I get a little irritated when the Car of the Year 2013 is announced in September 2012 or the Book of the Year 2012 is only open to books published before the middle of the year. Which is why Pauline's post Introduce a Friend gets my nomination for Blog Post of 2012 - So Far.
Of course there are so many posts of considerable merit even in my tiny corner of Blogland but this one really struck a note and it's not just because I know the writer and her friend.
I can think of quite a few posts by many Blogland friends which have gladdened my heart at the moment I have read them and sometimes they come back to me but just occasionally there are posts which really make me stop in my tracks and stick in what passes for my mind. Of course it's a very personal choice and it's nothing to do with any particular post being 'better' than another one. It's all very subjective.
So, for example, I can never forget Jenny's Objects in the Background from her blog An English Travel Writer. For many that might be a very ordinary post compared with many of Jenny's long and interesting descriptions of her travels but to me the photo was magical and memorable.
Then there was the post a few months ago by Jaz of Treacy Travels who has stopped blogging for the moment (which saddens me because it was Jaz who started Thankful Thursday and she has been inspirational) but who posted in August Thankful Thursday: The Power of Words. That post contains so much from very useful advice to sentences to stop you in your tracks when you know what Jaz has gone through in the last few years. (I've just noticed that I never commented on that post. I must have been overcome at the time.)
I'm rather sorry that I started this because the more I think about it the more I realise just how many wonderful posts there are amongst those whose Blogworlds I inhabit and there will be posts I come across or remember which I wish I had mentioned. Most of us write perfectly ordinary posts which are usually interesting or entertaining and have photos showing us each others worlds. Some of those posts have inspired me to look at physical things more carefully or look at my ideas from a different perspective. Some like Adrian's have been educational (geographically and politically!), amusing, controversial, always entertaining and with superb photos.
Are there posts out there which you would nominate - so far?