Best of 2009: Article

Note: I’m participating in Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. Read more about it here.

Yes, another late post, only by a day this time! My pick for best article of 2009 may not even fit the definition of an article, but I think it’s my own fault. I don’t keep track of articles that I read and like. I use Delicious, Google Reader, and even Tumblr to share, tag, collect, remember. But it’s still disorganized. Which, if you know me or anything about me, should come as no fucking surprise. So I can’t find or remember all of the articles I read this year. I shudder to think of all the amazing articles I missed. I’ve declared Google Reader bankruptcy several times this year. Sad.

So, um, I’m going to take some liberties and say that my favorite article for 2009 is “I love your random, rambling little chonicles”, a blog post my friend Liz wrote for BlogHer.com. As someone who is “just” a personal blogger, this post really speaks to me. Excerpt below:

Our little musings and chronicles defy categories and taxonomy. They’re a way of evasion. We won’t be pinned down. We don’t fit in a box. We’re explorers: we range broadly over any topic. We explore what we don’t know, rather than beating our chests about that one thing we know so well. We defy logic and structure. What we write about, that so-called nonsense, ranting, spewing, and trivia — “Just Life” — is incredibly important! Our patterns of rambling are an extraordinary assertion of our freedom to write, and include all of our experience, the parts that get left out of work life, or business, or relationships — or left out of history. Our everyday lives and thoughts are important – that’s something BlogHer has always recognized — that we’re writing history.

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