Jon Swift was a blogger from a few years ago who may have been one of the best bloggers ever. His satiric writing is legendary, like that of his namesake. Unfortunately, Jon Swift (aka Al Weisel) died suddenly in February 2010.
One of Swift's pet projects was a year-end Blogger Round Up. Al/Jon asked bloggers far and wide, famous and in- and not at all, to submit a link to their favorite post of the past twelve months and then he sorted, compiled, blurbed, hyperlinked and posted them on his popular blog. His round-ups presented readers with a huge banquet table of links to work many of has had missed the first time around and brought those bloggers traffic and, more important, new readers they wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.
That tradition lives on. Vagabond Scholar has picked up the Swift Roundup mantle. If you want some really good blog reading from this past year, go there. Some posts take only a minute to read; others longer. These are the best posts of the year, as chosen by bloggers themselves. They are ALL good, and they are voices that you would otherwise be unlikely to hear.