Friday, August 26, 2011

Meeting the Challenge

Philadelphia Street Art
Today's post is the product of a challenge issued by my friend Nicky at We Work for Cheese.  She is funny, talented, and loves cheese!  So when I read her latest post, "The I’m Hungover And Have To Go To My In-Laws Post" wherein this challenge lies and saw that she had opened it up to whomever wished to participate, I jumped right in.  The challenge is to link to seven posts in the following categories.  I mulled over nearly two years of posts and came up with these to meet the challenge requirements.
  1. Most Beautiful Post:  This one is, for obvious reasons, a tie between two posts.  Happy Birthday Mom and Daddy and Me.  My parents have been gone from my life for some years now but I remember and think about them every day.
  2. Most Popular Post:  The Peace quote.  This is one from my Quote of the Week series.  A blogger friend had a picture on her blog that included the quote in a photograph she'd taken.  With her permission, I used her picture for my quote and interpretation.  This post was stumbled and I still get traffic from it.
  3. Most Controversial Post: Charlie Sheen: Don't Feed the FrenzyTribal Blogs hosted a blog carnival and the hot topic of the day was Charlie Sheen and his impending meltdown.  I chose my angle to express my distaste at how the media exploits and distorts the personal lives of celebrities.
  4. Most Helpful Post: Ten Things I Have Learned From Blogging: Anniversary Edition.  In celebration of my one-year anniversary in the blogosphere, I shared with my readers some of what I had learned over the year.
  5. Most Surprising Successful Post:  Conversation in the Tomato Patch.  This was written for Magpie Tales based on a picture prompt guessed it...tomatoes.  Some of the other veggies joined in a spirited conversation about their impending harvest.
  6. Post that didn't get the attention it deserved:  Five Things You Should Never Pay Full Price For.  I am a bargain hunter, thoroughly trained in the skills of effective shopping by my Mom.  I use store sales and coupons to maximize my savings, and like to share those strategies with others.  Some things are just way over priced, and I show you how to reduce the impact on your wallet.
  7. Post I am most proud of:  I Sing No More.  This is another of my Magpie Tales creations.  The prompt that week was a sculpture.  A bust of what looked like a girl singing.  This is probably one of my best pieces of poetry.
Ah, this is the point where I am supposed to nominate a half dozen or so unfortunate lucky bloggers to participate.  I know a lot of people don't like to be singled out, so I'll leave it up to you whether or not you play the game as it makes its way around the blogging world.  My only request is to please include a link back to this post.


  1. Linda, the neat thing is, I remember these posts - all, as always, beautifully crafted. And I'm laughing - I thought I was the only one who had a love affair with cheese :)

  2. Talon- Thank you for being a loyal reader! You should check out "we work for cheese". There's a lot of funny stuff, and then there's some serious cheese.

  3. Thank you for the shout out and your kind words, Linda! I really appreciate it, and I also appreciate the opportunity to read more of your writing. I went back and read the ones I'd missed. "I Sing No More" is heatwrenchingly beautiful beyond words. Because of "5 Things You Should Never Pay Full Price For", I will never buy a box of Mini Wheats for more than a buck again!! "Ten Things I Have Learned From Blogging" brought back a lot of memories of WWFC's early days, refreshing a page over and over with the futile hope a comment would magically appear. Your posts are always thought-provoking and insightful. Thank you for sharing these with us! :-)

  4. Nicky- you are most welcome for the shout. This was a fun challenge, and a good one for bringing older posts back to the forefront. I was able to catch up on one of yours that I had not seen as well. Thank you for kind comments. Blogging is a wonderful thing!


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