I have to abandon the Top 100 Sri Lankan blog posts in a book project. I barely have the time to spit out a blog post to even think about organising a selection process of any sort. Nothing much has happened over the past weeks/months so I’m making it “official”.
If anyone wants to take over, feel free to grab the list of nominated posts.
For those keen to see their nominated post in print, the only immediate option is indi’s kottu supplement on the Sunday Leader. Assuming of course your nomination gets his attention AND earns an editorial grunt of approval by the Sunday Leader. For some understandably, this will be worse than swallowing rusted razor wire without the right wine.
A harder, genuine way to go about this is to write a post on your own blog about your nomination with a link to one of indi’s “printing kottu” posts. Your post should clearly state why the nominated post is worthy of a dead tree. That involves more than just spitting out “X has written a good post” followed by a URL.
Nominating your own posts is a definite no no.
On the long term development I’d like to see a human driven nomination process. Ideally with a succinct nomination written in a social bookmarking service such as
Digg.com Such plans are now in the paws of others somewhere in the fog of the future.
Giving this up is a concession I make in the face of higher time priorities. I’ll leave the page on this blog for archival purposes. Many thank yous to everyone who contributed.
I hope one or some of you will take the idea forward.