After recently having to rebuild my website from scratch, I got a chance to scroll through my previous posts—all of them. What began as a tedious quality check turned into a nice, although sometimes disconcerting, stroll down memory lane.
One of the benefits of blogging is tracking my creative and professional progress through the years. That’s when I realized something was missing from my archive page.
I hadn’t accumulated a favorites list.
Whenever I come across a new website, I always want to know the five or 10 posts to read first. I’d already listed some of my own highlights by category, but I wanted to give new readers (as well as seasoned ones) a good place to start.
So here are my top-10 personal favorites from the first five years of danielgardina.com:
- What English Departments Can Learn from Film School
- An MFA Is Unnecessary
- On Writer’s Block: Beware the Lake
- Synesthesia in The Last Night
- Benefits of the Novelist/Screenwriter
- Readers Don’t Care Who Published the Book
- Why You Should Use the Oxford Comma
- Daily Writing Tasks
- Harry Houdini, PhD
- Arrival (my first post, always a classic)
I hope this helps. If you have any personal favorites, I’d love to hear about them.