Here in a few minutes, Monkey Sue will be handing out this week's Kit's Pick's Awards. I asked her if I could say a few words first, and she graciously agreed.
This week, for the first time since we've been compiling the kp awards, I have included one of my own posts. I did this at the recommendation of Cranky Cuss, someone I admire and respect very much. I do feel a little awkward about this, but decided to do it anyway. I do everything Cranky tells me to do. (I have begged him to not make any requests involving bridges).
My selections for the kp awards are obviously subjective. For example, because I do not gravitate toward reading about politics or food, among other topics, you are not likely to see articles written in these areas on my list. This is not to say there are not excellent posts abut these topics, only that because I generally do not frequent these subjects they are not likely to be on this list.
I hope there are others who are more interested in and knowledgeable of food, politics, current events, etc, than I am who will consider doing something similar to promote writers in those areas.
And now, let me turn the floor over to the Queen of the Southern Sock Monkeys to hand out this week's well deserved Kit's Picks!
Hi! Monkey Sue here. WOW, do we have a lineup for you this week!
There has been a plethora (I just learned that new word this weekend - snazzy, huh! Only, I'm not sure if it's "there has been a plethora" or there have been a plethora") of excellent writing in these OS halls this week. All's I know for SURE is that there have been a MESS of really great posts this week!
If you missed any of these wonderful works, take a minute or two and visit them. There are some really extraordinary essays here!!
And now - Since I've got the MICROPHONE - I want to say something else. Kit won't say this because she's afraid she'd be accused of BROWN NOSING! But heck, I ain't scared of NOTHIN'. (Well, except being tied up to the lawn mower again, but that's another story.)
Anyway - Here's the thing.
:tap, tap, tap" Testing, one, two three, one, two, three."
As part of this week's Kit's Picks Award Ceremony, I am bestowing two honorary KP's. First to our new editor, Emily Holleman. She has improved the cover exponentially by including a rich variety of writers. She has a good eye for layout, making the covers visually attractive and dynamic. And by reinstituting the 4 Hour Feed, she has generated a more interesting and enjoyable OS experience. One gets the sense that Emily really has a pulse on the readership and the writership. Kit and I, and I think many of us here, appreciate this very much!
Secondly, I am giving Charles Yoo, OS Web Analytics Manager, an honoray kp. Charles is a talented journalist. He provides a daily trends post. Kit and I disagree to some extent about "trending," but we both agree that Charles' work is designed to enhance the OSer experience. Sometimes Charles just gives us the trend list, and sometimes he provides some discussion. He responds to comments on his blogs. And he does so with grace and skill. Thank you, Charles!
And thanks to each of you who wrote wonderfully this week - Here is a sampling of some of the best works on OS this past week. Congrats!!