A week (or two?) ago, the lovely Beth from Beth's Journey tagged me in her Seven Links post. I normally don't do these sort of tag-along posts just because of time restrictions, but I really have enjoyed these posts as they've been floating around the blogosphere.
THE GOAL: To unite bloggers 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.
- Blogger is nominated to take part
- Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category
- Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part
- These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate 5 more bloggers
- And so it goes on!
Link 1: Most Beautiful
I'm not sure what really constitutes “most beautiful,” but for me, I'm thinking of this as a post where I had some sort of breakthrough or aha moment. That would be Fativersary, where I realized it was the anniversary of being at my highest weight ever.
Link 2: Most Popular
My post popular post, traffic wise, is my review of Just Dance 2. I still get comments today about this post from October 2010. Apparently I'm ranking in some Google searches for this, so I attribute the traffic to that – it surely isn't due to my stellar dance moves I filmed! My most popular personal post (non product or giveaway related), is Fattie Gets Fit, which kills me because I really think it's spelled “Fatty.” Not that it matters – it's one of my favorite posts as well, so I'm glad people like it. I threw down the exercise gauntlet!
Link 3: Most Controversial
I am not one to rock the boat, and thankfully I can't think of any controversial posts. I will say that I expected my Skinny Emmie: Exposed post to garner some controversy. Some really large girl showing off her belly and proclaiming how awesome it is? Yeah, never thought that would fly by without negative attention!
Link 4: Most Helpful
This isn't super helpful as far as giving steps to do something, but the personal emails I got as a response to this really made me feel like I was helping. Mental Matters is where I shared more of my experiences with anxiety and depression.
Link 5: Surprise Success
This would have to be my post on Spaghetti Squash. I had no idea it would be so popular because I felt like I was the last person on the planet to know how to prepare spaghetti squash. I seriously ate spaghetti squash for about 2 months straight (every other day) after this post!
Link 6: Not Enough Attention
I have major self-love for my Fat Camp Follies posts. These are some of the first posts I wrote, and I just personally love re-living the memories and giving a perspective into what it was really like there. It's a series, and there are quite a few, so I know it's a lot to get through.
- Fat Camp Follies: A Primer
- Why Fat Camp?
- Arrival and Setting the Scenery
- 100 Shades of Red
- Pop Star
- Sneakin’ Around Part 1
- Sneakin’ Around Part 2
- Like a Moth to a Flame
- A blog is like fat camp
- Fat Camp Follies: Bathing Beauty
Link 7: Most Proud
Right now, I'm most proud of my 100 Pounds of Lessons post. Hitting the 100 pound mark was incredible, and I loved the reflection that this post provided. It was like a party to write, just without the confetti.
Apparently I'm a rule-breaker because I'm not going to tag other bloggers to continue this chain. I know many have already done it, and I don't want to pressure others into doing so. If you do one, I would love if you'd post the link in the comments so I can check it out!