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!
4. Your most helpful post: How to Get a Summer Job/How to Survive Exam Season
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.
6. A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved: Beat the Back-to-School Blahs/Is It Worth It?
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. :)