My Favorite Blog Posts Of 2010


This time last year I didn’t have a blog.

My son seemed settled in school after two years of homeschooling. The holidays were over. 2010 spread ahead of me like the Australian desert. Nothing upon nothing for miles and miles until the horizon.

My New Years resolution was to read for two hours a day. I needed a rest.

I thought.

But then I came to blogging and I found I liked it. Steadily, I have found others liked it too.

I wrote my first post fifteen years to the day I had my first date with my husband, apropos of nothing except they both fell on April Fools Day.

I wrote some good stuff in the beginning but no-one read them. But then gradually people began dropping by.

I changed to a new blog format and got more readers. Then I started getting search engine traffic.

Strangers arrived. They read, they commented.

And so as a New Year dawns, my first post is a retrospective on my favorites of 2010.

I’ve dug deep, right back to the beginning. Please sit down with a cup of tea and have a read.

Some are thoughtful, some are funny. Some are plain ridiculous.

My Favorite Posts of 2010

When Harry Potter Met Warrior Woman: When serendipity reached across the miles and the years.

A Little Kinder Than Is Necessary: Wading in on a fight.

When Three Year-Old Twins Learn Four Letter Words – From Their Mother
: I think this could possibly be self explanatory… 😮

What Lady Gaga Taught Me About Innocence: How the music industry hasn’t yet trumped child development. Not quite.

Left, Bereft, Bittersweet: The first day of camp and being a big little boy.

Do You Ever Question The Rules? I’m punk rock. Yes I am.

Scottish Accents, Scallops and Tatties: A vlog of me being silly.

8 Reasons I’m A Terrible Mommy: I can think of a lot more than 8 but I might get arrested. 😉

Spendthrift, Foodthrift, No Thrift: My aversion to throwing away food.

Sailing Overnight Through The Ages Of Youth Pt 1: My thoughts about the boys traveling back in time to 1861.

Parenting The Child You Have: My child is different from me. Perhaps that’s a good thing.

Outdated Relationships aka Firing My Cleaning Lady: We couldn’t communicate. I’d tried everything. She had to go.

I Experiment On Children: Twin boys and chalk and cheese come to mind.

Rebel With A Cause…Or At Least Some Thigh High Socks: Ahh, school uniform…how we rebel and express our individuality.

The Green In The Green And Gold: I was a camp cook on a cattle drive. The conditions were, let’s say, basic…


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary E. ULrich
January 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

You have some great ones Alison. Also, you have a real talent for titles. There are some I just have to reread.

Have a terrific 2011. Keep up the great work.
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Alison Golden January 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Thanks so much Mary. You’ve been in from almost the very start. I appreciate your support so much. Let’s both have a great bloggy 2011! 🙂


LeAnn January 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

Just finished reading your favorite posts and am still laughing about them. You have a great writing style and I look forward to reading your future favorites of 2011.
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Alison Golden January 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

Hi LeAnn:

Glad you enjoyed reading. Thanks for dropping by 🙂


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