Suldog, one of my favorite bloggers because he's so brutally honest and funny and compassionate, all rolled up in a tough old-fart exterior, tagged me in something called a Re-Blog Challenge.
Since I'm scrambling to get back into the 'real world' after my dreamy weekend at the coast, I decided today was a good time to take him up on the challenge.
I'm asked to give you links to seven of my past blog posts that fit these specific categories:
7 - The post of which I am most proud
I discovered the biggest challenge was just remembering what the heck I've written..
But there's even more to it than linking to old posts, and because Suldog explains it much better than I ever could, I'll steal borrow his words...
"After I've provided links and explanatory material concerning all seven (and, presumably, after you've visited each one and said, "Most kind and gracious God! How did I ever miss these gems when they first made an appearance? I could have swum a literary ocean filled with inestimable beauty, truth, and awesome wonder, yet I unknowingly wallowed in a mud puddle until now!") I then get to choose five among you to be human sacrifices in the volcano of my quest to increase readership and, when you have overwhelming pangs of guilt and decide you'll do it, even though you don't have enough time to take a good poop these days, you get to pass it on to five more unwitting dopes, like some virulent form of chlamydia, until everyone on the internet has received $35,000,000 from Bill Gates."
I could have refused, of course, but Suldog threatened those of us he challenged if we didn't do it (something about an axe!)
So, without further ado, here they are:
My most beautiful post
Now, "beautiful" can be interpreted many ways. I thought of choosing one of my wildflower posts, but instead I chose one that proves how beautiful life can be.
My most popular post
I had to go to Feedburner for this one, and lo and behold, there was a tie.
One is happy...
...and one is sad...
My most controversial post
This category was an easy one. I have a whole section on our "Damn Dam Saga", our own little Peyton Place. But I managed to choose just one to 'represent'...
My most helpful post
Another easy one because the field is pretty narrow. I don't write many "helpful" posts. But when I come across good information, I like to share it! I got a good response from this one (and was relieved to know I wasn't the only one who needed it!)
A post whose success surprised me
This might have been the fastest post I've written - the words came to me in the grocery store and just flowed when I sat at the computer. BlogHer syndicated it and the reactions caught me by surprise - it really touched a nerve in many moms. I considered it for my "most controversial" post but felt it fit better here.
A post I feel didn't get the attention it deserved
All of them, of course!!
But I could only pick one - so how do I choose? My son told me the one below was so good it should be a book, but I'm not sure anyone else even read it! (I also chose it because it's one of my favorites - it triggers memories of my sweet Charly.)
The post of which I am most proud
Not a fair question. Do you ask a mother which child she's most proud of? Of course not! But for tonight, I'll pick this one (even when I read it now, it helps me breathe, and I really need help catching my breath these days!)
And now, who do I pass the challenge to?
Tough decision, but I've decided to choose five bloggers who I've only just begun to follow in the past few weeks (or has it been months already?)
If they are willing to take up the challenge, I look forward to enjoying some of their posts I've missed!
However, if they don't take up the challenge, for whatever reason, they needn't fear any axe threats from me. But I admit I've enjoyed thumbing back through my own posts, so thank you, Suldog, for challenging me to Re-Blog!
A side note... please keep Suldog, aka Jim Sullivan, and his family in your prayers right now. His beloved Grandma recently passed away at the age of 105.
Jim wrote a beautiful tribute to her HERE - I encourage you to read it. His description of her and her life inspires me to live my life to the fullest.