Seven Links Challenge

Last week Bud from Older Eyes, invited me to take the Seven Links Challenge.  I’ve been dragging my feet because it involves making decisions, and you know how much I hate to make decisions. The challenge is actually kind of a nice thing because: 1) I really respect Bud and his writing, so I am honored he chose me, and 2) it means that I will be reposting some writing that maybe wasn’t seen by some of you.  So here goes.

The Seven Links Challenge has two rules.  The first is that I must publish seven links of my own blog for the categories below.  The second is to nominate five -seven bloggers to take part (don’t put your head down or bend down to pick up that pencil.  I am an ex-teacher, and I know the tricks to avoid being chosen).

1.  Most Beautiful Post:  Visually, I think my post Punkin’ Time is nice, but the real reason I’m putting it here is because I got tired of looking for one I considered really beautiful.

2.  Most Popular Post:  This has to be Well It Seemed Like a Good Idea because it got over 2300 hits and 239 comments.  Obviously, that was my one Freshly Pressed.

3.  Most Controversial:  Since no one commented on Fahrenheit 451 and hardly anyone even read it, I’m only guessing that it might have been controversial.

4.  Most Helpful:  I had several I considered helpful, but I like There Are No Do-Overs in Parenting.

5.  Most Surprisingly Successful:  Many posts have had many more hits than Without Bread, All Is Misery, but I chose something from my early days of blogging when hardly anyone was reading my posts, and I was surprised I got eleven comments.  Yes, eleven big, fat ones.  Okay, half of them were my replies, but still…

6.  Post That Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved:  Pick quite a few in my beginning days.  I had post after post without one person hitting the like button or even making a comment, including my own daughter!  I just picked one I particularly like, The Gift Everyone Needs.

7.  Post I Am Most Proud Of:  No Fair.  I can’t choose.  Okay, eenie, meenie, minee, Love, Young and Old.  I’m done!

Here are five bloggers I don’t think I’ve mentioned before (or not recently), so they may not be mad at me for inviting them to take the challenge.

1.  Leah’s Thoughts

2.  LoveDreamCelebrate

3.  Seasons Flow

4.  Journey Towards Epiphany

5.  The World Is a Book…

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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17 Responses to Seven Links Challenge

  1. Pingback: The Seven Links Challenge « Leah's Thoughts

  2. Amy says:

    I definitely had (and have) fear to go over my old posts. But, it’s up… I felt like I just submitted my final test, the pressure is off my shoulders now. You and your blog circle have set such a high bar, who am I (I’m thinking)? I’m honored. Thank you for thought about me, Susan!

    • comingeast says:

      Amy, I just wanted others to get to know you who might not have come across your blog. Yes, I know it was hard work and it took me a long time, too, but I’m so glad you did it! Yea!

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  4. winsomebella says:

    I will enjoy looking at the posts I have missed. Congratulations on building such a delightful and enjoyable blog.

  5. It’s great to get these links to check out past posts I might have missed–off to check now! And I will also check out the other blogs! Thanks!

    • comingeast says:

      I’m almost afraid to read blogs that are new to me because I can hardly keep up with the ones I already follow! But I do like to see what else is out there. Discovery is so nice.

  6. I can’t wait to check out your other posts and the blogs. I just did the same 7 award post this morning. I was sort of putting it off as well,but it was fun to go back and revisit old things I wrote (and am slightly ashamed of! LOL)

  7. Wow! Thanks for including me in your list. It will be a challenge but that’s a good thing. I could never be mad at you – you have been the most loyal and supportive blogger for this newbie and I appreciate it more than you know.
    It might take me a little while but I will definitely follow through. Your comment about being an x- teacher and knowing the “tricks used to avoid being chosen” made me laugh.

  8. Leah says:

    Thanks so much for the shout-out — I appreciate it! And no, I was not upset. What’s funny is I was reading this post and thinking, What a great idea to link to older posts …. I need to do that. So now I will! And I LOVE that pumpkin post. It truly is beautiful.

    • comingeast says:

      Oh, good. I was just going to let you know I did that to you, Leah. You’ve saved me the trouble! You have been blogging for a long time and have such a good following, I know you didn’t need this, but I want others to see your work who may not know you.

  9. Patti Ross says:

    OOH! I love having leads to new blogs and great posts. Thanks. I will enjoy browsing, maybe this weekend. Thanks.

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