Not An Orwell.
Since last November I have been meaning to correlate some of my “best” posts of 2010.
Partly a way of reminding me of what went on and what I argued then, and if any of it stood up to the passage of time, that I am not so sure.
Still readers can make up their own minds.
Reading through my back posts I realised how much I posted in 2010, a lot, some months over 50 posts.
So here is just a starter my pick of January 2010. It is all very subjective and incomplete, but you might enjoy some of them.
My favourites are the one on Galloway, and Reverend Sizer and Barbra Streisand affect.
I wish Bob good luck with the Orwell prize.
Update 1: Andy Newman has a good post on the Orwell prize and makes some rather pertinent points:
“Blogging is a difficult medium, because once you start putting your opinions into the public domain, and inviting comments, then it is extraordinary how worked up some people get.
But what makes blogging a distinct social medium is that level of interactivity; and where I think the Orwell Prize judges have been wrong since its inception is in treating blogging just as a series of articles that just happen to be on-line, rather than in a magazine. This rather misunderstands the nature of the medium, and in particular disregards the particular form of creativity necessary to create and maintain a public discussion place.”