Been doing some thinking about the upcoming "Best of" Chess Carnival for January 2012, with my intended submissions arranged from the easiest to hardest category to decide on.
1. Best Game?
I'll go with my final round game from the Denker Tournament of Champions. Several reasons: the tournament result mattered personally (by winning I achieved a 50% score for the tournament); the overall game quality is high (for someone at the Class level); and I was able to find an original, winning idea while also calculating how to avoid a series of threats from my opponent which could have turned the game around. Accurately calculating and evaluating my opponent's potential moves has been a traditional weak point in my thought process, so this game is an example of what I am capable of on a good day (with the idea of emulating it in the future to create more such good days).
2. Best Post?
This is of course highly subjective; objectively speaking, this would best be determined by the readership's opinion, if that were really possible. That said, the "best" post in terms of it being the most meaningful/useful one for me was in fact the first blog post, Setting the Scene. The creation of this blog and its inaugural post both signified and manifested a new commitment to a serious program of chess training. We'll see where it leads.
Separately, from the potentially meaningless statistics department: the most read post as of today is Openings Selection - Initial Considerations, which is also in a multiple-way tie for the most commented post.
3. Best Post on Another Blog?
(Also known as the "Best Post EVAH" category)
Gotta go with the largest pseudo-flame war ever on chess improvement blogs: Shy Guest Blogger (from Elizabeth Vicary's blog). Note the ironic post title.
Plenty of other internet wackiness and mayhem of course exists on blogs/sites devoted to chess politics and other controversial developments involving the sport/game/art. The chess improvement community isn't usually a good match for this sort of thing - there really aren't very many things to potentially argue forcefully about and everybody agrees that improvement is a good thing. Nonetheless, a wide range of interesting folks showed up to the above highly entertaining and sometimes informative exchange (90 comments as of today).