What’s this? A blog pyramid scheme you say? Well, not really. The 7 Links Project is the brainchild of the folks at TripBase.com. Basically, bloggers are asked to select 7 of their posts that fall into the following categories:
– Your most beautiful post
– Your most popular post
– Your most controversial post
– Your most helpful post
– A post whose success surprised you
– A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
The ever awesome Cathy Sweeney from Traveling With Sweeney nominated me, and I eagerly agreed. So without further ado, here are my 7 Links…
This was my first attempt at black and white photography since I purchased my first DSLR camera, and I was pretty happy with the result. This post also taught me an important lesson – double-check your facts! Read the comments on this post to found out why.
Most Popular Post: Travel Photo of the Week – Jerash, Jordan
Not sure why this post got the results it did, but my site was shut down for a few hours because of so many hits – there were over 2500 page views in one hour. My hosting company even called me to say “Whoa, Nelly”.
Popularity has nothing to do with quality though – this was a scanned photo I took over 10 years ago (and not a particularly good one I might add) and take a look at the number of comments — a big fat zero. Oh internet, you fickle mistress you.
Most Controversial: The World is Flat and You Can Be Too
This was the second most popular post I’ve done, and honestly, it was the most fun to research. I wanted to do something with the photos I took from Fogo Island, Newfoundland last year, and they morphed into this.
It was controversial for a couple of reasons.
Number one – a lot of folks didn’t believe that there were actually people out there who still believe the earth is flat.
And number two – there seems to be some discrepancy when it comes to defining the Four Corners of the Flat Earth. Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism says The Flat Earth Society came up with the list. The Flat Earth Society says it was a performance artist name Kay Burns. And Kay says it wasn’t her – she believes there are many corners to the flat earth. And so around we go.
if only Newfoundland Tourism would respond to my email, then I could finish my follow-up post.
I don’t necessarily think that this was the most helpful, but it outlined some slightly odd things that I carry in my toiletry bag when I travel.
Post Whose Success Surprised Me: 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Hotels
This was more of a personal rant than anything, so I didn’t expect it to do as well as it did.
This was one from early this year when I was still on Blogger and had a lot to learn about post titles. I was still finding my legs as a blogger, but thought this was a good balance between being thoughtful and being humorous.
Most Proud Of: Growing Old Before My Time
I like my walls, so it’s hard to open up a great deal of the time. This one’s about my decision to quit my job to go travel. It also marked me coming out of the blogging closet. A double-whammy of drama. I was happy with the result, and touched by the support and feedback.
As part of the chain letter project, I have to nominate 5 bloggers as well. Here are my picks:
Leif from The Runaway Guide
Justin from Justin Was Here
David from Almost Bohemian
Dyanne from Travel’n Lass
Shamis from Gawaya