I'm very puzzled by the featured posts on the poetry page of WP. Why are those selected? Why are some blogs repeatedly and dominatingly selected? Most of what I've seen there isn't that great. Some blogs that I've subscribed to produce better posts by far on a routine basis.
Are some being selected repeatedly to boost their subscribers and hits in order for WP to use them for advertising? Or, is it to difficult and time-consuming to read enough posts to find better ones?
If the purpose is anything other than to find feature posts that stand out, my suggestion should be and will be ignored. But if that's the purpose and it's difficult to sift through and find them, then I suggest you allow us to nominate posts and WP go through the nominated ones to choose featured posts.
I'll nominate this post to begin with: http://kaysalady.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/where-beauty-lies/
the bard on the hill
The blog I need help with is thebardonthehill.wordpress.com.