My generous friend Ruth (click on her name to view her blog – she’s an amazing photographer who captures ‘everyday’ scenes with much more than an ‘everyday’ kind of eye) invited me to participate in a “Seven Links Challenge”. I think the title is self-explanatory (or it will be very soon), so I’m just going to dig right into it:
- Most Beautiful Post: I have a soft spot for very-old and very-young people; so many of my posts that tell stories of these two key demographics are usually very touching to me. As such, I have way too many posts that are ‘beautiful’ to me (it’s like trying to pick my ‘favorite’ child; I love them all!), but here are two that still trigger the exact emotions in me as I felt when I experienced the situation I then wrote about: “Mama’s boy”, and “One man, many views”.
- Most Popular Post(s): Apart from my home page, two of the ‘big hitters’ are “Two for the price of none” (988 hits), and “I like chocolate Santa Claus” (698 hits).
- Most Controversial Post: I don’t write a ‘controversial’ blog (very much by design), but I do include posts from time to time that stem from my meditation practice. And sometimes the word ‘meditation’ (and/or people who practice meditation) can raise some people’s hackles, so I guess if I had to pick any post that might be deemed as ‘controversial’, it would probably be one of my meditation-related posts.
- The Most Helpful Post: I didn’t select any specific post for this item, because I think the ‘most helpful’ post is whichever one gives a sad, upset, frustrated, or lonely person a bit of joy, calm, peace, or comfort. Hopefully many of the posts I share meet my definition of ‘helpful’. (If you would like to share which post you have found to be “the most helpful”, I’d love to hear about it!)
- Surprisingly Successful Post: “Oh, oh, the supply man!” with a whopping 1136 hits. Who knew office supplies were so popular?
- Post That Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved: Two posts came to mind for me: “Royale with cheese”, and “I think Jesus would laugh, too.”
- Most Proud-of Post: “Goodbye sweet girl”: This is the post I wrote the day my sweetie and I took our dog to the vet to have her put to sleep. I’m proud that I was able to share such a painful, raw experience openly and honestly, and yet still with quiet calm. I’m proud that I was able to honor our sweet girl, and help her memory live on.
Ruth then asked me to invite other bloggers I know to participate (if they’d like to do so). She already tapped my friend Jonathan (who writes a daily food blog that is really more about his family than it is about his food), so I’ll see if these folks want to play:
- Christine at Christine Plus Camera (another great daily photo blog)
- Judith at Touch2Touch (a sometimes philosophical, sometimes artsy, routinely intriguing blog that makes me pause and really think)
- Nadine at So Many Things I Would Have Done (a gal who is finding her way in the blogging world, and in the ‘real world’, too)
- Joss at Crowing Crone (a creative type who has a wonderfully resilient and loving spirit)
Thanks for reading this semi-long post. If you remember an entry that I didn’t include that you think I should have, let me know – I’m always up for some conversation. :)