The goal of the My 7 Links 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.”
Tripbase shares the best posts from participating bloggers on their blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links.
Do you ever have the feeling that some of your best writing is gradually dissolving into the vast emptiness called the ‘archive’ rarely to be found again? What a wonderful effort on the part of Tripbase to infuse our most compelling blog posts with a new life and send them out on the ethers once again.
My 7 Links
Without further ado, here are my carefully selected 7 links.
Most Beautiful Post
What could be more beautiful than love, which begins with loving yourself? When you love yourself, you naturally love others. Are You Series About Loving Yourself is all about moving through obstacles to self-love and discover the unceasing spring of love within.
Most Popular Post
100 Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate 100 Blog Posts has gone wild on StumbledUpon again and again. It’s a little treasury of inspiration and wisdom. I feel uplifted and illuminated every time I revisit it. I hope you do too.
Most Controversial Post
I don’t shy away from writing controversial posts. But each time I push the publish button on one, I feel a small sense of panic.
Can We Afford to Fly? The Impact of Air Travel ruffled more than a few feathers. Hardly anyone likes the idea of curtailing their travel freedom. It probably won’t be a popular post among the travel community either! Sorry guys and gals.
Most Helpful Post
Book reviews have not been my most popular blog posts. But there’s always an exception to the rule. You Are Not Your Brain, which presents a 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life, really seemed to strike a very strong chord. I found it an extremely helpful book myself and plan to delve into it more deeply as one of my summer experiments.
Post Whose Success Most Surprised You
I was surprised by the interest in Why Sadness is the Key to True Happiness. After all, it uses the word “sadness” in the title! It seems there’s a great longing for happiness in these confusing modern times. I’m glad this article stirred peoples’ hearts.
I feel deeply honored that Carolyn Thomas chose this article as a framework for exploring the question Is It Post Heart Attack Depression – or Just Feeling Sad? Carolyn’s blog Heart Sisters is all about women and heart disease. It’s been called “the best heart blog on the web.”
Post That Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved
Given the angst that most of us seem to work up about the success of our blogs, I was surprised that Hope and Fear in Blogging and Life didn’t receive more attention. I suspect it was the timing of this blog post, the week after Christmas.
Post that I’m Most Proud Of
In Changing the World with Love and Compassion – Advice from the Dalai Lama, and the subsequent post in this series, I distilled several chapters of heart advice into the most essential points. I feel this article captures the most important message for our times. I would love to see this post fly.
5 Bloggers I Appreciate
Now it’s my turn to nominate five other bloggers as part of the deal. This is always the hard part, right? There are so many bloggers I appreciate!
These are my nominees. You are not required to accept the challenge. But I’d love to see your seven special posts.
- Meg Wolfe at The Minimalist Woman ~ a double dip of acknowledgement for Meg!
- Zeenat Syal at Positive Provocations
- Tess Marshall at The Bold Life
- Galen Pearl at 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
- Gail Brenner at A Flourishing Life
I hope there’s a link or two in my 7 links that tickles your fancy or helps you in some way. And I’d love to hear if there’s another article on my blog that especially stands out for you. I’ll be back on Sunday with an article about my recent week-long loving kindness meditation retreat and digital sabbatical.
With love, Sandra
Image: The highest peak in Kham, Tibet ©Matteo Pistono
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