Addendum: I originally didn't plan to let people vote on posts for the year, but instead was showing the 13 with the greatest amount of comments (from least to greatest). However, since a few people have asked, I have provided a poll at the end of this post so that you may vote for your favorite out of the 13 shown.
Writing countdown posts seems to be the craze right now. You know, the ‘greatest hits’ of the blogging year. Of course, I could just direct you to this page to find my personal favorites in just about any category; however, I think I will instead give a brief synopsis from a baker’s dozen of delicious posts, and a backlink these for your reading pleasure. You know...for all those of you who may have missed them the first time around...or who didn’t care about me back then and are far too lazy to go back all on your own.
Don’t worry, Teachinfourth is here to hold your hand and make it all better.
But Teachinfourth, how are you going to pick the top 13?
Well, you see, I’m not. I’m letting the readers pick them. I'm doing this by adding links to the 13 posts which have gotten the most comments over the past year. Of course, I won’t have backlinks to contests, photography posts or others which have an insane amount of messages left in their wake either. I probably also won’t link to Teacher Christmas Gifts, Fever for the Bieber, and The Crush. Though they were all popular, they also just ran a few weeks ago.
But Teachinfourth, what about your Joey posts?
Don’t worry, I’ll do a ‘Joey countdown’ in a day or two…once again, based off of comments received.
These are in order of popularity (just know that on one or two of the posts I tried to ‘fix’ a while ago and accidentally deleted comments. Curse you, blogger!
By the way, each of the posts is linked to open in a new window/tab so that you don't need to use your 'back' button.
Yeah, you're welcome...
What if I Were a Woman?
Blog synopsis: Teachinfourth reflects on a few of the things he’d do if he were indeed a woman and teaching 1st grade. 4/2010
“A brilliant masterpiece of writing…two thumbs up.”
- Robert Ebart
Blog synopsis: What happens when a case of mistaken identity leads to a blind date, with another man? It’s a good thing people have good friends to rescue them in times of trouble. 6/2010
“Craig’s message was brilliant…to have a friend like this would be amazing.”
- Gene Shelit
Blog synopsis: When 5th grade teacher, Teachinfourth, decides to pull a little April Fool’s Day joke on his class, he decides to record it and share it with the world. 6/2010
“A sheer stroke of genius! Teachinfourth has done it again!”
- Brian Regant
In Regard to Goats
Blog synopsis: As a young boy growing up in the heart of the Huckleberry Mountains, Teachinfourth shares just a few insights as to what it was like to have to milk goats every morning. 6/2010
“Frought with hilarity. I could read this stuff all day long.”
- George Cloonay
New Cars and Old Nightmares
Blog synopsis: We all have experienced the horrific experience of buying a new car. Enough said. 4/2010
“I laughed until I wet my pants...then I kept on laughing.”
- Leonardo Maltin
Blog synopsis: The tale of an event faithfully continued for over 8 years; and it just gets better and better. 8/2010
“Bedtime Stories is a hit…I couldn’t have told it any better myself!”
- Adam Standler
The Keys to the Kingdom
Blog synopsis: When an unsuspecting teacher leaves his keys in a locked room, the result is a tale of his epic journey. 8/2010
“I’ve done this numerous times myself…but then again, I usually just get myself a new house if I lose mine!”
Somebody Loves You
Blog synopsis: One boy’s quest to make sure that his neighbor knows that somebody, indeed, does love him. 2/2010
“Is a wonderful tale what you want, readers? What do you want? You want a great post? Just click the link and you’ll find it. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you all this wonderful post.”
- James Steewart
The Original Twilight
Blog synopsis: Dick and Jane…and vampires? 8/2010
“It gave me shivers when I read it, and made me feel all sparkly on the outside…”
- Robert Patterson
An Photoessay - A Day in Pictures
Blog synopsis: No words are necessary when a photo is worth a thousand words. Be prepared to be deluged in visual storytelling… 6/2010
“A feast for the eyes…”
- Anseel Adams
A Day in Photos - First Days & Getting Ready
Blog synopsis: The work of a teacher is never done; this is a fine pictorial essay of one of those days. 8/2010
“Music for the mind and heart... “
- Rachael Rey
Where I Draw the Line
Blog synopsis: When one man decides he can’t go any further and finally draws the line…with a can of spray paint. 9/2010
“Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do.”
- Thom Cruise
Blog synopsis: The experience of a 5th grade teacher, as he heads out to visit the homes of his students before school on a blistering, hot day in August.
“Kind of embarrassing, really. But I guess it could have been a lot worse…”
photo courtesy of examiner.com