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My 7 Links – It’s A Challenge

December 6, 2011 | By Dee Ann Rice

7 links challenge
I was nominated recently by 3 people, Julie Dunlop, Kathy Dobson and Linda Bond to do the “7 Links Challenge”.  This challenge seems to be going around the internet right now.  It is a fun challenge to do.

What is the 7 Links Challenge?

The following gives you all the information on the 7 Links Challenge. (The information is taken from http://www.tripbase.com/blog/my-7-links-the-rules/)

THE RULES
1)     Blogger is nominated to take part2)     Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.This shouldn’t take you long to do – don’t over-think it!– Your most beautiful post
– Your most popular post
– Your most controversial post
– Your most helpful post
– A post whose success surprised you
– A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
– The post that you are most proud of3)     Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.(Feel free to nominate any kind of blog to take part – we want this project to be as inclusive as possible!)4)     These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers5)    And so it goes on!

So after careful thought and pondering I have come up with my 7 Links.

Here they are —

Most Beautiful Post

Veterans DayI think my most beautiful post would have to be Veterans Day – A Day To Honor Those Who Served.

I don’t know that it was a beautiful post visually so much, but because of the topic.

In this post I wanted to honor all veterns but I dedicated the post to my father.

My father, who is gone now, waited over 50 years to receive his official discharge from the military alowing him to be recognized as a veteran.

I think this post was beautiful because I honored those who had fought to give us the life we have to day.

Most Popular Post

My Blog Has Been HijackedMy most popular post by far was My Blog Has Been Hijacked!!.

I had the most comments on this post.  Some of this is thanks to Barry Wells who set out to get 100 comments on this post.  He felt that this is something that everyone should be aware of.

I have 76 comments at this time.  I didn’t make it to 100 but thought that I was doing really good to get 76 at that time since my blog was less than 2 months old.

This a post about someone stealing all the content our of my blog and putting it on there blog.  It was really the only current content on their blog.

Most Controversial Post

A Fish StoryThis is a tough catagory for me. I tend not to be controversial but I finally picked the post I did called A Fish Story!

This was a post on staying focused and moving forward so you actually make progress towards a goal instead of spending all of your time preparing to move forward.

I used a fishing trip and my son as an example.  He spent the whole fishing trip preparing his line so he could fish.  Needless to say he never caught a fish due to the fact that he never got done preparing his hook and line for fishing.

There really was nothing controversial about the point I was trying to get across, but fishing seemed to be a point of controversy.  Most people who commented on the post not only commented on the point I was making but also commented on the fishing.  There was a wide range of thought on fishing.  Some people loved it and wished they could go more often while others said they would never go fishing.  It was just not something that they would ever do or want to do.

Most Helpful Post

Restore A WordPress Blog

I think the most helpful post would have to be How To Restore A WordPress Blog From A Backup!  I had written a post about backing up a blog after I managed to delete my entire blog.

I think there are a lot of blogs out there on how to backup a blog or website but I found that most people I talked to did not know how to use the backup and in many instantses did not even have everything they needed to restore their entire blog.

I decided to do this blog on how to retore a backup and I did this post as a video where I went through all of the steps to restore a blog from a backup.

A Post Whose Success Surprised You

I Deleted My Entire BlogI would have to say without a doubt this would be Oh My @$#%^&%#, I Just Deleted My Entire Blog!!!

I had only just started blogging and my blog as part of a course I was taking from Alex Jeffries.  I had been on the internet for a while and knew how to put up blogs and websites.  I had done some other things but had never blogged before so it was really new to me.  I had written several posts, some of which are still on this blog, which were not very good but they were posts.

One night, late, I was working on my blog.  I am not even sure what I was doing now but it was not writing a post.  I decided to delete another wordpress application on the same domain name.  Not wanting to take a lot of time doing this delete I went into Fantastico and with one click of the mouse I had deleted the wrong wordpress application and my entire blog.  This only took 1 second to accomplish and I no longer had a blog.

I literally wanted to cry.  I called a friend on the east coast to tell her and since it was between 1 and 2 in the morning she thought that someone had died.  It was only my blog.  I was so upset.

I set out to make a new blog and started www.deeannrice.com at that time.

Oh My @$#%^&%#, I Just Deleted My Entire Blog!!!  was the first post on my new blog.  I had been out of sight on the internet for 2 to 3 weeks and had only written a handful of posts previous to this.

So when this post got 38 comments I was truely amazed.

A Post That Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved

You DoFollowThis is really hard.  I don’t know that I have written any posts that didn’t get the attention they deserved.  There are several that did not do as well as others but I am not sure they really deserved more attention.

I guess if I had to pick one it would have to be Christian Hollingsworth – YouDoFollow Blog Directory.

This post did not have the lowest number of comments.  In fact there are quite a number of posts that did not do as well as this one, but I wanted to get a lot of traffic to this post in order to help out Christian.

I really believed that Christian had a great idea with his new Blog Directory.

So I think I would have to say that this post did not get the attention it deserved.

Post I Am Most Proud Of

I Am Thankful For

My post that I did for Thanksgiving is the post that I am most proud of.

I really enjoyed writing that post and making all of the collages for it.

I love going to that post and just looking at that post.  I can see all of my friends and family looking back at me.  It reminds me how blessed I am to have such good friends, family and blogging buddies.

Well there it is, my 7 Links.

I really enjoyed going back and looking at all of my posts again. This made me really think about what I had written, why I had written it and how my posts were received.
I would like to nominate the following people to do the 7 Links Challenge.

Cheryl Marble — Coffee With Cheryl
Ileane Smith — BasicBlogTips
Monique Caraballo — Razing Mayhem
Kerry Davies — Life, as I Know It
Dawn Kay — DawnKaysBlog

As always I love hearing from you, so leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my picks.

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