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A Note from the Editors

May 7, 2007

The blog form is now ten years old. How better to celebrate that anniversary than with a “Greatest Blog Hits” issue? From now through our deadline of June 15, we’re reversing our long-standing prohibition against previously blogged material: we want ONLY previously blogged material, at least one year old. It may take any form – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, audio, cartoons – and there’s no restriction on length (though excerpts will also be considered). We simply want your best posts.

The editors for this issue are Peter of Slow Reads blog and Dave Bonta of Via Negativa (also one of the two managing editors of qarrtsiluni). This theme is a natural outgrowth of our own blogging: both of us have “best of the blogs” sidebar columns on our sites, and we share an interest in rescuing great posts from the near-oblivion of blog archives. We each have our own favorites that we’ll be looking to get permission to republish, but there are a hell of a lot of well-written blogs out there, and we can’t possibly read them all. So please help us out by circulating this notice far and wide and encouraging other literary, artistic, or simply thoughtful bloggers to exhume their best posts and send them our way.

For this edition, we’ll accept submissions of links to work that is still on the web; otherwise, see our guidelines. As always, please direct all correspondence to qarrtsiluni [at] gmail [dot] com.

  1. May 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Guess that leaves us folks out of it that haven’t been around more than a year. Too bad. Will catch the next wave.

  2. May 8, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Well, yes and no. You can still contribute by helping us find good stuff from other blogs. But really, just keep writing quality posts, and be sure to find ways to attract readership to your best posts as time goes on, with “Greatest Hits” links or some-such in your sidebar. Don’t let your best stuff disappear into your archives. (That’ll also make it easier for us next year, if we do this again!)

  3. May 10, 2007 at 10:08 am

    Great idea for a theme! And I really dig the new design too. Well done editors.

  4. May 13, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks. We’re planning to switch to WordPress at the end of the summer, but in the meantime, we thought a little design change was in order.

  5. June 20, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Man, I was going to try to get in on this, but my computer hard drive went kaput two weeks ago and I thought until today that I had lost all my blog links. Then I remembered this evening that many of the links are in the comments on my blog and I found your link (Dave) again. But then I find that I am too late. Story of my life!

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