Seven Links

You’ve probably already seen the 7 Links project on a few blogs. It’s all pretty self-explanatory, really. I get to look back over my writing and alternately cringe or smile; you get to hopefully read something awesome you missed first time around.

My most beautiful post

Oh dear, already so indecisive. Okay, I’m going with this: My first love was a practice run. This was one of those beauties that just flowed from my fingers – I was in the zone. It’s also one of my more honest posts; opening up online always makes me a teensy bit nervous as to how readers will react. An honourable mention goes to this one: On choices, mortality and nearly losing it all – a bit of prose that again came from a burst of nervous inspiration.

My most popular post

For some reason, my most viewed post is Loving my iPod: a potted history of my relationship with music. As to the one which elicited the most responses, I think my most commented-on post is the proposal post. But it’s mainly about Wellington. Seriously.

My most controversial post

The most polarising post to date has definitely got to be The job-you-wake-up-excited-for propaganda. So much of the rhetoric online is about burning with passion for your work, ditching the 9-5, and nomadic travel/lifestyle design. I don’t agree with all of that.

My most helpful post

I don’t really tend to do how-tos. Maybe my basic guide, How to get the most out of mystery shopping, would fit the bill.

A surprisingly successful post

Definitely one of my early ones, I’m not gonna try to be a superchef – among my top five most viewed. Also Demystifying the introvert from last month, which got Stumbled.

A post that didn’t get the attention it deserved

I did get quite a bit of reaction to That money mentality, but not as much as I anticipated. I think that’s because a) I don’t have a hardcore PF base and money is still taboo for polite discussions and b) probably not many can relate personally.

A post I’m proud of

I’m still sarcastic and prickly, but I’m no longer a total downer, as I detailed in this Reverb10 post on the best decision I ever made. I also have a soft spot for this little post, Dreams. It’s funny how they change.

Screw tagging. Do it if you want to, or not!

4 thoughts on “Seven Links

  • Reply bakebooks July 30, 2011 at 15:16

    Oh – going to read about the controversial one right now – definitely something I struggle with. I think I WANT the “nomadic” lifestyle – but at what price? Because then – I wonder still how much of life your living…if you just go to work and accept it and talk and laugh and then leave at the end of the day – then you can still live and feel productive and do other things in your free time…sigh 🙁

  • Reply Stephany July 31, 2011 at 09:40

    I feel like I’m one of the few is happy to have a 9-to-5 job. I wanted an office job so badly once I left college, working in a preschool will do that to you. I don’t get the whole “live like a nomadic” lifestyle at all.

    Great set of links! I still think your proposal story is one of the best, ha. I love how easily you kinda glossed over it. 😉

  • Reply First Gen American July 31, 2011 at 23:49

    It’s nice that I remember reading all of these articles. I’ve got mine almost done. It’s going up next week.

    Actually, I think my favorite series of articles you wrote was the deadly sins posts.

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