Our late and much missed comrade in blogging, journalist and writer Al Weisel, revered and admired across the bandwidth as the “reasonable conservative” blogger Modest Jon Swift, was a champion of the lesser known and little known bloggers working tirelessly in the shadows…
One of his projects was a year-end Blogger Round Up. Al/Jon asked bloggers far and wide, famous and in- and not at all, to submit a link to their favorite post of the past twelve months and then he sorted, compiled, blurbed, hyperlinked and posted them on his popular blog. His round-ups presented readers with a huge banquet table of links to work many of has had missed the first time around and brought those bloggers traffic and, more important, new readers they wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.
My submission was my rant on David Brooks’s blithe dismissal of a gay couple’s civil rights because “it’s just a cake.”
There’s a lot of good writing included in the roundup, so I suggest that you take your time and look through them.
A big hat-tip to Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar for doing the work to bring it all together.