Please enjoy this random photo of what I am neglecting in order to write this post.
This morning as I was
Anyway, I thought this would be a fun thing to do (plus I couldn't think of anything entertaining to blog about this morning so it was a double win!). So here's the jist of it ...
What this is about: Uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of 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.
– 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 got the attention it deserved
– The post that you are most proud of
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!
6) The site Trip Base will be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on their blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links
Okay. So without further ado ... here we go!
Most Beautiful. It's hard to say what my most beautiful post is. How does one define "beautiful" - especially in a blog like mine? I mean, I mostly talk about poop. So for this purpose, I'm going to define "beautiful" as something emotionally moving ... and that post is, without question, "After Andy." But be warned: I wrote it with a very heavy heart, and it isn't my typical off-the-cuff, irreverant post. It's beautiful, as in sentimental, but sad. *Post-post edit: I chose the one about Andy only because I'd forgotten about this one: "Holly Hawks." I think it deserves the title of most beautiful. Of course, you could read both ....... :)
Most Popular. My most popular post is "Do Not Attempt While Pregnant." According to the stats, it gets clicked on and forwarded to friends more often than any other post. I'm not exactly sure why (maybe I should've filed this one under "post whose success surprised you"), but people seem to like hearing about my (utterly failed) attempts to dress fashionably during pregnancy.
Most Controversial. Hmm. I'm almost ashamed to say it, but I apparently never write about anything too controversial. I cannot find a single inflammatory rant on here that qualifies. I've never even had a post that garnered a nasty comment, y'all - not even anonymously! But in the spirit of things, I'm nominating "Soused on ... Soup?" because it is a chronicle of the time I very nearly got my children drunk. (Totally by accident, natch.) That's, like, a couple of sips away from being controversial. Right?
Most Helpful. My most helpful post would, I suppose, depend on the type of help someone's looking for. I had TONS of response (mostly surprise) to "When Breastfeeding Feels Wrong" (originally titled "I'm Such a Boob: the Sequel). For women like me who'd had a weird reaction to nursing, it was an eye-opener. However, if breastfeeding woes do not apply, I'd say any of the posts in my "Stuff I Like Sunday" series were pretty helpful ... especially this one.
A Post Whose Success Surprises Me. That would have to be my second most-popular, "Baby Seeds." Not that it's a bad post or anything, but I wouldn't have thought it'd make #2 on the popularity list. (Coincidentally, it's from the same month as my #1 most popular post. My literary genius must've been on fire!)
A Post I Feel Didn't Get the Attention it Deserved. That would probably be "10 Truths About Motherhood." Or maybe "Dear Husband: an Anniversary Wish List." I know I'm not technically supposed to list two, but it was so hard to narrow down. Feel lucky I didn't list, like, seventeen of them.
The Post I'm Most Proud Of. Seriously? This is like trying to choose a favorite child! I like 95% of my posts, y'all (I wouldn't still be here if I didn't!). So I'm just going to choose an underrated poem I wrote that I especially enjoyed: "I'm Full of ... Thanks."