So I was tagged by Cynthia over at It All Changes in this Seven Links thing. It was sweet of her to choose me, so I’ll do my best to wade through years of writing to find posts that (in my humble opinion) fall under the following categories:
♥ Most beautiful post
Ah! This feels so self-aggrandizing! Since I wrote them for my boys, I’m choosing two: For Henry, four days after Mother’s Day and Pregnancy Confession No. 6: My husband keeps me sane.
♥ Most popular post
Without a stat counter, comments are my only means of measuring a post’s “popularity.” So with that as my gauge, I’m going to have to say Crawlout Shelter: Baby Cave. I typically use the Lance as an outlet for long-winded stories. Yet it was a post that consisted of photos of Henry’s baby cave that generated the most comments. Go figure. I think that was your subtle way of telling me to just shut-up and post pretty pictures.
♥ Most controversial post
I hate to rehash it, but this idiotic post (and my irreverent attitude toward St. Petersburg’s homeless population) generated my most scathing comment ever: Tree frogs, bums & the dress I didn’t keep. Just because I use the word “bum” doesn’t mean I’m cold and judgmental. It just means I’m crass and politically incorrect. I never claimed to be Mother Teresa.
♥ Most helpful post
The Lance is nothing if not helpful, especially in the ways of bug extermination (ie: How to kill a cockroach in a your sleep.) This advice post however, written in the throes of planning my 2009 wedding, seemed to resonate most with readers across the Internets. Originally written for the now-defunct daily news blog The Stimulist, it was picked up by The Huffington Post and countless other “news” aggregating sites, most of them of the wedding planning variety. I give you Even tombrides have their moments.
♥ A post whose success surprised you
Pregnancy Confession No. 7: I’m vain. I felt icky writing it, but when it was off my chest I felt oddly validated. I was afraid I’d come off sounding like a brat, which maybe I did. I wrote it because I was feeling insecure about my pregnant body. (Gasp, right?) I wondered if other women were as uncomfortable with their pregnancy weight gain. It turned out I wasn’t alone. After airing my grievances I was pleasantly surprised that no one chastised me for having a bad attitude.
♥ A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bras. Check it out. It’s a cute little story that comes courtesy of my amazing mom. Oh, and A clothesline for my mothership — another mom post and a personal favorite because it’s an ode to my upbringing.
♥ The post you’re most proud of
I actually cried while writing this post: Home on the strange.
PS. I’m supposed to ask seven bloggers to share their links. If you’re up to it: Ricci, Laurie, Sara, Sarah, Heather, Rebecca and Leslie. And while we’re at it, Caitlin too. I know that’s eight, but I like to break rules.