This is a blog meme I hope you will enjoy. I have to name my most beautiful post, my most popular post, my most controversial post, my most helpful post, the post whose success surprises me, a post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved, and the post I am most proud of.
(Note: I like the number 7. In numerology, people with a 7 life path are seekers of truth. I do not have a 7 life path, technically speaking, but I pretend that I do.)
Cathy Jones Tittle, a wonderful blogging friend and terrifically creative visual artist and writer, tagged me to participate in this exercise. Cathy did this on her blog, which is funny, serious, deep, and from the heart. She had great material to choose from. Please visit her at ~just my thoughts to see what I mean.
At the end of this post, just as Cathy did, I’ll invite 4 bloggers to chose their links and tag other people to do the same.
So without further ado, here are my 7 links (I excluded my 1 + 1 Wednesday posts or any of my poems from consideration).
My most beautiful post is one of my early ones: Cigarettes and Poetry. It describes an awkward and significant period in my life in as much honest detail as I could muster. My feeling at the time was that to be the kind of writer I want to be, I have to be unafraid to show myself to the public. I still think that. For me, that kind of honesty is beautiful, and the memory of my first kiss is still sweet.
It’s hard to really tell which one is my most popular post, but judging from the amount of feedback, Bloggers Are Writers may have been at the top of the list. I think it was a topic so many of my visitors could relate to.
My most controversial post was Feminism and Chivalry Revisited. For the most part, people were polite, but I’m not sure anyone actually agreed with me completely. The discussion was lively and varied, which I enjoyed immensely.
My most helpful post was Hello Hello. This was the post where I revealed my name for the first time on the blog, as well as some other “secrets.” It was liberating for me and helpful for my readers to get a sense of the person behinds the words. The support and acceptance I received was heartwarming.
The post whose success surprises me is Comfortable Silence. I didn’t think anyone would find it interesting and I didn’t think I would receive many comments on it. But in fact, I received a nice response. My blog visitors are the best in the world, bar none.
The post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved is Post-Racial America. Actually, maybe it’s the most controversial one and the reason why people were reluctant to comment on it, except for one brave soul. Maybe I’ll revisit the topic one day soon.
The post I am most proud of is impossible for me to choose, as a piece of me goes into each one I write. But if I have to choose, I’ll say it is I must be mad because it was my very first blog post and a huge leap of faith for me. The decision to write it was the best thing I had done for myself in a long time.
Now for the hardest part, which is to name people to pass this along to. Lots of bloggers I know have already done this one, and I have mentioned tons of others in various memes over time. Hopefully, I’ll have the opportunity to mention even more in the future because I enjoy spreading the love around. Here are the beautiful bloggers I’m passing this torch to; light the fire as you will!
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