Carnival of the Vanities
Silflay Hraka has started a series of posts called Carnival of the Vanities
In short, bloggers select one of their favorite posts from the last week, and send them in. Bigwig compiles a list of all the submissions (I don't believe there is any selection or editing on his part, but I could be mistaken).
Anyway, his first collection is here
. There are some good ones in there. Unfortunately, there are some really bad ones in there as well. I had hesitated on commenting on this before, because I didn't want to shoot it down before it got off the ground.
The problem really boils down to Sturgeon's Law
. "Ninety Percent of everything is crap." And yes, that includes Blog posts. Even the Blog posts self-selected by their authors as really good ones, you are going to have a crappiness percentage way too high to count as any sort of "best of blogdom" collection. The current Blog system where at least two people have to like the post for it to be linked is probably not the best system. But it's a far better system than only needing the Author to like it to have it linked all over.
Update: Just so I don't sound overly full of myself, let me clarify one point. 90% of what I write is probably crap as well, even some of the stuff I think is extremely good. I just as bad of a writer and bad at impartially judging my own work as anyone else.