July 16, 2010
I’ve been blogging for well over a year now, and in my quest to keep my toe in the know, I stumbled across ProBlogger a few months ago. I like to read ProBlogger’s daily tips because I am trying to learn everything that I might want to think about maybe, perhaps, considering or actually doing someday with this blog when I either discover how to clone myself or give up sleep entirely. I subscribe to ProBlogger to absorb helpful bloggy stuff to incorporate here and there. Today is the Seven Links Challenge, where I am playing along by listing seven links in these categories:
Your first post
A post you enjoyed writing the most
A post which had great discussion
A post on someone else’s blog you wish you’d written
Your most helpful post
A post with a title you are proud of
A post you wish more people had read
OK, today I’ll bite.
Here are my Seven Links:
#1) My Very First Post. First let it be heard all across the land that I’ve almost deleted my first post many times, but something in the back of my mind keeps saying, “Aw, how cute” every time I read it. I confess that my very first post was about . . . . . chocolate shoes.
I remember sitting there at my computer, stumped about what to write about (in hindsight, why???) and going to Google images and typing in the word ‘chocolate’.
Somewhere between the third and tenth page, this image (pictured right) came up.
So I wrote about it. Right here. My favorite thing about that first post is the one and only comment from across the sea.
Now that you’ve read my very first post, we shall speak of this no more.
It’s unlikely I will ever write about chocolate shoes again. Although *confession* they are fabulous.
#2 The Post I Enjoyed Writing the Most. This is really challenging question to answer. This online journal of my adventures allows me to connect with people across the globe that I’d never ever meet in my lifetime. It’s really extraordinary. I enjoy writing just about all of my posts, although some days I am sillier than others, like this one about fuzzy pillows.
It’s too hard to choose any post I enjoyed writing the most, so I’ll select this post at random. It stands out only because I forced myself to step away from my computer by traveling to a scenic spot where I truly appreciated the beauty in nature, and focused on what I really wanted in my life.
#3) The Post that Had Great Discussion. It’s no secret that spray paint and I are BFFs. One of the articles I wrote way back when that initiated some good discussion, was this article on Spray Paint: Pros and Cons. Feel free to chime in and offer your two cents.
#4: A Post on Someone Else’s Blog I Wish I’d Written. I had to dive deep into my Google Reader to find this one, since there are over 100 starred in my archives. Here’s a good one: Ten Tips that Will Take Your Home Design Blog to the Next Level by Maria at Colour Me Happy.
#5) My Most Helpful Post. Gosh, I really don’t know. That depends on who the heck is reading/Googling/suffering from insomnia/looking for something worthwhile to read around here. My most helpful post is really a subjective call.
But, if there was some sort of ranking based on learnedness I guess maybe just maybe this article about building your own laundry room drying rack just might qualify. If you Google “DIY Laundry Room Drying Rack”, the article appears at the top, and has been ‘borrowed’ by many other sites, and even featured on Apartment Therapy last year.
Plenty of folks have written to me, telling me they’ve built their own version, most recently Kimberly at Attempting Creative built this yellow version, love !
#6) The Post With a Title I’m Proud Of. Hmmm. This is my ornery side speaking, but I think that would have to be the title that brought on the scandalous spam. Can you guess ? A Tale of Two Strippers. Which almost qualified for a ‘most helpful post’ because the thankful feedback on that study of strippers continues.
#7 The Post I Wish More People Had Read.
I answered a reader inquiry back in May of last year that had some basic decorating tips for someone who was starting out redoing a space, but frustrated that she lacked the vision to pull it all together.
I still subscribe to these tips in this article. Pay particular attention to #6 ~ it’s a bit of eerie foreshadowing, given our latest living room upgrades, and proof that if you put your mind to something, you really can achieve it.
Now let me ask you, what’s your favorite post YOU have written or read ?
Fellow bloggers, please tell me in a comment the post YOU are most proud of. A fantastic DIY project ? A scrum-dilly-umptious recipe ? Tips on doing something (anything) better? A poignant reflection on life ? Bring it on, because I truly can’t wait to read it.
Readers (Non-Bloggers), please leave a link to any helpful or funny or interesting or informative thing that you have read online this year. Go on ~ peruse your bookmarks. Link up your favorite morsel you’ve found on the web, even if it’s simply your strange fascination with Lindsay Lohan’s looming jail sentence. I won’t judge. Well, maybe I will, just a little.