I want to thank Donna Weaver for passing along this blog award, which requires bloggers to look back over their blog history. It was a challenge to analyze and even guess a little at reactions to my blog posts, and I’m supposed to provide links to seven of my most superlative offerings.
MOST BEAUTIFUL: I only thought for a few moments about this one before selecting a blog post I didn’t even write. I’m going to bow out and award this title to my brother-in-law Larry’s salute to fallen comrades: Memorial Day
MOST POPULAR: According to Blogger stats, the most popularly viewed post is The Tooth Fairy Experiment with almost 8,000 views. I’m not sure I believe this, because some of Blogger’s stats make no sense at all, even though I still tip my hat at the way little Gina outwitted her clueless parents.
MOST CONTRAVERSIAL: Nobody ever breaks out into nasty fights at my blog, because my readers are a genteel, classy sort of people. (C’mon, you know it’s true!) Yet I did witness a slap-down in another forum on this topic, and some writers do have strong feelings on the matter: What is the proper way to use Dialogue Tags?
MOST HELPFUL: Well, I have no idea which blog posts are most helpful unless you come back and tell me, but I thought this guest post over at Bring More YA to PA was pretty good: You Can Lead a Horse to Water – but you can’t make your character do something out-of-character.
MOST SURPRISINGLY SUCCESSFUL: Again, I’m going on questionable Blogger stats for this one, but I have no idea why Situation Comedy Situations gets so many hits, considering I wrote it late at night in desperation because I had nothing significant to say.
MOST UNDERRATED: I find that a lot of my historical posts overall get little response, but I think it’s important we remember where our current modern society came from, lest we make the same mistakes over and over again: 100 Years to Forget
MOST PRIDE WORTHY: There’s nothing to be more proud of then a community of people who have never met in person coming together to support one of their own. I was very proud to be a part of the Lenny-Lee-Fest in support of a super-terrific kid: Top Ten Reasons to Love Lenny
Now I’m supposed to pass this along to 7 other bloggers, who can take up this link-back challenge or decline as they wish. (I won’t be offended!)
Aw shucks, how sweet of you. I’d be happy to do this if you’d be kind enough to tell me how in the world to link back to another one of my (or someone else’s) post. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me the how-to, I’d be happy to pick up the gauntlet.
af4fo AT aol DOT com
(AF4FO is my amateur radio call sign)
What a good idea. You linked back to some great posts!
If I can find some appropriate posts of my own, I’ll play too. Next week, if the natural disasters stay away from my neck of the woods. *crosses fingers*
awe, this is a really great idea for an award and I think you did a good job picking! Oh dear, Now I’m gonna have to go through mine…:)
CONGRATS on the award and congrats to everyone you gave it to!
Awesome! Now I’m heading off to check out those other posts in case I missed them.
oh! Thanks 🙂 Now I’m really going to have to put my thinking cap on!
hi miss dianne! hooray for you getting a cool award. thats a pretty hard one to do. on that list theres just only a couple i didnt see. for me you got one of the most best blogs and i learn lots of stuff from it.
…hugs from lenny