Jon Swift (aka Al Weisel), a brilliant blogger and satirist, and sometime contributor to Shakesville, used to wrap up each year by asking as many bloggers as he could contact to submit their best posts of the year for a massive roundup of awesome writing.
Weisel died earlier this year, and, in his honor, Batocchio of Vagabond Scholar has compiled a Jon Swift Memorial Roundup.
There's lots of good stuff there.
The piece I submitted is Within Our Souls. I don't know that it's precisely the best thing I've written all year, but it was a piece that meant a lot to me.