There’s a neat challenge that’s been floating around, originally started by a lady named Katie over at Tripbase. Jenny McCutcheon from ExConsumer nominated me to share my “7 links”, which is a fun reason for me to take a walk through my blog archive and share some old and forgotten content with my readers.
There are seven categories, and I get to pick a post for each one. Here, in no particular order, are my “7 links”
- Most beautiful post – I think it’s probably my guest post over at Minimalism Defined, talking about my great-grandmother. Lots of people enjoyed the slightly different writing style.
- Most popular post – The Sun Rises On Minimalism, Sans Everett was a post from January that discussed Everett Bogue ceasing to self-identify as a minimalist. Worth a re-read, especially considering that minimalism is alive and well over half a year later!
- Most controversial post – This is kind of an odd one for me. I don’t normally go around looking for controversy, and I can’t recall any posts that have absolutely “blown up”, so to speak. But the most intense discussion I’ve had I think was on There Is No Minimalism 2.0, a post where I discuss the silliness of labeling a “next level” for minimalism.
- Most helpful post – Minimalism & Sunk Costs describes one of the greatest obstacles that people deal with when getting junk out of their house. I think it’s one of my most helpful posts.
- A post whose success surprised me – Some things I write because I know people will want to read them, some I write because I think they need to be written. Sustainability & Eco Minimalism was the latter, so it surprised me when I got over 30 comments on it!
- A post I feel didn’t got the attention it deserved – Buy Nothing Day vs. Real Minimalism had what I feel was a very important message, and due to its being an early post on my blog I don’t think most people have seen it.
- The post that I am most proud of – Art, Integrity & Taming Your Muse is probably one of the better things I’ve ever written. And tying it in to my guest post, Everybody’s A Ninja, on Jenny’s blog was a nice side bonus!
Ah yes, nominations. The problem with getting these things through your circle of blogging friends is that, frequently, the people you’d nominate have already been nominated by others!
I have two people that I don’t think have received nominations yet, but I believe will respond if nominated:
Gip from So Much More Life
Marc from Minimalist Freak
The Floating Nominations
The contest doesn’t say I have to nominate five; it says I can nominate *up to 5*. By my count, that leaves three nominations left.
Edit: Make that 2 nominations left! I hereby, in as official a manner possible, nominate Denise. Let’s see what she comes up with!
So…need an excuse to write a “7 Links” post of your own? Let me know and I’ll nominate you.
A Super 7 Wrap-Up
Do you agree with my assessments above? Would you have chosen different posts? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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