Today I got a lovely email from Tripbase blog, informing me that I’d been nominated as a My 7 Links blogger! I’d like to take this opportunity to thoroughly thank whoever it was that nominated me – I am very flattered. If you’re unfamiliar with the program (as I was, I’m sorry to say!) then you should check out the rules here. The gist of it is that I’m meant to sort through my archives and pick out the gems – a pretty cool idea, if you ask me! A “best-of” post, so to speak. So, without further ado: my 7 links.
1. Your most beautiful post: Summer Scenes
I found this one tricky to pick, but this post speaks to me! It’s a visual representation of my summer, and I find all the photos comforting and nostalgic and, well, beautiful!
2. Your most popular post: The Pomodoro Technique: Stop Procrastinating Today!
I can understand why the Pomodoro technique was so popular – it’s a great & simple tool for studying and time management. It also tends to spark some debate over whether or not it would work for different people!
3. Your most controversial post: Break the Rules!
This one had people weighing in with both positive and negative comments – even my Mom emailed me about it! Some people were offended by some of my examples, and after I posted it, I found myself trying to explain my true meaning to commenters. It was enlightening to see how different people’s worldviews are from mine – check out the comments to see what I mean!
In which I lay out all the wisdom I’ve gained on my journey. I got a lot of positive feedback for these ones!
5. A post whose success surprised you: What a Weekend Away Taught Me About Becoming the Person I Want to Be
I wrote this (and recorded the audio) in a dream-like state after the aforementioned weekend away, while I was still processing. The post is a bit like all my (kinda personal) thoughts written out for all to see. I was nervous putting it up, because it made me feel vulnerable, but the response was awesome! It’s been steady in its views and comments ever since.
These ones were written before I made the switch to my new domain, so maybe they got more attention on my old site! Either way, I was very excited about both these posts and put a lot into them. I was disappointed they didn’t get more of a response! But sometimes my readers surprise me. :)
7. The post that you are most proud of: Ignore Your But(t)
I can’t really explain why I am so proud of this post. I guess it’s just because I loved this piece of wisdom – I was trying very hard to live it at that time (and still am!). It was also a bit of a “hallelujah” post for me because I was surrounded by so much negativity at the time that writing this felt like the most elegant comeback I could make.
Do you think this 7 links program is a good idea? I think it’s kind of fun, reflecting on my content! It’s also inspiring me to want to create even more blog posts that are beautiful, helpful and popular. :)