.
So far this week, we’ve covered our favorite reader comments and our favorite 5 Questions videos, and today, we’re picking out our favorite posts of the year as we continue our look back on 2010. Once again, we thank all of YOU for helping us build OOM into what it is today.
- Tyler: “My favorite post is the Team Peeta Team Gale Blogger Battle!” A must-read for Hunger Games fans.
- Amanda, noted OOM actress: “Well, my favorite post is obviously this one. I’m expecting my invitation to the Academy Awards any day now.”
- Ivy: “Picture this… was my favorite post to write this year because it was completely unplanned. I read an article that morning in the NYT about parents passing up picture books for chapter books and I just knew I had to express my opinion on the important role picture books play in life. Luckily, I had OOM to share it with.”
- Morgan: Like Ivy, some of my favorite posts are the unplanned ones. Just last week I unexpectedly wrote about a feud between Sarah Palin and Joy Behar, which are two names I never thought would relate to the subject matter of this blog, but I promise, it’s related to books (and to You Are What You Read!).
Of course, picking a favorite post of the year is kind of like picking a favorite child: it’s impossible. After all, there’s this post about book spying and the one where we revealed the cover of Mockingjay, not to mention this one and this one and this one. How about you all? Did we highlight any of your faves? Let us know in the comments!