Some bloggers point their readers to the most popular posts they have written, but one day I think I will make a feature of the 'most ignored' posts I have written - the ones that I think more people should have read!
This lead Neil Whitfield (Ninglun) to write My most ignored posts of 2011. For my own pleasure, I decided to review the posts Neil listed and select three that I thought were best.
Let me start with my favourite post, Being Australian 21: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 12 – video interlude. With this post, you must watch the videos. If you do, you will get a feel for modern Australia with its complexities and confusions. Neil and I may disagree on certain things, but both of us are concerned with what makes Australia Australia.
My second favourite is Reflections, mostly about a chequered teaching career: Part Five + Salinger. It's not a long post.
Neil is first and foremost a teacher. I have been reading and responding to him since soon after I started blogging. We have only met once, at Lord Malcolm's funeral. I went not because I knew Lord M, but because I thought that I should to show support. I am glad that I did, although it was in some ways an odd experience. After all, why was I there?
The third post is another English post, Performance poetry has its place.
L eave it to you to enjoy Neil's work.