The 7 Links Challenge
Thanks to fellow bloggers/digital nomads Technomadia we were nominated to participate in the 7 Links Challenge hosted by Tripbase. It’s a fun little internet thread that gets you to highlight 7 specific posts from your blog, followed by which you nominate 5 other bloggers to participate. It took a bit of digging in the old mental archives, but hopefully I managed to hit some good choices. Do lemme know what you think!
1/ Your most beautiful post
One of the things I love about travelling is getting out and lost in nature, often with both doggie and camera in tow. I have my most beautiful experiences in life doing just that and I try to share those special moments and feelings on the blog.
I’ve written several posts along this line, but there was one where the comments from my readers, especially made the post stand out for me:
2/ Your most popular post
Without a doubt the one post that gets the most consistent views is our post on finances. People want to know how much this lifestyle costs and I’ve tried to share that here:
3/ Your most controversial post
I can’t say I’ve ever written anything really controversial, but I guess my most debated post was probably this one:
It’s a different view on a topic people tend to feel strongly about.
4/ Your most helpful post
It’s hard to make a choice here. I try to write helpful posts on the blog every few weeks or so touching subjects such as RV Pre-Flight Check, Understanding Solar, Finding Cheap & Natural Campgrounds, Getting Connected and so forth. I generally get pretty good feedback on these, but by far the posts that get the most “that was helpful” comments on are my campground reviews. They started out just as a kind of personal log for me to keep track of where I’ve been, but seem to have become one of the most helpful and oft-referenced sections of the blog. A bit of a cheat here since it’s really more than one post, but I summarize all our stops on a map here:
5/ A post whose success surprised you
We meet so many interesting and unusual people on the road, and this particular post was just a quick, passing “by the way” kind of blog on one of these folks. Much to my surprise the post generated waaaay more interest than I ever imagined, even getting picked up by a several online news sources and links. Who knew people were so interested in alternative lifestyles?
6/ A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
This link was a real dilemma for me. I always feel the reader makes the blog, so if a post doesn’t generate interest it’s probably because it didn’t hit the right notes with the audience.
Nonetheless I’m on a secret quest to spread joy and happiness in the world and in that line the following post makes my choice. Hope you’ll join me in making these resolutions come true:
7/ The post that you are most proud of
I think humor is a key part of life so I’m most proud of the posts where I can convey and share that with others. Then again, I’m also a geek at heart having spent many years in science and technology (oh yeah, I’m one of those gals). We were deep in the TN forest last year when both of those things came together in a single post. We had sooooo much fun coming up with this one:
So, now comes the moment to nominate 5 other bloggers. It’s a tough choice with so many interesting and wonderful bloggers out there, but I’ll list a few of those I follow who haven’t yet (that I know of) either been nominated or done the challenge:
- The Bayfield Bunch
- Our Take on Freedom – Escaping the 9-to-5 before 25
- Semi-True Tales of Our Lives on the Road
- Our Life on Wheels
- Geeky Explorers
If I didn’t pick you, know that you are all worthy and I still love you 🙂 Which reminds me -> it’s about time I update my blogroll (I follow alot more great blogs these days). That’ll come next…