Seven Links Flashback

My friend, Michelle, tagged me to participate in Tripbase's 7 Links Blog Project. It sounded like fun so I agreed to participate. According to Tripbase the goal of this project is: To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.

Here are my 7 links:

Most Beautiful Post:
This is a tough one. What exactly makes a post beautiful??? If I had to choose I'd say this short post on when I visited my grandparents in Nicaragua a few years ago. This was the last time I saw my grandmother alive and I knew it would be. 

Most Popular Post:
Apparently the blog post with the most page views is this one about being accepted to Southeastern Seminary. Which I think is pretty funny...but the one with the most comments is this one where I asked for votes on whether Baby Ace would be a boy or girl.

Most Controversial Post:
I don't find my writing to be especially controversial...maybe once in a while I'll get a little riled up on a certain subject but I think for the most part this is a happy place. But this post I wrote back in 2007 about homemaking was probably my most controversial, if you could call it that. Funny enough, four years later, I'm a homemaker! God is funny...I still think the idea of earning a "homemaking degree" is ridiculous though. 

Most Helpful Post:
I try to be helpful in some of my posts, especially lately with being a first-time mom. I wrote this one on cloth diapering. And this one on "being ready" for a baby. I think this one on choosing a midwife is helpful. Or this one on developing a birth plan. A while ago I wrote about how you should always check your bank statements for errors, practical advice I say. But probably my most helpful post was this one about learning to trust God for who you are. I know it was personally extremely helpful and I've received a lot of feedback from friends that thanked me for writing this post as well. 

Post With Most Surprising Success:
This is another tough one. I'm honestly surprised when any of my posts are "successful," whatever that means. I guess this one on raising a man was pretty successful in that I received quite a few comments on it. I didn't know how this blog post would be received and I'm happy that everyone was so encouraging in their feedback. 

Post Without Attention It Deserved:
Probably this one on learning to trust God. Or this one on celebrating three years of marriage with Alex. These posts deserved more comment love. ;-) 

Post Most Proud Of:
There are so many posts I'm proud of. I don't want that to come out sounding snobby. I don't mean it that way. I just think that I've been blogging for a long time and I've come a long way with it (and have a ways to go). Choosing one post is difficult but as a proud mama-to-be I choose this one where we announced our pregnancy. Because I'm more proud of this little boy that hasn't even been born yet than anything else I've ever done in my life. 

My nominees to participate:
Our Little Urban Life
A Life Well Photographed
Becoming Vanderburg
Everything Crane