|Winter In The Pacific Northwest|
I was invited by the lovely Donna Iona Drozda of Following The Moon to be part of ‘My 7 Links’ project. Of course I felt pleased to have been chosen, but once pride left the building, sloth and torpor moved in while I considered the work involved. But then I thought it might be fun to look back over my blog posts, so off I trundled into the deep woods of blog posts past.
The idea is to go back to your own posts and find one to fit each of the 7 categories, then ‘choose’ 5 more bloggers to do the same, and so on, and so on.
The project is described as a way of “uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint venture.
The following are the 7 categories:
Most beautiful post
Most popular post
Most controversial post
Most helpful post
Most “surprisingly successful” post
Most neglected post
and finally….the post that makes them most proud
So here goes:
Most Beautiful: Blush. Here's the deal. In western culture we suffer from the cult of "not good enough" and so it feels odd to call something we have created "beautiful". But here's to changing habits and creating new neural pathways. I like this post because it felt lyrical.It's about a magical retreat I went to here on Salt Spring where someone kissed a cow and French man read Pablo Neruda poetry to me.http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2010/05/re-treating-scooping-away-at-infinity.html
Most Popular: goes to the post with the most comments. That's scientific right? The numbers never lie? It's a post called "A Malpractice Suit" from Aug 5th of this year about the realization that sometimes I use the Dharma to beat myself up with! Apparently my twisted-ness attracted some attention. http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2011/08/malpractice-suit.html
Most Controversial: My blog is not exactly a snake pit of controversy but maybe someone out there might be offended by Brad Warner singing "Buddha Was A Good Ol' Boy" It's a little post I wrote about seeing Warner speak in Victoria and finding he is a lot less controversial in person than he is in his books and blog posts. Anyway enjoy his little ditty here. He may get you humming. http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2009/11/blog-post.html
Most Helpful Post: I picked a post called "Enjoy Your Difficulties" because, well, it's not that easy to do, so I figured we could all use a little help in this department. It's from March of 2009 so a lot of current readers of this blog probably wouldn't have read it and they might get a kick out of seeing me as a blog toddler. http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2009/03/enjoy-your-difficulties.html
Most Surprisingly Successful Post: Well I'm always surprised when they're successful and how do you judge that anyway? Again I picked a post with a larger number of comments than usual. You vote with your comments, right? It's called "Hearing The Still Small Voice" from Jan 2011 http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2011/01/hearing-still-small-voice.html
Most neglected post: Well when I first started blogging, that could cover quite a few posts! but I chose "What Do You Expect?" from Jan 12, 2009, not to long after I started posting. It's about our many expectations, subtle and not so subtle. http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-do-you-expect.html
Post the made me most proud: Well I'd have to say it's the one I wrote about being with my mother when she died. I posted it the day after she died. It's called "Quickly The Body Passes Away" from Aug 30, 2009 http://zendotstudio.blogspot.com/2009/08/quickly-body-passes-away.html
And the blogs I love and visit regularly that I invite to join me in this little project are as follows & with a little post script saying if this seems like it's not your cuppa or you're up to your eyeballs in other projects, not to worry:
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