I have been writing in the world of Blog since July 4, 2011. So you can imagine my surprise when I was asked to join the illustrious cast of the 7 Links Challenge and have a go myself. It is really hard to describe the feelings that are generated when you watch your readers popping in and out of the pages on your own blog. It is not like sending work away to be edited and printed. This is instant coffee. This is personal. This is right now. This is sitting around my table. This is just so much FUN with a little pressure thrown in just to keep me on my toes.
And this 7 Links Challenge is so hard! My body of work is so slim and most of it still cooling. It is like having to pull SEVEN really excellent shots out of ONE roll of film. However the challenge gives me a chance to look back and do some searching myself.
Thank you ChgoJohn from the Bartolini Kitchens for issuing this challenge and consequently scaring me half to death. His food is great so pop over there and have a look. I love him because he loves tomatoes!
Most Popular Post :
Even reading the word popular is exciting for me and sexy on the farm has been the most popular so far. And a good one to start with as it is a wee roundup of all the characters on the wee farmy. Now, you have to do the voices. With all the accents. I will be listening. No cheating.
Most Controversial Post:
Not controversial really, just fun. Ten tips on surviving a heatwave People were awfully hot this summer, suffering from the heat, the news was full of it. It was murderous outside and then I publish this flippant piece. I did not mean to be flippant. OK you got me. I did. But I have to say that some people would moan if their arses were on fire. It is either too hot or too cold or too something. So I bite my thumb at them. How did the weather become NEWS anyway.
Most helpful Post :
How about this one. capturing a swarm of bees. Well, I think that should you ever wander out into your yard or onto your terrace or into your bathroom and discover a swarm of bees sat in your tree or your pot plant glaring solemnly back at you then you would find this a very helpful page. Don’t you think? Nice little fluffy bees.
Most beautiful post:
For me piles of fresh vegetables at a farmers market in chicago are the most beautiful. If you are not into vegetables just scroll past them and look at the naughty naughty sheep at the end of that post! But I love this post. I do see the irony (these are not MY vegetables) but oh they are gorgeous. However just out of interest which post did you think was the most beautiful because I had a really hard time with this criteria.
Most surprisingly successful post :
This one I put together for a new bloggie friend who is going to get her first bees next year and asked me what flowers to plant hence flowers for bees It was quick and easy and pretty. This was the first page I wrote that attracted readers who I did not know. Which really did surprise me. And pleased me! Of course. And now look!
Most under-rated post :
This was a little story about some cows in church. It only made a wee splash. But I just love it. I loved the sounds in it.
The Post I am Most Proud of :
I have agonised over this. I do not have a post that is perfect yet. I am still working at getting it just right. Now, I know it should be a post, but it is actually a shot in a post, that I am most proud of. I took this out of the train window as I was being whisked up to the Big City a few weeks ago.
I love this shot because it roars along just like you and I do. Here is the post that goes with this image taken on the way to chicago I love this city and have only just begun my exploration of it.
My last task is to pass forward this challenge. If any of you have done this before I am sorry, I did not know. Mainly I am nominating you because I want you to show us your work. And I want everyone to see your work because you are some of my favs!
Most blogs are new to me and these ones strike a chord. I do recommend a look.
Whew! Now back to work. I had better get out and do some weeding. There are huge weeds actually growing IN through my bedroom window. I don’t think they are meant to be doing that.