Bloggers don’t get backwards readership.  This is an unfortunate result of posting in the journal-style format that most blogs have.  The recency of any entry spirals downward from the moment it is posted, with the shelf life of an average blog post is not much more than a few days.  This week is my one year anniversary of blogging, and among the many truths I have learned from the experience is the sad realization that there were some great posts that I just wrote too early.  And no one reads old blog posts, which is a shame since now I actually have readers.  Rather than wish that some of my old posts could be dialogue starters as well, I thought I would go through and find my ten favourites to highlight here.  So in a hat tip to the ubiquitous clip shows that many TV series circulate, I thought I’d pull out my top ten list of blog posts from the "early days" that I wish someone had read: