If you’re an avid blog stalker reader, you may have see the 7 Links theme going around the blogosphere this week. Basically here are the details…
To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.
1) Blogger is nominated to take part
2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.
3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
4) These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers
5) And so it goes on!
Well the lovely Ms. Heather at Hangry Pants nominated me so here I go. (Let’s be honest, it also motivated me to figure out how to really use my Stat Press and Google Analytics tools to find the answers to some of these. It was a win-win!)
Most Beautiful :: And Then There Were None
This post could have fit in several categories. In terms of search volume and page views this was also my most popular post and it’s the one I’m most proud of. I really put my heard into it and by far this post was the hardest one for me to write. I’ve lost more than just a few friends in Iraq/Afghanistan and this post came after a particularly hard loss. It’s not a particularly happy post, so I was really surprised to see how popular it had become!
Most Popular :: Peanut Butter Pudding Surprise
After the above post, this one has had the second most traffic. I had just graduated from grad school and my friends and I were looking for fun things to do around town. I stumbled upon a kickball league and with the help of Jenna and AlJansa put together a kickball team that won the championship in it’s very first season. Shenanigans ensued before, during, and after games and very fond memories were made. 3 years, 3 championships, and 12 undefeated regular seasons later and I’m still running the same team. People have come and gone since then, but we’re still having fun!
Most Controversial :: What’s so wrong with judging?
I really don’t write about a whole lot of controversial topics.. unless you find my book reviews or tales of my latest intramural sports victories scandalous (hey, some of those victories were a big deal at the time! ) But this post was a little different. I do take a different approach to judging in that it’s not the judgment itself that is bad but how you handle it and what effect it has on you. There’s a different between judging and passing judgment; those are two very different things. Personally I do believe judging to be a good thing and this is the post that surmises why.
Most Helpful :: P90X
This isn’t just one post, but the collection of posts I wrote about my experiences with P90X. I know several friends have read through them and have sent them on to others who are looking for information about the program, what I did and didn’t like, and the results I got from it. Last fall I committed myself to P90X, and had a lot of success with it up until I got injured playing softball. I just never was able to get my motivation back once after that point. I’ll probably do the program again this fall to get in shape and ready for the softball world series, but until then it’s a good reminder of how hard work does pay off!
Not Enough Attention :: High School Doesn’t Stop at 18
I wrote this post a few years ago when it dawned on my that (to some extent) high school really doesn’t stop when we graduate. What changes is how we approach and deal with those same situations. At the time I wrote it I know the blog was fairly new and only had a few followers so maybe that was why (…most of which were also writing/contributing to the blog itself. Don’t pass judgment on me )
Surprise Success :: Does that make me crazy?
Based off of a radio bit, I wrote a post about some of my little idiosyncrasies. It was a little unnerving to put my weirdness out there for everyone to see, but oddly enough I got a TON of feedback over text and Twitter over some of these. I thought people might chuckle, nod, and fill their heads with sighs of “Oh… Liz…” but actually my friends started sharing some of their funny habits. I keep thinking about writing a follow-up to this post, because I’ve realized it’s what is “weird” about each of us that make us fun to be around (..well… most of the time anyway!)
Most Proud :: I Believe…
If you know me, you know this post was quintessentially me. Right down to the organized list it was presented in. This post was all about the little things I believe in and remind myself of on a daily basis. Between this post and the ABCs of Me in the Meet Me section of the blog, I think it’s a pretty accurate portrayal of who I am. Read, laugh, enjoy
IT’S YOUR TURN!!
Mackenzie from Good Morning Sarajevo
Jane from Plain Jane Dough