Thanks to Angela Wallace, I get to spend a few this morning linking to…myself!
Angela awarded me with a 7×7. With the 7×7 award, the awardee selects seven previous blog posts that represent certain categories: Most Beautiful, Most Helpful, Most Popular, Most Controversial, Most Surprisingly Successful, Most Underrated, Most Prideworthy, and then passes it on to seven new recipients.
On a Monday morning when I have far too much to catch up on, this is a welcome excuse to whip up a quick blog post, and introduce some of the newer readers and subscribers to previous posts.
1) Most Beautiful – I would feel really weird telling you that anything I wrote is beautiful, so I’ll refer you to posts with pretty pictures, like this one, where I share my photos from a trip to Arizona, and this one, where you’ll be greeted by an adorable little turtle.
2) Most Helpful – Judging by the feedback I received in the comments, email, and on Twitter, my Google+ post, which contained a list of helpful links while the platform was still in beta, would be up there. But, I think my Hashtaggin’ post beat it out for the top spot.
3) Most Popular – Hands down, the most popular post was a recent one dealing with a writer outed for plagiarism, Beware of the Confidence Man.
4) Most Controversial – I tend to purposely blog in a manner that steers clear of controversy, yet based on some of the comments, I think The Expert may have unintentionally stirred some up. Interestingly enough, one of the incidents that moved me to write it is mentioned in the Most Popular post.
5) Most Surprisingly Successful – That one is easy. The self-interview series: Getting to Know You…Er…Me and The A&W Chat Show. I never thought so many people would want to “listen” to me talk to myself. The third post in the series is coming soon – where I interview myself for a job. Submit your best job interview questions in the comments!
6) Most Underrated – This one is tough. I always expect to log in and find that five people read my posts, so I think the response here is awesome. But, since I am doing this especially for those who are newer to the blog, check out The Dangers of the Internet, where I reveal the craziness that is the inside of my head.
7) Most Prideworthy – If I had to be proud of any of my posts, it would be the one that started the #GoWithout campaign. More important than pride in the post, is the happy feeling I get when more bloggers join up. I’m maintaining a list of them here. Have you joined up yet? Let me know and I’ll link you!
This is the point in this process that I should “tag” seven other bloggers, but instead, I encourage every person who comments today to choose any of the seven categories above and leave a link to that post in your comment.
And don’t forget to leave your interview questions and #GoWithout links!