Friday, February 3, 2012

Seven Links Challenge

Do y’all read ProBlogger?

Me, neither.

But one of the home decor bloggers I read does, and she mentioned something she’d  that I though sounded like fun.  Apparently, ProBlogger has random challenges, and one of them in the past has been the “Seven Links Challenge.”

  • Your first post
  • A post you enjoyed writing the most
  • A post which had a great discussion
  • A post on someone else’s blog that you wish you’d written
  • Your most helpful post
  • A post with a title that you are proud of
  • A post that you wish more people had read

    Why not, I thought?  It’ll be an easy was to get some blog fodder.

    So, here are my seven links:

  • My first post.  Who knew that starting this blog to keep well-meaning aunts informed of Seth’s pregnancy would turn into years worth of memories, and a place to meet so many wonderful people.  I may be published in actual print, but the work I’ve poured into this blog is some that I am most proud of.

  • I’m pretty sure I’ve tried to force traffic to this series of posts before, and the blog is so much more than my experience as Duncan’s mommy, but nothing I’ve ever written has been as powerful as his story, so, yes, while I’m not sure I’d say that I enjoyed writing these the most, these posts are my favorites.

  • A post that triggered a great discussion was a little harder to find.  There were some that had a lot more comments, and some that were more controversial, but this one is combination of comments and controversy, and more than that, just a topic that I feel I wrote about eloquently, and a post that I hope helped each person that read it, in one regard or another.

  • I’m not sure I even understand why one of the links would ever be linking to another person’s post that I wish I’d written, but it is, and I’m going to take the easy road and say that if I had to trade blog spaces and therefore writing skills and quite possibly, you know, lives with another blogger, it would be my friend Mandie, who writes at Bringing Up Bug and Bee.  I was going to try to narrow it down to a single post, but truly, this girl keeps me laughing with all her posts, so…just trust me, stick her in your reader.

  • My most helpful post is probably the one about the details of my (TN) master bedroom.  Who knew?  I guess when you have the Nester’s backing, you make some blogosphere ripples.

  • Ooh, a post with a killer title.  Ironically, for claiming to be a writer, there weren’t as many great titles to choose from as there should have been, but there were a couple that were hard to eliminate.  It came down to The Silence of the Slam and And We’ve Always Blamed the Dryer.  The former probably is the better title, but the latter is the better post.

  • And finally, the post I wish more people had read would probably have to be Erin’s birth day poem, For My Daughter.  I never set out to write that; I just couldn’t sleep, so I got up to surf the web, and instead, all these words just poured out.  I’m proud of this piece, and, vain as it may be, it would have been nice to know more people read it.

  • And there you have it!  My seven links.  And, I, in turn, get the last draft post out of my cache.  Go, me!  On to more current happenings next week…

    1 comment:

    Kate said...

    Monica, we are coming to Cincinnati in May for my son to be seen at Cinci Childrens. If you live anywhere near there, I would LOVE to meet up with you in real life. :-)